Transcatheter Treatment

Occasionally, to diagnose or treat your condition, the doctors will need to prescribe a transcatheter treatment, which requires a catheter to be put in through the wrist or groin and carefully guided to the heart or problem area.
Our Transcatheter Treatment Center offers intravascular ultrasounds, coronary fractional flow measurement, and coronary angioplasty, or coronary stent.

Intravascular ultrasounds are mainly done of the arteries of the heart. They are used in the coronary arteries to determine the amount of plaque built up at any particular point in the coronary artery. Fractional flow reserve is used to measure pressure differences before and after a narrow point in an artery to determine if the narrowing is impeding oxygen delivery to the heart muscle. Angioplasty is a procedure in which a narrowed section of the coronary artery is widened, which is done to increase blood flow to the heart muscle.

If your doctor prescribes a transcatheter treatment, our office will care for your heart.