Interventional cardiologists use tiny thin flexible tubing called catheters paired with special imaging to treat diseases that deal with the structure of the heart. Procedures are done in a special room called a catheterization lab or cath lab.
At Guthrie, our team of interventional cardiologists have advanced training in treating cardiovascular disease. They are actively involved in research.
- Alcohol septal ablation for hypertrophic cardiomyopathy
- Balloon valvuloplasty
- Cardiac catheterization
- Carotid angiography and stenting
- Coronary angioplasty, stenting, atherectomy and thrombectomy
- High-risk coronary angioplasty using left ventricular assist devices
- Minimally-invasive valve repair and replacement
- Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR)
- Peripheral vascular angiography and stenting
- Renal angiography and stenting
- Transradial catheterization
Cardiothoracic Surgery at Guthrie
- Board-certified interventional cardiology specialist: our cardiologists are specially trained in cardiovascular care and board-certified.
- The largest and most experienced heart care team in the region includes advanced practice providers; nurses; therapists; and diagnostic technicians, all trained in specialized care for your heart.
- Guthrie Heart and Vascular Care Center, located in Guthrie Robert Packer Hospital, is a state-of-the-art space for heart disease testing and treatment. Located near the emergency department and ICU, there are private patient rooms, cardiac catheterization labs, and a hybrid operating room. The unit is centered around quick efficient care of our patients.
- Hybrid operating room – the cardiac team can perform imaging studies in the sterile environment of the operating room. Patients do not need to move to another location in the hospital once a procedure has started. Additionally, having the ability to switch from minimally invasive to open procedures, if necessary, keeps the patient in the same room if the surgical team needs to change its approach. The cardiac team can diagnose as well as perform cardiovascular interventions in one room.