Interventional Cardiology

Call 352.265.0820 to refer a patient to an interventional cardiologist.

UF Health Interventional Cardiology Faculty

Cardiac catheterization is used to view the heart and coronary arteries. It allows cardiologists to see the blood flow to and from the heart, view the chambers of the heart and the action of the heart valves and check for any defects in the wall of the heart. In addition, it can locate blockages or narrowing of the coronary arteries. Based on this information, the cardiologist can determine if a patient may benefit from interventional treatments such as angioplasty or if surgery is needed. Our interventional cardiologists offer all the latest catheter-based treatments for cardiovascular disease. These include:

Treatment of coronary artery disease, including:

  • Angioplasty
  • Stenting
  • Thrombectomy
  • Treatment of in-stent restenosis
  • PCI in patients deemed high-risk for bypass surgery, including multi-vessel and left main disease, reduced ejection fraction, and single conduit
  • Use of mechanical support devices as adjunctive therapy for  high-risk PCI and cardiogenic shock
  • Rotational or orbital altherectomy
  • Vein graft interventions, including use of distal embolic protection devices

Treatment of Peripheral Arterial Disease

  • Angioplasty
  • Stenting
  • Atherectomy
  • Thrombectomy
  • Alternative access
  • Complex therapies for critical limb ischemia

Treatment of Structural Heart Disease

  • TAVR (Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement)
    • Treatment of high, intermediate and low-risk patients
    • Treatment of surgical or transcatheter aortic valve disease
    • Enrollment in TAVR clinical trials
  • Transcatheter treatment of mitral valve disease
    • Transcatheter therapy of surgically implanted mitral valves
    • Percutaneous treatment of mitral regurgitation with MitraClip
    • Balloon valvuloplasty for rheumatic mitral valve disease
    • Transcatheter treatment of mitral stenosis in the setting of mitral annular calcification
  • Percutaneous closure of perivalvular leaks, AV fistulae, and vascular pseudo-aneurysms
  • Transcatheter treatment of Patent Foramen Ovale (PFO), Atrial Septal Defects (ASD), and Ventricular Septal Defects (VSD)

Patients also have access to percutaneous treatment for other conditions including hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, chronic total occlusion (CTO) and atrial septal defects. Most interventional cardiology procedures are performed on an outpatient basis, and no hospital overnight stay is required.

Learn more about our offerings for patients in our brochure: Heart Valve Treatment Program.