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We found 4 interventional cardiologists who accept Gold Compass 1500 near Tallahassee, FL.

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Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
1300 Medical Drive
Tallahassee, FL
 

Dr. William Dixon works as a cardiologist and interventional cardiologist in Tallahassee, FL. He attended medical school at Medical College of Wisconsin. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more.

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Specializes in Interventional Cardiology
2770 Capital Medical Boulevard; Suite 109
Tallahassee, FL
 

Dr. Niraj Pandit is an interventional cardiologist. He attended medical school at MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine. Dr. Pandit is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
2631 Centennial Boulevard; Suite 200
Tallahassee, FL
 

Dr. Ajay Mhatre is a cardiologist and interventional cardiologist in Tallahassee, FL. Dr. Mhatre obtained his medical school training at Florida State University College of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Florida Health Science Center. United Healthcare HSA, United Healthcare HMO, and United Healthcare Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Mhatre accepts.

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Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
1300 Medical Drive
Tallahassee, FL
 

Dr. David Tedrick is a specialist in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Tedrick is a graduate of the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine.

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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.