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.
Trios Care Center at South Ridge - 4th Floor is a department of Trios Health. When you see a physician or receive services in a provider-based clinic, you are technically being treated in an outpatient department of the hospital rather than the physician’s office. Please refer to “Understanding your Healthcare Costs” to learn how your bill may be affected when seen by a provider in a provider-based clinic.
Understanding Your Healthcare Costs
Provider-Based Clinics - You may see a charge on your bill for the equipment, supplies, and services provided in one of our provider-based clinics.