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Heart Failure: Procedures That May HelpInsuficiencia card­aca: Procedimientos para mejorarla

Heart Failure: Procedures That May Help

Certain procedures may help in some cases of heart failure. They are done to treat health problems that are affecting your heart. These procedures are not the best options for all patients. If any of them can help you, your doctor will give you more details.

Treating Artery and Valve Problems

If you have coronary artery disease or valve disease, procedures may be done to improve blood flow. This helps the heart pump better, which can improve heart failure symptoms.

  • Cardiac catheterization helps detect clogged blood vessels. X-ray dye is injected into the heart through a catheter (thin tube). Then, an angiogram (special type of x-ray) is taken of the blood vessels.

  • Angioplasty and stenting expand narrowed arteries. These procedures are done during cardiac catheterization.

  • Bypass surgery allows blood to flow around a clogged artery.

  • Valve surgery repairs or replaces faulty valves so blood can flow properly.

Treating Heart Rhythm Problems

Certain devices may be attached to the heart to regulate a slow or abnormal heart rhythm. This helps take strain off the heart.

  • A pacemaker is a small electronic device that treats a slow heartbeat.

  • An ICD (implantable cardioverter defibrillator) is a device that treats fast heart rhythms when they become life-threatening.

  • Cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT) is a treatment that stimulates the heart's lower chambers (ventricles) so their contractions are more efficient. So, more blood is pumped with each beat. This therapy is delivered by either a pacemaker or an ICD.

In Severe Cases

For a few people who are very sick, a heart transplant may be an option. A heart transplant is very serious and not an option for all patients. Your doctor can tell you more.

Date Last Reviewed: 2007-09-15T00:00:00-06:00

Date Last Modified: 2009-04-30T00:00:00-06:00

To request an appointment, please call our cardiology office in Stockton, California at 209-944-5530 or use our online Appointment Request Form.


Dear Dr. Manshadi, "I wish to thank you for the work you have done to treat my poor heart. You identified the occlusion and did an excellent job in placing the stent. This occurred around coincidently with the birth of your baby boy but you put me at the top of your priorities and proceeded with treatment. Please accept my sincerest appreciation for your good work."
- M. Edwards, actual patient.

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