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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. Dr. Khan (or staff) speaks Urdu and Hindi. He is professionally affiliated with Broward Health. Dr. Khan studied medicine at Maulana Azad Medical College. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Khan honors.

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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 is a cardiologist and interventional cardiologist. She is professionally affiliated with Broward Health. She graduated from the University of Ljubljana Faculty of Medicine. Dr. McCormack accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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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's areas of specialization are adult cardiology and interventional cardiology; he sees patients in Fort Lauderdale, FL. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Vicuna accepts. Dr. Vicuna attended Cayetano Heredia University for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois for residency. Dr. Vicuna (or staff) speaks Spanish and Italian. He is affiliated with Broward Health.

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

Dr. Eduardo Sabates practices adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. His average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Sabates is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He is professionally 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 is a Plantation, FL physician who specializes in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. He is affiliated with Broward Health. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Zelnick is a graduate of 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 is an interventional cardiologist in Lauderdale Lakes, FL. 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. Velasquez studied medicine 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.