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What's the scope of interventional cardiology?
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Dr. Yash Khanna
Family Medicine
8 doctors agree
In brief: Branch of Cardiology
It is a branch of cardiology that deals with Catheter Based Treatment of Structural Heart Diseses It involves Cardiac Cathetrization and procedures like Angioplasty and stents placement and following procedures Valvuloplasty dilation of valves Congenital Heart Defect corection like ASD,VSD&PDA Percutaneous Valve Repair or Repacement Coronary Thrombectomy Vast Scope

In brief: Branch of Cardiology
It is a branch of cardiology that deals with Catheter Based Treatment of Structural Heart Diseses It involves Cardiac Cathetrization and procedures like Angioplasty and stents placement and following procedures Valvuloplasty dilation of valves Congenital Heart Defect corection like ASD,VSD&PDA Percutaneous Valve Repair or Repacement Coronary Thrombectomy Vast Scope
Dr. Yash Khanna
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Dr. Francis Uricchio
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
8 doctors agree
In brief: Multiple activities
An interventional cardiologist will typically perform cardiac catheterization, coronary angioplasty, coronary stenting, and primary pci for myocardial infarction.
A subset of interventional cardiologist will be involved in structural heart disease performing ASD closures, balloon valvuloplasty, and percutaneous aortic valve replacement (tavi).

In brief: Multiple activities
An interventional cardiologist will typically perform cardiac catheterization, coronary angioplasty, coronary stenting, and primary pci for myocardial infarction.
A subset of interventional cardiologist will be involved in structural heart disease performing ASD closures, balloon valvuloplasty, and percutaneous aortic valve replacement (tavi).
Dr. Francis Uricchio
Dr. Francis Uricchio
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Dr. Carlos Orrego
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
3 doctors agree
In brief: Stents
Interventional cardiology implant stents in the heart, carotids or lower extremities

In brief: Stents
Interventional cardiology implant stents in the heart, carotids or lower extremities
Dr. Carlos Orrego
Dr. Carlos Orrego
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Dr. Nassir Azimi
Clinical Lipidology
2 doctors agree
In brief: Getting broader.
Cardiology is getting broader scope over time.
Interventional cardiovascular physicians now do many different procedures including diagnostic angiography on the heart, the carotids, the renals and any peripheral vascular. They also do stents in these vascular beds. Additionally, closing pfo, vsd, ASD and performing ballon valve procedures and now even percutaneous valves are options.

In brief: Getting broader.
Cardiology is getting broader scope over time.
Interventional cardiovascular physicians now do many different procedures including diagnostic angiography on the heart, the carotids, the renals and any peripheral vascular. They also do stents in these vascular beds. Additionally, closing pfo, vsd, ASD and performing ballon valve procedures and now even percutaneous valves are options.
Dr. Nassir Azimi
Dr. Nassir Azimi
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Dr. Michael Becker
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
1 doctor agrees
In brief: In Addition...
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. Some interventionists perform pacemaker implantations ...Others, like myself, have experience and expertise in the treatment of peripheral vascular where angioplasty, stent placement and other tools are used to improve and reestablish circulation in the extremities, kidneys and carotid arteries.

In brief: In Addition...
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. Some interventionists perform pacemaker implantations ...Others, like myself, have experience and expertise in the treatment of peripheral vascular where angioplasty, stent placement and other tools are used to improve and reestablish circulation in the extremities, kidneys and carotid arteries.
Dr. Michael Becker
Dr. Michael Becker
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Dr. Vardhan Reddy
Surgery - Vascular
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Very good
Very good for now. Needs to train in endovascular as well.

In brief: Very good
Very good for now. Needs to train in endovascular as well.
Dr. Vardhan Reddy
Dr. Vardhan Reddy
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Dr. Christian Assad
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
In brief: IC
Interventional cardiology is the subspecialty of cardiology that intervenes invasively on cardiovascular issues.
Ranging from coronary stenting, carotid stenting, peripheral vascular disease intervention and more.

In brief: IC
Interventional cardiology is the subspecialty of cardiology that intervenes invasively on cardiovascular issues.
Ranging from coronary stenting, carotid stenting, peripheral vascular disease intervention and more.
Dr. Christian Assad
Dr. Christian Assad
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Dr. Frank Amico
Internal Medicine
In brief: Interventional
An interventional cardiologist is someone who does an extra fellowship after cardiology.
They specialized in catheter related interventions. For example, if someone has chest pain or a heart attack often an interventional cardiologist will do a catheterization. If he finds a blockage significant enough, he can stent it. The field is now expanding into structural heart disease as well.

In brief: Interventional
An interventional cardiologist is someone who does an extra fellowship after cardiology.
They specialized in catheter related interventions. For example, if someone has chest pain or a heart attack often an interventional cardiologist will do a catheterization. If he finds a blockage significant enough, he can stent it. The field is now expanding into structural heart disease as well.
Dr. Frank Amico
Dr. Frank Amico
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