Interventional Cardiology is that branch of cardiology that specifically deals with diagnosing and treating cardiovascular diseases which includes congenital (present at birth) as well as acquired- like coronary heart disease, valvular heart diseases, cardiomyopathies, pericardial diseases etc through catheter-based procedures, such as angioplasty, stenting etc. A number of procedures can be performed by catheterisation of the heart and vessels: the coronary artery, peripheral artery or vein, the renal artery, although the commonest is the coronary artery. It involves inserting a sheath into the radial or femoral artery and cannulating the heart under the x-ray vision (fluoroscopy). The radial artery has the advantage of easy control of bleeding in anticoagulated patients, increased comfort levels as early mobilisation is possible. Interventional cardiology offers an advantage of avoiding scars and pain and a long postoperative recovery period.
Primary Angioplasty, the most rewarding interventional cardiology technique, is now the gold standard of treating acute myocardial infarction (acute heart attack). It involves extraction of clots from the blocked coronary arteries with or without deployment of stents. It preserves the pumping function of the heart, so that the patient will have less chances of heart failure in future.
At Khyati Multispecialty Hospital, we offer interventional cardiology treatment options. Our cardiologists are trained in premier institutions in India and abroad and periodically update their skills to practice contemporary medicine. Evidence-based medicine and following international treatment protocols is the hallmark of the department.