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We found 5 interventional cardiologists who accept Blue Shield of California - Shared Advantage PPO ASO near East Palo Alto, CA.

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Dr. Bruce Allan Benedick, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology, Nuclear Cardiology
1950 University Avenue; Suite 160
E Palo Alto, CA
 

Dr. Bruce Benedick is a medical specialist in adult cardiology, interventional cardiology, and nuclear cardiology. He has a special interest in heart problems, nuclear scan, and transesophageal echocardiography (TEE). Dr. Benedick is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. He welcomes new patients. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Utah, Dr. Benedick attended the University of Utah School of Medicine.

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Clinical interests: Holistic Approaches, Cardiomyopathy, Nuclear Stress Test, Stress Echo, Invasive Cardiology, ... (Read more)

Dr. Donald Anthony St. Claire Jr., MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
1950 University Avenue; Suite 160
E Palo Alto, CA
 

Dr. Donald St. Claire's specialties are adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. He obtained his medical school training at MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine and performed his residency at Stanford University Medical Center. In his practice, Dr. St. Claire focuses on heart problems and cardiac catheterization. Dr. St. Claire takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and more. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. St. Claire is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Holistic Approaches, Cardiomyopathy, Nuclear Stress Test, Stress Echo, Invasive Cardiology, ... (Read more)

Dr. David V Daniels, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
795 El Camino Real
Palo Alto, CA
 

Dr. David Daniels, who practices in Palo Alto, CA, Oakland, CA, and San Carlos, CA, is a medical specialist in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. His clinical interests encompass heart problems. Dr. Daniels is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Medical Foundation (PAMF). He accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. He is open to new patients. After attending Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine, Dr. Daniels completed his residency training at Stanford University Medical Center.

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Clinical interests: Stent Placement, Heart Problems, Heart Valve Disease

Dr. Erik Tyler Price, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
87 Encina Avenue; Encina Building, Level 1
Palo Alto, CA
 

Dr. Erik Price is a specialist in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. He works in Palo Alto, CA and San Carlos, CA. On average, patients gave him a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. In his practice, he is particularly interested in heart problems. Dr. Price is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. Price is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and more. He welcomes new patients. He graduated from Stanford University School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Price completed a residency program at Stanford University Medical Center. Dr. Price speaks Spanish.

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Clinical interests: Stent Placement, Heart Problems, Drug Eluting Stents, Angiogram, Cardiac Rehabilitation Treatment, ... (Read more)

Dr. Edward Temple Anderson, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
1950 University Avenue; Suite 160
E Palo Alto, CA
 

Dr. Edward Anderson practices adult cardiology and interventional cardiology in East Palo Alto, CA and Redwood City, CA. These areas are among Dr. Anderson's clinical interests: heart problems and cardiac catheterization. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Anderson honors. His practice is open to new patients. Dr. Anderson's education and training includes medical school at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and residency at Stanford University Medical Center.

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Clinical interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Cardiomyopathy, Nuclear Stress Test, Stress Echo, Invasive Cardiology, ... (Read more)

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What is Interventional Cardiology?

Interventional cardiology is the treatment of heart disease without surgery, through the use of catheters. Primarily this is via a procedure called cardiac catheterization, where a long, thin, flexible tube, called a catheter, is threaded through a vein or artery up towards the heart. The catheter can be used to inject dye for x-rays, open narrowed artery walls, widen heart valves, place stents, or perform other tests and procedures.

Cardiology is a large specialty, and covers many diseases and disorders of the heart as well as several different kinds of treatments. What makes interventional cardiologists special is their ability to use minimally invasive procedures to treat heart disease. Interventional cardiologists may treat coronary artery disease and peripheral artery disease, where blood vessels become narrowed or blocked. They also may repair or replace damaged heart valves.

During a cardiac catheterization, the interventional cardiologist inserts the catheter into a blood vessel through a small incision in the groin or arm. It is then threaded to the blocked artery or into the heart, where tiny tools can be passed through the tube. These tools are used to perform percutaneous coronary interventions, or procedures done to the heart and arteries via catheter. Procedures may include:
  • Angioplasty, or opening of blocked arteries, often via the inflation of a balloon
  • Atherectomy, the physical cutting away of plaque buildup
  • Stenting, the placement of metal springs to hold artery walls open
  • Heart valve repair or replacement
  • Closure of holes in the heart

That these procedures can be performed without the pain and recovery time of traditional surgery is truly amazing.