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Interventional Cardiology Service

The Johns Hopkins Interventional Cardiology Service is part of the Cardiovascular Interventional Laboratory (CVIL). The CVIL is a state of the art imaging facility performing more than 12,000 diagnostic and interventional procedures annually, and operating eight procedure rooms for three general areas: Cardiac Intervention, Electrophysiology, and Heart Failure services. Interventional Services include:

Coronary Artery Disease

  • Diagnosis of coronary atherosclerosis by angiography and intravascular ultrasound and other imaging modalities
  • Treatment of coronary artery bypass and graft blockages using Balloon Angioplasty, Intracoronary Stenting, Laser Ablation, Rotational Atherectomy, Directional Atherectomy, Extractional Atherectomy, Brachytherapy, bare metal and drug eluting stents
  • Evaluation of endothelial function and coronary blood flow
  • Novel approaches to ischemic heart disease including intracoronary gene therapy for angiogenesis,

Valvular Heart Disease

  • Diagnosis of valvular stenosis and regurgitation
  • Percutaneous mitral valvuloplasty for mitral stenosis
  • Percutaneous pulmonary valvuloplasty for pulmonic stenosis
  • Percutaneous treatment of aortic stenosis

Cardiomyopathy and Transplant and Cardiomyopathy Service

  • Diagnosis and evaluation of cardiomyopathic conditions with hemodynamic assessment and endomyocardial biopsy
  • Hemodynamic and metabolic assessment of hypertrophic cardiomyopathy using transvenous pacing protocols, percutaneous and alcohol septal myocardial ablation 
  • Diagnosis of constrictive pericarditis
  • Drainage of pericardial effusions

Peripheral Artery Disease

  • Diagnosis and percutaneous treatment of carotid artery stenosis
  • Diagnosis and percutaneous treatment of renal artery stenosis
  • Diagnosis and percutaneous treatment of subclavian, iliac and femoral artery stenosis

Adult Congenital Heart Disease and Pediatric Cardiology Service

  • Diagnosis of congenital heart abnormalities
  • Percutaneous closure of atrial septal defects
  • Evaluation and treatment for cryptogenic cerebral vascular events including percutaneous closure of patent foramen ovale (PFO)
  • Patent ductus arteriosus and treatment of aortic coarctation
  • Percutaneous pulmonary valvuloplasty for pulmonic stenosis
  • Stenting for pulmonary artery stenosis

Aortic Disease

  • Diagnosis of aortic aneurysms including those in Marfan patients
  • Diagnosis of aortic dissection

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