Alcohol Septal Ablation
Angina, Chest Pain
Congenital Heart Disorders
Coronary Artery Disease
Hypertrophic Obstructive Cardiomyopathy
Left ventricular Hypertrophy
Mitral Valvuloplasty for stenosis
Mitral Valve Prolapse
Peripheral Arterial Disease
Vena cava filter
Dr. Castellanos has also conducted research studies related to Type II diabetes, hypertension, coronary syndrome, as the principal head of the trial. You can depend on Dr. Castellanos to offer the highest quality research, experience, medical skills, and genuine compassion to assure his patients of the best possible outcome, to live longer and happier with a heart full of gratitude.
Dr. Jose Castellanos is a member of the elite team of cardiologists of Hospital Herrera Llerandi, located at the heart of the prestigious hospital district in Guatemala City. Dr. Castellanos has been practicing in this location since 2005 and generally performs between 250-300 cardiac procedures per year, including catheterization, alcohol septal ablation, angioplasty, and valvuloplasty.
Sometimes patients feel pain in the chest, like pressure, burning, heaviness, or squeezing. Symptoms of coronary artery disease can also include dizziness, nausea, sweating, or general weakness. In any of these circumstances, it is wise to have a consultation and complete a check-up with Dr. Castellanos right away.
A conventional coronary angiogram can show the doctor if your coronary arteries are blocked or narrowed, where, and by how much. He can see if you need treatment such as angioplasty (a stent), coronary artery bypass surgery (CABG), or medical therapy. A coronary angiogram is the most common type of cardiac catheterization procedure. If necessary, Dr. Castellanos can open clogged heart arteries (angioplasty) during your coronary angiogram.
Computerized tomography (CT) coronary angiogram is a much more powerful exam that produces images of your heart and blood vessels. CT angiograms are noninvasive and don’t require any recovery time. Staying on the cutting edge of advanced cardiac procedures, Dr. Castellanos says, “The best cardiac centers in Guatemala City have begun to offer absorbable stents, which integrate better than the old-fashioned metal stents and are less likely to become blocked and cause thrombosis.”
In a peripheral angioplasty procedure, a catheter is inserted into a blood vessel in the groin. Then, using high-resolution fluoroscopic video and film equipment, the catheter is guided through the peripheral artery to place a balloon that will be inflated so that it opens the blocked artery. After the blocked area of the peripheral artery is widened, the balloon is deflated and removed. Finally, the blood can flow easily and naturally through the arteries to supply life-giving oxygen to the heart.
El Instituto Nacional de Cardiología, Universidad Autonoma, México City
Roosevelt Hospital, Guatemala City
University de San Carlos Facultad de Ciencias Médicas, Guatemala City
University de Francisco Marroquin, Facultad de Medicina, Guatemala City
UNICAR Cardiac Surgery Hospital, Guatemala City
Cardiology Specialty Clinic, Guatemala City
Hospital Herrera Llerandi, Guatemala City
Panamanian Society of Cardiology
Isthmian Medical Research of Guatemala, Hospital Multimedica #608
Guatemalan Association of Cardiology
Latin American Society of Cardiology
Heart League of Guatemala
Guatemala College of Physicians and Surgeons
United States Medical Licensing Exam
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