Cardiac catheterization (also called cardiac cath or coronary angiogram) is an invasive imaging procedure that allows your doctor to evaluate your heart function. You can trust that your care is in good hands with our specialists at the Cardiovascular Institute.
PCI, formerly known as angioplasty with stent is a non-surgical procedure that uses a catheter (a thin flexible tube) to place a small structure called a stent to open up blood vessels in the heart that have been narrowed by plaque buildup, a condition known as atherosclerosis.
CardioMEMS is a small sensor—the size of a small paperclip—that is placed directly into a patient's pulmonary artery, which connects the heart and the lungs. In a minimally invasive outpatient procedure, doctors use the femoral vein in the groin to thread the sensor up to the heart.
When you need skilled, complex heart and vascular care, you deserve the award-winning expertise offered at Carilion Clinic’s Cardiovascular Institute (CVI).
As our region’s leader in heart and vascular health, CVI sets the standard for care. The award-winning team combines continuous research and the latest technological advances with patient-centered care to ensure your best possible outcome. Our patients experience better surgical outcomes, fewer complications and faster recovery times. Every member of our team is dedicated to world-class care, continuous innovation… and your heart.
Our team of specialists provide care at the Cardiovascular Institute in several locations throughout southwest Virginia. Our board-certified, fellowship-trained providers evaluate and treat thousands of patients each year.