Precision procedures for optimal heart health
Interventional cardiology is a specialized field of cardiology that focuses on diagnosing and treating heart conditions using minimally invasive techniques. Doctors trained in this field are interventional cardiologists who possess expertise in using thin tubes called catheters to access the heart through blood vessels and intervene on the underlying condition.
What Conditions Are Managed
By Interventional Cardiologists
Some of the conditions that are commonly managed by interventional cardiology include:
Some forms of valve disease can be managed with catheter based techniques instead of open heart surgery. A multidisciplinary team will come together to deliver such care.
This is a condition in which the arteries that supply blood to the heart become narrowed or blocked due to the buildup of plaque. Interventional cardiology procedures such as coronary angioplasty and stenting can help to open up blocked or narrowed arteries and improve blood flow to the heart.
Heart Rhythm Disorders With Risk Of Stroke
Atrial fibrillation is a heart rhythm disorder. The stroke risk associated with atrial fibrillation is usually managed with blood thinning medication. However, in certain patients who cannot tolerate blood thinning medication, a plug like device can be delivered to prevent the formation of blood clots in the heart and reduce the risk stroke.
Look Out For?
Please seek medical attention if you experience chest pain, shortness of breath, fast heartbeats, giddiness, or fainting spells.
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