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

Dr. Robert Ramak Attaran, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
226 Mill Hill Avenue; 3rd Floor
Bridgeport, CT
 

Dr. Robert Attaran sees patients in Bridgeport, CT, Branford, CT, and New Haven, CT. His medical specialties are adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. Dr. Attaran's hospital/clinic affiliations include Lawrence + Memorial Hospital, The William H. Backus Hospital, and Yale New Haven Health System. Before completing his residency at Arizona Health Sciences Center, Dr. Attaran attended medical school at the University of Sheffield Medical School. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. He takes Anthem, ConnectiCare, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. 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

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

Dr. Arijit Chanda is a medical specialist in interventional cardiology. He is a graduate of St. John's Medical College. He has a special interest in heart valve disease, general care, and hospital care. Dr. Chanda is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. 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's medical specialty is adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. He is in-network for Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at Yale-New Haven Hospital, Dr. Tuohy attended New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. He is conversant in Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. Dr. Tuohy welcomes new patients.

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

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

Dr. Robert Fishman is a cardiologist and interventional cardiologist in Fairfield, CT, New Haven, CT, and Trumbull, CT. Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Fishman honors. He attended Brown University, Alpert Medical School and Boston University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Beth Israel Medical Center. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Fishman is professionally 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's areas of specialization are adult cardiology and interventional cardiology; he sees patients in Fairfield, CT, New Haven, CT, and Trumbull, CT. He is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. Dr. Meizlish takes Anthem, ConnectiCare, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. His practice is open to new patients. He is a graduate of New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of California. Dr. Meizlish speaks Spanish.

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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 works as a cardiologist and interventional cardiologist. He graduated from Brown University, Alpert Medical School and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Tufts University. He accepts Anthem, ConnectiCare, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. Dr. Driesman (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and French. He is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. 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.