Inova Heart and Vascular Institute is recognized nationally for its leadership in the diagnosis and treatment of coronary artery disease from its beginning to most advanced stages.

Our physicians treat many patients with coronary artery disease. Each year nearly 2,500 percutaneous coronary interventions were performed to open blocked coronary arteries and restore blood flow to the heart tissue without open heart surgery. Because a large number of these procedures were performed with minimally invasive technology, requiring only small incisions, many patients did not require a hospital stay.

In fact, about 54 percent of the percutaneous coronary interventions used an outpatient setting as compared to a nationwide average of 23 percent.

Most often, coronary artery disease is initially diagnosed and managed by a cardiologist. Depending on the course of treatment, other specialists who may be involved in a patient’s care could include interventional cardiologists, cardiac surgeons, and vascular surgeons.