Heart ProceduresPatient Education from Capital Cardiology Associates
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.
Atherectomy is a procedure used to open up narrowed coronary arteries to increase blood flow. It might be done if an artery has hard plaque with a lot of calcium. Atherectomy may make it easier for your doctor to place a stent in the artery.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.