What is interventional Cardiology?

Interventional cardiology uses nonsurgical catheter-based treatment techniques to open up or treat blocked arteries in the heart and other areas of the body. These procedures are generally less invasive than traditional open-heart surgery and are used to treat patients with hypertension, coronary artery disease, heart valve disease or coronary microvascular disease.


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Dr. Alexandra Bastiany, MD FRCPC DRCPSC, is a cardiologist at Thunder Bay Regional Health Centre.

She earned her medical degree and completed her Internal medicine and Cardiology training at the Université de Montréal (UdeM). She graduated with honors, as the UdeM Faculty of Medicine first Black valedictorian.

Dr. Bastiany then successfully completed a fellowship in Interventional Cardiology at the Mazankowski Alberta Heart Institute (University of Alberta) in Edmonton, making her the first Black female Canadian Interventional Cardiologist.

Dr. Bastiany is fluent in English, French, and Haitian Creole. She was born and raised in Montreal, QC of Haitian parents and developed a strong interest in community work amongst visible minorities. She took direct action, according to her passion, and partnered with a local community center to organize learning sessions on common health issues afflicting the Haitian population of Montreal.

Combining her expertise in cardiovascular disease and her passion for community work, Dr. Bastiany is actively working to decrease the race and gender biases leading to differences in standard of care and clinical outcomes.