The Center for Interventional Vascular Therapy (CIVT) has renowned experts in virtually every field of cardiac and vascular medicine.
Clinical cardiology services are the foundation of any cardiology practice. Our clinicians are the first line of defense in the assessment and diagnosis of cardiovascular disease. At the Center for Interventional Vascular Therapy we will provide careful consultation to the patient and referring physician with our best recommendations as to treatment plan. We strive to make lasting relationships with patients and their primary physicians, so that the patient receives the diagnosis and treatment of their cardiovascular disease.
Interventionalists at CIVT perform a variety percutaneous interventional procedures. We are a high-volume cath lab, ranging from the basics of diagnostic angiograms to high-risk interventions. The number of procedures performed in the cath lab has grown exponentially over the last several years, and our clinicians have been the primary investigators for many of the most recent approved techniques and devices. With the use of catheters, balloons and stents we are able to treat blocked arteries, stenotic valves, structural defects (PFO & ASD).
CIVT has interventional cardiologists who have a focused practice in treating patients with peripheral vascular disease. There are a variety of procedures done in the cath lab that have previously only been done in the operating room. Our clinicians perform carotid artery stenting, lower extremity angioplasty and stenting, and repair of abdominal and thoracic aneurysms.
Structural and Valvular Specialists
The area of structural heart disease has been split into two categories – adult congenital intervention and valvular therapies. Our structural cardiologists focus on repairing patent forum ovale, atrial septal defects and left atrial appendages.
The area that has advanced the most in recent years has been the
treatment of valvular disease. Our clinicians are at the forefront
of burgeoning research for percutaneous repair of the mitral valve
and transcatheter replacement of the aortic valve.
Many of the procedures that were formerly done in an operating room can now be either be done solely in our cath lab or as part of a hybrid-procedure. CIVT is fortunate to have the first hybrid surgeon – interventional cardiologist in our practice; and have established a training program so that others follow in the steps of being dually trained in this area. Take a virtual tour of our hybrid suite at Columbia University Medical Center / New York Presbyteran Hospital.