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We found 4 interventional cardiologists who accept US Family Health Plan near Branford, CT.

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

Dr. Joseph Brennan is a specialist in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. He is professionally affiliated with Lawrence + Memorial Hospital, VA Connecticut Healthcare System, and Yale New Haven Health System. After attending Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Medicine, Dr. Brennan completed his residency training at Yale-New Haven Hospital. Patient ratings for Dr. Brennan average 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Brennan is in-network for Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He is open to 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, who practices in Branford, CT, Greenwich, CT, and New Haven, CT, is a medical specialist in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. He is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Cabin's professional affiliations include Lawrence + Memorial Hospital, VA Connecticut Healthcare System, and Yale New Haven Health System. He honors Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. Dr. Cabin's education and training includes medical school at Yale School of Medicine and residency at Yale-New Haven Hospital and National Institutes of Health (NIH).

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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's specialties are adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. She takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. Before completing her residency at Washington Hospital Center, Dr. Lansky attended medical school at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Medicine. She is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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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. Bonnie Hiatt is a physician who specializes in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. Patient reviews placed her at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Hiatt has a special interest in heart failure. She is affiliated with Sinai Hospital of Baltimore and Yale New Haven Health System. Dr. Hiatt accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. She has an open panel. She studied medicine at New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. She completed her residency training at Brigham and Women's Hospital.

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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.