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We found 13 interventional cardiologists who accept Anthem Blue Cross of California near Encino, CA.

Dr. Mehrdad Kevin Ariani, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
18350 Roscoe Boulevard; Suite 400
Northridge, CA
 

Dr. Mehrdrad Ariani's areas of specialization are adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Ariani is a graduate of Tehran University of Medical Sciences. For his residency, Dr. Ariani trained at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. Dr. Ariani has received the distinction of Southern California Super Doctors. Dr. Ariani (or staff) is conversant in Armenian and Persian. He is affiliated with Providence Tarzana Medical Center and Northridge Hospital Medical Center. He is accepting new patients.

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Dr. Jack Arthur Patterson, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
16542 Ventura Boulevard; Suite 402
Encino, CA
 

Dr. Jack Patterson is an adult cardiologist and interventional cardiologist. He is affiliated with Providence Tarzana Medical Center. Dr. Patterson is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is open to new patients. He attended medical school at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Patterson trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago for residency. He has received the distinction of Los Angeles Super Doctors.

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Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
7640 Tampa Avenue; Suite 101
Reseda, CA
 

Dr. Moinakhtar Lala is a cardiologist and interventional cardiologist. Dr. Lala graduated from Saurashtra University and then Dr. Lala performed Dr. Lala's residency at Long Island College Hospital. Dr. Lala's areas of expertise include arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats). Dr. Lala honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Lala (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Urdu, Gujarati, and Hindi. Dr. Lala is professionally affiliated with Providence Tarzana Medical Center. Dr. Lala is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Arrhythmias

Dr. James Randall Higgins, MD
Specializes in Interventional Cardiology, Internal Medicine
14411 Hamlin Street
Van Nuys, CA
 

Dr. James Higgins' specialty is interventional cardiology. Dr. Higgins is a graduate of the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). Areas of particular interest for Dr. Higgins include obesity, arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), and hypertension (high blood pressure). Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Accountable Health Plans are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Higgins accepts. He has received professional recognition including the following: Southern California Rising Stars. In addition to English, Dr. Higgins speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Providence Holy Cross Medical Center and Providence Tarzana Medical Center. He has an open panel.

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Clinical interests: Varicose Veins, Hypertension, Weight Management, Heart Problems, Obesity, Arrhythmias

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Specializes in Interventional Cardiology, Internal Medicine
14411 Hamlin Street
Van Nuys, CA
 

Dr. Ramesh Arora's specialty is interventional cardiology. In addition to English, Dr. Arora (or staff) speaks Hindi and Punjabi. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Arora include hypertension (high blood pressure) and varicose veins. Dr. Arora is professionally affiliated with Providence Holy Cross Medical Center. His education and training includes medical school at Maulana Azad Medical College and residency at Kingsbrook Jewish Medical Center. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Arora is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Varicose Veins, Hypertension

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Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
16542 Ventura Boulevard; Suite 402
Encino, CA
 

Dr. Ara Tilkian practices adult cardiology and interventional cardiology in Mission Hills, CA, Encino, CA, and Van Nuys, CA. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and residency at Stanford Hospital & Clinics. Dr. Tilkian is especially interested in electrophysiological (EP) study. He takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include Southern California Super Doctors and Southern California Super Doctors 2008. In addition to English, Dr. Tilkian speaks Armenian. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Providence Holy Cross Medical Center and Providence Tarzana Medical Center. He welcomes new patients.

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Clinical interests: Electrophysiological Study

Dr. Leon I Kupferwasser, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
5525 Etiwanda Avenue; Suite 218
Tarzana, CA
 

Dr. Leon Kupferwasser is an adult cardiology and interventional cardiology specialist in Van Nuys, CA and Tarzana, CA. Dr. Kupferwasser is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and more. His education and training includes medical school at Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). He has received the following distinction: Southern California Super Doctors. Dr. Kupferwasser (or staff) speaks the following languages: German and Yiddish. He is professionally affiliated with Providence Holy Cross Medical Center and Providence Tarzana Medical Center. Dr. Kupferwasser has an open panel.

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Specializes in Interventional Cardiology
16542 Ventura Boulevard; Suite 402
Encino, CA
 

Dr. Ashish Aggarwal is an Encino, CA physician who specializes in interventional cardiology. Dr. Aggarwal's professional affiliations include Providence Holy Cross Medical Center and Providence Tarzana Medical Center. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has an open panel. He obtained his medical school training at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine and the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan.

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Dr. Arash Vahdat, MD
Specializes in Interventional Cardiology
18370 Burbank Boulevard; Suite 714
Tarzana, CA
 

Dr. Arash Vahdat specializes in interventional cardiology. Dr. Vahdat graduated from SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine and SUNY Upstate Medical University. He trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Irvine for residency. His areas of clinical interest consist of diabetes management and acid reflux (GERD). He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He is conversant in Persian. Dr. Vahdat is affiliated with Providence Holy Cross Medical Center, Providence Tarzana Medical Center, and Lakewood Regional Medical Center. He is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Diabetes Management, Acid Reflux

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Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
15243 Vanowen Street; Suite 301
Van Nuys, CA
 

Dr. Jayanta Das sees patients in Van Nuys, CA, Valencia, CA, and Mission Hills, CA. His medical specialties are adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Das takes. He attended Wright State University, Boonshoft School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center. Dr. Das is affiliated with Providence Holy Cross Medical Center and Providence Tarzana Medical Center. Dr. Das is accepting new patients.

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Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
4955 Van Nuys Boulevard; Suite 309
Sherman Oaks, CA
 

Dr. J. Rubin's areas of specialization are adult cardiology and interventional cardiology; he sees patients in Sherman Oaks, CA. He takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. He is a graduate of the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine. Awards and/or distinctions Dr. Rubin has received include Southern California Super Doctors and Southern California Super Doctors 2008. He is conversant in Spanish. He is affiliated with Providence Tarzana Medical Center. Dr. Rubin's practice is open to new patients.

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Specializes in Interventional Cardiology, Other
4955 Van Nuys Boulevard; Suite 415
Sherman Oaks, CA
 

Dr. Siamak Karimian works as an interventional cardiologist. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Karimian graduated from The National University of Iran. His residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Wright State University. He speaks Persian.

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Specializes in Interventional Cardiology
16542 Ventura Boulevard; Suite 402
Encino, CA
 

Dr. Tae Yang is an interventional cardiologist in Fountain Valley, CA and Encino, CA. Dr. Yang (or staff) speaks the following languages: Korean and Spanish. Before performing his residency at Olive View-UCLA Medical Center, Dr. Yang attended the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and 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.