Interventional Cardiology

Interventional Cardiology

Vanguard is the Florida’s leading cardiology clinic when it comes to interventional cardiology. With decades of experience, our team of interventional cardiologists offers the highest standard of care to all our patients.

Our expertise covers the full range of cardiology treatments, from coronary angioplasty and stenting to valve replacements and atrial fibrillation ablation. We are proud to be a comprehensive provider of interventional cardiology services, allowing us to offer the most in-depth and effective treatments to those who need them.

What is Interventional Cardiology?

Interventional cardiology offers a less invasive alternative for treating various cardiac conditions. Without having to go through the disruption of open-heart surgery, we use imaging guidance and catheters (smaller tubes) inserted into your heart’s vessels and valves to provide specialized treatment with minimal harm.

At Vanguard, we strive to provide you with the best interventional cardiology care. We understand that this type of treatment can be a daunting prospect — that’s why our team of experts is dedicated to ensuring you receive the highest quality of care. With us, your well-being is always our top priority. Contact us today to find out more about the services we offer!

Interventional Cardiology Services at Vanguard Medical Group

Transesophageal Echocardiography

A transesophageal echocardiogram is an innovative procedure that involves inserting a specialized probe with a transducer down the esophagus. This advanced technology offers far clearer images of one’s heart, as sound waves are unimpeded by skin, muscle, or bone tissue.

At Vanguard, our specialists perform transesophageal echocardiogram procedures with the utmost precision and accuracy. We use state-of-the-art imaging techniques to create a detailed view of one’s heart, allowing for quick and accurate diagnosis.

Intra-Aortic Balloon Pump Therapy

The intra-aortic balloon pump therapy is a form of mechanical circulatory support. It is often used to supplement the heart’s pumping and blood flow. In addition, it can help stabilize patients suffering from severe cardiac conditions such as congestive heart failure.
At Vanguard, our skilled cardiologists are well-versed in the safe use and application of intra-aortic balloon pump placement. We employ advanced intra-aortic balloon pump techniques to reduce the workload on the heart and allow the heart to pump more efficiently.

Intravascular ultrasound Procedure

Intravascular ultrasound is an imaging technique used to diagnose and monitor the health of blood vessels. It utilizes sound waves to create detailed images of the interior of the coronary arteries and other vessels, allowing for accurate diagnosis of disease or blockage.
At Vanguard, our highly qualified cardiologists use this technique to determine the type and amount of plaque buildup in vessels that determine if you are at risk of developing a heart attack. We also use IVUS Ultrasound to monitor the condition of blood vessels after treatments and procedures.

Simple And Complex Coronary Intervention Procedures

Our interventional cardiologists are highly skilled in simple and complex percutaneous coronary intervention procedures. We provide the most advanced care for our patients, from angioplasty and stent placement to drug-eluting stents.
At Vanguard, complex coronary interventions are done, which involve the administration of a fine angioplasty catheter into the affected coronary arteries. By using advanced imaging technology, the cardiologist can properly diagnose and treat the area of blockage to maintain healthy blood flow.

Fractional Flow Reserve Measurement

Our board-certified interventional cardiologists perform fractional flow reserve testing that tells about the extent of narrowing in coronary arteries by checking blood pressure and blood flow in coronary arteries. This helps them to diagnose the patient’s condition and suggest the appropriate treatment.

Our team has extensive training and experience in interventional cardiology, including how to safely and efficiently perform these minimally invasive procedures. This test helps cardiologists to decide which further treatment is required.

Emergent Angioplasty And Stenting

Emergency coronary angiography may be done to open clogged arteries in response to a heart attack. Performed by Vanguard’s cardiologists, coronary angioplasty with stent placement quickly increases the flow of blood and oxygen through blocked arteries without the need for invasive heart surgery.

Our team has extensive training and experience in the field of interventional cardiology. We offer Coronary stents, which are now used in nearly all angioplasty procedures to help keep the artery open. Our experts will monitor your progress and modify treatment to ensure positive outcomes.

Outpatient Diagnostic Cardiac Catheterizations

At Vanguard, we understand the importance of delivering diagnostic care promptly. That’s why we are equipped to provide outpatient cardiac catheterization procedures that can be completed in a single visit. In addition, our interventional cardiologists offer a range of leading-edge interventional cardiology services, including minimally invasive catheter-based testing.

Diagnostic cardiac catheterization can clarify obscure situations in patients with unclear clinical findings and noninvasive testing. Finally, it can confirm a suspected abnormality in the patient for whom heart surgery is planned and exclude associated abnormalities that might require the surgeon’s attention.

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General FAQs

A transesophageal echocardiogram is a type of ultrasound test that provides more detailed images of the heart and its chambers than a standard echocardiogram. For example, it might be ordered to diagnose or monitor a heart condition, detect blood clots in the heart, and evaluate the size and functioning of the heart’s valves.
An interventional cardiologist specializes in treating heart conditions through minimally invasive catheter-based procedures, like angioplasty and stent placement. In addition, our experienced cardiologists work to diagnose and treat the underlying cause of heart disease, helping patients return to an active and healthy lifestyle.

The three types of percutaneous coronary artery interventions are:

  1. Angioplasty
  2. Atherectomy (removal of plaque buildup)
  3. Stenting (the placement of a scaffold-like device in the artery to keep it open)
Coronary angioplasty is a minimally invasive procedure to open clogged arteries in response to a heart attack. The procedure is performed by threading a catheter through a blood vessel, then injecting dye to see the blockage. A balloon at the end of the catheter is then inflated to widen the artery, and a small metal stent may be placed to keep it open.

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