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 sees patients in Longwood, FL. His medical specialty is interventional cardiology. Dr. Yaqoob honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He graduated from Sindh Medical College and then he performed his residency at St. John's Episcopal Hospital. Dr. Yaqoob (or staff) speaks Urdu, Arabic, and Spanish. Dr. Yaqoob's hospital/clinic affiliations include 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. Jay B Bitar, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
1355 S International Parkway; Suite 1481
Lake Mary, FL
 

Dr. Jay Bitar sees patients in Lake Mary, FL. His medical specialties are adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. Dr. Bitar (or staff) speaks Arabic and German. His professional affiliations include Orlando Health and Central Florida Regional Hospital. Dr. Bitar attended the University of Damascus Faculty of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Henry Ford Hospital. He takes 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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Clinical interests: Stress Echo, Hypertension, Stent, Arrhythmias, High Cholesterol, Coronary Angiogram, Holter ... (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 Longwood, FL physician who specializes in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. Dr. Ahmar (or staff) speaks Urdu and Punjabi. He is affiliated with Orlando Health and Central Florida Regional Hospital. He attended medical school at King Edward Medical University. His medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with The University of Toledo. Dr. Ahmar has a 2.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. 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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Clinical interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Cardiomyopathy, Enlarged Heart, Nuclear Stress Test, Hypertension, Tricuspid ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Ashish Gupta is an adult cardiology and interventional cardiology specialist in Longwood, FL and Orlando, FL. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Gupta attended Saba University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Florida Health Science Center. Dr. Gupta (or staff) speaks Urdu, Hindi, and Punjabi. Dr. Gupta is affiliated with South Lake Hospital.

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

Dr. Basiem Barsoum's medical specialty is adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. He is professionally affiliated with Orlando Health. After completing medical school at St. George's University School of Medicine, he performed his residency at St. Michael's Medical Center, Newark. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Barsoum honors.

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

Dr. Nandkishore Ranadive's specialties are adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. He practices in Altamonte Springs, FL. Dr. Ranadive's average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. He is professionally affiliated with Orlando Health. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He obtained his medical school training at Medical College Baroda and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Downstate Medical Center. In addition to English, Dr. Ranadive (or staff) speaks Spanish and Hindi.

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

Dr. Rajesh Shah is an adult cardiologist and interventional cardiologist in Altamonte Springs, FL. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University, Dr. Shah attended Wayne State University School of Medicine. He is affiliated with Orlando Health.

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Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
400 S Orlando Avenue; Suite 205
Maitland, FL
 

Dr. Amitra Caines is an adult cardiology and interventional cardiology specialist. She 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. Dr. Caines attended Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois for residency. She 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.
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