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Interventional Cardiology

Your doctor may recommend interventional cardiology procedures to treat many heart and vascular conditions, especially blocked arteries. A variety of advanced techniques—such as percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI), angioplasty, stenting and others—reduce incision size, pain and scarring. Compared to traditional open surgery, these minimally invasive approaches also help diminish complications and speed up your recovery time.

How You Benefit

Typically, you'll feel better immediately after the procedure and you're likely to recover faster. You may even need less medication. What's most important? You can quickly get back to the life you love, continue to improve your lifestyle and stay on the path toward healthy living.

Services We Offer

Take advantage of these Adventist HealthCare interventional cardiology services:

Frequently Asked Questions

Am I a Candidate for PCI?

If you experience a heart attack, restoring blood flow to your heart is our immediate goal—and the cardiovascular specialists at Adventist HealthCare will use either PCI or cardiac bypass surgery right away. Then, we select treatment options based on your condition.

If you have stable coronary artery disease, your doctor will recommend treatment based on your medical history, current health condition and your lifestyle expectations after your procedure.

How Does PCI Work?

PCI procedures, including angioplasty and stenting, are less invasive than traditional open heart surgeries. Interventional techniques help save lives and reduce the risk of another heart attack. PCI uses small incisions and thin, flexible tubes (catheters) to insert tiny advanced tools—balloons, fine wires, stents—into blocked arteries and restore blood flow to the heart.

What Can I Expect During an Interventional Procedure?

When you choose Adventist HealthCare, you benefit from the innovative equipment found in our five cardiac catheterization (cath) labs used by our highly skilled interventional cardiologists. These licensed specialists—many of whom are also board certified—hold additional training in cardiovascular disease and the use of catheters for treatment, so you know you're receiving the best care in the area.

If you experience heart rhythm issues, such as atrial fibrillation (Afib), your interventional healthcare team may also recommend electrophysiology (EP) studies available in our two advanced EP labs.

Your care and recovery are guided by our comprehensive and specially trained team members, including registered nurses (RN), technologists, technicians and standby surgical teams, who closely monitor your condition and step in to treat you at a moment’s notice.

While you're in the recovery area, your nurses answer any questions and make sure you have all the information you need to care for yourself at home.

What Happens After I Leave the Hospital?

Your optimal recovery is our goal. That means our cardiologist and interventional cardiologist share the outcome of your procedure and your condition with your primary care physician.

Our team members regularly communicate with your doctor to keep everyone up to date and help you through a seamless, successful recovery.

To give yourself the best possible results, continue taking your medication as long as instructed by your doctors, even after you begin to feel better.

Put Your Heart in Expert Hands at Adventist HealthCare

Ask your doctor to make a referral to the heart and vascular specialists at Adventist HealthCare or find a doctor online. To speak with a member of our experienced cardiovascular team or schedule an in-person appointment, call 1-800-642-0101.

Minutes Matter!

If you or a loved one experience chest pain, call 9-1-1 now. That's the fastest way to get lifesaving treatment at an Adventist HealthCare Accredited Chest Pain Center.

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