A Guide to Common Interventional Cardiology Procedures 

Interventional cardiology is focused on utilizing minimally invasive procedures for both diagnosis and treatment of various heart conditions.

The interventional cardiology procedures are performed using catheters and other small instruments inserted through blood vessels, eliminating the need for open-heart surgery.

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Coronary angiography is a vital diagnostic procedure used to visualize and evaluate blood flow in the coronary arteries.  

Coronary Angiography 

Percutaneous coronary intervention, commonly known as coronary angioplasty or stenting, is a minimally invasive procedure used to treat narrowed or blocked coronary arteries. 

Percutaneous Coronary Intervention (PCI) 

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Transcatheter aortic valve replacement is a breakthrough procedure used to treat severe aortic valve stenosis, a condition where the aortic valve becomes narrowed and restricts blood flow from the heart to the rest of the body. 

Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR) 

Balloon valvuloplasty is a therapeutic procedure used to treat narrowed heart valves, such as the mitral valve or the pulmonary valve. 

Balloon Valvuloplasty 

Ablation procedures treat certain types of abnormal heart rhythms, such as supraventricular tachycardia or atrial fibrillation. 

Ablation Procedures 

These abnormal rhythms, also known as arrhythmias, can significantly impact a person’s quality of life and increase the risk of complications such as stroke or heart failure.

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Interventional cardiology also plays a crucial role in the closure of certain congenital heart defects. 

Closure of Congenital Heart Defects 

To conclude, interventional cardiology procedures have revolutionized the management of various cardiovascular conditions.


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