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We found 6 interventional cardiologists who accept Coventry near Fairfield, CT.

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Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
226 Mill Hill Avenue; 3rd Floor
Bridgeport, CT
 

Dr. Robert Attaran is a specialist in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. He works in Bridgeport, CT, Branford, CT, and New Haven, CT. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Lawrence + Memorial Hospital, The William H. Backus Hospital, and Yale New Haven Health System. Before performing his residency at Arizona Health Sciences Center, Dr. Attaran attended the University of Sheffield Medical School. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. Dr. Attaran is accepting new patients.

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

Dr. Arijit Chanda, MD
Specializes in Interventional Cardiology, Internal Medicine
2800 Main Street
Bridgeport, CT
 

Dr. Arijit Chanda is an interventional cardiology specialist. He is especially interested in heart valve disease, general care, and hospital care. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Chanda honors. He graduated from St. John's Medical College. His professional affiliations include Ochsner and Yale New Haven Health System.

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Clinical interests: Heart Valve Disease, Hospital Care, Heart Problems, General Care, Cardiac Catheterization

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Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
1305 Post Road
Fairfield, CT
 

Dr. Edward Tuohy is a physician who specializes in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. He attended New York University (NYU) School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Yale-New Haven Hospital. Dr. Tuohy is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Tuohy is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Clinical interests: Bloodless Medicine/Transfusion-Free Surgery, Syncope, Women's Heart Disease, Nuclear Stress Test, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
1305 Post Road
Fairfield, CT
 

Dr. Robert Fishman's areas of specialization are adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Fishman honors. He studied medicine at Brown University, Alpert Medical School and Boston University School of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at Beth Israel Medical Center. Dr. Fishman is conversant in Spanish. He is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Clinical interests: Renal Angioplasty, Hypertension, Stent Placement, Drug Eluting Stents, Endovascular Disease, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
1305 Post Road
Fairfield, CT
 

Dr. Jay Meizlish is an adult cardiologist and interventional cardiologist. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. Dr. Meizlish's medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of California. He speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. Dr. Meizlish welcomes new patients.

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Clinical interests: Drug Eluting Stents, Heart Stent Placement, Cholesterol Problems, Cardiac Imaging, Angioplasty

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Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
1305 Post Road
Fairfield, CT
 

Dr. Mitchell Driesman is a physician who specializes in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. Dr. Driesman (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and French. Dr. Driesman is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. He graduated from Brown University, Alpert Medical School. He trained at a hospital affiliated with Tufts University for his residency. Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Driesman accepts. He is accepting new patients.

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Clinical interests: Bloodless Medicine/Transfusion-Free Surgery, Heart Valve Disease, Hypertension, Coronary ... (Read more)

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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.