What is Interventional Cardiology?
Interventional cardiology refers to non-surgical, minimally invasive procedures for diagnosing and treating heart disease. Incisions are made in the wrists or groin where a catheter (thin, flexible tube) is inserted through the blood vessels. The types of heart disease treated with interventional cardiology can be narrowed arteries or weakened heart valves. these procedures are done in cardiac catheterization labs which are available at four of Legacy's adult hospitals.
What is an Interventional Cardiologist?
An interventional cardiologist is a specialist within the discipline of cardiology. If you think of a cardiologist as your “contractor,” an interventional cardiologist is the “plumber” for your heart. They diagnose and treat issues of blood flow to and from the heart and cardiovascular diseases such as angina or coronary heart disease. They open up arteries and restore blood flow that has become blocked, possibly causing a heart attack. They can open up blocked heart valves or treat blockages in peripheral arteries such as the legs arteries, carotid arteries or kidney arteries.
From routine diagnostic procedures to the most complex therapeutic interventions, Legacy’s expert interventional cardiologists and medical teams offer extensive services to diagnose and treat patients with:
- coronary artery disease
- heart attacks - acute myocardial infarctions (AMIs) or spontaneous coronary artery dissection (SCAD)
- heart valve disease
- aortic aneurysm
- heart muscle disease (cardiomyopathy)
- congenital heart condition
Our interventional cardiologists are all board certified in this specialty. They diagnose and treat patients in state-of-the-art cardiac catheterization labs, with specialized medical staff available at four of Legacy’s medical centers. Our services and procedures include:
- diagnostic cardiac catheterization
- balloon angioplasty (PTCA)
- coronary stent implant
- peripheral vascular catheterization
- renal artery stent implant
- lower extremity arterial stent implant
Legacy Good Samaritan’s advanced hybrid operating room integrates a comprehensive cath lab within a cardiac operating room. Legacy Emanuel is developing a hybrid operating room that will open in winter 2014.
Legacy Emanuel Medical Center
Medical Office Building 3, Suite 320
300 N Graham St
Portland, OR 97227
Legacy Meridian Park Medical Center
19875 SW 65th Ave, Suite 100
Tualatin, OR 97062
David S. Peizner, M.D. – interventional cardiologist