John F Canales, MDInterventional Cardiology
Dr. Canales was academically active at the Texas Heart Institute. He investigated the role of using a patient's own stem cells to regenerate damaged heart muscle and to rebuild arteries in the legs with severe blockages. His academic excellence, interventional skill, and compassionate care resulted in the honor of being named Chief General Cardiology Fellow and Chief Interventional Fellow at the Texas Heart Institute.
After training, Dr. Canales spent two years in New Braunfels practicing general and interventional cardiology. During his short time there, he became the Director of the Catheterization Laboratory at Christus Santa Rosa Hospital in New Braunfels and Chairman of the Limb Salvage Committee, a group dedicated to caring for patients with severe peripheral arterial disease.
Dr. Canales decided to return to his hometown of San Antonio to join the Cardiology Clinic of San Antonio in August, 2013.
His interests and skills include treating complex coronary interventions and peripheral vascular disease. He has taken a special interest in patients with critical limb ischemia, renal arterial disease, lower extremity arterial disease and venous disease. Dr. Canales is specially trained to use drug-eluting stents and balloons, cutting-edge atherectomy devices, and fractional flow reserve and intravascular ultrasound to guide coronary and peripheral interventions. He also performs transradial cardiac catheterizations accessing the heart via the radial artery in the wrist instead of the femoral artery in the groin.
Dr. Canales is board certified in interventional cardiology, cardiovascular disease and nuclear cardiology. He practices out of Cardiology Clinic's Northeast office.
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Advanced Arterial Access Techniques
Advanced Arterial Access Techniques: Brachial Artery, Popliteal Artery
Advanced Coronary and Peripheral Vascular Research
Antegrade and Retrograde Common Femoral Access Techniques
Cardiac Catheterization through the Wrist
Carotid, Abdominal and Peripheral Arterial Image Interpretation
Chronic Total Occlusion of the Coronary and Peripheral Arteries
Complex Coronary Interventions
Complex Coronary Interventions (Rotablator Atherectomy)
Critical Limb Ischemia
Exercise and Pharmacologic Stress Tests (Nuclear and Echocardiographic)
Percutaneous Coronary Artery Interventions
Peripheral Arterial Disease Management
Peripheral Artery Intervention with/without Atherectomy
Preventative and Therapeutic Adult Cardiovascular Medicine
Radial Access Catheterizations (Diagnostic and Therapeutic)
Radial Access Interventions
Renal Artery Interventions
- Cardiovascular Disease - Board Certified
- Interventional Cardiology - Primary - Board Certified
- Fellowship: Baylor College of Medicine - 2011
- Internship: University of Texas Southwestern In Dallas Texas - 2004
- Residency: University of Texas Southwestern In Dallas Texas - 2006
- Graduate Degree: Doctor Of Medicine - Washington University St. Louis - 2003
- Methodist Stone Oak Hospital
- Northeast Methodist Hospital
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