Our cardiologists are board certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine and specially trained in cardiac catheterization procedures that help diagnose and treat heart disease.
Cardiac catheterization (also called angiogram) provides diagnostic images of the heart’s arteries to see how the blood is flowing through the heart. This procedure is used to evaluate patients for surgery and to perform non-surgical treatments.
Our cardiologists treat patients in both emergency and elective situations. In treating heart attacks, speed and accuracy are vital, and the Scott & White Heart and Vascular Institute has a rapid response team for heart emergencies. The team averages about 60 minutes from the time a patient arrives in the emergency department to performing the angiogram and opening the blocked artery.
Our cardiac catheterization labs offer a complete range of basic, complex and emergency procedures, including:
- Balloon angioplasty
- Coronary stenting
- Drug-eluting stents (DES)
- Laser and rotational atherectomy
- Peripheral vascular balloon angioplasty and stenting
- Percutaneous closure of atrial septal defect (ASD) and patent foramen ovale