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Procedures & Treatments

Cardiology

Cardiologists diagnose heart conditions as well as prescribe medications according to your individualized treatment plan. Heart medicines that you may be prescribed include:

  • Angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitors
  • Anti-anxiety medication
  • Beta-blockers
  • Calcium-channel blockers
  • Clot-dissolving agents
  • Hydralazine
  • Nitroglycerin
  • Angiotensin-receptor blockers (ARBs)
  • Aspirin and other antiplatelet agents
  • Blood-thinners
  • Cholesterol-lowering medications
  • Diuretics
  • Nitrate medications
  • Pain-relief medications

Interventional Cardiology

Interventional cardiologists intervene when you are having an acute heart conditions (comes on suddenly). Procedures commonly performed by interventional cardiologists include:

  • Angioplasty
  • Cardiac stent
  • Revascularization by percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI)
  • Percutaneous left ventricular assist device

Electrophysiology

Cardiologists who specialize in abnormal heart rhythms (electrophysiologists) use diagnostic tests to identify the cause of the irregularity. They use procedures such as:

  • Automated internal cardiac defibrillator implantation (AICD)
  • Bi-ventricular pacemaker implantation/cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT)
  • Diagnostic electrophysiologic studies
  • Pacemaker implantation
  • Radiofrequency ablation

Cardiac Surgery

Our cardiac surgeons are prepared to perform coronary bypass surgery, heart valve replacement and the repair of certain congenital defects present in adults. Procedures we perform include:

  • Aortic valve replacement
  • Heart valve repair
  • Implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD) placement
  • Surgical left ventricular assist device
  • Coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG)
  • Heart valve replacement surgery
  • PFO/ASD Closure