Interventional Cardiology
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Interventional Cardiology

Interventional CardiologyThe Harden Memorial Heart Program's three state-of-the-art Cardiac Catheterization Laboratories (cath labs) perform thousands of diagnostic and interventional procedures each year. We offer the most sophisticated procedures available today, providing world-class care right here in the local community.



Some of the diagnostic and interventional procedures performed here include:


Ablation
- Through cauterization, this procedure restores the heart to its normal rythm.

Coronary Angiography - Utilizes an x-ray, catheter and dye to find potential blockages.

Electrophysiology Studies - This work assesses the heart's electrical activity.

Pacemaker Implant - An electrode it placed inside the heart to help regulate its beat.

Intravascular Ultrasound - To produce a picture of the artery, sound waves are passed through an ultrasound catheter inserted in a coronary artery.

Laser - Plaque is turned into gasses through a catheterization process utilizing an excimer laser.

Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator - This is a device that operates through an electrode that has been placed in the heart to normalize beat rhythm.

Percutaneous Transluminal Coronary Angioplasty (PTCA) - A small balloon like object is inflated to open clogged or blocked arteries.

Rotational Atherectomy - A special diamond tipped burr is used during catheterization to remove plaque from arterial walls.

Stent Insertions (including Drug Eluting Stents) - A metal coil like device is inserted in an artery to help keep it open.