The interventional cardiologists on the Baylor Scott & White The Heart Hospital – Plano medical staff are highly skilled at diagnosing and treating heart problems with cardiac catheterization. Whether it is a diagnosis for a heart disorder or an emergency treatment for a guest experiencing chest pain or a heart attack, we can help with your treatment options.
Specialists use catheterization to diagnose and treat many heart problems. Unlike surgery, which requires large incisions, cardiac catheterization involves inserting a catheter, a thin flexible tube, through a small nick in the groin or wrist and guiding it to the arteries of the heart. This usually means you have less discomfort, heal faster and get back to your life more quickly than with open heart surgery.
Safety and quality are carefully monitored by a panel of physicians who review every angioplasty procedure done in our hospital. All of these procedures are also reported to a national quality registry.