We provide full Cardiac Interventional services in our 2 state of the art catheterization labs. Our technologies include angioplasty, drug eluting stents and more.
Our team of Interventional Cardiologists specializes in the use of today's technologies to care for our patients and our community. Our technologies range from catheterization, angioplasty, and stent placement. We also offer top of the line technology, which features the balloon pump to enhance the support of the heart.
Cardiac Catheterization, Angioplasty, and Stent placement
- Cardiac Catheterization, sometimes called an angiogram, is an invasive procedure, which will allow your physician to evaluate how your heart is working. This procedure not only looks at the arteries of the heart but additionally looks at how well your heart is pumping. Coronary Artery Disease can lead to a blockage of the arteries that bring oxygen to your heart. If a blockage closes off one of these arteries, you are having a Heart Attack. Cardiac Catheterization, along with Angioplasty and Stent placement, will minimize your potential for permanent muscle damage when treated quickly.
- Angioplasty is performed at the same time as cardiac catheterization. When a blockage in your coronary artery is found to be significant, a balloon catheter is inserted into the area and the blockage is opened.
- Atherectomy is performed at the same time as cardiac catheterization. The device cuts plaque from the wall of the artery.
- Stents are small tubes made of metal that are implanted in the coronary arteries and have been found to help decrease the chance that your blockage will reoccur. Stents are inserted on a balloon catheter and expanded in place to open the blockage in the coronary artery.
- Intravascular Ultrasound (IVUS) is a technique used when the physician wants more information about a blockage from inside the vessel. An ultrasound probe at the end of a catheter allows the physician to see the inner walls of the coronary artery.
- Fractional flow reserve (FFR) is a technique used when the physician wants more information to see if your blockage is obstructing the flow of oxygen to the heart muscle.
- Are performed to analyze fluid around the heart and is indicated for cardiac tamponade. A needle under strict sterile procedure is inserted into the pericardial sac.
Peripheral Angiography and Stenting
- Catheter angiography involves guiding a catheter through an artery or vein in your groin and injecting the dye to find the narrowed area of a blood vessel, and then widening it with an angioplasty procedure, administering medication to improve blood flow or implanting a stent to allow the vessel to remain open.
Congestive Heart Failure
Heart failure is a chronic condition that in most cases cannot be cured. The good news is that heart failure can be managed and treated. For the best outcomes, you and your healthcare worker need to work together.
Southern Hills Hospital is here to work with you to help manage your symptoms, help you to avoid hospital admissions and live a fulfilling life.
With our Care Assure Program, our Nurse Navigator, will help guide the following goals:
- Improving quality of life
- Cardiac Education
- Awareness of Signs and Symptoms
- Record Weight Daily & Reduce Sodium
- Exercise & Activities
Additionally, we offer the CardioMEMS for CHF care