Specialty: Cardiovascular

Tests and Procedures: P

  • Pacemaker Insertion

    A pacemaker is a small electronic device that helps regulate slow electrical problems in the heart. The pacemaker is usually implanted in the chest, just below the collarbone. A pacemaker may be recommended to keep the heartbeat from slowing down to a dangerously low rate.

  • Patent Foramen Ovale Transcatheter Repair

    A patent foramen ovale (PFO) is a small hole between the 2 upper chambers of the heart, the right and the left atrium. Patent foramen transcatheter repair is a procedure to fix this hole in the heart.

  • Percutaneous Balloon Pericardiotomy

    Percutaneous balloon pericardiotomy (PBP) is a procedure done to drain excess fluid in the sac around the heart.

  • Percutaneous Transcatheter Treatment of Deep Venous Thrombosis (DVT)

    Percutaneous transcatheter treatment is one type of therapy for deep venous thrombosis (DVT). DVT is a blood clot that forms in a large vein deep in the body. It happens most often in a leg. The procedure uses a long thin tube to help remove the blood the clot.

  • Pericardial Window

    A pericardial window is a procedure in which a small part of the sac around the heart is surgically removed to drain excess fluid.

  • Pericardiectomy

    A pericardiectomy is a procedure done on the sac around the heart. A surgeon cuts away this sac or a large part of this sac. This allows the heart to move freely.

  • Pericardiocentesis

    Pericardiocentesis is a procedure to remove fluid that has built up in the sac around the heart. It is done using a needle and small catheter to drain excess fluid.

  • Pulmonary Artery Catheterization

    Pulmonary artery catheterization is when a long, thin tube called a catheter is inserted into a pulmonary artery. It can help diagnose and manage a wide variety of health problems.

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