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Interventional Cardiology is a subspecialty of cardiology that focuses on the diagnosis and medical treatment of adult patients with acute and chronic forms of cardiovascular disease via minimally-invasive catheter-based therapy. Techniques include, but are not limited to, balloon angioplasty, coronary stent deployment, balloon valvuloplasty, and valve repair and replacement. These catheter-based interventions minimize pain, risk and recovery for many conditions.

The International Heart Institute of Montana has a robust, multi-disciplinary valve clinic and structural heart program that is the most experienced and largest in the state of Montana.

Delivering cutting-edge, collaborative care

Our experienced, board-certified interventional cardiologists employ the very latest technology in two, full-service catheterization suites and a specially-equipped hybrid suite for performing percutaneous valve replacements. Our interventional cardiologists work closely with their cardiology and cardiothoracic surgeon colleagues to deliver comprehensive, individualized care to Montanans.

Our interventional cardiologists work closely with their cardiology and cardiothoracic surgeon colleagues to deliver comprehensive, individualized care to Montanans.

  • Coronary artery disease including chronic total occlusion
  • Aortic valve disease
  • Mitral valve disease
  • Tricuspid valve disease
  • Heart failure
  • Cardiomyopathy, ischemic and non-ischemic
  • Idiopathic hypertrophic cardiomyopathy
  • Patent Ductus Arteriosus in adults
  • Patent Foramen Ovale in adults
  • Atrial Septal Defect in adults
  • Perivalvular leaks
  • Heart rhythm disturbances requiring pacemakers
  • Peripheral arterial disease
  • Upper extremity: subclavian and brachial arteries
  • Lower extremity: femoral, iliac and popliteal arteries
  • Renal arteries
  • Mesenteric arteries 

Our experienced, board-certified interventional cardiologists employ the very latest technology in two, full-service catheterization suites and a specially equipped hybrid suite for performing percutaneous valve replacements. 

  • Coronary interventions:
    • Cardiac catheterization using adjunctive diagnostic tools:
      • Fractional flow reserve (FFR)
      • Optical Coherence tomography (OCT)
      • Intravascular ultrasound (IVUS)
      • Intracardiac echocardiogram (ICE)
    • Coronary stenting, both drug-eluding and bare-metal
    • Coronary balloon angioplasty
    • Coronary ROTOBLATOR atherectomy and orbital atherectomy
    • Complex chronic total occlusion intervention
    • Ventricular assist with balloon pump and Impella
  • Peripheral artery interventions:
    • Balloon angioplasty
    • Stenting
    • Atherectomy
  • Alcohol septal ablation
  • Permanent pacemaker implantation
  • Loop recorder implantation
  • Cardioversion
  • Structural heart interventions:
    • Percutaneous valve therapies:
      • Transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR)
      • Transcatheter mitral valve replacement (TMVR)
      • Transcatheters tricuspid valve replacement (TTVR)
      • Percutaneous mitral valve repair with MitraCLip
      • Aortic valvuloplasty
      • Mitral valvuloplasty
    • Atrial septal defect closure
    • Patent foramen ovale closure
    • Patent ductus arteriosus closure
    • Ventricular septal defect closure
    • Percutaneous fistula closure
    • Paravalvular leak closure
    • Left atrial appendage closure/Watchman

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