Interventional & Vascular Cardiology

Treating Heart Disease with Advanced Non-surgical Procedures

Cath Lab with Dr. Van CriscoThe Interventional Cardiology Department at First Coast Heart & Vascular Center offers a wide spectrum of diagnostic tests and non-surgical minimally invasive interventional treatments for patients with cardiovascular diseases such as coronary artery disease, heart valve disease, and peripheral artery disease.

Interventional cardiology refers to a variety of non-surgical minimally invasive procedures for treating cardiovascular disease. Interventional cardiologists use catheters – thin, flexible tubes- to go inside blood vessels to perform diagnostic tests or to repair damaged vessels or other heart structures, frequently avoiding the need for surgery.

The board-certified interventional cardiologists at First Coast Heart & Vascular Center perform non-invasive, catheter-based procedures, including angioplasty and stenting or coronary and peripheral and carotid arteries, closure of ASD’s and PFO’s, trans-catheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR), and left atrial appendage closure. They lead a team of experienced nurses and specially trained technicians providing high quality, innovative care for patients requiring minimally invasive percutaneous interventions. This clinical expertise is enhanced by the team’s access to the best in medical technology at our Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory, a state-of-the-art facility located in Jacksonville, FL.

Interventional Cardiology Team

Van Crisco, MD, FACC, FSCAI

Christopher Edwards, DO, FACC

Diseases and Conditions We Treat

  • Adult congenital heart disease
  • Aneurysm of the aorta
  • Aortic valve disease
  • Carotid artery disease
  • Coronary heart disease
  • Deep vein thrombosis and pulmonary embolism
  • Heart valve disease
  • Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy
  • Mitral valve disease
  • Peripheral artery and venous disease
  • Renal artery stenosis
  • Pulmonary hypertension

Procedures We Perform

Accredited Vascular Lab (Arterial & Venous)

  • Carotid, Renal, Abdominal aorta, Mesenteric US
  • Upper & Lower Extremity arterial & PVR testing
  • Venous testing for Insufficiency & DVT
  • Vein Mapping for AV fistula

Cardiac and Vascular Cath Lab (outpatient)

Endovascular Intervention

  • IVCF placement & removal
  • AAA Therapy (Endograft & stents)
  • Limb Salvage
  • Carotid and Vertebral Stents
  • Mesenteric & Renal PTA Stents
  • Vein Ablation (Laser, Radiofrequency)
  • Vein Phlebectomy & Sclerotherapy
  • AV fistula declotting & Intervention
  • Thrombin Injections for Pseuoaneurysm

Interventional Cardiology

  • Cardiac Catheterization
  • Coronary Interventions
  • Chronic total occlusion PCI (CTO)
  • TAVR
  • AV & MV Valvuloplasty
  • Intra-aortic Balloon Pump (IABP)
  • Temporary Pacemaker placement
  • PFO/ASD Closure
  • IMPELLA percutaneous LVAD
  • Alcohol septal ablation for IHSS/HOCM
  • OCT(optical coherence tomography), IVUS (intravascular ultrasound, and FFR(fractional flow reserve)
  • Coronary and peripheral atherectomy
  • Transesophageal Echocardiogram (TEE)
  • Watchman left atrial appendage closure

Make an Appointment

Patients can make an appointment with one of our Interventional Cardiology specialists by calling (904) 423-0010.