Cardiac catheterizations

A broad range of minimally invasive diagnostic procedures and treatments are performed at Community Hospital by three highly experienced interventional cardiologists.

Cath lab procedures

  • Angiogram — To diagnose blockages in the arteries
  • Stent and balloon angioplasty — Insertion of a metal stent or balloon to open blockages and restore blood blow to the heart
  • Atherectomy — Removal of plaque from artery walls using a blade on a catheter

Structural heart procedures

  • Transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) — Replacing valves through a catheter, instead of opening the chest
  • Valvuloplasty — Inserting a balloon into a valve that doesn’t open properly, to widen it
  • Transcatheter mitral valve repair — Placing a clip to help close a leak that sometimes develops between the heart’s two left chambers
  • Patent foramen ovale closures — Closing holes in the wall separating the heart’s chambers
  • Treatment of left atrial appendage occlusion — Implanting a device called a Watchman to block blood clots from entering the left atrium, reducing the risk of stroke in people with atrial fibrillation (irregular heartbeat) and the need for blood thinners
  • Treatment of coronary artery total occlusion — Opening blocked arteries with balloons and/or stents

Our interventional cardiologists

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Sorted By:

  • Pir W. Shah, MD


    • Interventional Cardiology
    • Montage Medical Group - Cardiology

      Monterey, CA
    Accepting new patients
  • James D. Joye, DO


    • Cardiovascular Disease,
    • Interventional Cardiology,
    • Wound Care
    • Wound Healing & Hyperbaric Medicine

      Monterey, CA
    • Golden State Heart and Vascular Associates

      Monterey, CA
  • Ajanta De, MD


    • Interventional Cardiology
    • Golden State Heart and Vascular Associates

      Monterey, CA
    • Golden State Heart and Vascular Associates

      Watsonville, CA

Contact us

Rosemary Aiello
Surgery Coordinator
(831) 647-1123


Dan Limesand
Director, Business Development and Contracting
(831) 658-3980


Rose Wheelus
Physician Liaison
(831) 658-3989