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Cardiac Catheterization & Intervention

Cardiac catheterization refers to a variety of invasive procedures used for the diagnosis of heart disease, including coronary artery disease.

Coronary intervention (angioplasty) refers to a variety procedures used for the treatment of coronary artery disease. For many patients these treatments may provide an alternative to medical or surgical therapy.

Non-invasive Cardiac Testing

As early as 1930 changes in the electrocardiogram were recognized as indicating decreased blood flow to the heart and producing the clinical condition of angina pectoris.

Over the next 40 years, use of the electrocardiogram combined with graded exercise (on a stationary bicycle or on a treadmill) became the predominant noninvasive test using the assessment of patient’s with potential cardiovascular disease.

Vascular & Endovascular Medicine

We offer state-of-the-art care to all our patients. Patients with vascular disease often have multiple medical problems including coronary artery disease.

Having a cardiac background, our physicians understand well the nuances of these issues and are able to improve the safety of these often complex procedures.

Structural Heart Disease

In the past the major focus of clinical activity in cardiac catheterization labs has involved the diagnosis and treatment of patients with coronary artery disease. Recently there has been an emphasis on treating certain conditions that the previously could only be addressed with open-heart surgery. These conditions include valvular heart disease along with other abnormalities of the heart that are grouped under the category of structural heart disease.

    • 15 JUN 15

    Largest CTO Program in New England

    The Hartford Hospital Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory has established the largest coronary angioplasty program in New England for the treatment of coronary arteries that have been completely occluded for prolonged periods of time – coronary artery chronic total occlusions (CTO). Historically, this subgroup of coronary artery occlusions has been difficult to treat with angiplasty. Recent technological

    • 28 MAY 15
    Basics of Endovascular Intervention Paperback – December 20, 2012

    Basics of Endovascular Intervention Paperback – December 20, 2012

    by Immad R. Sadiq MD (Author), Talhat Azemi MD (Author), Francis J. Kiernan MD (Author), Feras A. Elbash MD (Author), Firas S. Almahasneh MD (Author) http://www.amazon.com/Basics-Endovascular-Intervention-Immad-Sadiq/dp/0988731401/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1432231547&sr=8-1&keywords=immad+sadiq