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Electrophysiology Studies

An EP study helps your physician locate areas within the heart that may be causing an abnormal rhythm. What to Expect A catheter is inserted through your groin and guided through your artery up into your heart. The physician can send impulses to stimulate the heart, allowing the physician to

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Acute MI (Heart Attack) Interventions

Acute myocardial infarction, or myocardial infarction, is more commonly known as a heart attack. Different treatment options to be considered include angioplasty and stent placement, thrombolytic therapy (clot-busting medication) alone or with other medications, and/or coronary artery by-pass surgery. What is an Acute MI? A heart attack occurs when the

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Cardiac Catheterizations

Cardiac catheterization is a test to evaluate the health of your heart and coronary arteries. What to Expect It is used to monitor the blood flow and blood pressure in the chambers of your heart and blood flow within your coronary arteries. Defects in the movement of the heart wall

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heart anatomy illustration: transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR)

Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR)

When a patient is diagnosed with aortic valve stenosis and he or she is not a good candidate for surgery, transcatheter aortic valve replacement is a minimally invasive treatment option. Without opening up the person’s chest, the TAVR procedure relieves the side effects of the condition, which include tightness in

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