Interventional cardiology is a branch of cardiology that deals with catheter-based invasive treatment to repair damaged or weakened blood vessels, narrowed arteries, or other parts of the heart.
Here at PULSE, we are pleased to offer interventional cardiology to patients. Some of the most common conditions that can be treated by an interventional cardiologist include:
- Coronary artery disease: Coronary artery disease is the most common type of heart disease. It occurs when the arteries that are responsible for supplying blood to the heart muscle harden and narrow.
- Peripheral vascular disease: Peripheral vascular disease occurs when blood vessels outside of the heart narrow, block, or spasm. This condition can occurs in the veins or arteries. Narrowed blood vessels can occur in multiple sites such as in the neck, arms, abdomen, kidneys, and legs.
- Heart valve disease: Heart valve disease occurs when the valves which control blood flow into the heart’s chambers are unable to work properly.
Dr. Majeed is an interventional cardiologist who has successfully performed high-volume procedures for over 10 years. PULSE is proud to offer cutting-edge therapy with the latest and most advanced techniques.
How Interventional Cardiology Works
An interventional cardiologist inserts a catheter into the femoral artery (groin site) or radial artery (wrist site). Once the catheter is in place, wires, balloons, and stents as well as numerous other devices can be advanced through the patient’s body to the area of concern under real-time imaging (fluoroscopy and cineangiography) to treat the problem. This procedure is typically performed under a local anesthetic with conscious sedation. The procedure is performed percutaneously and no surgical incisions or cuts are made. Compared to traditional open surgery, it is less invasive with a shorter recovery time.
Minimally Invasive Procedures
Fortunately, interventional cardiology has significantly evolved over the past few years. Simple and complex procedures involving the coronary arteries, peripheral vasculature, and heart valves are being performed minimally invasively resulting in less pain, shorter hospital stays, and improved recovery time. Here at PULSE, we are pleased to perform minimally invasive treatments such as transradial and transfemoral cardiac catheterization, peripheral/endovascular intervention, endovascular abdominal aortic aneurysm repair, and transcatheter valve therapies. Dr. Majeed is always advancing the interventional cardiology program and making it faster and easier for patients to recover.
Dr. Farhan Majeed specializes in the following cardiovascular interventions:
- Left heart catheterization via transradial or transfemoral approach
- Right heart catheterization or Swan-Ganz catheterization
- Selective coronary angiography
- Percutaneous coronary intervention with intracoronary balloon angioplasty and stent placement
- Complex percutaneous coronary intervention (left main disease, bifurcation lesions, vein graft lesions, calcified lesions, chronic total occlusions)
- Coronary mechanical aspiration thrombectomy
- Coronary atherectomy (cutting balloon, rotational, laser, orbital)
- Advanced coronary imaging (iFR, FFR, IVUS, OCT)
- Intravascular coronary brachytherapy
- Hemodynamic support device placement (IABP, Impella, and ECMO)
- Transvenous pacemaker placement
- Endomyocardial biopsy
- Vascular closure devices
Contact PULSE Today
If you would like further information on interventional cardiology at PULSE, please reach out to our team today.