Interventional Cardiology

The program in interventional cardiology provides state-of-the-art, non-surgical treatment for patients with coronary artery disease, using new interventional procedures including drug-eluting stents. New devices are also available at USC for the closure of atrial septal defects and patent foramen ovale. Closing these communications between the right and left sides of the heart drastically reduces the incidence of stroke and other embolic diseases, previously common in these conditions. USC interventional cardiologists also perform state-of-the-art catheter interventions of the peripheral vessels and carotid arteries.