East Tennessee Heart Consultants

Dedicated specialists leading the way to heart health ....

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East Tennessee Heart Consultants

East Tennessee Heart Consultants - Physicians Regional Medical Center
  • 900 East Oak Hill AvenueSuites 500 & 600KnoxvilleTN37917
    Cardiovascular: Drs. Akhtar, Chaudhry, Cox, Doiron, Hookman, Hottigoudar, Irivbogbe, Martin, McCoy, Michelson, Rotondo, Ternay, Treasure
    900 East Oak Hill Avenue
    Suites 500 & 600
    Knoxville, TN 37917
  • (865) 647-5800
    (865) 647-5800
  • (865) 525-0245
    (865) 525-0245
East Tennessee Heart Consultants - Turkey Creek Medical Center
  • 10800 Parkside DriveSuite 331KnoxvilleTN 37934
    Cardiovascular: Drs. Bishop, Eichholz, Foster, Lindsay, Mehta, Patel, Reed, Sharma
    10800 Parkside Drive
    Suite 331
    Knoxville, TN 37934
  • (865) 392-3400
    (865) 392-3400
  • (865) 392-3449
    (865) 392-3449
East Tennessee Heart Consultants - North Knoxville
  • 7557B Dannaher DriveSuite G-35PowellTN37849
    Cardiovascular: Dr. Abazid
    7557B Dannaher Drive
    Suite G-35
    Powell, TN 37849
  • (865) 647-5800
    (865) 647-5800
  • (865) 673-4174
    (865) 673-4174

Interventional Cardiology

Minimally invasive techniques to treat heart disease

In some cases, heart disease can be treated using minimally invasive interventional cardiology techniques that use a catheter (thin, flexible tube) inserted into the arteries. The catheter is guided to the heart to open blocked arteries and improve blood flow. These advanced techniques are performed on an outpatient basis and offer a non-surgical alternative to treat many heart conditions.

East Tennessee Heart Consultants’ board-certified interventional cardiologists use a variety of advanced catheter-assisted techniques to treat heart disease:

  • Diagnostic cardiac catheterization uses an x-ray machine to examine the heart with real-time images (fluoroscopy), and measure blood pressure, blood flow, oxygen levels, and collect biopsies and blood samples. 
  • Angioplasty is used to open blocked arteries. 
  • Stent placement, which is a small mesh tube placed in an artery, can improve blood flow. 
  • Ablation uses a tiny electrode to eliminate abnormal heart electrical pathways that cause arrhythmias. 
  • Coronary atherectomy is used to remove hardened plaque from a blocked artery.

Non-surgical cardiac treatment at East Tennessee Heart Consultants

East Tennessee Heart Consultants offers the most advanced heart care in the region. Our experienced interventional cardiologists provide state-of-the-art treatment at two hospital locations: Physicians Regional Medical Center and Turkey Creek Medical Center.