We found 4 interventional cardiologists who accept Anthem Blue Cross of California near Fresno, CA.

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Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
6089 N First; #102
Fresno, CA
 

Dr. Harcharn Chann sees patients in Fresno, CA. His medical specialties are adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. He graduated from Government Medical College, Patiala. Dr. Chann honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. In addition to English, Dr. Chann (or staff) speaks Hindi and Punjabi.

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Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
2335 E Kashian Lane; Suite 240
Fresno, CA
 

Dr. Ryan Berg is an adult cardiology and interventional cardiology specialist. He is affiliated with VA Central California Health Care System. After attending Emory University School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Berg takes.

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Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
2335 E Kashian Lane; Suite 240
Fresno, CA
 

Dr. Mouatou Mouanoutoua works as a cardiologist and interventional cardiologist. He graduated from Ross University School of Medicine. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Mouanoutoua (or staff) speaks the following languages: Lao and Hmong.

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Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology, Hospital Medicine
2823 Fresno Street
Fresno, CA
 

Dr. Arang Samim practices adult cardiology, interventional cardiology, and hospital medicine (hospitalist) in Fresno, CA. Blue Shield, Anthem, and Health Net are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Samim takes. Dr. Samim attended medical school at Boston University School of Medicine.

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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.
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