Heart & Vascular Center

Phone Numbers

Lexington Medical Heart and Vascular Center

Cardiology
(803) 744-4900
Surgery
(803) 936-7095

Cardiac Rehabilitation

Main Campus
(803) 791-2621
LMC Lexington
(803) 358-6180
LMC Irmo
(803) 732-5388

Restoring Blood Flow

Experts in Restoring Blood Flow

(803) 744-4900

"We were astounded at the level of care at Lexington Medical Center."

— Alan, Heart & Vascular Center Patient

Conditions Treated & Prevented

Blockage removal techniques treat arteries that have become clogged due to plaque buildup.

  • Heart Attack
  • Coronary Artery Disease

Treatments for Restoring Blood Flow

Your treatment method will depend on the makeup of your blockage, the size of your blood vessels, the location of the blockage and your health history.

Angioplasty

What to Expect

Also called a PCI (percutaneous coronary intervention), this procedure uses dye and an X-ray machine to illuminate your blood vessels. Your doctor will identify the blockage then widen the blocked artery using a small balloon attached to a thin tube, improving your blood flow.

Recovery

This is a minimally invasive procedure, but it does require a stay in the hospital. Most patients return home within 1 or 2 days.

Stent Placement

What to Expect

Your doctor will insert a small piece of mesh known as a stent to help stabilize your artery walls. The decision about whether to use a stent will be made during your angioplasty, depending on the condition of the blocked artery.

Recovery

Most patients return home from their angioplasty and stent placement procedure within 1 or 2 days.

Rotational Atherectomy

What to Expect

Your doctor will use a small tube with a controlled, spinning tip to break up hard plaque and remove your blockage.

Recovery

This is an in-hospital procedure. Most patients return home within 1 or 2 days.

Advanced Technology

State-of-the-Art Cardiac Catheterization Suites

Four suites support our intricate diagnostic and minimally invasive intervention procedures.

What is it?

  • Checks the pressure within the heart's chambers.
  • Can make further treatment unnecessary.
  • Informs further treatment options, if needed.

What are the benefits?

  • Can enlarge blood vessels to restore blood flow.
  • Treatment can begin immediately if a blockage is discovered.