Pioneers in Interventional Cardiology Therapies

NewYork-Presbyterian has been among the first institutions to pioneer and adopt the latest procedures and technologies in interventional cardiology. 

Our interventional cardiologists perform these procedures through a catheter inserted in your groin or wrist after you have received a local anesthetic and sometimes a mild sedative. The catheter is advanced to the areas of your heart that need treatment. You may be able to go home the same day, or for more complex cases, spend one night in the hospital. You can usually return to your normal activities in just a day or two.

Our Expert Cardiac Catheterization Teams Offer:

Coronary artery angioplasty

Coronary artery angioplasty is a non-surgical procedure that widens a narrowed or blocked artery. A small balloon is inserted into the artery and inflated, forcing the blood vessel to expand and improving blood flow


Stenting is a treatment where a mesh wire tube is inserted and expanded inside a blocked artery to strengthen and support the blood vessel


Atherectomy is a minimally invasive procedure wherein a catheter is inserted into an artery with a small device that scrapes away the plaque buildup


Leading the Care of Complex Cases

Our cardiologist specializes in treating severe CAD in patients who are considered “high risk” known as Complex Higher-Risk and Indicated Patients (CHIP). We will evaluate each person as an individual and work with you to find a treatment that’s right for you


Dr. Martin B. Leon, Professor of Medicine and the director of the Center for Interventional Vascular Therapy (CIVT) at NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia University Irving Medical Center, explains the structural heart program at NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia.


Conditions We Treat

  • Acute coronary syndrome (unstable angina/acute Myocardial infarction)
  • Adult congenital heart disease
  • Atherosclerosis
  • Cardiogenic shock
  • Chronic angina/chest pain
  • Coronary artery disease
  • Heart attack
  • Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy
  • Ischemic cardiomyopathy
  • Heart valve disease (Aortic, Mitral, Tricuspid, Pulmonic)
  • Peripheral arterial disease/peripheral vascular disease

Contact Us

Call for an Appointment with our Expert Interventional Cardiologists

NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia University Irving Medical Center

Center for Interventional Vascular Therapy

212-305-7060 Call for an appointment

NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center

Cardiac Catheterization and Interventional Cardiology

646-962-5500 Call for an appointment

NewYork-Presbyterian Lawrence Hospital

914-787-6000 Call for an appointment

NewYork-Presbyterian Brooklyn Methodist Hospital

718-499-2273 Call for an appointment

NewYork-Presbyterian Queens

718-670-1000 Call for an appointment