Interventional Cardiology

If you need a minimally invasive heart or vascular procedure, trust the experienced heart specialists at Essentia Health. We use the latest techniques and technology to ensure your best possible outcome.

Interventional cardiologists use long, thin tubes (catheters) and tiny incisions to perform procedures. Compared to traditional surgery, you’ll have smaller scars, less risk of pain and complications, and a faster recovery time.

What's an Interventional Cardiologist?

An interventional cardiologist is a heart doctor with specialized training in the treatment of heart diseases using catheter-based procedures like angioplasty and stenting.

Types of Procedures

The type of procedure you will have will depend on your specific condition. Your care team will answer your questions, explain your choices, and tell you what to expect before, during, and after the procedure. Treatments may include:

  • Atrial septal defect (ASD) closure
  • Balloon angioplasty
  • Balloon valvuloplasty (BAV) for stenosis
  • Coronary stenting
  • Left atrial appendage occlusion
  • Patent foramen ovale (PFO) closure
  • Percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI)
  • Ventricular septal defect (VSD) closure
  • Transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR)
  • Mitral valve repair and replacement, which uses a MitraClip® device to repair a leaky mitral valve

Learn more about heart surgery at Essentia.

Follow-Up Care

Learn how cardiac rehabilitation can help you strengthen your heart after an interventional cardiology procedure.

Ask for a Referral

You’ll need a referral from your primary care provider or a specialist for this service.