Our Procedures

In our state of the art facility, we offer several coronary and peripheral procedures.

 
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Coronary Catheterization/Angiogram

During this procedure, a long, thin, flexible tube called a catheter is put into a blood vessel in your arm, groin (upper thigh), or neck and threaded to your heart. Through the catheter, a contrast will be inserted and flow through the bloodstream to your heart so that the physician can take x-ray photos of your heart and help diagnose and treat your heart conditions.

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Percutaneous Transluminal Coronary Angioplasty (PTCA)

This interventional procedure involves inserting a balloon-tipped catheter into a blocked heart artery. The balloon is then inflated and deflated to compress the blockage of plaque and increase the blood flow.

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Coronary Stent Placement

A stent is a small metal coil, or mesh tube, that may be placed in the artery to help keep it from reclosing by providing a scaffolding-like support. A stent is commonly used in conjunction with a balloon angioplasty and athrectomies. The stent supports the artery's inner wall. It also reduces the chance that the artery will become narrow or blocked again. A stent also can support an artery that was torn or injured during PCI.

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Peripheral Stent Placement

Peripheral stents are often implanted in conjunction with balloon angioplasty. Peripheral stent implants help hold open an artery so that blood can flow through the blocked or clogged artery., The stent—a small, lattice-shaped wire mesh tube, props open the artery and remains permanently in place. The stent is passed through the catheter and implanted in the peripheral artery.

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Peripheral Atherectomy

This procedure utilizes a technique that removes plaque from a blocked heart artery. During the procedure, a catheter is used to insert a small cutting device into the blocked artery. The device is used to shave or cut off plaque. The bits of plaque are removed from the body through the catheter or washed away in the bloodstream (if they’re small enough).

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Peripheral Angioplasty

Peripheral angioplasty is a minimally invasive procedure. A catheter is inserted into a blood vessel and using high-resolution fluoroscopic (X-ray) video and film equipment, the catheter is guided through to the peripheral artery that is being treated. Once the catheter is in place the balloon is inflated and the narrowed peripheral artery is stretched open. The fatty plaque or blockage is pressed against the peripheral artery walls enlarging the diameter of the peripheral artery. After the blocked area of the peripheral artery is widened the balloon is deflated and removed. Blood flowing through the peripheral artery is increased, supplying blood to the heart.

 

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Peripheral Angiogram

This procedure is done to restore blood flow through a narrowed or blocked arteries of the body, such as the legs, kidneys, and carotid arteries. During this procedure, a catheter (thin tube) with a balloon at the tip is inserted into a blocked artery. The balloon is then inflated, which pushes plaque outward against the artery wall. This widens the artery and restores blood flow.

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Carotid/Vertebral Angiogram

Carotid angiography may be performed when carotid artery disease is suspected, based on the results of other tests. Carotid angiography is an invasive X-ray imaging procedure used to detect the presence of narrowing or blockage (atherosclerosis) in the carotid arteries and determine your risk for future stroke.

A vertebral angiogram is a procedure where extremely detailed images of spinal vessels (arteries and veins) are acquired. The vessels of the spinal cord and surrounding tissues can be seen in exquisite detail, and blood flow from arteries to veins viewed in sequence.