Trios Health in Kennewick has expanded its capabilities to diagnose and treat heart and blood vessel conditions.
KENNEWICK, WA - Trios Health in Kennewick has expanded its capabilities to diagnose and treat heart and blood vessel conditions. How? Through cardiac catheterization.
Cardiac catheterization is usually known as interventional cardiology, which offers an alternative to invasive surgical procedures and helps address an array of emergent cardiac and related medical conditions.
Yunus Moosa, MD, a member of the Trios Health Medical Staff, is leading the program. The services are being provided at the Trios Health location on Auburn Street in Kennewick.
"Adding emergent interventional cardiology to our portfolio of heart care services was a natural progression as we have seen the increase in demand for these kinds of services in the community," Chief Executive Officer Glen Marshall said. "Now our patients can remain in the Tri-Cities for expert interventional services while accessing the full range of what we offer in cardiac care."
Interventional cardiology, a sub-speciality of general cardiology, relies on the use of catheters (thin, flexible wires) or stents, wires, or other very small devices. These devices are guided through tiny punctures in the skin to access blood vessels for diagnostic tests or to repair damaged vessels or other heart structures. Trios Health's team can complete balloon angioplasty and stent procedures to mechanically widen narrowed or obstructed arteries.
Trios Health was recently named a Top Performer on Key Quality Measures, including for Heart Failure Care, by the Joint Commission in its 2013 report "Improving America's Hospitals." The distinction puts the hospital among the 1,099 of the nation's leading hospitals earning top marks and among only 10 in Washington State.
Diagnostic and interventional procedures available at Trios include: abdominal aortogram, coronary angioplasty and stenting, cardioversion, dialysis graft intervention, loop recorder implantation, pacemaker insertion, peripheral angiograms, peripheral angioplasty and intervention (including athrectomy), transesophageal echocardiograms, and venous disease intervention.
Trios Health Heart Care services also include an Emergency Department complete with Chest Pain Center Accreditation, General Cardiology, Cardiac Rehabilitation, Home Health Care, Medical Nutrition Therapy, and Community Education.