What Is Interventional Cardiology?

Interventional cardiology is a branch of cardiac care in which physicians use invasive techniques to clear blockages in the heart or learn more about how blood is moving through the heart. These procedures can be life-saving when applied during a heart attack or they can prevent a heart attack from occurring in the first place.

Cardiac catheterization is one interventional cardiology procedure in which the physician gets a firsthand look at how the heart is pumping blood and where any blockages may be found. Angioplasty may accompany catheterization if a blockage is present. This procedure uses a balloon catheter to open blockages and clear the arteries.

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Los Robles Hospital is in the top 10% of the nation’s hospitals for acute heart attack outcomes, and we offer a complete range of interventional cardiology services to support our heart attack care. For a closer look at the Heart Center at Los Robles in Thousand Oaks, visit our website or call (805) 497-2727 to reach our Consult-A-Nurse healthcare referral line.

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