Interventional cardiology deals specifically with the catheter-based treatment of heart disease. Most interventional cardiology procedures are minimally-invasive, with most incisions only being approximately a quarter inch or less in length.
Medical City Arlington offers complete diagnostics for patients. Cardiac catheterization (or coronary angiograms) is a specialized study of the heart. It functions as an invaluable diagnostic tool for a number of reasons, including its ability to:
- Locate narrowing or blockages in the coronary arteries
- Gauge blood flow and blood pressure in the chambers of the heart
- Determine how well the heart valves function
- Check for defects in the way the wall of the heart moves