Peripheral Vascular Intervention Cardiology

PTCA, or Percutaneous Transluminal Coronary Angioplasty, is a minimally invasive procedure that opens blocked coronary arteries to improve blood flow to the heart muscle.

Peripheral Vascular Interventions are interventional cardiology treatments that use a flexible, hollow tube (catheter) to access blood vessels outside the heart. 

A Stent is a small mesh tube typically used to hold open passages in the body, such as weak or narrowed blood vessels

Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR) is a less invasive way to replace a diseased aortic valve compared to open heart surgery

What is TAVR?

The transcatheter aortic valve replacement is an alternative to the invasive open heart surgery. This procedure is used to repair a diseased valve without surgically removing it. This replacement valve is inserted through a catheter in the valve site, similar to a stent. Once the replacement valve is fully expanded the diseased valve will disperse and the tissue of the replacement will take charge regulating the flow of blood through the valve.