Cardiac Treatments and Procedures
Once you have your diagnosis, your cardiologist will determine what treatment
is right for you. Our medical team of board-certified heart doctors can
perform life-saving procedures including:
Cardiac catheterization: Doctors use this to diagnose and treat cardiovascular disease. This procedure
involves inserting a tube or catheter into an artery and guiding it to
your heart. Then, your doctor injects a dye to highlight the area and
reveal the structure of the cardiac system. The test allows doctors to
study the heart chambers and to pinpoint blockages in arteries and veins,
making it safer and more effective.
Coronary angioplasty: This procedure helps patients avoid coronary artery bypass surgery and
further heart attacks. This is commonly referred to as "balloon angioplasty."
The doctor inserts a balloon through a catheter and guides it to a clogged
area of the coronary artery. There the balloon can be inflated to widen
the passage and increase blood flow to the heart.
Coronary stents: The doctor inserts a mesh stent into a coronary artery to provide structural
support for the artery. In most cases, this stent is coated with a drug
that keeps plaque from forming again and reduces complications.
Pacemakers/defibrillators: Doctors implant these small devices to promote natural heart activity and
regular heart rhythms. According to a recent study, implantable cardiac
defibrillators (ICDs) reduced death by 23 percent in people with moderate
heart failure and poor heart pumping function, compared to those who did
not receive defibrillators.
Coronary rotablator system procedure: This catheter-based device removes tissue (plaque) blocking an artery and
improves the blood supply to the heart.
Venous ablation therapy: Treats venous reflux disease with a minimally invasive radiofrequency ablation
that effectively shrinks the diseased vein. Symptoms of this disease can
include discoloration, pain in the legs, swelling and ulcers.
For more information, talk to your doctor about scheduling an appointment
with one of our expert heart doctors. Please call 734-458-4366 to schedule