If your doctor recommends an interventional cardiology procedure, benefit from skilled care at Adventist HealthCare.
What’s Interventional Cardiology?
Interventional cardiology procedures use small incisions, catheters (long, thin tubes) and tiny tools to reach your heart. This means you’ll have smaller incisions and less pain and scarring so you can heal more quickly. At Adventist HealthCare, you can access advanced treatments in a setting that’s well-equipped to care for your needs.
Conditions We Treat
You may have an interventional cardiology procedure to diagnose and/or treat:
- Angina (chest pain)
- Atherosclerosis, the narrowing of the arteries due to plaque buildup
- Blockages in an artery
- Blood clot
- Heart attack
- Heart valve or structural problems
Designated Cardiac Interventional Centers
In an emergency, feel confident you’ll receive fast and effective care. Adventist HealthCare holds designation as a Cardiac Interventional Center from the Maryland Institute for Emergency Services & Systems. In those critical early minutes of a heart attack, we have the tools, technology and expertise to quickly open blocked arteries and save lives.
Cardiac catheterization checks how well your heart works and can treat a heart problem. Benefit from the innovative equipment found in our cardiac catheterization (cath) labs used by our highly skilled interventional cardiologists.
Procedures We Offer
Rely on top specialists with advanced training and education to perform a variety of interventional cardiology procedures. Based on your condition and other factors, you may have cardiac catheterization and/or:
- Aortic stent graft – Treats an abdominal aortic aneurysm
- Catheter procedures to treat valve and structural heart problems, including valvuloplasty, transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) and transcatheter mitral valve repair
- Thrombectomy – Removes a blood clot
- Directional coronary atherectomy (DCA) – Removes a blockage from the heart arteries to improve blood flow
- Percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) or percutaneous transluminal coronary angiography (PTCA) – Places a tube-shaped device (cardiac stent) in the heart arteries to keep them open and treat coronary heart disease
- Peripheral arteriograms and interventions – Diagnose and treat peripheral artery disease (PAD), blockages in the blood vessels in the legs or arms
- Vascular access closure – Closes a fistula, graft or catheter opening (access) on the body made by a surgeon to let your care team give you medications or other treatments
You may have a combination of these procedures. Rely on your interventional cardiologist to recommend the treatments that will work best for you.
After Your Procedure
While you're in the recovery area, your care team will closely monitor your condition. Your nurses answer any questions and make sure you have all the information you need to care for yourself at home.
Comprehensive Cardiovascular Services
Take advantage of our full-range of heart and vascular services. For example, if you have heart rhythm issues, such as atrial fibrillation (Afib), your interventional healthcare team may also recommend electrophysiology (EP) studies available in our EP labs.
Coordinated Care Through Recovery
Count on your Adventist HealthCare cardiologist, interventional cardiologist and other members of your care team to share important information with your primary care doctor. This means all your providers stay up to date.