Interventional cardiologists perform minimally invasive procedures that rely on catheters and small incisions instead of traditional surgery. These procedures include balloon angioplasty to open blocked arteries, balloon valvuloplasty to widen a stiff or narrowed heart valve, implantation of coronary stents to hold open previously blocked arteries and cardiac catheterization.
Inova cardiologists are among a limited number nationwide who perform balloon mitral valvuloplasty for adults as a substitute for open heart surgery. Our physicians also conduct minimally invasive device closures for patients with atrial septal defect (ASD), patent foramen ovale (PFO) and patent ductus arteriosus (PDA).
Our experienced specialists perform thousands of procedures every year, including diagnostic cardiac catheterizations, percutaneous coronary interventions, percutaneous valvuloplasties and percutaneous ASD and PFO closures
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