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 specializes in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology and practices in La Mesa, CA and Chula Vista, CA. These areas are among Dr. Kafri's clinical interests: intra-aortic balloon pump (IABP), coronary angiogram, and holter monitoring. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. He studied medicine at the University of Damascus Faculty of Medicine. He trained at Beaumont Hospitals for his residency. Dr. Kafri (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Arabic, Spanish, and German. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Scripps Mercy Hospital and Sharp HealthCare. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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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, who practices in La Mesa, CA, is a medical specialist in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. His areas of expertise include the following: intra-aortic balloon pump (IABP), coronary angiogram, and holter monitoring. Dr. Azimi takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at Dartmouth Medical School, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Colorado Denver. In addition to English, Dr. Azimi speaks Persian. He is professionally affiliated with Sharp HealthCare. He has an open panel.

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Clinical interests: Renal Angioplasty, Intra-Aortic Balloon Pump, Coronary Angiogram, Percutaneous Coronary ... (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's areas of specialization are adult cardiology, interventional cardiology, and nuclear cardiology; he sees patients in La Mesa, CA. Dr. Sherev's education and training includes medical school at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine and residency at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. Clinical interests for Dr. Sherev include intra-aortic balloon pump (IABP), coronary angiogram, and holter monitoring. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and more. Dr. Sherev (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish, Bulgarian, and Russian. Dr. Sherev is 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's areas of specialization are adult cardiology, interventional cardiology, and nuclear cardiology. His education and training includes medical school at the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg and residency at Long Island Jewish Medical Center. Dr. Rapeport's clinical interests include coronary angiogram, heart problems, and holter monitoring. The average patient rating for Dr. Rapeport is 4.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. Dr. Rapeport has received the following distinction: San Diego Super Doctors. In addition to English, he speaks Afrikaans. His professional affiliations include Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla, Sharp HealthCare, and Scripps Green Hospital. Dr. Rapeport is open to new patients.

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

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

Dr. Ronald Goldberg is an interventional cardiologist in La Mesa, CA. He has a special interest in coronary angiogram, holter monitoring, and exercise stress test. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Goldberg takes. Dr. Goldberg obtained his medical school training at the University of Arizona College of Medicine and performed his residency at Arizona Health Sciences Center. He 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)

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

Dr. Tri Nguyen is an adult cardiology and interventional cardiology specialist. He speaks Vietnamese. His areas of expertise include intra-aortic balloon pump (IABP), coronary angiogram, and holter monitoring. Dr. Nguyen's professional affiliations include Scripps Mercy Hospital and Sharp HealthCare. Dr. Nguyen studied medicine at Stanford University School of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis for residency. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and more. Dr. Nguyen has an open panel.

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

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

Dr. Fernando Zamudio is a specialist in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. He speaks Spanish. He studied medicine at Creighton University School of Medicine. Dr. Zamudio's patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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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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