If you or your loved one has been diagnosed with heart or vascular problems, treatment may be needed. The treatment prescribed by our doctors can be limited to prescription medications or in some cases more involved measures are needed.
At Coast Cardiovascular Consultants PLLC, we have experienced interventional
cardiologists. They are skilled in catheter-based techniques and can open plaque-filled vessels in patients with cardiovascular disease.
Our doctors have performed complex procedures on high-risk patients with severe blockages. According to recent research, experienced cardiologists who have performed many angioplasties get better results.
Angioplasty is used to treat blockages in the coronary arteries. This procedure is also known as PTCA (Percutaneous Coronary Angioplasty) or coronary angioplasty. In this type of interventional
cardiology procedure, a catheter is inserted to the point of the blockage where a “balloon” is then dilated (Balloon Angioplasty, also known as PTCA) or a probe generates heat to dissolve a buildup of plaque (Laser Angioplasty).
Cardiac and Peripheral Vascular Angiography
This procedure uses stents, balloons, and lasers to treat blockages in the arteries of the heart and extremities.
Coronary Stent - Bare Metal and Drug Eluting
This procedure is performed via a catheter. A cylindrical, wire mesh device is placed in a blocked vessel to keep it open. To prevent blockages from recurring (restenosis), devices that emit a drug are used.
Atherectomy uses a catheter (thin tube) with a specialized instrument to remove the plaque buildup from the artery wall and open the vessel so that blood can flow.
In this procedure, a pumping device is used to assist in initiating life-saving cardiac interventions to critically ill patients who are at high risk. The pump temporarily augments the heart’s pumping function, extending percutaneous interventional therapy (PCI) to patients who may be otherwise denied life-saving cardiovascular procedures.
This procedure is similar to the coronary stent procedure. However, this stenting procedure opens the carotid artery allowing for crucial blood flow to the brain to prevent or treat a stroke.
This procedure opens blockages and increases blood flow to areas in the legs and other vessels outside of the heart, such as the renal artery leading to the kidneys. It is widely used to treat Peripheral Artery Disease (PAD).
Trellis is an interventional procedure that is used to treat deep vein thrombosis (DVT). In this procedure, temporary balloons are placed on either side of a blockage so that the clot blocking the artery can be eliminated using localized drug therapy and vibration.
Percutaneous Valve Replacement
Percutaneous Valve Replacement, also known as Transcatheter Aortic Valve (TAVR) replacement or Transcatheter Aortic Valve Intervention (TAVI), is an alternative to open-heart valve replacement for patients with severe aortic stenosis. In this procedure, the aortic valve is replaced in a minimally invasive procedure deploying a valve replacement via a catheter.
In this procedure, a catheter is used to permanently close a heart defect such as a hole in the heart or for patients with Atrial Septal Defects (ASD) or Patent Forum Ovale (PFO).
Implantable Cardiac Defibrillator (ICD)
The ICD is a small electronic device about the size of a deck of cards. When this device is implanted, it constantly monitors your heart rhythm. If it senses a dangerous rapid heart rhythm, it delivers pulses or shocks to the heart and restores a normal rhythm. ICDs continuously monitor the heart rhythm, automatically function as pacemakers for heart rates that are too slow, and deliver life-saving shocks if a dangerous fast heart rhythm is detected.
A pacemaker is a small battery-operated device that “paces” the heart rate. It monitors and regulates the rhythm of the heart and transmits electrical impulses to stimulate the heart if it is beating too slowly.
Radiofrequency Catheter Ablation
This procedure is used to treat some types of rapid heart beating. A catheter with an electrode at its tip is guided to the area of heart muscle where there is an extra pathway and mild, painless radio frequency energy is transmitted to the pathway. This causes the heart muscle cells in a very small area to die, which stops the area from conducting the extra impulses that cause the heart to beat too rapidly.
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