Percutaneous Coronary Intervention
UAB Interventional Cardiology is an internationally recognized leader in cardiac services, combining compassionate, innovative patient care with the most advanced technology and basic and clinical research. The program makes use of catheterization, stenting, angioplasty, and other minimally invasive interventional treatments to unblock clogged arteries.
UAB is one of the first heart centers in the nation to use a new procedure called percutaneous coronary intervention of chronic total occlusion, which allows many patients to avoid bypass surgery.
Interventional Cardiology provides both inpatient and outpatient consultative care at UAB Hospital and at The Kirklin Clinic of UAB Hospital. The UAB Cardiovascular Institute, located in UAB Hospital’s North Pavilion, is one of the largest centers of its kind in the Southeast, encompassing 55,000 square feet. It also is among the first of its kind to integrate multiple services including electrophysiology, interventional cardiology, neuro-interventional radiology, pediatric cardiology, and vascular interventional radiology.
UAB is an active participant in research and clinical trials. We encourage you to speak to your physician about research and clinical trial options and browse the link below for more information.View Clinical Trials
Joint Commission awards ventricular device certification to UAB Cardiovascular Institute
UAB receives GOLD certification for cardio-oncology program from International Society of Cardio-Oncology
A Silent Killer: How High Blood Pressure Hurts the Body
Guinness World Records Names Longest Survivor of an Artificial Double Heart-Valve Replacement
UAB’s Cardiothoracic Surgery Unit has been Awarded the Beacon Award for Excellence by AACN