Led by Director Alan Nugent, MBBS, the Heart Center's team of interventional physicians performs more than 750 cardiac catheterizations on young patients with congenital heart disease each year. The team also includes David Wax, MD, and Paul Tannous, MD, PhD.
The state-of-the-art procedures include angioplasty, transcatheter device placements, septal defect closures, percutaneous pulmonary valve insertions and endomyocardial biopsies, as well as diagnostic catheterizations.
The interventional cardiology team includes cardiac anesthesiologists, catheterization technologists, registered nurses and nurse practitioners.
Dr. Wax and Dr. Tannous also perform interventional procedures on adults with structural heart disease at Northwestern Memorial Hospital (NMH). Collaboration between NMH and our own Adult Congenital Heart Disease Program gives our patients seamless continuity of care, from infancy through childhood into adulthood.