Minimally Invasive Treatments For Maximum Results

More heart procedures are being performed through minimally invasive approaches that reduce the risk of complications and shorten the length of time needed for recovery. Our board-certified interventional cardiologists have specific training in catheter-based procedures for the treatment of heart disease.

The Heart and Vascular Institute (HVI) is distinguished for our patient-centered approach, which puts the treatment of the patient ahead of the treatment of the condition.

Our hybrid operating room enables our multidisciplinary team of heart specialists to provide diagnostic and therapeutic procedures in the same room at the same time, improving our efficiency and patient outcomes.

Our heart team uses the latest minimally invasive diagnostic procedures such as optical coherence tomography (OCT), intravascular ultrasound (IVUS), and PressureWire® fractional flow reserve monitoring.

What Sets Us Apart

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We offer cutting-edge minimally invasive diagnostic procedures and are the only hospital in Connecticut that provides pulmonary artery pressure monitoring by CardioMEMS™ for patients with severe heart failure.
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Our doctors are trained in the most advanced, minimally invasive treatments such as transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR), in which the aortic valve is replaced without open-heart surgery, and transcatheter edge-to-edge repair (TEER).
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Our interventional cardiologists closely collaborate with a multidisciplinary team of heart specialists to provide comprehensive screening, evaluation, and life-saving treatment to patients with structural heart and valve disease.

Take A Look Inside Our Lab

Your exceptional, individualized care is provided in our state-of-the-art cardiac catheterization lab that is complete with special areas designed for comfort and privacy to enhance healing.

Common Conditions Treated by Interventional Cardiology


Aortic stenosis affects blood flow from the left ventricle to the aorta because of a narrowing of the valve opening.


This common birth defect can cause too much or too little blood to pass through the lungs, or too little blood to travel to the body.


The No. 1 killer in the United States, coronary heart disease occurs when the innermost layer of the coronary arteries become inflamed and narrowed.

Testing & Treatment

Our board-certified interventional cardiologists are highly skilled in the latest testing and treatments of heart conditions including:

  • Cardiac catheterization: The insertion of a catheter into a blood vessel so it can be threaded into the aorta. The procedure uses IV contrast and X-rays to see how blood flows through the heart or the body.
  • Coronary artery stenting: The insertion of a stent (a tube-shaped device) to keep arteries open in the treatment of coronary heart disease.
  • Insertion of CardioMEMS™ Heart Failure Monitoring System: A miniaturized, wireless technology that monitors artery pressures and heart rates in patients with severe heart failure.

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We offer an array of cardiac diagnostic testing procedures to provide accurate results and to help create a treatment plan together.

Meet Our Doctors

Scott  Martin
Interventional Cardiology, Cardiovascular Disease

(203) 348-7410

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Arzhang  Fallahi
Interventional Cardiology, Structural Heart Disease, Cardiovascular Disease

(203) 348-7410

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Interventional Cardiology FAQs

  • Are family members or care partners allowed to be present during procedures, and how does the care team support patient and family communication?
    Yes, family members or caregivers are typically allowed to be present during interventional cardiology procedures, fostering a supportive environment. Our care team recognizes the importance of communication and keeps family members informed about the patient's progress. We strive to provide a compassionate and collaborative experience for both the patient and their loved ones.
  • Are there any age restrictions for patients seeking interventional cardiology care, and how does the care team customize treatments based on age and overall health?
    There are generally no predefined age restrictions for patients seeking interventional cardiology care. However, our care team assesses each case individually, customizing treatments based on factors such as age, overall health, and specific cardiac conditions. This personalized approach ensures tailored and effective care for every patient.
  • What ongoing support and follow-up care are provided after an interventional cardiology procedure, and how is the long-term management of heart conditions handled?
    After an interventional cardiology procedure, our care doesn't end. We provide comprehensive follow-up care to monitor progress and address any concerns. Long-term management of heart conditions involves a personalized care plan, including medication management, lifestyle recommendations, and regular checkups to ensure sustained heart health.
  • Can interventional cardiology procedures be performed on patients with pacemakers or defibrillators, and how are these devices managed during treatments?
    Yes, interventional cardiology procedures can be performed on patients with pacemakers or defibrillators. Our experienced care team takes special precautions to manage these devices during treatments, ensuring patient safety and optimal outcomes. Advanced technologies and protocols are in place to address the unique needs of individuals with implanted devices.
  • How do you stay connected with an interventional cardiologist between appointments, and what resources are available for ongoing education and support?
    Staying connected with your interventional cardiologist is essential for continuous care. Our team provides various communication channels, including secure online portals and telehealth options. Additionally, we offer resources for ongoing education and support, empowering patients to actively participate in their heart health journey between appointments.

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