Heart Defect Repairs

The term “heart defect” refers to an abnormal opening in the wall, or septum, dividing the heart’s upper and lower chambers. Heart defects don’t always require treatment. When they do, a medication or procedure is used to either treat the symptoms or repair the hole, respectively. The majority of heart defects seen can be repaired […]


Brachytherapy uses radiation to open blocked heart arteries, often combined with stent placement and angioplasty. Some patients may experience a recurrence of artery blockage after stent placement. Brachytherapy, used during an angioplasty, radiates the area to restrict cell growth. This prevents scar formation and creates a block in the stent. Brachytherapy is performed in the […]