Interventional Cardiology

Invasive cardiology is a branch of cardiology that provides catheter-based treatment of heart diseases. Cardiac catheterization is performed to detect the presence of heart disease, determine its severity and learn how it affects the heart's capacity to function.

Interventional Procedures

Angiogram / Catheterization - A coronary catheterization is a minimally invasive procedure to access the coronary circulation and blood filled chambers of the heart using a catheter. It is performed for both diagnostic and interventional (treatment) purposes.

Angioplasty - Also called percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI), angioplasty is an intervention for the treatment of coronary artery disease.

Stent - Coronary stents are placed during a percutaneous coronary intervention, also known as angioplasty. The most common use for coronary stents is in the coronary arteries, into which a bare-metal stent, a drug-eluting stent, a bioabsorbable stent, a dual-therapy stent (combination of both drug and bioengineered stent), or occasionally a covered stent is inserted.

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