Interventional Cardiology is a specialty which uses imaging techniques and strategies for the diagnosis of the diseases of the heart and blood vessel. These novel, minimally invasive, non-surgical procedures make use of mechanical treatments for the diseases of the heart and blood vessels.
These procedures are mostly performed under local anesthesia, have a considerably short hospitalization and recovery period with minimal post-operative pain and discomfort. Interventional Cardiology includes a number of procedures that can be performed to the heart by means of inserting a ‘catheter’ either in your heart or in one of your blood vessels of the groin, neck or forearm.
- Cardiac Catheterization
- Coronary Angioplasty
- Coronary Stenting
- Drug Eluting Coronary Stenting
- Peripheral Angioplasty