Access specialized care from skilled interventional cardiologists at Palos Health. Thanks to minimally invasive techniques and advanced technology, you may return to your daily activities as quickly and safely as possible.
Top Hospital for Interventional Care
Your choice for high-quality cardiovascular care in Illinois is Palos Health. We’re recognized as one of America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Coronary Intervention Procedures by Healthgrades, a leading organization that ranks health care services in the U.S.
What’s Interventional Cardiology?
Interventional cardiology procedures diagnose and treat heart and vascular problems. A cardiologist with advanced training will use long, thin tubes (catheters), imaging technology, and minimally invasive techniques.
How You Benefit
Your doctor may recommend an interventional cardiology procedure with a small incision rather than a traditional (open) surgery that uses a large incision. This means you may benefit from:
- Faster recovery
- Less pain
- Reduced risk of infection
If your procedure is done to diagnose the cause of symptoms, and your cardiologist finds the problem, your doctor may be able to treat it during the same procedure.
Cardiac Catheterization Labs
Feel confident your procedure will go smoothly in our dedicated cardiac catheterization labs where your care team will use catheters guided by imaging machines to perform your procedure.
Care & Treatment
Depending on your symptoms and other factors, your doctor may recommend:
- Angiography – Uses contrast dye to highlight heart artery vessel sizes and blood flow patterns which can detect blockages caused by plaque buildup
- Balloon angioplasty (percutaneous coronary intervention, or PCI) – Opens a blocked or narrowed artery with a tiny balloon and sometimes places a tiny tube called a stent to keep the artery open
- Fractional flow reserve – Measures blood flow through clogged heart arteries to determine if you need treatment to open them
- Intravascular ultrasound – Provides detailed information about blockages in the blood vessels
- Optical coherence tomography – Creates high-resolution images of blood vessels and any plaque inside
- Transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) – Replaces a narrowed aortic valve in the heart with an artificial implant
If you have an arrhythmia (heart rhythm disorder), rely on our skilled providers to accurately diagnose the condition and restore a normal heartbeat. We offer:
- Electrophysiology (EP) studies – Thread thin wires through a blood vessel into your heart to check for arrhythmias
- Radiofrequency ablation – Uses energy to treat a small part of heart tissue that makes your heart beat irregularly