Interventional cardiologists at Trios Health use non-surgical procedures to diagnose and treat a variety of heart and vascular conditions. Instead of making a surgical incision, a minimally invasive technique called cardiac catheterization is used.
Cardiac catheterization involves using advanced imaging to guide tiny tubes, stents, wires, or other very small devices through tiny punctures in your skin. In addition to diagnosing conditions, these methods can be used to widen narrowed or blocked arteries that cause many cardiac and peripheral vascular disorders.
Diagnostic and interventional cardiac procedures performed at Trios include:
Preventing Open Heart Surgery
Most heart patients do not require open heart surgery. Many times, interventions such as angioplasty—with or without the placement of stents—can help prevent more serious cardiac events and the need for more invasive measures. We explore every possible alternative to help you avoid open heart surgery. However, in the rare event it becomes necessary, we can quickly transfer you to the appropriate facility.
Your Safety Is Our Top Priority
A recent national study—led by Johns Hopkins cardiologist Thomas Aversano, MD—confirms the safety of angioplasty performed at facilities that do not perform open heart surgery. It concludes that patients who have non-emergency angioplasty to open blocked heart vessels are at no greater risk of death or complications when they have the procedure performed at hospitals without cardiac surgery backup.