Catheterization Lab at the Jo Ann Medical Center is equipped with latest technical equipment, the Laboratory offers the latest technology for state-of-art diagnosis and treatment of both common and unusual cardiovascular conditions.  The Interventional cardiology service is accessible for 24 hours a day.

Procedures are performed with the materials produced by the world’s leading medical companies.  Both bare metal and new generation drug eluting stents are used, as well as bioresorbable scaffolds. Interventional Cardiologists Dr.Iuri Pkhakadze and Dr.Lasha Chantladze are specially trained cardiologists who can access patient’s heart through an artery or vein using thin tubes called catheters . They can help with your initial consultation, diagnostic or treatment. JAMC’s interventional cardiologists collaborative with highly qualified personals help each patient choose the best path of care. Our patients receive treatment in line with guidelines and recommendations of International professional societies and expert commissions.  JAMC’s interventional cardiologists successfully treat multivessel and complex coronary cases, resulted in excellent statistical data. Jo Ann Medical Center’s long-standing  experience and constant striving for development enable us to increase the range of transcutaneous interventions in the near future, as well as to strengthen interventional cardiovascular medicine in accordance of western standards.

Cardiac Catheterization in Congenital Heart Disease

The very first procedure of catheterization at the Jo Ann Medical Center has performed in 1999. Interventional cardiac catheterization or endovascular therapy - the treatment of cardiovascular disease from the blood vessel is a major achievement in cardiovascular medicine. The special catheters and devices, which inserted into a blood vessel at patient’s groin (or other places), allow the interventional cardiologists to repair some heart defects.

Endovascular therapy uses minimally invasive, catheter-based procedures and specialized equipment and techniques.  Cardiac endovascular interventional procedures are less invasive and allows for faster recovery time than traditional heart surgery.

These procedures require a small incision, through which a thin catheter is inserted. Using advanced imaging technology, the catheter is guided through a blood vessel. Procedures commonly performed include closure of atrial septal defect (ASD), patent foramen ovale (PFO) and patent ductus arteriosus (PDA), transcatheter treatment of aortic and pulmonary valve stenosis, coarctation of the aorta, intravascular stent placement for narrowed arteries and vessels and blood vessel occlusion.

 Catheterization procedure provides doctor with additional information about the heart structure and blood vessels that gives the opportunity to select an adequate treatment plans. Catheterization procedures for congenital heart disease at the Jo Ann medical Center is headed by Dr. Vakhtang Khelashvili – The pioneer and leading specialist of this field.