Bay Area Heart Cardiologists provide a complete range of cardiac services

Interventional Procedures
CARDIAC CATHETERIZATION

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Cardiac catheterization is a specialized diagnostic procedure in which catheters are inserted into the arteries or veins in the groin and advanced into or around the heart. Pictures (angiograms) are obtained of the coronary arteries that supply blood to the heart muscle (coronary angiography or arteriography), and measurements are made within the heart’s chambers to evaluate the heart valve and heart muscle function. Angiograms give information about the presence and extent of narrowing of the coronary arteries due to arteriosclerosis (“hardening of the arteries” or coronary artery disease). Intravascular ultrasound (IVUS) is a procedure utilizing a miniaturized ultrasound probe in conjunction with coronary angiography to identify arteriosclerotic plaque.

TRANS RADIAL CARDIAC CATHERIZATION

Trans radial cardiac cauterization is performed through wrist artery instead of conventional groin (femoral artery) in cardiac cath lab. Cardiologists at Bay Area Heart are expert in performing

BENEFITS OF TRANS RADIAL CARDIAC CATHETERIZATION

  • diagnose and treat problems that may cause heart attack or stroke
  • identify blockages or narrowing that could cause chest pain
  • early ambulation
  • less discomfort and much fewer bleeding complications
  • obtain information for the best treatment.
CORONARY ANGIOPLASTY AND STENTING
PERIPHERAL ARTERY DISEASE (PAD) TREATMENT
Non- Invasive Treatments
Hypertension

Hypertension, also referred to as high blood pressure, is a condition in which the arteries have persistently elevated blood pressure. Every time the human heart beats, it pumps blood to the whole body through the arteries.

Blood pressure is the force of blood pushing up against the blood vessel walls. The higher the pressure the harder the heart has to pump.

Hypertension can lead to damaged organs, as well as several illnesses, such as renal failure (kidney failure), aneurysm, heart failure, stroke, orheart attack. Researchers from UC Davis reported in the Journal of the American Academy of Neurology that high blood pressure during middle age may raise the risk of cognitive decline later in life.

The normal level for blood pressure is below 120/80, where 120 represents the systolic measurement (peak pressure in the arteries) and 80 represents the diastolic measurement (minimum pressure in the arteries). Blood pressure between 120/80 and 139/89 is called prehypertension (to denote increased risk of hypertension), and a blood pressure of 140/90 or above is considered hypertension.

Hypertension may be classified as essential or secondary. Essential hypertension is the term for high blood pressurewith unknown cause. It accounts for about 95% of cases. Secondary hypertension is the term for high blood pressure with a known direct cause, such as KIDNEY DISEASE, tumors, or birth control pills.

Diabetes Mellitus (DM)
Hyperlipidemia
Complex lipid management