Heart Procedures

Patient Education from Capital Cardiology Associates

Heart Procedures

If you have a heart problem, your doctor may want you to have a procedure or surgery done, or a device implanted. Below is an overview of some of these.

You should always discuss a procedure with your doctor, so you know exactly what’s involved during and after. It’s a good idea to have someone with you, to help you ask questions and remember information.

Click on the image below to see the procedures and services performed by the cardiologists at Capital Cardiology Associates.

AAA Endovascular Repair
This procedure is designed to strengthen a weakened, bulging aorta (a large artery in the abdomen). The physician will place one or more fabric-covered hollow mesh tubes, into the aorta to support the aorta’s walls.
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Balloon Angioplasty
This nonsurgical procedure widens a narrowed aorta. During the procedure, a balloon is inflated inside the narrowed aorta to expand the blood vessel.
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Cardiac Catheterization
This procedure help patients with heart issues, severe burns, organ failure or other serious problems.
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Carotid Endarterectomy
This surgical procedure is performed to remove plaque from the carotid arteries that supply oxygen to the brain. Severe plaque in the carotid arteries can cause a major stroke.
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Catheter Ablation
Catheter ablation is an invasive procedure used to remove a faulty electrical pathway from the hearts of those who are prone to developing cardiac arrhythmias.
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Cardiac CT Scanning
Capital Cardiology Associates uses a state-of-the-art multi-row detector CT scanner. With multi-slice scanning, it is possible to acquire high-resolution three-dimensional images of the moving heart and great vessels.
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Coronary Artery Stenting
During this procedure, a coronary stent (a tube) is placed in the coronary arteries that supply the heart, to keep the arteries open in the treatment of coronary heart disease.
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Defibrillator Implantation
In this procedure, a small device called an electrical impulse generator is implanted in the chest to monitor and regulate the rhythm of the heart.
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Diagnostic Imaging
The Diagnostic Imaging Center at Corporate Woods offers quality imaging and nuclear medicine, echocardiography, exercise stress testing and Holter monitoring
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Electrocardiography (ECG, EKG)
This is test of your heart. It lets your doctor see how well your heart is working. A doctor can use this test to find out if you have a heart problem, or to monitor a heart problem your doctor already knows you have.
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Heart Tests
Testing can reveal the structural and functional health of the heart, and can help in the diagnosis of coronary artery disease or other heart conditions.
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Left Atrial Appendage Closure
Left atrial appendage closure (LAAC) is a treatment strategy to reduce the risk of left atrial appendage blood clots from entering the bloodstream and causing a stroke in patients with non-valvular atrial fibrillation (AF).
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Other Invasive Services
Learn more about Angiography, Carotid endarterectomy (CEA), and Endovenous laser treatment.
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Nuclear Stress Testing
This diagnostic procedure creates images of blood flow through the heart while the heart is at rest and while the heart is beating quickly from physical exertion.
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Pacemaker
A pacemaker is a small device implanted in the chest to regulate the beat of the heart.
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PET Scan
Cardiac Positron Emission Tomography (PET) exams help to evaluate heart health by measuring the blood flow brought by the coronary arteries to the heart muscle.
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Pulmonary Artery Catheterization (PAC)
You may need a pulmonary artery catheter to see how well your heart and lungs are working. It is often used for people in intensive care.
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Transesophageal Echocardiogram (TEE)
In this non-surgical outpatient procedure, a small, flexible tube containing a probe is inserted into the esophagus to provide live images of the heart.
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Traditional Coronary Artery Bypass Graft (CABG) Surgery
During this procedure, the surgeon bypasses a severely blocked artery in the heart with a healthy blood vessel. This restores vital blood flow to the heart muscle.
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