The Interventional Cardiology and Endovascular Surgery Department provides novel diagnostic tests and nonsurgical interventional treatments for patients with ischemic heart disease and other acquired heart problems. These therapies include useing of stents, angioplasty, embolic-protection devices and intraaortic balloon pumb (IABP). Our experts are actively involved in research of percutaneous treatments for other heart conditions, including percutaneous valve replacement surgery.
Each year, the staff of the Department sees thousands of patients with almost every kind of heart disease. Our interventionalists treat people of all ages, sometimes life-threatening, cardiac conditions. We provide care for problems as common as coronary artery disease, as well as more serious conditions such as acute coronary syndromes (myocardial infarction) or intermittent claudication during exercise.
The quality of our care and excellence of our outcomes are well-known and respected in the medical community. Almost half of our patients are referred to us by physicians from other institutions. In many cases, the referring doctors are able to do the procedure themselves, but feel it could be more safely done at our clinic. We often lead clinical trials to study new techniques and devices to restore heart health with catheter-based interventions.