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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's medical specialty is adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. Dr. Brennan has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He is professionally affiliated with Lawrence + Memorial Hospital, VA Connecticut Healthcare System, and Yale New Haven Health System. He is in-network for Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He has an open panel. Dr. Brennan obtained his medical school training at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Medicine and performed his residency at Yale-New Haven Hospital.

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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, Other
11 Harrison Avenue
Branford, CT
 

Dr. Alexandra Lansky practices adult cardiology and interventional cardiology in New Haven, CT, Greenwich, CT, and Branford, CT. Dr. Lansky's education and training includes medical school at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Medicine and residency at Washington Hospital Center. She accepts Anthem, ConnectiCare, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. She is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. She welcomes new patients.

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Clinical interests: Preventive Cardiology, Ultrasound, Cardiac Catheterization

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

Dr. Henry Cabin specializes in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. His average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. 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, as well as other insurance carriers. He has an open panel. 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).

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Clinical interests: Heart Problems, Cardiac Catheterization

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

Dr. Bonnie Hiatt specializes in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology and practices in New Haven, CT, Branford, CT, and Madison, CT. Dr. Hiatt's average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. She has a special interest in heart failure. Her professional affiliations include Sinai Hospital of Baltimore and Yale New Haven Health System. She takes Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Hiatt is accepting new patients. She is a graduate of New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. She trained at Brigham and Women's Hospital for residency.

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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.