We found 1 provider matching cardiac catheterization and who accepts Humana HMO Open Access Copay 100/1000 near Locust Grove, GA.

Dr. Homayoun S Amin, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
3758 Highway 42; Suite 302
Locust Grove, GA
 

Dr. Homayoun Amin specializes in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. Dr. Amin has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. His clinical interests include angioplasty and cardiac catheterization. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. He is a graduate of The National University of Iran and a graduate of Interfaith Medical Center's residency program. Dr. Amin's professional affiliations include WellStar and Atlanta Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , cardiac catheterization

All Interests: Angioplasty, Cardiac Catheterization

What is Cardiac Catheterization?

Cardiac catheterization is a procedure done to check on the health of the heart. A tiny, flexible tube called a catheter is inserted into a blood vessel through a very small opening, usually in the groin, and threaded through the blood vessel up to the heart. Once the catheter is in place, it can diagnose problems in the heart and perform certain corrective procedures.

A coronary catheter can be used to:
  • Take blood samples
  • Inject dye for an angiogram
  • Check for valve defects
  • Measure oxygen and pressure levels within the heart chambers
  • Take a biopsy
  • Perform a percutaneous coronary intervention, or procedure to clear blocked arteries
  • Widen narrowed valve openings

Because all of this can be accomplished without the need for open surgery, cardiac catheterization has become a popular option.
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