It is the sub-specialty of cardiology dealing with the diagnosis, medical and surgical treatment of adult patients with acute and chronic forms of cardiovascular diseases such as coronary artery disease, angina and congenital heart diseases by insertion of devices in the blocked arteries.
The majority of interventional cardiology procedures are performed in the cardiovascular (Heart, Veins and Arteries) system. Most interventional cardiology procedures are considered to be minimally invasive because they do not require an instrument to enter the body or large incisions (most incisions are approximately 1 inch). The catheter is guided toward the heart or vascular area through the use of real-time X-ray.
At Mayo Hospital, we offer treatment for a wide range of cardiac conditions ranging from less severe cardiac conditions such as angina pectoris to the more serious heart ailments such as myocardial infarction. All of our catheterization and electrophysiology labs are equipped with advanced technology all of which enhance accuracy and accessibility of data for physicians caring for our patients.
The interventional cardiology procedures carried out include:
- Primary & Complex Angioplasty
- Renal and Carotid Angioplasty
- Device Closure of Congenital Heart defects
- Pacemaker, AICD & CRT
- Balloon Valvuloplasty
- Non-Invasive Cardiology
This focuses on providing diagnosis, medical management and prevention of cardiovascular diseases.
- Stress Echo
- Ambulatory blood pressure
Programs Such As
- Cardiac Health Checkup
Preventive & Rehabilitative Cardiology
The department offers services to patients who have a high risk of developing cardiovascular diseases. The customized programs offered for each individual may include nutritional services, exercise programs, diagnostic programs, heart disease risk reduction programs and vascular rehabilitation programs.