The prevention of heart disease in patients is the primary goal of an interventional cardiologist. During the course of his or her daily practice, interventional cardiologists need to talk to patients of all ages. Interventional cardiologists use their clinical expertise to develop a healthy diet and exercise routine for the patients. The primary aim is to regulate blood pressure, cholesterol, or other factors, which are known to contribute to heart disease. All efforts are geared towards preventing heart attacks and chances of expensive cardiac surgeries. Following the treatment plan, which may last for months or even years, the patient, can successfully keep a check on his or her heart ailment.
Interventional cardiologists may also perform other procedures on the heart and body's vasculature, such as opening up blocked heart valves without the need for open surgery or treating blockage in peripheral arteries, such as the carotid arteries, leg arteries and kidney arteries.