Interventional cardiology is the treatment of structural heart disease through procedures using a catheter placed inside the heart or blood vessel. These minimally invasive procedures can diagnose and repair many heart conditions and eliminate the need for open heart surgery.
Interventional cardiology procedures performed by Dr. Johnny Dy at Cross River Cardiology include:
Cardiac catheterization is a procedure in which your cardiologist advances a thin, flexible tube through an artery into the heart. Imaging technology records pictures of the heart while it beats. Cardiac catheterization can help your cardiologist diagnose heart defects, heart disease, heart enlargement, blood clots, coronary artery blockage, valve problems, or an aneurysm.
Coronary angioplasty, also called percutaneous coronary intervention, is a procedure used to open blocked heart arteries. A tiny balloon is inserted in the artery and inflated to open the passageway. A stent is often used to prop the artery open and help ensure the blockage does not reoccur.
Interventional Cardiologist in Lenoir, NC
For comprehensive care of heart disease, including the latest interventional cardiology procedures, call Cross River Cardiology in Lenoir, NC at (828) 572-0778 or request an appointment now.