Interventional cardiology involves non-surgical procedures that treat coronary artery disease, valvular heart disease, and congestive heart failure. At MHVI, we offer a full range of diagnostic and therapeutic procedures, including diagnostic coronary angiograms, intravascular ultrasound, coronary angioplasty and stenting, as well as balloon valvuloplasty and transcutaneous valve replacement or repair which do not require open heart surgery.
Our Interventional Cardiology program was created on April 29, 1989, when Dr. Brian Anderson performed our first percutaneous coronary intervention (angioplasty) at Mercy Hospital. Our team includes six interventional cardiologists with over 75 years of clinical experience.
MHVI offers treatment for complex coronary disease such as chronic total occlusions. We offer treatment for congenital heart disorders (i.e. atrial septal defect or patent foramen ovale) by using implantable devices which can circumvent the need for open heart surgery. We provide state-of-the-art percutaneous valve therapies (e.g. transaortic valve replacement (TAVR) and MitraClip) for our patients with advanced age and severe illnesses who are not candidates for open heart valve surgery. MHVI remains active in clinical research, delivering the most up to date therapies and devices available.