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Interventional Cardiology

Interventional Cardiology
Rationale for test/treatment
TAVR (Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement)
Percutaneous procedure that is used to replace abnormal aortic valve with a bioprosthetic heart valve without the need for open heart surgery.
OCT (Optical Coherence Tomography)
OCT is a special imaging technique that produces high resolution intracoronary images, which are particularly helpful in guiding angioplasty intervention of coronary arteries, including optimization of stent implantation.
FFR (Fractional Flow Reserve Measurement)
FFR is a guide wire-based procedure that can accurately measure pressure and flow through a specific part of the coronary artery, which will be useful in assessing whether or not to perform angioplasty or stenting on "intermediate" blockages.
Peripheral Stenting
Dilatation of peripheral vessels that have been narrowed.
Balloon Valvuloplasty
Dilatation of valves which have been narrowed.
Coronary Angioplasty and Coronary Stenting
For treatment of blockages in the artery associated with significant narrowing.
Coronary Angiogram
For investigation of blockages in the coronary artery.
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