Interventional Cardiology


Interventional Cardiology

Interventional cardiologists specialize in the diagnosis and treatment of several types of heart disease using catheter-based treatment. 

A number of heart procedures can be performed using catheterization. This typically involves inserting a sheath into the femoral artery, radial artery, or any other large peripheral artery or vein, and then inserting a catheter into the heart under X-ray visualization. 

Primary percutaneous intervention (PCI) is now the gold standard of care for an acute heart attack. This procedure allows our interventional cardiologists to reopen a blocked coronary artery as soon as possible and restore blood flow to the heart. It is a potentially life-saving procedure that is available to all of our patients 24 hours a day, seven days a week. 

In non-emergency situations, elective PCI is also performed by our interventionalists in patients who have blockages in their coronary arteries. Using the most advanced techniques and equipment, they also offer less invasive treatment options for severe coronary artery disease (CAD) where open heart surgery has been previously recommended. 

Our interventional cardiologists also are involved in the latest clinical research trials.

Interventional Cardiology Procedures

  • Cardiac Catheterization
  • Carotid Angioplasty/Stenting
  • Carotid Artery Angiography
  • Coronary Angioplasty
  • Coronary Atherectomy
  • Inferior Vena Cava (IVC) Filter Implantation
  • Intracoronary Stent
  • Peripheral Vascular Angiography
  • Peripheral Vascular Angioplasty
  • Peripheral Vascular Atherectomy
  • Peripheral Vascular Laser
  • Thrombectomy/Atherectomy
  • Peripheral Vascular Stenting
  • Peripheral Vascular Thrombolysis
  • Peripheral Vascular Venography
  • Septal Closure
  • Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR)

Heart Services Are Nearby

If you have any symptoms of heart attack or stroke, call 911. Do not drive yourself to the hospital. EMTs can begin life-saving care immediately before you reach the hospital.

For more information, contact your primary care provider or Traverse Heart and Vascular at 800-637-4033.