We found 4 interventional cardiologists who accept United Healthcare Bronze HMO near Fort Lauderdale, FL.

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 works in Lauderdale Lakes, FL and Fort Lauderdale, FL. Dr. Khan takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at Maulana Azad Medical College. Dr. Khan (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Urdu and Hindi. He is affiliated with Broward Health.

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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 Fort Lauderdale, FL physician who specializes in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. 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. Vicuna obtained his medical school training at Cayetano Heredia University and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois. Dr. Vicuna (or staff) speaks Spanish and Italian. Dr. Vicuna 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 in Margate, FL and Coral Springs, FL. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. Dr. Sabates honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He 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 is a Plantation, FL physician who specializes in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. He is affiliated with Broward Health. Dr. Zelnick studied medicine at the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine. He 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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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.