Minimally Invasive Procedures
Our cardiac specialists perform the full range of minimally invasive heart procedures.
Percutaneous Coronary Interventions (PCIs)
PCIs are used to clear blocked arteries in the heart. To perform a PCI, your interventional cardiologist will make a small incision in your arm or groin area. He or she then threads a thin, flexible tube called a catheter to the blocked area.
Percutaneous Peripheral Interventions
In a condition called peripheral vascular disease, arteries throughout the body become blocked or narrowed. Percutaneous peripheral interventions use catheters to deliver various treatments to open these areas.
Several treatments can open blocked carotid arteries, which carry blood to your brain. Your doctor will insert a catheter through a small incision in your groin. This catheter can be used to place a thin mesh tube called a stent to keep the artery open. Balloon angioplasty can also be performed during this procedure.
Minimally Invasive Aortic Valve Replacement
If you have a defect in one of your heart valves, your interventional cardiologist can repair it with one of several techniques. In some cases, the valve is replaced.
Septal Defect and Patent Foramen Ovale Closure
Babies who are born with defects in the walls of their heart may need surgery right away. In some cases the surgery can wait, and may even be done later in life. These defects can often be repaired with minimally invasive procedures.
Robotically Assisted, Minimally Invasive Bypass Surgery
Some cardiac artery blockages need to be opened with coronary artery bypass surgery (CABG). Emory specialists can perform a minimally invasive technique for this surgery that uses robotic technology.
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