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Cardiac Interventional Procedures

Our team at Pomona Valley Hospital Medical Center specializes in a range of interventional procedures aimed at addressing coronary artery disease, restoring blood flow, and improving cardiac function.


Atherectomy is a specialized cardiac catheterization procedure used to open partially blocked coronary arteries. This technique involves the use of a cutting device, such as a rotating blade, to remove plaque buildup from the artery walls. By clearing the narrowed portion of the artery, atherectomy helps improve blood flow to the heart muscle, reducing symptoms and enhancing overall cardiac health.


Rotoblader, also known as rotational atherectomy, is an advanced form of atherectomy utilized in invasive cardiology interventions to address plaque buildup in coronary arteries. This procedure involves a specialized catheter equipped with a diamond-tipped head, which rotates and "borrows" through calcified plaque, breaking it into microscopic particles. Rotoblader is highly effective in treating hardened plaque, improving artery patency, and supporting long-term cardiovascular health. Its precision in addressing calcified plaque or soft-stone consistency makes it a valuable technique in restoring optimal blood flow and enhancing cardiac function. Variants of the atherectomy procedure, including rotational, directional, and extraction techniques, may be employed based on specific patient needs and plaque characteristics.

STEMI Receiving Center

Our facility is designated as a STEMI (ST-elevation myocardial infarction) Receiving Center, ensuring rapid and specialized care for patients experiencing acute heart attacks. We prioritize timely interventions, including cardiac catheterization and reperfusion therapies, to restore blood flow to the heart and minimize cardiac damage during a STEMI event.

Angioplasty & Stenting

Angioplasty is a minimally invasive procedure that involves inflating a small balloon within a blocked artery to widen the narrowed segment. This technique improves blood flow by compressing the plaque against the artery walls. Stenting is often performed concurrently with angioplasty, where a small mesh-like tube called a stent is inserted to keep the artery open and maintain improved blood flow over time.

ECMO (Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation)

ECMO is a life-saving technique used for patients with severe cardiac or respiratory failure. This advanced intervention involves temporarily bypassing the heart and lungs, allowing the blood to be oxygenated outside the body through an artificial membrane. ECMO provides vital support during critical situations, ensuring adequate oxygenation and circulation until the patient's condition stabilizes.


IMPELLA is a ventricular assist device (VAD) used to support the heart's pumping function in patients with weakened cardiac output. This device is inserted through a catheter into the heart's ventricle, where it helps deliver blood flow and relieve strain on the heart muscle. IMPELLA is a valuable tool in managing acute heart failure and supporting recovery in challenging cardiac scenarios.

Targeted Temperature Management

Targeted Temperature Management (TTM) is a therapeutic approach used to manage patients after cardiac arrest or critical cardiac events. By precisely controlling body temperature within a specific range, TTM aims to reduce brain and organ damage, improve neurological outcomes, and enhance overall survival rates following cardiac emergencies.

At Pomona Valley Hospital Medical Center, we combine advanced technology with compassionate care to deliver superior outcomes for our patients undergoing cardiac interventional procedures. Our multidisciplinary team works collaboratively to ensure each patient receives personalized treatment, optimal support, and a pathway to improved heart health and quality of life.