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We found 5 interventional cardiologists who accept First Health near Branford, CT.

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Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
11 Harrison Avenue
Branford, CT
 

Dr. Joseph Brennan is a cardiologist and interventional cardiologist. He is affiliated with Lawrence + Memorial Hospital, VA Connecticut Healthcare System, and Yale New Haven Health System. He is a graduate of Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Medicine. Dr. Brennan trained at Yale-New Haven Hospital for his residency. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. He takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. Dr. Brennan welcomes new patients.

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Clinical interests: Coronary Angioplasty, Heart Stent Placement, Angina, Coronary Artery Disease

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Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
11 Harrison Avenue
Branford, CT
 

Dr. Henry Cabin's medical specialty is adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. Patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Cabin honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. He is a graduate of Yale School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Cabin completed residency programs at Yale-New Haven Hospital and National Institutes of Health (NIH). He is affiliated with Lawrence + Memorial Hospital, VA Connecticut Healthcare System, and Yale New Haven Health System. He has an open panel.

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Clinical interests: Heart Problems, Cardiac Catheterization

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Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology, Other
11 Harrison Avenue
Branford, CT
 

Dr. Alexandra Lansky is a medical specialist in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. Dr. Lansky is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. Before performing her residency at Washington Hospital Center, Dr. Lansky attended Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Medicine. She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. Dr. Lansky's practice is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Preventive Cardiology, Ultrasound, Cardiac Catheterization

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Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
84 North Main Street
Branford, CT
 

Dr. Samuel Hahn works as a cardiologist and interventional cardiologist in New Haven, CT and Branford, CT. He is rated highly by his patients. Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Hahn honors. Dr. Hahn graduated from Harvard Medical School. For his residency, Dr. Hahn trained at Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Hahn is conversant in Spanish. He is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. He welcomes new patients.

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Clinical interests: Syncope, Atrial Fibrillation, Down Syndrome, Women's Heart Disease, Nuclear Stress Test, Holter ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
84 North Main Street
Branford, CT
 

Dr. Bonnie Hiatt practices adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. She has indicated that her clinical interests include heart failure. She is affiliated with Sinai Hospital of Baltimore and Yale New Haven Health System. Dr. Hiatt is a graduate of New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. Dr. Hiatt completed her residency training at Brigham and Women's Hospital. She is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by her patients. Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Hiatt takes. Dr. Hiatt has an open panel.

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Clinical interests: Heart Failure

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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.