Heart Treatment Options
Banner Desert offers surgical and non-invasive treatments for heart disease. For each method there are several different approaches. Patients should speak with their doctor to determine what specific treatments they need.
A catheterization procedure is a minimally invasive way to treat some forms of heart disease.
Doctors do not surgically open the patient’s chest. They enter the heart through arteries in the legs or arms. Then they use special tools to inject dye, clear blocked arteries, or insert a stent (small stainless steel tube) when needed.
Banner Desert offers many cardiac catheterization and other non-surgical procedures:
- Angioplasty (balloon pump)
- Atherectomy (rotational)
- Peripheral vascular intervention
The medical staff at Banner Desert performs several hundred cardiac, thoracic and vascular surgeries annually:
- Abdominal and thoracic aortic aneurysm repairs
- Coronary artery bypass graft (CABG)
- Heart valve replacements or repairs
- ICD pacemaker implantation
- Peripheral vascular procedures
- Transthoracic procedures
For More Information
|Podcasts: Cardiac tests info|
|Animation: Stent Placement|
|Learn more about cardiac catheterization|