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

Dr. Robert Attaran is an adult cardiologist and interventional cardiologist. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. Dr. Attaran accepts Anthem, ConnectiCare, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. He attended medical school at the University of Sheffield Medical School. For his professional training, Dr. Attaran completed a residency program at Arizona Health Sciences Center. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Lawrence + Memorial Hospital, The William H. Backus Hospital, and Yale New Haven Health System. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Attaran's office for an appointment.

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Clinical interests: Varicose Veins, Venous Insufficiency, Peripheral Vascular Disease, Coronary Artery Disease

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

Dr. Steven Pfau's specialties are adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. He practices in East West Haven, CT, New Haven, CT, and Greenwich, CT. He attended Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine and subsequently trained at New York-Presbyterian Hospital, Columbia University Medical Center, and UPMC Presbyterian for residency. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, ConnectiCare, and POMCO. Dr. Pfau is affiliated with Lawrence + Memorial Hospital, VA Connecticut Healthcare System, and Yale New Haven Health System. He is accepting new patients.

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Clinical interests: Heart Problems, Coronary Angioplasty

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

Dr. Jeptha Curtis is an adult cardiologist and interventional cardiologist. He honors several insurance carriers, including Great-West Healthcare, MultiPlan, and Health Net. He attended Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons and then went on to complete his residency at Duke University Medical Center. Dr. Curtis is conversant in Spanish. His professional affiliations include Lawrence + Memorial Hospital, VA Connecticut Healthcare System, and Yale New Haven Health System.

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Clinical interests: Coronary Angioplasty, Heart Attack, Peripheral Vascular Disease

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
84 North Main Street
Branford, CT
 

Dr. Carlos Mena-Hurtado, who practices in New Haven, CT, East New Haven, CT, and Branford, CT, is a medical specialist in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. He is in-network for Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Mena-Hurtado graduated from the University of Antioquia Faculty of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at Yale-New Haven Hospital. Dr. Mena-Hurtado's professional affiliations include Lawrence + Memorial Hospital and Yale New Haven Health System. He is open to new patients.

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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. 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
11 Harrison Avenue
Branford, CT
 

Dr. John Setaro's specialties are adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. He practices in New Haven, CT, Branford, CT, and Greenwich, CT. In his practice, Dr. Setaro focuses on heart problems, coronary angioplasty (PTCA), and heart surgery. Dr. Setaro is an in-network provider for Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from Boston University School of Medicine. Dr. Setaro completed his residency training at Yale-New Haven Hospital. His professional affiliations include Lawrence + Memorial Hospital and Yale New Haven Health System. He is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Heart Problems, Coronary Angioplasty, Heart Surgery, Angioplasty

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

Dr. John Forrest's specialties are adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. He practices in New Haven, CT, West Haven, CT, and Greenwich, CT. Dr. Forrest takes Anthem, Child Health Plus, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Yale School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at Yale-New Haven Hospital. Dr. Forrest's professional affiliations include VA Connecticut Healthcare System and Yale New Haven Health System. He is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Aortic Stenosis, Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement, Peripheral Vascular Disease, Coronary ... (Read more)

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

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

Dr. Christopher Howes is a specialist in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. He works in Branford, CT, New Haven, CT, and Greenwich, CT. These areas are among his clinical interests: coronary angioplasty (PTCA), heart attack, and echocardiogram (echo). Dr. Howes is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. He honors Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He welcomes new patients. His education and training includes medical school at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University and residency at Yale-New Haven Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Echocardiogram, Heart Problems, Coronary Angioplasty, Heart Attack, Cardiac Catheterization

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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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