Interventional Cardiology

Interventional cardiology is a branch of cardiology that deals specifically with the catheter, a small, flexible tube, based treatment to repair damaged or weakened vessels, narrowed arteries, or other affected parts of the heart structure. A large number of procedures can be performed on the heart by catheterization. The main advantage of using the interventional cardiology approach is that its avoids scars, pain, and long post-operative recovery. Additionally, interventional cardiology procedure of primary angioplasty is now the gold standard of care for an acute myocardial infarction

·         Angioplasty and stenting

·         Heart valve repair or replacement

·         Hybrid coronary revascularization

·         Atrial septal defect closure

·         Patent foramen ovale (PFO) closure