unparalleled expertise & compassionate care
The Center for Advanced Cardiac and Vascular Interventions (CACVI) is led by Dr. Khorsandi and Dr. Lala, who have over thirty years of practice with over 15,000 successful vascular and cardiac procedures performed. Our physicians are determined to provide each patient with unparalleled expertise and compassionate care as they work diligently to improve your health.
Learn more about the cardiac procedures we provide.
Coronary Artery Stenting
For those with chronic total occlusion (CTO), a severe form of coronary artery disease, coronary artery stenting can help reopen heavily clogged arteries
Complex Coronary Intervention
Chronic total occlusion (CTO) is a severe form of coronary artery disease, and occurs when the coronary arteries are completely (or almost completely) blocked by fatty deposits, or plaque. Complex coronary interventions, including angioplasty and stenting, can open completely (or almost completely) clogged arteries.
Impella Device Placement
During a protected stenting procedure, the Impella® heart pump is placed in your heart, temporarily, to assist the pumping function while your physician performs the necessary treatment (angioplasty, stent placement, etc.).
Intra-Aortic Balloon Pump Implant (IABP)
An intra-aortic balloon pump is a short-term catheter solution to help the heart pump blood. IABPs are used to increase blood flow through the coronary arteries and reduce the heart’s workload by decreasing the afterload.
For patients with heart failure, the CardioMEMS HF System can monitor the pressure in your pulmonary artery and send information directly to your doctor, all from the comfort of your home.
A pacemaker implantation is the insertion of a small electronic device that is usually placed in the chest to help regulate slow electrical problems with the heart. A pacemaker may be recommended to ensure that the heartbeat does not slow to a dangerously low rate.
During a defibrillator implant, an implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD) — a pager-sized device — is placed in your chest to reduce your risk of dying if the lower chambers of your heart (ventricles) go into a dangerous rhythm and stop beating effectively (cardiac arrest).
Biventricular Defibrillator Implant
Cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT), also called biventricular pacing, uses a biventricular pacemaker that is designed to help the ventricles contract more normally. It keeps the right and left ventricles pumping together by sending small electrical impulses through the leads.