We found 3 cardiologists who accept CorVel near Fountain Valley, CA.

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Dr. Jamie M Pagano, MD
Specializes in Other, Cardiology
1010 W La Veta Avenue; Suite 775
Orange, CA

Dr. James Pagano works as a cardiologist in Santa Ana, CA, Irvine, CA, and Orange, CA. He is professionally affiliated with St. Joseph Hospital - Orange, CA. Dr. Pagano takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and HealthSmart. He attended Creighton University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at VA Long Beach Healthcare System for residency. Dr. Pagano (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish, Russian, and Persian.

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Dr. Jairo J Marin, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
2621 South Bristol Street; Suite 204
Santa Ana, CA

Dr. Jairo Marin specializes in adult cardiology. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. Dr. Marin accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), School of Medicine and the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Diego (UCSD). Dr. Marin speaks Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Joseph Hospital Affiliated Physicians (SJHAP) and St. Joseph Hospital - Orange, CA.

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Dr. Paul B Meltzer, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Other
1400 N. Main Street
Santa Ana, CA

Dr. Paul Meltzer is an adult cardiologist. Dr. Meltzer (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish, Armenian, and Persian. He is affiliated with St. Joseph Hospital - Orange, CA. After completing medical school at the University of Florence Faculty of Medicine and Surgery, Dr. Meltzer performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with New York Medical College. Dr. Meltzer's average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Meltzer takes.

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What is Cardiology?

Cardiology is the study of the heart and blood vessels, and a cardiologist makes sure they are functioning well. Patients see cardiologists for many issues affecting the circulatory system, including:
  • Hypertension, or high blood pressure
  • Heart attack prevention and treatment
  • Congestive Heart Failure, where the heart cannot pump enough blood to meet the needs of the body
  • Heart transplant evaluation and care after surgery
  • Peripheral vascular disease, where arteries in the limbs narrow and reduce blood flow
  • Aneurysm, or a swelling in the blood vessels
  • Coronary Artery Disease, where the blood vessels delivering oxygen and nutrients to the heart become blocked

After performing a physical exam, a cardiologist may order a number of imaging tests in order to get a better understanding of what disease or complication might be causing problems in the heart and blood vessels. Some of these might include:
  • An electrocardiogram, which checks the heart’s electrical activity
  • X-rays to see tissues more clearly
  • Cardiac catheterization, where a small tube is directed into the heart to test pressure, oxygen levels, and blood flow

Although some cardiologists provide primary care, cardiologists more typically work as consultants to primary care physicians when a heart issue comes up. Cardiologists do not perform surgery, but they can perform “interventional” procedures, such as balloon angioplasty (where a balloon is used to stretch open narrowed veins) or stent placement to keep blood flowing.
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