We found 6 interventional cardiologists who accept United Healthcare Bronze HMO near Fort Lauderdale, FL.

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Dr. Mian A Hasan, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
200 South Andrews Avenue; Suite 101
Fort Lauderdale, FL
 

Dr. Mian Hasan's areas of specialization are adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. Dr. Hasan accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of King Edward Medical University. His medical residency was performed at Westchester Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of Kentucky. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Memorial Hospital Miramar, Memorial Hospital Pembroke, and Memorial Hospital West.

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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's specialties are adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. Dr. Khan (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Urdu and Hindi. Dr. Khan is affiliated with Broward Health. He is a graduate of Maulana Azad Medical College. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers.

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

Dr. Ricardo Vicuna is a physician who specializes in interventional cardiology. Dr. Vicuna (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and Italian. Dr. Vicuna is professionally affiliated with Broward Health. He attended Cayetano Heredia University for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois for residency. He accepts 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' areas of specialization are adult cardiology and interventional cardiology; he sees patients in Margate, FL. He is affiliated with Broward Health Coral Springs. He has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Sabates accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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

Dr. Kenneth Zelnick sees patients in Plantation, FL. His medical specialties are adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. Dr. Zelnick is affiliated with Broward Health. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He graduated from the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine.

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Dr. Michael A Chizner, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
1625 Se 3 Avenue; Third Floor
Fort Lauderdale, FL
 

Dr. Michael Chizner works as a cardiologist and interventional cardiologist in Fort Lauderdale, FL. His average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Chizner studied medicine at Weill Cornell Medical College. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Chizner include: South Florida Super Doctors; Florida Super Doctors 2009 - South Florida Edition; and Florida Super Doctors. He is affiliated with Broward Health.

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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.
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