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Cardiology is the study of the heart and related disease processes. As such, it includes coronary artery disease (blockages in heart blood vessels), valvular heart disease (leaky valves or blocked...Full AnswerHelpful? 1 person found this helpful.
An interventional cardiologist is a cardiologist who has undertaken specialized training to perform interventional procedures on the heart. Usually this consists of placing stents in the arteries of...Full Answer
Absolutely. Cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of mortality in the United States.Full Answer
Interventional procedures do NOT cure coronary artery disease. Interventional procedures can help restore flow to completely blocked arteries or improve flow to severely blocked arteries. However,...Full AnswerHelpful? 1 person found this helpful.
In general, yes. Most cardiologists perform catheterization and interventional procedures with conscious sedation. This generally consists of a pain medicine (opiate) intravenously such as fentanyl...Full Answer
Catheterization and interventional procedures are performed in the catheterization laboratory, a suite with X-ray equipment that allows imaging of the coroanry arteries. Generally catheterization labs...Full Answer