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Dr. Brian David Pollack, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Other
30 Prospect Street; Suite 200
Ridgefield, CT
 

Dr. Brian Pollack's area of specialization is adult cardiology. Clinical interests for Dr. Pollack include echocardiogram (echo). His hospital/clinic affiliations include New Milford Hospital, Yale New Haven Health System, and Danbury Hospital. Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Pollack honors. He welcomes new patients. Dr. Pollack attended medical school at Mount Sinai School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Pollack trained at Mount Sinai Medical Center.

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Clinical interests: Echocardiogram

Dr. Robert D Winslow, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology
30 Prospect Street; Suite 200
Ridgefield, CT
 

Dr. Robert Winslow works as a cardiologist and cardiac electrophysiologist in Fairfield, CT, Danbury, CT, and Ridgefield, CT. He is in-network for Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at Brigham and Women's Hospital, Dr. Winslow attended medical school at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. He speaks Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include New Milford Hospital, Yale New Haven Health System, and Danbury Hospital. Dr. Winslow welcomes new patients.

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Clinical interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Holter Monitoring, Catheter Ablation, Pacemaker, Electrophysiological Study

Dr. Ronald John Raymond, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
30 Prospect Street; Suite 200
Ridgefield, CT
 

Dr. Ronald Raymond practices adult cardiology. His hospital/clinic affiliations include New Milford Hospital, Yale New Haven Health System, and Danbury Hospital. Dr. Raymond obtained his medical school training at the University of Connecticut School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Connecticut. He is in-network for Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He welcomes new patients.

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Dr. Lawrence Irwin Fisher, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Other
30 Prospect Street; Suite 200
Ridgefield, CT
 

Dr. Lawrence Fisher specializes in adult cardiology. He honors Anthem, ConnectiCare, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. Dr. Fisher is a graduate of SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences and Weill Cornell Medical College. He completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Albert Einstein College of Medicine. Dr. Fisher is professionally affiliated with New Milford Hospital, Yale New Haven Health System, and Danbury Hospital. He is accepting new patients.

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Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology
30 Prospect Street; Suite 200
Ridgefield, CT
 

Dr. Murali Chiravuri works as an adult cardiologist and cardiac electrophysiologist. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. After attending Tufts University School of Medicine, Dr. Chiravuri completed his residency training at Brigham and Women's Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Harvard Medical School. His hospital/clinic affiliations include New Milford Hospital, Yale New Haven Health System, and Danbury Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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What is Cardiology?

Cardiology is the study of the heart and blood vessels, and a cardiologist makes sure they are functioning well. Patients see cardiologists for many issues affecting the circulatory system, including:
  • Hypertension, or high blood pressure
  • Heart attack prevention and treatment
  • Congestive Heart Failure, where the heart cannot pump enough blood to meet the needs of the body
  • Heart transplant evaluation and care after surgery
  • Peripheral vascular disease, where arteries in the limbs narrow and reduce blood flow
  • Aneurysm, or a swelling in the blood vessels
  • Coronary Artery Disease, where the blood vessels delivering oxygen and nutrients to the heart become blocked

After performing a physical exam, a cardiologist may order a number of imaging tests in order to get a better understanding of what disease or complication might be causing problems in the heart and blood vessels. Some of these might include:
  • An electrocardiogram, which checks the heart’s electrical activity
  • X-rays to see tissues more clearly
  • Cardiac catheterization, where a small tube is directed into the heart to test pressure, oxygen levels, and blood flow

Although some cardiologists provide primary care, cardiologists more typically work as consultants to primary care physicians when a heart issue comes up. Cardiologists do not perform surgery, but they can perform “interventional” procedures, such as balloon angioplasty (where a balloon is used to stretch open narrowed veins) or stent placement to keep blood flowing.
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