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​​​​​Heart Treatments

Cardiologists who perform procedures at the Floyd cardiac catheterization lab are providing some of the most advanced care in the region. Patients can have diagnostic imaging and then undergo interventional procedures from their cardiology doctor immediately. 

These specialists know that minimally invasive heart procedures are effective in diagnosing and treating many kinds of heart conditions, including aortic stenosis, atherosclerosis, and atrial fibrillation. 

​Minimally invasive procedures mean shorter hospital stays and quicker recovery times

The following heart treatments are performed at Floyd:

Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Repair

This surgical procedure is used to repair an aneurysm found in the aorta where it passes through the abdomen. An aneurysm is a weak and bulging area of a blood vessel.


Plaque is shaved away from the blood vessel wall to increase blood flow.

Balloon Angioplasty

Following a heart cath, a balloon-tipped catheter is inserted into the narrowed blood vessel. The balloon is inflated to open the blood vessel and improve blood flow.

Balloon Pump Placement

This is a device inserted into the heart for a short time to help the heart pump blood until a long-term treatment can be given or the short-term problem is resolved.

Defibrillator Placement

A defibrillator sends an electrical shock to the heart when a dangerous heart rhythm is detected or a person's heart has stopped beating. There are two types of defibrillators – internal, which are implanted in the body; and external, which can be found in various public places and can be used by bystanders to shock a heart back into beating.

Heart Rhythm Conversion

This procedure introduces an electrical charge to the heart to help the heart return to normal rhythm.

Pacemaker Placement

A pacemaker is a device implanted close to the heart to keep it beating at the right speed and rhythm. It's usually used for hearts that beat too slowly or irregularly.

Pericardial Window Surgery

A small part of the pericardium, a fluid sac that surrounds the heart, is removed to allow excess fluid to drain.

Stent Placement

A flexible mesh tube, or stent, is mounted onto a balloon catheter and inserted into the narrowed area of the artery. The balloon is inflated to open the stent and flatten the plaque. The stent remains to hold the artery open.