Interventional Cardiology

When you’re an interventional cardiology patient at Providence, our specialists provide minimally invasive treatments to give your heart the care it deserves. Our goal is to help you recover – and get back to the people you love – faster.

Why Choose Us for Your Interventional Cardiology?

As our interventional cardiology patient, you know you’re getting access to leading-edge, minimally invasive treatments that can help you return to physical activity faster. Here are three reasons thousands of patients choose us for their interventional cardiology treatment each year:

Our nationally known interventional cardiologists include specialists in chronic total occlusion (CTO), a special interventional cardiology procedure that can improve your quality of life. They work closely with a care team that may include electrophysiologists, cardiac and vascular surgeons, heart failure specialists and imaging specialists. You also may be treated by dietitians to help you make heart-healthy food choices and exercise physiologists to help you keep living life to its fullest.

Every cardiovascular patient at Providence benefits from a collaborative network that includes award-winning physicians, including 250 board-certified interventional cardiologists. Our network also includes scientists, researchers and caregivers across 51 hospitals in seven states. The power of our network is one of the reasons more than 400,000 heart patients choose us for their heart care each year.

We know that putting patients first leads to the best outcomes, so we don’t just care for your heart – we care for all it beats for. As part of our commitment to patient-centered care, our interventional cardiologists work closely with you to find a treatment that matches your health needs and goals.

About Interventional Cardiology

Interventional cardiology uses minimally invasive techniques instead of open heart surgery in some circumstances to fix heart problems. It’s one of the most common treatment types for heart attacks and blocked arteries. These procedures use a thin tube called a catheter, which is inserted into a blood vessel. Your doctor uses the catheter to unblock arteries or insert a stent to keep them open, and you can often go home on the same day as your procedure.


Interventional cardiology treatments help improve blood flow to your heart, relieve pain and can reduce your risk of a heart attack. These methods are less invasive than heart surgery and often result in shorter hospital stays, faster recovery times and a quicker return to physical activity.

Conditions Treated with Interventional Cardiology

We treat a wide range of heart conditions, including:

Interventional Cardiology Treatments We Perform

If you need interventional cardiology, your cardiovascular team will work with you to design the most effective treatment plan for your health needs, lifestyle and goals. And you know you’re in good hands, because we’ve been performing interventional cardiology for nearly 50 years. Here are some of the interventional cardiology treatments we offer:

  • Chronic total occlusion (CTO)
  • Coronary stents
  • Circulatory support for cardiogenic shock
  • Percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI)
  • Coronary atherectomy

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Meet the Team

At Providence, you'll have access to a vast network of dedicated and compassionate providers who offer personalized care by focusing on treatment, prevention and health education.

Patient Story

David Downey woke up one morning in a cold sweat and realized he might be having a heart attack. His Providence doctors used a catheter instead of surgery to insert a stent. David went home the next day and was back at work within a week, thanks to this minimally invasive procedure. Read David's Story

David Downey