Dr. Biswarup Sarkar
MBBS, MD, DM, Cardiology
Senior Interventional Cardiologist
Welcome to my websiteInterventional cardiology
Interventional Cardiology is a branch of cardiology that deals specifically with the catheter treatment of structural heart diseases. andreas Gruentzig is considered the father of interventional cardiology after the development of angioplasty by interventional radiologist charles dotter.
A large number of procedures cas be performed on the heart by catheteriztion. this most commonly involves the insertion of a sheath into the femoral artery (but, in practice, any large peripheral artery or vein) and cannulating the heart under X-ray visualization (most commonly fluoroscopy). The radial artery may also be used for cannulation this approach offers several advantages, including the accessibility of the artery in most patients, the easy control of bleeding even in anticoagulated patients, the enhancement of comfort because patients are capable of sitting up and walking immediately following the procedure and the near absence of clinically significant sequelae in patients with a normal allen test.