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We found 7 interventional cardiologists who accept Blue Shield of California HMO near La Mesa, CA.

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Dr. Hassan Al-Kafri, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
8860 Center Drive; Suite 320
La Mesa, CA
 

Dr. Hassan Kafri is a specialist in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. Dr. Kafri obtained his medical school training at the University of Damascus Faculty of Medicine and performed his residency at Beaumont Hospitals. His areas of expertise include intra-aortic balloon pump (IABP), coronary angiogram, and holter monitoring. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. In addition to English, Dr. Kafri (or staff) speaks Arabic, Spanish, and German. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Scripps Mercy Hospital and Sharp HealthCare. Dr. Kafri welcomes new patients.

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Clinical interests: Renal Angioplasty, Intra-Aortic Balloon Pump, Chemical Stress Test, Hypertension, Inferior Vena ... (Read more)

Dr. Nassir A Azimi, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
5565 Grossmont Center Drive; Suite 3-455
La Mesa, CA
 

Dr. Nassir Azimi is a specialist in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. He speaks Persian. Areas of expertise for Dr. Azimi include intra-aortic balloon pump (IABP), coronary angiogram, and holter monitoring. Dr. Azimi is professionally affiliated with Sharp HealthCare. Dr. Azimi studied medicine at Dartmouth Medical School. His medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Colorado Denver. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Azimi has an open panel.

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Clinical interests: Renal Angioplasty, Intra-Aortic Balloon Pump, Coronary Angiogram, Percutaneous Coronary ... (Read more)

Dr. Ronald K Goldberg, MD
Specializes in Interventional Cardiology
5565 Grossmont Center Drive; Suite 3-455
La Mesa, CA
 

Dr. Ronald Goldberg's area of specialization is interventional cardiology. His areas of expertise include coronary angiogram, holter monitoring, and exercise stress test. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Goldberg is a graduate of the University of Arizona College of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at Arizona Health Sciences Center. Dr. Goldberg is affiliated with Sharp HealthCare. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Clinical interests: Coronary Angiogram, Holter Monitoring, Exercise Stress Test, Pacemaker Implantation, Cholesterol ... (Read more)

Dr. Dimitri Atanasov Sherev, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology, Nuclear Cardiology
8851 Center Drive; Suite 304
La Mesa, CA
 

Dr. Dimitri Sherev specializes in adult cardiology, interventional cardiology, and nuclear cardiology. He graduated from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. Areas of expertise for Dr. Sherev include intra-aortic balloon pump (IABP), coronary angiogram, and holter monitoring. Dr. Sherev honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Sherev (or staff) speaks Spanish, Bulgarian, and Russian. He is professionally affiliated with Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla and Sharp HealthCare. He has an open panel.

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Clinical interests: Renal Angioplasty, Intra-Aortic Balloon Pump, Chemical Stress Test, Inferior Vena Cava Filter ... (Read more)

Dr. Kevin Bernard Rapeport, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology, Nuclear Cardiology
8851 Center Drive, Grossmont Medical Clinic; Suite 401
La Mesa, CA
 

Dr. Kevin Rapeport is an adult cardiology, interventional cardiology, and nuclear cardiology specialist. Dr. Rapeport has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Areas of expertise for Dr. Rapeport include coronary angiogram, heart problems, and holter monitoring. His professional affiliations include Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla, Sharp HealthCare, and Scripps Green Hospital. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is accepting new patients. Dr. Rapeport is a graduate of the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg and a graduate of Long Island Jewish Medical Center's residency program. He has received professional recognition including the following: San Diego Super Doctors. Dr. Rapeport speaks Afrikaans.

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Clinical interests: Coronary Angiogram, Holter Monitoring, Heart Problems, Exercise Stress Test, Coronary Angioplasty, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
4206 44th Street
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. Tri Nguyen works as a cardiologist and interventional cardiologist. Areas of expertise for Dr. Nguyen include intra-aortic balloon pump (IABP), coronary angiogram, and holter monitoring. He is affiliated with Scripps Mercy Hospital and Sharp HealthCare. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, as well as other insurance carriers. He is accepting new patients. Dr. Nguyen attended Stanford University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis for residency. In addition to English, he speaks Vietnamese.

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Clinical interests: Renal Angioplasty, Intra-Aortic Balloon Pump, Coronary Angiogram, Percutaneous Coronary ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
6655 Alvarado Road
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. Fernando Zamudio's medical specialty is adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. He graduated from Creighton University School of Medicine. Dr. Zamudio's average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Zamudio is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield.

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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.