SDHVA physicians can provide non-surgical treatment of heart disease. We offer various specialized treatment options to correct narrowed, blocked arteries, including:
Diagnostic Heart Catheterization
- This procedure involves a small metal coil
or slotted tube that is placed within a heart artery following an angiogram, which indicates a blockage and/or narrowing of the artery due to fatty deposits. A catheter with a balloon is used to place a stent into an artery. When the balloon is inflated inside of the stent, the stent expands. The stent supports the aterial wall and aids in holding the artery open. The stent is a permanent implant that will remain in the artery.
- also known as Percutaneous Transluminal Coronary Angioplasty
(PTCA, this non-surgical procedure follows an angiogram that indicates a blocked artery and/or narrowing in the artery due to fatty deposits. The procedure involves insertion of a special catheter with a tiny balloon on the end into a narrow heart artery. When the catheter reaches the blocked area, the balloon is inflated to flatten the fatty deposits against the artery wall. When successful, this provides a larger opening inside the artery and results in improved blood flow.
- This procedure involves a balloon
angioplasty; however, this procedure is performed on a vessel outside of the heart, for example the leg vessels.