Adult Cardiac Catheterization and Electrophysiology
Our multidisciplinary team uses advanced technology to treat heart problems with minimally invasive procedures.
Many types of heart conditions can be treated with catheter-based procedures that result in faster recovery times with less scarring. Our interventional cardiologists and electrophysiologists use advanced imaging technology, specialized catheters, and tiny biomedical devices to repair damage to the heart and blood vessels.
For instance, our cardiologists can insert balloons or stents to open blocked arteries, replace an aging heart valve, or treat other problems without surgery. Our electrophysiologists use lasers and interventional techniques to correct dangerous arrhythmias or irregular heartbeats.
Our cardiology specialists work closely with the experienced surgeons at Jackson Heart Institute to determine the best approach to treating problems with the heart and blood vessels. This coordinated approach allows us to develop a personalized treatment plan for each patient.
Along with treating these types of heart conditions, our multidisciplinary team can help you address underlying chronic conditions, such as diabetes or high blood pressure, which can damage your heart and affect your quality of life.
Our interventional specialties include:
Diagnostic procedures to identify problems with the blood vessels
Using devices to open blocked blood vessels
Treating enlargements or bleeding areas in an artery, endovascular Stenting
Removal of plaque from the arteries
Heart valve repairs or replacements
Treating leaky, enlarged, or narrowed valves
Transcatheter Valve replacement and repairs
Using lasers or catheterization procedures to correct irregular heartbeats
Treating several conditions in one procedure
Frequently Asked Questions
How do I know what type of treatment is best for my heart condition?
A multidisciplinary team can evaluate your problem and outline your treatment options so you make a well-informed decision.
Will I need to stay in the hospital?
Many of these interventional procedures can be performed in an outpatient setting, so you can go home later the same day.
Are these procedures painful?
No. Most patients are under care of anesthesia so pain and discomfort can be controlled. There may be some mild discomfort after the procedure.
How long does it take to recover?
Depending on the procedure, you may be able to resume your normal daily activities in just a few days.
Will I need another treatment?
Possibly. Some types of chronic heart conditions, such as arrhythmias, may return and require further treatment.