Cardiac and Other Interventional Radiology Solutions

Following current guidelines and recommendations by the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine–Cardiology

NAVHC cardiac intervention solutions target specific diseases in order to extend and improve life expectancy. Please note that these procedures will require anesthesia.

  • Invasive blood pressure measurements
  • Cardiac catheterization / angiocardiography (injection of contrast and measurement of pressures from inside the heart)
  • Balloon valvuloplasty (use of a sophisticated catheter equipped with a inflatable balloon that allows relief of narrowing within the heart like pulmonic and aortic stenosis)
  • Temporary pacemaker implantation (placement of a temporary pacemaker with the intent of placing a permanent one or with the intent of supporting the heart rate under anesthesia)
  • Permanent pacemaker implantation (placement of a pacemaker under the skin with the intent of supporting the heart rate)
  • Occlusion of persistent ductus arteriosus (PDA) using the ACDO (occlusion of this extra vessel using a special catheter)
  • Heartworm extraction (removal of heartworms from inside the blood vessels)
  • Coil occlusion of intrahepatic shunts (closure of abnormal vessels inside the liver)
  • Stent placement for collapsing trachea, urethral obstructions (placement of stent to keep open the airways)
  • Hybrid interventions requiring surgery and interventional procedures
  • Electrophysiology: mapping of arrhythmia and ablation, ablation of the AV node (treatment of some arrhythmias)