Non-surgical Procedures to Treat Heart Disease
Highly skilled interventional cardiology doctors at Loyola Medicine are experts at performing unique, non-surgical procedures for heart disease. Whether you require a procedure to clear heart blockage or manage advanced heart valve disease, interventional cardiologists at Loyola are committed to developing a diagnostic and treatment plan that is right for you.
Interventional cardiology uses non-surgical procedures to treat cardiovascular disease. Utilizing catheters (thin, flexible tubes) to enter your heart, interventional cardiologists are able to remove coronary artery blockages that reduce blood flow, stop heart attacks, correct valvular heart disease and treat peripheral vascular disease (PVD) and peripheral artery disease (PAD).
Interventional cardiology using catheter-based treatments minimizes scars and discomfort, offers shorter recovery times and reduces the risks associated with invasive surgical procedures.
Why Choose Loyola for Interventional Cardiology?
Loyola’s board-certified interventional cardiologists are nationally recognized, high-volume experts in complex catheter-based treatments. We are the first hospital in Illinois with the ability to stop a heart attack in its tracks 24 hours a day, seven days a week with our in-house heart attack rapid response team. Our multidisciplinary team of cardiologists, surgeons and other specialists can evaluate, diagnose and treat a full range of cardiac conditions based on your individual needs.
The American College of Cardiology has recognized Loyola with the 2019 Platinum Performance Achievement award for providing excellent care to heart attack patients. Recipients of this award must demonstrate exceptionally high performance when providing care to heart attack patients for eight consecutive quarters, in addition to other guidelines from the American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association.
What Procedures Do Interventional Cardiologists Perform?
Interventional cardiologists at Loyola have access to state-of-the-art facilities and technology to diagnose and treat your heart disease. If you experience heart attack symptoms or have conditions such as hardened arteries, aortic stenosis, mitral regurgitation or hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM), Loyola specialists will utilize advanced diagnostic tools, which may include:
- Advanced cardiovascular imaging, including intravascular ultrasound (IVUS) and coronary angiogram
- Catheter-based testing
- Comprehensive hemodynamic evaluation
- Transseptal cardiac catheterization
Once an expert diagnosis has been made, specialists at Loyola are able to treat your condition with the following advanced catheter-based procedures:
- Alcohol septal ablation
- Balloon valvuloplasty
- Cardiac closure device implantation
- Coronary angioplasty
- Carotid stenting (CAS)
- Percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) or coronary angioplasty
- Transcatheter aortic valve implantation
Regardless of the procedure used to treat your condition, interventional cardiologists at Loyola will provide expert care during your diagnosis, treatment and beyond.