Interventional Cardiology

Our specialists include the nation’s top experts in minimally invasive heart-valve repair and replacement, and Swedish hospitals serve as a training centers for leading-edge interventional cardiology techniques.

Minimally Invasive Cardiac Treatment

Many conditions that formerly required open-heart surgery can now be treated with nonsurgical interventional procedures which use techniques and technologies that typically minimize pain, risk and recovery time.

Interventional cardiology procedures are catheter-based to minimize pain and promote a quick recovery for many conditions. Common procedures include, but are not limited to:

  • Balloon angioplasty
  • Balloon valvuloplasty
  • Coronary stent deployment
  • Endomyocardial biopsy
  • Endovascular treatment of carotid and peripheral arterial occlusive disease
  • Intravascular imaging (ultrasound and optical coherence tomography)
  • Patent Foramen Ovale (PFO) and Atrial Septal Defect (ASD) closures
  • Percutaneous left atrial appendage closure
  • Percutaneous treatment of acute pulmonary embolism
  • Percutaneous implementation of mechanical circulatory support
  • Septal ablation for hypertrophic cardiomyopathy
  • Valve repair and replacement

Providers Specializing in Interventional Cardiology

At Swedish, you'll have access to a vast network of dedicated and compassionate providers who offer personalized care by focusing on treatment, prevention and health education.