Interventional Cardiology

Interventional cardiology is a branch of cardiology that deals specifically with the catheter based treatment of structural heart diseases. Andreas Gruentzig is considered the father of interventional cardiology after the development of angioplasty by interventional radiologist Charles Dotter. The main advantages of using the interventional cardiology or radiology approach are the avoidance of the scars and pain, and long post-operative recovery. Additionally, interventional cardiology procedure of primary angioplasty is now the gold standard of care for an acute myocardial infarction. It involves the extraction of clots from occluded coronary arteries and deployment of stents and balloons through a small hole made in a major artery, which has given it the name "pin-hole surgery" (as opposed to "key-hole surgery").The practice of interventional cardiology will undoubtedly be different in the next decade. Coronary intervention will remain the dominant procedure for the interventionalist, and the number of procedures will grow slowly as the population ages. The increase in peripheral interventions probably will be greater than for coronary, but the greatest and most profound change will be in the growth of valvular heart disease interventions

  • Cardiac catheterization
  • Angioplasty/Percutaneous coronary intervention
  • Stent procedure
  • Embolic protection
  • Percutaneous valve repair
  • Balloon valvuloplasty
  • Atherectomy
  • Coronary thrombectomy
  • Peripheral Arterial Diseases

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19th Annual Cardiology Conference
(10 Plenary Forums - 1 Event)

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20th European Cardiology Conference

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3rd Global Summit on Heart Diseases

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International Heart Conference

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22nd World Cardiology Conference

Rome, Italy
February 19-21, 2018

23rd European Heart Disease and Heart Failure Congress

Paris, France
June 11-13, 2018

24th Annual Cardiologists Conference

Barcelona, Spain

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