Interventional cardiologists have one to two years of additional education and training in diagnosing and treating heart disease. At Brookwood Baptist Health, our interventional cardiologists combine their clinical excellence along with advanced, state-of-the-art
technology to treat heart conditions in a safe and effective way. In particular, they are skilled in performing nonsurgical, minimally-invasive procedures to correct a variety of cardiovascular issues which can include reducing reduce blocked arteries
or stopping heart attacks. This kind of revolutionary procedure gives new hope to patients who are too ill to undergo open heart surgery.
How Do I Benefit?
Typically, patients are allowed to go home the same day of the procedure or are only hospitalized for one night, instead of a longer stay required by open heart surgery. Other benefits to interventional cardiology procedures can include:
Less excessive scarring
Shorter recovery time
Faster symptom relief
Less blood loss
Absence of general anesthesia
Less risk of complications
Less trauma to the body and heart
If you are concerned about your or a loved one’s heart problems, it is important to talk to a doctor about interventional cardiology. Search our physician directory for an interventional cardiologist at the location most convenient to you.