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We found 6 interventional cardiologists who accept BlueSelect Everyday Health 1451 near Brooksville, FL.

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Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
15004 Cortez Boulevard
Brooksville, FL
 

Dr. Nagaraja Sharma's areas of specialization are adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. For his professional training, Dr. Sharma completed a residency program at Henry Ford Hospital. His professional affiliations include Bayfront Health Brooksville and Bayfront Health Spring Hill.

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Dr. Peter Louis Di Martino, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
17240 Cortez Boulevard
Brooksville, FL
 

Dr. Peter Di Martino is a cardiologist and interventional cardiologist in Hudson, FL, Tampa, FL, and Brooksville, FL. Dr. Di Martino honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine and performed his residency at Jackson Memorial Medical Center. He is affiliated with Bayfront Health Brooksville, BayCare Alliant Hospital, and Mease Countryside Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Renal Angioplasty, Heart Problems, Peripheral Angioplasty, Temporary Transvenous Pacing

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Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
17240 Cortez Boulevard
Brooksville, FL
 

Dr. Mowaffak Atfeh is a cardiologist and interventional cardiologist. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Damascus Faculty of Medicine and residency at John Stroger Hospital of Cook County. He is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Atfeh takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Atfeh's professional affiliations include Bayfront Health Brooksville and Bayfront Health Spring Hill.

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Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
15004 Cortez Boulevard
Brooksville, FL
 

Dr. Michael Moore is an adult cardiologist and interventional cardiologist in Brooksville, FL and Spring Hill, FL. He studied medicine at A.T. Still University, Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. Dr. Moore accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. His professional affiliations include Bayfront Health Brooksville and Bayfront Health Spring Hill.

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Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
17240 Cortez Boulevard
Brooksville, FL
 

Dr. Mahmoud Nimer's specialties are adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. Dr. Nimer is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. After completing medical school at the University of Jordan Faculty of Medicine, he performed his residency at Worcester City Hospital. His professional affiliations include Bayfront Health Brooksville and Bayfront Health Spring Hill.

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Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology, Other
17240 Cortez Boulevard
Brooksville, FL
 

Dr. Thomas Mathews' areas of specialization are adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. Dr. Mathews is affiliated with Bayfront Health Brooksville and Bayfront Health Spring Hill. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine, Allegheny University.

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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.