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Interventional Cardiology

Interventional Cardiology

When you evaluate medical care and treatment for your or your child’s heart condition, you
and your doctor may consider an option that reduces the need for open-heart surgery by
using corrective procedures available through the OU Health Interventional Cardiology
program in Oklahoma City and Tulsa.

Minimally Invasive Heart Procedures

At OU Health, you’ll find the skill and experience at to diagnose a wide range of heart-
related problems in people of all ages from premature infants to adults. For the advanced
techniques that can correct complex cardiac abnormalities, including congenital conditions,
choose OU Health for interventional cardiology, Oklahoma’s first and most comprehensive
program of its kind.

Instead of – or in addition to – traditional open surgery, interventional cardiology uses
minimally invasive procedures that involve threading thin tubes, known as catheters,
through blood vessels to find and treat problems in the vessels and heart.

After you complete appropriate tests, you’ll work with our OU Health interventional
cardiologist and a team of heart and vascular specialists to develop an accurate diagnosis
and an individualized treatment plan with the best approach for your or your child’s specific

Request an Appointment

Request an appointment with an OU Health interventional cardiologist or cardiac specialist.

Call (405) 271-7001

How You Benefit from Interventional Cardiology

Minimally invasive techniques used in interventional cardiology typically result in faster
recovery, less pain and scarring, less blood loss and quicker return to everyday life, work
and the activities you love.

You also benefit from the extensive experience of OU Health interventional cardiologists,
who perform and support hundreds of highly technical invasive and interventional
procedures each year.

Complex & Congenital Heart Treatments

Depend on OU Health interventional cardiologists to treat complex and congenital heart
conditions with minimally invasive, catheter-based procedures when appropriate, as well
as a hybrid approach that combines transcatheter intervention with a surgical procedure.

Interventional techniques, including angioplasty, can:

  • Correct congenital heart conditions such as patent foramen ovale (PFO) or atrial and ventricular septal defects
  • Dilate narrowed arteries or veins
  • Gather samples of blood or heart muscle tissue
  • Open or replace narrowed heart valves
  • Place stents to maintain blood flow in arteries or veins
  • Remove blood clots and blockages from coronary arteries

Explore additional interventional cardiology services available through the OU Health Cardiac Catherization & Electrophysiology Lab.

Advanced Treatments for Heart Health

Members of your OU Health interventional team understand the latest evidence-based cardiovascular medicine and participate in a wide range of innovative research, clinical
trials and device studies. That means you benefit from early access to treatment options
often available nowhere else in Oklahoma, such as advanced diagnostic techniques, a
hybrid treatment approach and the latest heart care devices, including pacemakers,
implantable cardioverter-defibrillators (ICDs) and valve replacement implantation options
for qualified people, which gives you more ways to enhance your quality of life.

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Your Expert Heart Care Team

At OU Health, you’ll work with a team of extensively trained heart care experts, including
board-certified interventional cardiologists, highly specialized anesthesiologists, cardiac
surgeons, nurses and other healthcare professionals who understand the latest
achievements in evidence-based cardiovascular medicine.

Each member of your extensively experienced heart care team contributes to your positive
participation in the OU Health Cardiovascular Institute program and provides
comprehensive care supported by leading research and technology.

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