Jamaica Hospital’s Thomas Santucci Jr., MD Cardiovascular Interventional Suite is equipped with the latest in cardiovascular and stroke care technology, including a bi-plane unit, which allows our doctors to perform endovascular neurological procedures, and the Siemens Artis zee ceiling-mounted system, which improves our doctors’ ability to provide emergency resuscitative care to patients in need.
Angioplasty restores blood flow through blocked arteries by widening them through the use of a catheter with a small balloon at its tip. This balloon is expanded in the blocked section of the artery and inflated to widen the artery and improve blood flow. A stent is then placed to prevent the artery from narrowing or becoming blocked again.
Assessment and Intervention
Interventional cardiology involves the use of catheters (tiny tubes inserted into blood vessels) to diagnose and treat heart disease. The team at our Queens interventional cardiology center is well-versed in a range of interventional cardiovascular procedures, including endovascular intervention, neuro-intervention, high risk heart attack intervention, peripheral vascular disease intervention, and acute stroke intervention.
Pulmonary Embolism and Deep Venous Thrombosis (PE/DVT) Management
Pulmonary embolism affects over 900,000 people in the United States each year and requires rapid diagnosis and treatment to avoid serious and potentially fatal complications. The experienced specialists at our Queens cardiology center routinely perform life-saving invasive treatments for patients who experience pulmonary embolism. We can also help you effectively manage deep venous thrombosis, a major risk factor for pulmonary embolism that causes blood clots to form in the legs.
Our electrophysiology services include the implantation of devices that can monitor the rhythm of your heart or help to control your heart’s ability to pump blood; our specialists routinely perform invasive placement procedures for devices such as pacemakers and automatic internal defibrillators (AICDs), which send electrical pulses to your heart to help control its rhythm; loop recorders, which record the heart’s electrical activity for an extended period of time; intra-aortic balloon pumps, which are inserted into your aorta through a catheter; and ventricular assist devices, which are typically placed in the left ventricle of the heart.
An invasive angiogram is helpful for diagnosing coronary heart disease when other tests, such as stress test or a computed tomography (CT) angiogram, have already indicated signs of this condition. Our specialists can perform coronary angiography (which focuses on the chambers of your heart and the blood vessels around it), peripheral angiography (which checks the blood vessels in your neck, legs, and abdomen for blockages), and cerebral angiography (which provides a view of blood flow to and from the brain). We are fully capable of performing intravascular ultrasound (which directly views the inside of arteries), as well as flow measurements to assess if a blockage requires treatment with a stent or medication.
We are proud to offer an environment that is patient-centered and that consistently provides quality cardiology care. Call our Queens interventional cardiology center at (718) 206-7100 to make an appointment or learn more about our services