Interventional cardiologists perform cardiac catheterization to diagnose
and treat coronary artery disease (CAD). CAD is a buildup of plaque in
the arteries, which causes the arteries to narrow and restrict blood flow.
If left untreated CAD may result in a heart attack. These physicians also
treat aortic valve disease, patent foramen ovale (a heart defect), and
peripheral artery disease in the legs.
Types of Interventional Cardiology
- Cardiac Catheterization and Percutaneous Coronary Intervention
- Transradial Cardiac Catheterization
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