Dr. Vijay Ramanath performed the very first drug coated balloon angioplasty using the In.PACT Admiral device in Dallas Fort Worth. We have an exciting announcement! On Feb 4, 2015, our very own Dr. Vijay Ramanath of HeartPlace Plano West, performed the very first drug coated balloon angioplasty using the In.PACT Admiral device in Dallas Fort Worth at THR Plano. We are excited to be the first practice in the Dallas Fort Worth area to utilize this new cardiac procedure to treat Vascular Disease in Texas. Drug coated balloons are a brand new technology that will revolutionize how we treat arterial blockages in the upper legs. Current therapies including balloon angioplasty and stenting provide suboptimal long-term outcomes. Drug coated balloons provide delivery of a medication to the arterial wall that helps prevents re-narrowing of the previously treated blockage, without leaving any metal scaffolding in the artery which may limit future therapeutic options. Current data shows superiority of drug coated balloon angioplasty compared to conventional balloon angioplasty with regards to success in keeping the artery open post-treatment. Bellow are before and after pictures of this brand new procedure. You can clearly see the amazing results. "Before "After To read more about this exciting new procedure, please read the official press release from the FDA webpage here. At HeartPlace, we offer cardiovascular treatment and services led by prominent physicians recognized for their contributions to advancing patient care. HeartPlace provides compassionate and cutting-edge preventive, diagnostic, and therapeutic services. We are the oldest and largest cardiovascular group in North Texas. Our commitment to quality includes board certification of our physicians, accreditation of our imaging centers, and the latest technologies. HeartPlace prides itself on being able to deliver quality care whether it is a simple problem such as blood pressure or complicated procedures such as robotic surgery or cardiac transplantation. HeartPlace is the past, present, and future of cardiology in North Texas.