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

Dr. Joseph Brennan's areas of specialization are adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. His professional affiliations include Lawrence + Memorial Hospital, VA Connecticut Healthcare System, and Yale New Haven Health System. Before performing his residency at Yale-New Haven Hospital, Dr. Brennan attended Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Medicine. Patient reviews placed Dr. Brennan at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. He honors Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Brennan has an open panel.

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

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. She honors Anthem, ConnectiCare, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. Dr. Lansky is a graduate of Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Medicine. For her professional training, Dr. Lansky completed a residency program at Washington Hospital Center. Dr. Lansky is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. She is accepting new patients.

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Clinical interests: Preventive Cardiology, Ultrasound, Cardiac Catheterization

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

Dr. Henry Cabin is an adult cardiology and interventional cardiology specialist. On average, patients gave him a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. He honors Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at Yale School of Medicine, Dr. Cabin performed his residency at Yale-New Haven Hospital and National Institutes of Health (NIH). He is professionally affiliated with Lawrence + Memorial Hospital, VA Connecticut Healthcare System, and Yale New Haven Health System. Dr. Cabin has an open panel.

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Clinical interests: Heart Problems, Cardiac Catheterization

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

Dr. Samuel Hahn specializes in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology and practices in New Haven, CT and Branford, CT. Dr. Hahn speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. He graduated from Harvard Medical School. He trained at Massachusetts General Hospital for residency. He is rated highly by his patients. Dr. Hahn accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. He is open to new patients.

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

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

Dr. Bonnie Hiatt is a specialist in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. She works in New Haven, CT, Branford, CT, and Madison, CT. Her patients gave her an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. Her clinical interests include heart failure. Dr. Hiatt is professionally affiliated with Sinai Hospital of Baltimore and Yale New Haven Health System. She is in-network for Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. She is open to new patients. Before completing her residency at Brigham and Women's Hospital, Dr. Hiatt attended medical school at New York University (NYU) School of Medicine.

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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.
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