Types of Interventional Cardiology Procedures
Interventional cardiology treats cardiovascular disease through a variety of non-surgical procedures and is growing rapidly. Doctors who perform this procedure are board-certified cardiologists, especially in hospitals at the cardiac catheterization department.
Most procedures are carried out in the cardiovascular system (veins, heart, and arteries). They do not need a large incision or instrument that enters your body, so it is minimally invasive. Incisions made in this process are about 1 inch. The cardiologist places a catheter in the femoral artery thigh. Then the doctor guides the catheter by using X-rays in real-time within the vascular area and the heart.
Interventional cardiologists choose one or more of the best procedures for each patient.