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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. He works in La Mesa, CA and Chula Vista, CA. Dr. Kafri (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Arabic, Spanish, and German. Dr. Kafri's areas of expertise include intra-aortic balloon pump (IABP), coronary angiogram, and holter monitoring. His professional affiliations include Scripps Mercy Hospital and Sharp HealthCare. He graduated from the University of Damascus Faculty of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Kafri completed a residency program at Beaumont Hospitals. Dr. Kafri takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Kafri's practice is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Renal Angioplasty, Intra-Aortic Balloon Pump, Chemical Stress Test, Hypertension, Heart Problems, ... (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. Clinical interests for Dr. Azimi include intra-aortic balloon pump (IABP), coronary angiogram, and holter monitoring. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended Dartmouth Medical School and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Colorado Denver. In addition to English, he speaks Persian. He is affiliated with Sharp HealthCare. Dr. Azimi is accepting new patients.

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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 is a specialist in adult cardiology, interventional cardiology, and nuclear cardiology. His clinical interests include intra-aortic balloon pump (IABP), coronary angiogram, and holter monitoring. Dr. Sherev is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal. His 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. In addition to English, Dr. Sherev (or staff) speaks Spanish, Bulgarian, and Russian. Dr. Sherev is professionally affiliated with Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla 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, Heart Problems, Exercise Stress ... (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 a physician who specializes in adult cardiology, interventional cardiology, and nuclear cardiology. Clinical interests for Dr. Rapeport include coronary angiogram, heart problems, and holter monitoring. He has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. He graduated from the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg. Dr. Rapeport trained at Long Island Jewish Medical Center for residency. He has received the following distinction: San Diego Super Doctors. Dr. Rapeport is conversant in Afrikaans. His professional affiliations include Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla, Sharp HealthCare, and Scripps Green Hospital. His practice 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 cardiology specialist. In his practice, he is particularly interested in coronary angiogram, holter monitoring, and exercise stress test. He is professionally affiliated with Sharp HealthCare. Dr. Goldberg 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. After completing medical school at the University of Arizona College of Medicine, Dr. Goldberg performed his residency at Arizona Health Sciences Center.

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

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

Dr. Tri Nguyen is an adult cardiology and interventional cardiology specialist. He is conversant in Vietnamese. Dr. Nguyen's areas of expertise include the following: intra-aortic balloon pump (IABP), coronary angiogram, and holter monitoring. He is affiliated with Scripps Mercy Hospital and Sharp HealthCare. He graduated from Stanford University School of Medicine. His residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis. Dr. Nguyen takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Nguyen is open to new patients.

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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 is an adult cardiology and interventional cardiology specialist. He is conversant in Spanish. He studied medicine at Creighton University School of Medicine. Patients gave Dr. Zamudio an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Zamudio accepts.

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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.