Our expertise has earned us Society of Cardiovascular Patient Care (SCPC) Chest Pain Center accreditation with percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI), which means the hospital can use mechanical methods to treat patients with restricted blood flow to the heart, such as angioplasty and stents.
Our interventional cardiology services include:
Diagnostic cardiac catheterization. Examines the heart with real-time images (fluoroscopy), and measures blood pressure, blood flow, oxygen levels, and is used to collect biopsies and blood samples.
Angioplasty. A tiny balloon on the end of a catheter is inflated to push plaque against the wall of the artery to improve blood flow. A laser can also be used to break up the plaque.
Stent placement. A stent, which is a small mesh tube, is placed in an artery to hold it open and improve blood flow.
Coronary atherectomy. A catheter fitted with a tiny rotating shaver removes hardened plaque to open a blocked artery.
Our cardiovascular team is well equipped to perform the following procedures:
Aortic aneurysm surgery
Cardiac arrhythmia surgeries, including defibrillator and pacemaker implantation
Heart Rhythm Disorders
An arrhythmia is characterized by abnormal heart beat — too fast, too slow or uneven. Doctors use tests such as an electrocardiogram (ECG or EKG) or a Holter monitor, which records heart activity over a period of time, to diagnose arrhythmias. We provide comprehensive arrhythmia treatment, from lifestyle-modification assistance to highly complex surgical treatment.
Heart Failure Expertise
Also known as congestive heart failure (CHF), occurs when the heart can no longer pump enough blood to meet the body's needs. Different from a heart attack, heart failure is a chronic, long-term condition that prevents the heart from functioning effectively. Treatment options include medical management, risk-factor management, minimally invasive cardiac catheterization and surgery.