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Interventional Cardiology

Interventional Cardiology offers expertise and specialized services for the non-invasive diagnosis and treatment of coronary artery disease including:

  • The latest procedures and treatment options, some of which are available only through clinical trials.
  • A skilled and experienced team of board-certified interventional cardiologists specially trained in the delivery of catheter-based and minimally invasive cardiac diagnostic tests and treatments.
  • A state-of-the-art Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory, which is staffed 24 hours a day, 365 days a year to handle scheduled and emergency procedures.
Dr. James DeVries in the Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory

Program Director James DeVries, MD in the Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory

Treatment options

Percutaneous Coronary Interventions (PCI)

We perform more than 1,200 coronary interventions each year, from scheduled outpatient diagnostic and treatment procedures to urgent inpatient procedures, such as those with unstable angina or STEMI.

Our specialists are skilled in complex procedures, such as PCI for left main and left main unprotected heart disease, as well as PCI using Rotablator. We also offer the full range of hemodynamic support devices for advanced heart failure—from an intra-aortic balloon pump for cardiogenic shock, to advanced mechanical support devices such as Impella and ECMO. Short for extracorporeal membrane oxygenation, ECMO provides a temporary but full bypass of the heart during PCI procedures to ensure the best outcome for you.

STEMI/Heart Attack Program

The STEMI/Heart Attack Program provides advanced STEMI care 24 hours a day, 365 days a year from around the region in our high-volume Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory. Our program performs more than 240 STEMI cases a year.

Working with DHART, the D-H STEMI/Heart Attack Program has developed a rapid transfer process that allows you to bypass your local emergency departments and be transported directly to our Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory.

Learn more about STEMI

STEMI stands for "ST elevation myocardial infarction," a severe type of heart attack in which a major artery to the heart is completely blocked. Re-opening the artery within the first few hours—to get circulation going again and minimize damage to the heart muscle—is critical to improved chances of survival and healing for you. Research has shown that treatment at a STEMI center following cardiac arrest is associated with improved neurologic outcomes.

Chronic Total Occlusion (CTO) Program

The Chronic Total Occlusion program is a national center of expertise in treating CTO—blood vessels that have been completely blocked for a long period of time. The program offers innovative treatment approaches for those of you experiencing serious symptoms—despite being on medications—but who are not candidates for bypass surgery.

The CTO program utilizes innovative techniques to open arteries that are 100% blocked, with new technologies that allow improved visibility and access through difficult blockages for effective treatment and relief of angina.

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