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Invasive & Interventional Cardiology Section

The Section of Invasive and Interventional Cardiology offers cutting-edge diagnostic tests and nonsurgical interventional treatments for patients with atherosclerosis and congenital heart disease. These therapies include the use of stents, angioplasty, intravascular ultrasound, embolic-protection devices and enhanced external counterpulsation (EECP). Our physicians have one of the nation's largest practices for fighting restenosis. Coronary angiography was developed at Cleveland Clinic in 1958 by F. Mason Sones, M.D. The F. Mason Sones Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory features 10 catheterization laboratories. We perform more than 45 catheterizations on a typical day. Our experts are actively involved in research of percutaneous treatments for other heart conditions, including percutaneous valve repair and percutaneous valve replacement surgery.

Each year, the staff of the Section of Invasive and Interventional Cardiology sees thousands of patients with almost every kind of heart disease. Our interventionalists treat people of all ages from around the world who have serious, sometimes life-threatening, cardiac conditions. We provide care for problems as common as a bout of chest pain (angina), as well as more serious conditions such as heart attack (myocardial infarction) and mini-stroke (transient ischemic attack) or as debilitating as leg pain during exercise (severe claudication).

The quality of our care and excellence of our outcomes are well-known and respected in the medical community. Almost half of our patients are referred to us by physicians at other facilities. In many cases, the referring doctors are able to do the procedure themselves, but feel it could be more safely done at Cleveland Clinic. The Section of Invasive and Interventional Cardiology is at the very forefront of innovation in cardiovascular medicine. We often lead clinical trials to study new techniques and devices to restore heart health with catheter-based interventions.

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The following is a small selection of current articles from the Section of Invasive and Interventional Cardiology:

The Section of Invasive and Interventional Cardiology offers the latest, most technologically advanced diagnostic tests and catheter based treatments for atherosclerosis, heart valve disease, adult congenital heart disease and peripheral artery disease.

Diagnostic testing includes:

Interventional (catheter based) procedures include:

Additional programs provided include enhanced external counterpulsation (EECP), and stem cell therapy. Our physicians have one of the largest practices in the country for fighting restenosis, the reblockage of previously cleared arteries and important new procedures such as percutaneous aortic valve replacement, high risk procedures such as intervention for blocked left main or single remaining vessel stenosis, and treating difficult to treat blockages (such as bifurcation blockages and total coronary occlusion).

Why choose Cleveland Clinic for your care?

Our outcomes speak for themselves. Please review our facts and figures and if you have any questions don’t hesitate to ask.

Cleveland Clinic's Section of Invasive and Interventional Cardiology is a regional and national referral center for catheter based interventions, performing over 11,000 procedures each year.

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Dr. Kapadia

Section Head

Samir Kapadia, MD
Section Head, Invasive/Interventional Cardiology

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Christopher Bajzer, MD

Bajzer, Christopher, MD
216.444.6697

Location(s): Cleveland Clinic Main Campus

Department: Cardiovascular Medicine

Specialties: Angina, Atherosclerosis (vascular), Carotid Artery Disease, Cerebrovascular Disease, Cerebrovascular Occlusive Disease, Coarctation Of The Aorta, Coronary Artery Disease more

Type of Doctor: Adults Only

Surgeon: No

Education: Wayne State University School of Medicine

 

Joseph Cacchione, MD

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Cacchione, Joseph, MD
216.444.6697

Location(s): Cleveland Clinic Main Campus

Department: Heart and Vascular Institute

Specialties: Angina, Coronary Aneurysm, Coronary Artery Disease, Heart Attack, Ischemic Cardiomyopathy, Restenosis, Stent Restenosis more

Type of Doctor: Adults Only

Surgeon: No

Education: Hahnemann University Medical College

 

Stephen Ellis, MD

Ellis, Stephen, MD
216.444.6697

Location(s): Cleveland Clinic Main Campus

Department: Cardiovascular Medicine

Specialties: Angina, Aortic Stenosis, Atherosclerosis (vascular), Cardiovascular Risk Prevention, Coronary Aneurysm, Coronary Artery Disease, Heart Attack more

Type of Doctor: Adults Only

Surgeon: No

Education: University of California-Los Angeles School of Medicine

 

Phillip Erwin, MD, PhD

Erwin, Phillip, MD, PhD
216.444.4420

Location(s): Cleveland Clinic Main Campus

Department: Cardiovascular Medicine

Specialties: Angina, Arterial Diseases - "blocked Arteries", Atherosclerosis (vascular), Blood Clots, Cardiovascular Disease, Carotid Artery Disease, Cerebrovascular Disease more

Type of Doctor: Adults Only

Surgeon: No

Education: Harvard University

 
Irving Franco, MD

Irving Franco, MD

Franco, Irving, MD
216.444.6697

Location(s): Cleveland Clinic Main Campus

Department: Cardiovascular Medicine

Specialties: Angina, Coronary Aneurysm, Coronary Artery Disease, Heart Attack, Ischemic Cardiomyopathy, Restenosis, Stent Restenosis more

Type of Doctor: Adults Only

Surgeon: No

Education: Universidad Autonoma de Santo Domingo

 
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