Interventional Cardiology

The Heart & Vascular Center is part of the Cardiovascular Interventional Laboratory (CVIL). The CVIL is a state of the art imaging facility performing more than 12,000 diagnostic and interventional procedures annually, and operating eight procedure rooms for three general areas:

  • Cardiac Intervention,
  • Electrophysiology, and
  • Heart Failure services.

Our technology equals – and in many cases exceeds – what is available at some of the most prestigious medical centers. Our CVIL is equipped for hybrid procedures in which cardiologists and cardiothoracic surgeons collaborate on procedures in the same location – allowing for catheter-based and surgical treatments. This lab allows improved image quality on multiple monitors, decreases radiation exposure and is designed to accommodate future cutting-edge procedures in cardiac care.

Coronary Artery Disease

Diagnosis of coronary atherosclerosis by angiography and intravascular ultrasound and other imaging modalities Treatment of coronary artery bypass and graft blockages using Balloon Angioplasty, Intracoronary Stenting, Laser Ablation, Rotational Atherectomy, Directional Atherectomy, Extractional Atherectomy, Brachytherapy, bare metal and drug eluting stents Evaluation of endothelial function and coronary blood flow Novel approaches to ischemic heart disease including intracoronary gene therapy for angiogenesis.

Valvular Heart Disease

Diagnosis of valvular stenosis and regurgitation

  • Percutaneous mitral valvuloplasty for mitral stenosis
  • Percutaneous pulmonary valvuloplasty for pulmonic stenosis
  • Percutaneous treatment of aortic stenosis

Cardiomyopathy

Diagnosis and evaluation of cardiomyopathic conditions with hemodynamic assessment and endomyocardial biopsy

  • Hemodynamic and metabolic assessment of hypertrophic cardiomyopathy using transvenous pacing protocols, percutaneous and alcohol septal myocardial ablation
  • Diagnosis of constrictive pericarditis
  • Drainage of pericardial effusions

Peripheral Artery Disease

  • Diagnosis and percutaneous treatment of carotid artery stenosis
  • Diagnosis and percutaneous treatment of renal artery stenosis
  • Diagnosis and percutaneous treatment of subclavian, iliac and femoral artery stenosis

Adult Congenital Heart Disease

  • Diagnosis of congenital heart abnormalities
  • Percutaneous closure of atrial septal defects
  • Evaluation and treatment for cryptogenic cerebral vascular events including percutaneous closure of patent foramen ovale (PFO)
  • Patent ductus arteriosus and treatment of aortic coarctation
  • Percutaneous pulmonary valvuloplasty for pulmonic stenosis
  • Stenting for pulmonary artery stenosis

Aortic Disease

  • Diagnosis of aortic aneurysms
  • Diagnosis of aortic dissection