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Beebe Healthcare’s Board Certified interventional cardiologists are able to diagnose and treat cardiac patients who may need catheter-based interventions for heart disease and heart-related illnesses. Most cardiac patients are able to receive care at the Medical Center in Lewes. Beebe Healthcare provides state-of-the-art technology for cardiac care.


For Common and More Serious Conditions

Our interventionalists treat people of all ages, some with serious cardiac conditions. We provide care for common problems such as chest pain (angina), as well as more serious conditions, such as heart attack (myocardial infarction) and mini-stroke (transient ischemic attack).

Beebe's interventional cardiology team performs procedures in the newly opened Interventional Cardiology Lab, Cardiac Cath Labs, and in the state-of-the-art hybrid operating room at Beebe's Margaret H. Rollins Lewes Campus.

Did You Know?

Beebe is also the only provider of the Ornish Lifestyle Medicine program, which has been shown to prevent and reverse heart disease.


Beebe Offers TAVR for Patients

Severe aortic stenosis affects approximately 165,000 low-risk patients a year.

The condition occurs when the aortic valve leaflets become stiff and thickened and have difficulty opening and closing, making the heart work harder to pump blood to the rest of the body and thereby impacting an individual’s daily activities. If left untreated, patients with SSAS can die from heart failure in as little as two years.

TAVR is an innovative treatment that can correct the aortic valve, allowing the heart to perform better.

Talk to your doctor or care team to see if you might be a candidate for this life-saving procedure, now available at the state-of-the-art hybrid operating room at Beebe's Margaret H. Rollins Lewes Campus.


Meet the Interventional Cardiology Team


Coronary Catheterization Looks Into the Heart

Coronary catheterization is often the best way for cardiologists to confirm a preliminary diagnosis. When such tests are inconclusive, coronary catheterization may be able to show, with remarkable clarity, exactly what the problem is and where it is located. After using local anesthesia and moderate sedation on the patient, doctors insert a tiny plastic tube, or catheter, through veins or arteries, directly into the chambers of the heart itself. Blood can be sampled for testing and pressures can be measured.

Then, by injecting special dye through the tube, the heart itself, and vital surrounding blood vessels, can be observed in action. Valve activity, blood flow, and blockages become visible through special X-ray monitoring screens. Diagnosis may be clarified and confirmed, and treatment options frequently become obvious to the experienced cardiologist.

The procedure is usually done on an outpatient basis, and the patient should allow a full day for the procedure and recovery. Risks and complications from the procedure exist, but they are minimal.

Services Offered

  • Stent Implantation
  • Coronary Stenting and Angioplasty
  • Interventional Radiology
  • Coronary Catheterization Diagnostics
  • Coronary Atherectomy
  • Percutaneous Coronary Interventions (PCI)
  • Peripheral Vascular Intervention and Primary PCI
  • Balloon Angioplasty (Percutaneous Transluminal Coronary Angioplasty, or PTCA)

Contact the Nurse Navigator

Have questions about your heart health or an upcoming procedure? Beebe Nurse Navigator Carrie Snyder can help.


Carrie Snyder, MSN, APRN, FNP-BC, Nurse Navigator

Awards

Beebe's Interventional Cardiology team was recognized among America's 100 Best for Coronary Intervention in 2017 and 2018 by Healthgrades. In addition, Healthgrades recognized Beebe with the Coronary Intervention Excellence Award.