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Interventional Cardiology

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Interventional cardiologists deal with several types of heart disease using percutaneous catheter based treatment.

A number of procedures can be performed on the heart using catheterization.  This most commonly involves the insertion of 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 myocardial infarction.  This procedure allows for our interventional cardiologists to reopen the occluded 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 nonemergent situations, elective PCI is also performed by our interventionalists in patients who have blockages in their coronary arteries.  Our interventionalists utilize the most advanced techniques and equipment to provide the best outcomes possible.  They specialize in rotational atherectomy, filter wire devices, as well as thrombectomy devices.  They also offer less invasive treatment options for severe coronary artery disease (CAD) where open heart surgery has been previously recommended, such as triple vessel disease, left main disease, and chronic total occlusions.  

Our interventionalists are also involved in the latest clinical research trials.  They have been involved in research trials involving new devices used in myocardial infarctions.  They have also been involved with stem cell research in patients with chronic angina, injecting stem cells directly into the myocardium.

Other services offered by our interventionalists:

Our interventional cardiologists are listed below (click on each name to learn more about that physician):

Interventional Cardiology

Jose Arias, MD FACC
Rohit Bhatheja, MD
R. Charles Curry, MD FACC FACP
Alejandro Franceschi, MD FACC
Chin Kim, MD FACC
Hani Seifein, MD FACC
Curtis Weaver, MD FACC FSCAI

To learn more or to contact our practice, please call 407.894.4474 to request an appointment.