Interventional Cardiology

Minimally invasive interventions with catheter (small tubes inserted through veins or arteries) treatments for diseases of heart structures and arteries.

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Innovative interventions

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Best in the Pacific Northwest

Our team is one of the most experienced in the country in managing the risk of complex interventions. We receive patient referrals from across the country and are the most trusted partner of cardiologists for patient care in the Pacific Northwest.

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Comprehensive Care Team

We have the infrastructure to care for these complex patients, including a world-class, accredited echocardiography lab with advanced imaging capabilities, 24-hour cardiothoracic intensive care services led by cardiac surgery, cardiac anesthesiology, critical care medicine and a full scope of ancillary services such as social work, nutrition, respiratory therapy, physical/ occupational/speech therapy and other subspecialists.

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Access to Cutting Edge Treatments

We have access to the newest, least invasive therapies, unavailable at any other site in the region. At any given time, the UW Heart Institute offers participation in a number of clinical trials, which allows our patients to access new cardiac devices that are not yet offered to the public.

Common conditions and symptoms treated

  • Anomalous coronary artery (ACA) 
  • Aortic valve disease 
  • Atrial septal defect (ASD) 
  • Bioprosthetic valve failure 
  • Cardiogenic shock 
  • Chronic total occlusion (CTO) 
  • Congenital valve diseases 
  • Ebstein's anomaly 
  • Heart valve stenosis and regurgitation 
  • In-stent restenosis (ISR) 
  • Mitral valve disease 
  • Obstructive coronary artery disease 
  • Refractory chest pain   
  • Spontaneous coronary artery dissection (SCAD) 
  • Tricuspid valve disease 


Meet our interventional cardiologists

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James M. McCabe, MD

Medical director of the Cardiac Cath Labs and leader of the structural heart program.

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William Lombardi, MD

Chronic total occlusion percutaneous coronary intervention operator who directs the Complex Coronary Artery Disease Therapies program.

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Zachary L. Steinberg, MD

A structural heart interventional cardiologist who specializes in the treatment of adult congenital heart diseases.

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The Interventional Cardiology Team

Our cardiologists are experts at using the latest techniques and technologies found in only a few hospitals across the U.S.

Common procedures and treatments performed

  • Atrial or ventricular septal defect closure   

  • Brachytherapy 
  • Chronic total occlusion (CTO) intervention   

  • Left atrial appendage occlusion closure 

  • Mitral valve repair  

  • Paravalvular leak closure   

  • Transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) 
  • Transcatheter mitral valve replacement (TMVR) 

  • Transcatheter tricuspid valve repairs   

  • Turn down / “no option” treatments