Dr. Ehtisham Mahmud and his team perform a catheterization procedure to stop a heart attack. Our team performs the highest volume of these types of procedures in the county. Learn more.
Interventional Cardiovascular Medicine and Vascular Surgery
Restoring blood flow fast.
Interventional cardiovascular medicine involves opening blocked blood vessels with minimally invasive catheter procedures.
UC San Diego Health System specialists regularly perform balloon angioplasty, atherectomy (removing plaque from a blood vessel) and stenting (inserting a mesh tube into a blood vessel) to treat vascular disease and prevent heart attacks and strokes.
Our board-certified vascular disease team includes imaging specialists, interventional cardiologists, vascular surgeons and endovascular specialists.