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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. He studied medicine at Sindh Medical College. His medical residency was performed at St. John's Episcopal Hospital. Dr. Yaqoob 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 foreign languages: Urdu, Arabic, and Spanish. Dr. Yaqoob is 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 cardiologist and interventional cardiologist. Patients gave him an average rating of 2.5 stars out of 5. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. After attending King Edward Medical University for medical school, Dr. Ahmar completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with The University of Toledo. In addition to English, Dr. Ahmar (or staff) speaks Urdu and Punjabi. Dr. Ahmar 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)

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

Dr. Rajesh Shah is a medical specialist in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Shah accepts. He attended Wayne State University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. Dr. Shah is professionally affiliated with Orlando Health.

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Dr. Jay Bradley Bitar, MD
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. He graduated from the University of Damascus Faculty of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Bitar trained at Henry Ford Hospital. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Bitar takes. Dr. Bitar (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Arabic and German. His hospital/clinic 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 sees patients in Altamonte Springs, FL. His medical specialties are adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. He is affiliated with Orlando Health. Before performing his residency at St. Michael's Medical Center, Newark, Dr. Barsoum attended St. George's University School of Medicine. 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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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. Dr. Caines is professionally affiliated with Orlando Health. She is a graduate of Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. She trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois for her residency. Dr. Caines is in-network for 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. Ashish Kumar Gupta, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
521 West Sr 434; Suites 307 and 308
Longwood, FL
 

Dr. Ashish Gupta practices adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. In addition to English, Dr. Gupta (or staff) speaks Urdu, Hindi, and Punjabi. He is affiliated with South Lake Hospital. He obtained his medical school training at Saba University School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Florida Health Science Center. 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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Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
450 W. Central Parkway; Suite 2000
Altamonte Springs, FL
 

Dr. Nandkishore Ranadive is an adult cardiologist and interventional cardiologist. Dr. Ranadive has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He graduated from Medical College Baroda and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Downstate Medical Center. Dr. Ranadive (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and Hindi. He is professionally 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.