Cardiology Services

Waterbury Hospital - 10_21_2015

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At Waterbury Hospital, our highly trained cardiologists perform various non-surgical procedures for diagnosing and treating cardiovascular disease in patients with coronary, valvular, peripheral vascular disease and other cardiovascular diseases.

Our cardiologists perform the following procedures using state-of-the-art equipment and technology:

Angioplasty and stenting (also called percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI)  – opens blocked arteries and restores normal blood flow to the heart muscle.  It is done by threading a catheter (thin tube) through a small puncture in a leg or arm artery to the heart. The blocked artery is opened by inflating a tiny balloon in it.   Complex PCI procedures are also conducted using a small heart pump called the Impella.

Atherectomy – removes plaque from a blood vessel. The catheter is inserted into the artery through a small puncture in the artery, and it is performed under local anesthesia.

Cardiac catheterization - used to diagnose and treat some heart conditions.  A long, thin, flexible tube called a catheter is put into a blood vessel in the arm, groin (upper thigh), or neck and threaded to the  heart. Through the catheter, the cardiologist can perform diagnostic tests and treatments on a patient's heart.

Implantable  defibrillators  (ICD)  - helps control life-threatening arrhythmias, especially those that can cause sudden cardiac arrest (SCA).  Similar to a pacemaker, this small device is placed in the chest or abdomen.

Pacemaker Insertion – helps to control abnormal heart rhythms through the use of a small device (pacemaker) that's placed in the chest or abdomen.  This device, used to treat arrhythmias, uses electrical pulses to prompt the heart to beat at a normal rate.