Vein Specialists of Lakeway a part of Star State Heart & Vascular is the only location in Lakeway providing the Venefit procedure for varicose veins and venous insufficiency.
Interventional Cardiology – An interventional cardiologist is a cardiologist with one to two years of additional education and training in diagnosing and treating cardiovascular disease as well as congenital (present at birth) and structural heart conditions through catheter-based procedures, such as:
Also called percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty (PTCA), angioplasty is an intervention for the treatment of coronary artery disease.
- Balloon Angioplasty – Past into the narrow locations (stenosis/blockage) and then inflated using water pressures some 75-500 times normal blood pressure. The balloon forces expansion of the plaque deposits surrounding the vessel wall opening up the blood vessel for improved flow. The balloon is then deflated and withdrawn.
- A stent may or may not be used at the time of balloon angioplasty to ensure that the vessel remains open.
Abdominal aneurysm stent grafting
Venography and thrombectomy and IVC filter placement
Is the dilation of narrowed cardiac valves (usually mitral, aortic, or pulmonary).
Congenital heart defect correction:
Percutaneous approaches can be employed to correct atrial septal and ventricular septal defects, closure of a patent ductus arteriosus, and angioplasty of the great vessels.
Coronary thrombectomy involves the removal of a thrombus (blood clot) from the coronary arteries.