• Surgery

    Angioplasty and stent placement - carotid artery

    You have an artery on each side of your neck called the carotid artery. This artery brings needed blood to your brain and face. The blood flow in this artery...

  • Surgery

    Angioplasty and stent placement - heart

    Coronary artery stent

    Angioplasty is a procedure to open narrowed or blocked blood vessels that supply blood to the heart. These blood vessels are called the coronary arteries. A...

  • Surgery

    Cardiac ablation procedures

    Cardiac ablation is a procedure that is used to scar small areas in your heart that may be causing your . This can prevent the abnormal electrical signals or...

  • Test

    Cardiac catheterization

    Cardiac catheterization is used to study the various functions of the heart or to obtain diagnostic information about the heart or its vessels.  A small incision is made in an artery or vein in the arm, neck, or groin.  The catheter is threaded through the artery or vein into the heart.  X-ray images called fluoroscopy are used to guide the insertion.  When the catheter is in place, dye is injected to visualize the structures and vessels within the heart.

    Cardiac catheterization involves passing a thin flexible tube (catheter) into the right or left side of the heart. The catheter is most often inserted from...

  • Test

    Coronary angiography

    Coronary angiography is performed to detect obstruction in the coronary arteries of the heart. During the procedure a catheter (thin flexible tube) is inserted into an artery in your arm or groin and then threaded carefully into the heart. The blood vessels of the heart are then studied by injection of contrast media through the catheter. A rapid succession of X-rays (fluoroscopy) is taken to view blood flow.

    Coronary angiography is a procedure that uses a special dye (contrast material) and x-rays to see how blood flows through the arteries in your heart.

  • Disease

    Coronary heart disease

    The interior of the heart is composed of valves, chambers, and associated vessels.

    Coronary heart disease (CHD) is a narrowing of the small blood vessels that supply blood and oxygen to the heart. CHD is also called coronary artery disease.

  • Surgery

    Heart pacemaker

    A pacemaker is a small, battery-operated electronic device which is inserted under the skin to help the heart beat regularly and at an appropriate rate. The pacemaker has leads that travel through a large vein to the heart, where the wires are anchored. The leads send the electrical impulses to the heart to tell it to beat.

    A pacemaker is a small, battery-operated device that senses when your heart is beating . It sends a signal to your heart that makes your heart beat at the...

  • Test

    His bundle electrography

    The electrocardiogram (ECG, EKG) is used extensively in the diagnosis of heart disease, from congenital heart disease in infants to myocardial infarction and myocarditis in adults.  Several different types of electrocardiogram exist.

    His bundle electrography is a test that measures electrical activity in a part of the heart that carries the signals that control the time between heartbeats...

  • Surgery

    Implantable cardioverter-defibrillator

    Implantable cardioverter-defibrillator

    An implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD) is a device that detects any life-threatening, rapid heartbeat. If such a heartbeat, called an , occurs, the...

  • Test

    Intracardiac electrophysiology study (EPS)

    The external structures of the heart include the ventricles, atria, arteries and veins. Arteries carry blood away from the heart while veins carry blood into the heart. The vessels colored blue indicate the transport of blood with relatively low content of oxygen and high content of carbon dioxide. The vessels colored red indicate the transport of blood with relatively high content of oxygen and low content of carbon dioxide.

    Intracardiac electrophysiology study (EPS) is a test to look at how well the heart’s electrical signals are working. It is used to check for abnormal...

  • Test

    Swan-Ganz - right heart catheterization

    Right heart catheterization involves the passage of a catheter (a thin flexible tube) into the right side of the heart to obtain diagnostic information about the heart and for continuous monitoring of heart function in critically ill patients.

    Swan-Ganz catheterization is the passing of a thin tube (catheter) into the right side of the heart and the arteries leading to the lungs to monitor the...