Some of the cardiac treatments we provide include:
ASD/PFO/PDA closure is a corrective procedure where a device is inserted in the "hole" on the walls between the different chambers of the heart where blood is escaping instead of flowing through its normal route. The closure device is delivered through a small hole in your groin by a thin tube (catheter).
Orbital atherectomy is a procedure used to cut away the blockage (plaque) responsible for narrowing in the artery.
Coronary angioplasty, balloon angioplasty or percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty (PTCA) opens narrowed arteries. A long, thin tube (catheter) with a small balloon on its tip is used. The balloon is inflated at the site of the blockage in the artery to flatten, or compress, the plaque against the artery wall. In many cases, balloon angioplasty is performed in combination with a coronary stenting or stent placement procedure.
Coronary stenting or stent placement uses a small, mesh, metal tube (stent) that is placed inside the artery. It acts as support to keep the artery open and improve blood flow to the heart, and it reduces chest pain (angina). The stent is placed after an artery is cleared of blockage (coronary angioplasty or balloon angioplasty). It becomes a permanent part of your artery.
Mitral valve clipping is the latest available technology used to correct, or reduce, a severe "leaking" mitral valve. A "clip," like a paper staple, is used to fuse the mitral valve leaflets to reduce the valve opening allowing the blood to flow through the left atrium to the left ventricle. Patients do not have to have an open-chest surgical procedure to get this done.
Valvuloplasty is a procedure in which a small balloon is inserted and inflated to stretch and open a narrowed heart valve to facilitate the flow of blood through the valve. Valvuloplasty is sometimes done before heart surgery can be scheduled. In some patients it works for a long period of time with the result that open heart surgery is not needed.