Interventional cardiology is a sub-specialty of cardiology that deals specially with the catheter based treatment of structural heart diseases.
Through catheterization a large number of procedures can be performed on the heart.
Different Interventional Cardiology procedures include, Angioplasty, Percutaneous coronary intervention, Valvuloplasty, Congenital heart defect correction, Percutaneous valve replacement, Percutaneous valve repair and Coronary thrombectomy.
The major advantages of using the interventional cardiology or radiology methods are the prevention of the scars, pain, and long post-operative recovery. In the US and Canada, interventional cardiologists requires a minimum of 7 years post-graduate medical education and those who wanted to do specialization in different structural heart procedure need up to 9 years of post-graduate medical education.
- Track 1-1. Cardiac catheterization
- Track 1-2. AngioplastyPercutaneous coronary intervention
- Track 1-3. Embolic protection
- Track 1-4. Percutaneous valve repair
- Track 1-5. Balloon valvuloplasty
- Track 1-6. Atherectomy
- Track 1-7. Coronary thrombectomy
- Track 1-8. Peripheral Arterial Diseases