Interventional Cardiology Services

Interventional cardiology services offer several non-surgical procedures for treating cardiovascular disease. Interventional cardiologists use catheters, which are thin, flexible tubes, to go inside blood vessels for diagnostic tests or to repair damaged vessels or other heart structures. Boone Health's cardiac catheterization lab is located on the first floor of the Center for Outpatient Services. The lab has a 10-bed patient prep and recovery area providing state-of-the-art technology in a comfortable environment.

Interventional cardiology procedures include:


Catheterization is a procedure used to diagnose and treat some heart conditions.  A thin, flexible tube called a catheter is placed into a blood vessel in your arm, groin or neck and threaded into your heart.  Through this catheter, your physician can perform diagnostic tests or treatment.  The patient is awake during this procedure and experiences little to no pain.

Carotid/Coronary/Renal Stents

Stents are small expandable tubes used to treat narrowed or weakened arteries.  This procedure is performed with local anesthesia and mild sedation and involves no major incisions.

Intravascular Ultrasound

Intravascular Ultrasound involves attaching a small ultrasound wand to the end of a catheter.  This procedure is normally done in conjunction with coronary catheterization and stent placement.


Rotablation utilizes a tiny drill powered by compressed are to remove calcified deposits in the arteries.

ASD/PFO Closure

An ASD and PFO are holes associated with the atria of the heart.  Closures of these holes are made using a catheter procedure.


Atherectomy is a procedure to remove plaque from the inside of a blood vessel.  This procedure is normally used on major arteries such as the coronary, carotid and vertebral arteries.

Chronic Total Occlusion (CTO)

Boone Hospital Center is the first hospital in mid-Missouri to offer a new procedure to treat patients with completely blocked arteries, a condition called Chronic Total Occlusion, or CTO. This minimally invasive procedure provides an alternative to open-heart surgery for patients whose blockages cannot be treated with angioplasty.

Peripheral Procedures

  • Diagnostic Peripheral Vascular
  • Peripheral PTA
  • Peripheral Stents
  • Lower Extremity Venogram
  • Renal Anteriogram
  • Aortogram
  • Vena Cava Angiogram


CardioMEMS helps reduce readmissions of Class III heart failure patients.  The device features a sensor that is implanted in the pulmonary artery during a non-surgical procedure to directly measure pulmonary artery pressure.  An increase in pressure is a symptom of heart failure that appears before the more traditional signs such as shortness of breath, weight gain and abdominal swelling.  The sensor in the patient’s artery transmits daily readings to Boone’s cardiac professionals at the Missouri Heart Center for monitoring.