Our interventional cardiologists focus not only on general cardiology, but have continued on their education to specialize in imaging and other diagnostic techniques to evaluate blood flow and pressure in the coronary arteries and chambers of the heart, as well as technical procedures and medications to treat abnormalities that impair the function of the cardiovascular system. Interventional cardiology is a subspecialty that deals specifically with the catheter-based treatment of heart diseases. This primarily includes minimally invasive procedures such as coronary angiography and coronary stent placement but may also involve catheter based treatment options for structural heart disease or valve disease. If an intervention is needed, they can use various ways to address the issue or issues at hand. These interventions can include thrombectomy, atherectomy, angioplasty, and stent deployment, or in some instances, may require some individuals for cardiovascular surgery. There are some in this specialty that may also address structural problems via endovascular procedures rather than surgery.