We found 6 interventional cardiologists who accept Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Florida BlueOptions Everyday Health Premier near Fort Lauderdale, FL.

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Dr. Aslam Mohammad Khan, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
4900 W Oakland Park Boulevard; Suite 207
Lauderdale Lakes, FL
 

Dr. Aslam Khan is a specialist in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. He is a graduate of Maulana Azad Medical College. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Khan (or staff) speaks the following languages: Urdu and Hindi. He is professionally affiliated with Broward Health.

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Dr. Violeta A Atanasoski-McCormack, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
1600 S Andres Avenue; Atrium Building 1st Floor
Fort Lauderdale, FL
 

Dr. Violeta McCormack's areas of specialization are adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. Dr. McCormack is affiliated with Broward Health. She graduated from the University of Ljubljana Faculty of Medicine. She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO.

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Dr. Ricardo Ivan Vicuna, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
1625 Se 3rd Avenue; Suite 721
Fort Lauderdale, FL
 

Dr. Ricardo Vicuna is a cardiologist and interventional cardiologist in Fort Lauderdale, FL. Dr. Vicuna (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and Italian. He is affiliated with Broward Health. He studied medicine at Cayetano Heredia University. His medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois. Dr. Vicuna takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO.

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Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
2964 North State Road 7; Suite 110
Margate, FL
 

Dr. Eduardo Sabates is an adult cardiology and interventional cardiology specialist. Patient ratings for Dr. Sabates average 4.5 stars out of 5. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Sabates is affiliated with Broward Health Coral Springs.

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Dr. Kenneth Harris Zelnick, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
4101 Nw 4th Street; Suite 104
Plantation, FL
 

Dr. Kenneth Zelnick works as an adult cardiologist and interventional cardiologist. He is affiliated with Broward Health. Dr. Zelnick accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine.

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Specializes in Interventional Cardiology
3001 Nw 49th Avenue; Suite 104
Lauderdale Lakes, FL
 

Dr. Juan Velasquez sees patients in Lauderdale Lakes, FL. His medical specialty is interventional cardiology. Dr. Velasquez accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He attended medical school at CES University, Institute of Health Sciences.

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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.