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Interventional Cardiology

Interventional Cardiology

Albany Medical Center's team of interventional cardiologists performs the most advanced interventional procedures available in the region.

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Region's Only Interventional Cardiology Program


Interventional cardiology — the use of cardiac and vascular procedures (catheterizations) using small tubes (catheters) to access the heart and vascular system to diagnose and treat certain conditions — offers critical developments in cardiac care. Albany Medical Center's team of interventional cardiologists perform the most advanced interventional procedures available in the region.

Albany Medical Center offers a wide range of minimally invasive, interventional techniques to patients. Albany Medical Center has pioneered many cardiovascular care procedures, especially related to interventional cardiology. We were first in the region to perform “balloon angioplasty” and to develop a cardiac catheterization lab to diagnose blocked arteries. For patients who are considering an interventional procedure, learn more about angiograms and what to expect.   

Mohammad El-Hajjar, M.D., a cardiologist at Albany Medical Center and an expert in intervential cardiology, discusses how the transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) procedure minimizes risk to Albany Med patients, maximizing results.

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