70 North Country Road, Suite 205
Port Jefferson, NY 11777
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Interventional Cardiology

Our interventional cardiology physicians specifically focus on using catheter centered treatment of heart diseases. There are a number of treatments preformed on the heart by using catheterization. During cardiac catheterization, a thin tube is inserted into an artery found in the neck, arm or groin and can be channeled all the way to the heart under X-ray visualization. Usually a stent or balloon are positioned at a specific site.  

The development of this procedure has allowed patients to avoid scars and pain, along with a quick recovery, most sitting up and walking immediately following the procedure. Additionally, interventional cardiology catheterization treatment is now the gold standard of care for an acute myocardial infarction, also known as a heart attack. It involves the removal of clots from blocked arteries and has been given the nick name "pin-hole surgery".

Diagram to right shows; Stent with Balloon Angioplasty

Common Types of Interventional Procedures

  • Angioplasty is a procedure to enlarge either arteries or veins for improved blood flow.
  • Coronary angioplasty is a procedure used to open clogged heart arteries for the treatment of coronary artery disease. Also known as percutaneous coronary intervention.
  • Valvuloplasty is the stretching of tightened heart valves, improving blood flow.
  • Congenital heart defect correction will repair the abnormal structure or opening of the heart.
  • Percutaneous valve replacement or repair previously an open heart surgery, now can be performed by replacement of heart valve using catheterization methods. This is performed on the aortic valve, pulmonary valve and recently the mitral valve.
  • Coronary thrombectomy involves the removal of a blood clot from the coronary arteries.
  • Heart surgery is called cardiothoracic surgery. Some interventional cardiology procedures are only performed by a cardiothoracic surgeon.

Our interventional cardiologists each bring areas of specialized expertise to the team of physicians so that even the most challenging diagnoses and treatments can be handled. Our team of physicians uses cardiac interventions to diagnosis and treat coronary artery disease, valvular heart disease, and congenital heart disease. We offer advanced approaches to diagnosis and treatment, often avoiding the need for surgery.

Our mission has always been to provide integrated, comprehensive cardiovascular care to our patients. Our cardiovascular physicians combine knowledge, skill and experience with advanced technology and innovation, brought together for a single purpose — to restore you back to health as quickly and comfortably as possible.

We encourage you to meet our staff and discover the full range of our cardiovascular medical services. Please feel free to contact us at our main office in East Setauket, NY, with any questions you might have.



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