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We found 8 interventional cardiologists who accept Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Florida BlueCare All Copay near Longwood, FL.

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Dr. Khalid L Yaqoob, MD
Specializes in Interventional Cardiology
450 W State Road 434; Suite 301
Longwood, FL
 

Dr. Khalid Yaqoob specializes in interventional cardiology and practices in Longwood, FL. He attended Sindh Medical College and then went on to complete his residency at St. John's Episcopal Hospital. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Yaqoob (or staff) speaks the following languages: Urdu, Arabic, and Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Orlando Health and Central Florida Regional Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Cardiomyopathy, Enlarged Heart, Nuclear Stress Test, Hypertension, Tricuspid ... (Read more)

Dr. Wasim Ahmar, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
450 W. State Rd. 434; Suite 3010
Longwood, FL
 

Dr. Wasim Ahmar is a specialist in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. Dr. Ahmar (or staff) speaks the following languages: Urdu and Punjabi. He is professionally affiliated with Orlando Health and Central Florida Regional Hospital. He attended medical school at King Edward Medical University. For his residency, Dr. Ahmar trained at a hospital affiliated with The University of Toledo. His patients gave him an average rating of 2.5 out of 5 stars. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO.

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Clinical interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Cardiomyopathy, Enlarged Heart, Nuclear Stress Test, Hypertension, Tricuspid ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
251 Maitland Avenue; Suite 116
Altamonte Springs, FL
 

Dr. Rajesh Shah works as an adult cardiologist and interventional cardiologist in Altamonte Springs, FL. He is professionally affiliated with Orlando Health. After attending Wayne State University School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. Dr. Shah 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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Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
1355 S International Parkway; Suite 1481
Lake Mary, FL
 

Dr. Jay Bitar is an adult cardiology and interventional cardiology specialist in Lake Mary, FL. Dr. Bitar attended the University of Damascus Faculty of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Henry Ford Hospital. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Bitar (or staff) is conversant in Arabic and German. Dr. Bitar's professional affiliations include Orlando Health and Central Florida Regional Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Stress Echo, Hypertension, Arrhythmias, High Cholesterol, Coronary Angiogram, Holter Monitoring, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
450 W Central Parkway; Suite 2000
Altamonte Springs, FL
 

Dr. Basiem Barsoum's areas of specialization are adult cardiology and interventional cardiology; he sees patients in Altamonte Springs, FL. Dr. Barsoum honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He obtained his medical school training at St. George's University School of Medicine and performed his residency at St. Michael's Medical Center, Newark. He is professionally affiliated with Orlando Health.

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Dr. Amitra Elspirt Berkeley Caines, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
400 S Orlando Avenue; Suite 205
Maitland, FL
 

Dr. Amitra Caines works as a cardiologist and interventional cardiologist. She graduated from Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. Her residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois. Dr. Caines is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. She is professionally affiliated with Orlando Health.

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Dr. Ashish Kumar Gupta, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
521 West Sr 434; Suites 307 and 308
Longwood, FL
 

Dr. Ashish Gupta, who practices in Longwood, FL and Orlando, FL, is a medical specialist in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. He graduated from Saba University School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Gupta completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Florida Health Science Center. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. In addition to English, Dr. Gupta (or staff) speaks Urdu, Hindi, and Punjabi. He is professionally affiliated with South Lake Hospital.

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Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
450 W. Central Parkway; Suite 2000
Altamonte Springs, FL
 

Dr. Nandkishore Ranadive specializes in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. He attended medical school at Medical College Baroda. Dr. Ranadive completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Downstate Medical Center. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Ranadive takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Ranadive (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and Hindi. He is affiliated with Orlando 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.