Interventional Cardiology & Cardiac Catheterization
The dictionary defines an intervention as an action that alters a development. At Maria Fareri Children's Hospital at Westchester Medical Center, our interventional cardiologists alter children's lives by joining years of experience with today's latest technologies to diagnose and treat different forms of congenital heart disease and vascular conditions, often finding alternatives to open-heart surgery.
Interventional cardiology takes the form of a cardiac catheterization, which is performed in our specially-designed pediatric catheterization laboratory. The procedure is done under general or local anesthesia, resulting in little or no discomfort for your child. This procedure helps our doctors identify pediatric heart conditions, measure their impact on the body, determine their severity, and plan treatment. Often, conditions are treated right at the time of catheterization thereby eliminating the need for an overnight stay.