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We found 2 providers matching cardiac catheterization and who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO near Des Plaines, IL.

Dolores Ann Vitullo MD
Specializes in Pediatric Cardiology
2100 Pfingsten Road; Suite 1200
Glenview, IL
(224) 625-2180; (847) 618-1000

Dr. Dolores Vitullo's area of specialization is pediatric cardiology. She is especially interested in echocardiogram (echo) and cardiac catheterization. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Vitullo accepts. Dr. Vitullo attended medical school at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School. Dr. Vitullo's residency was performed at Rush University Medical Center. Dr. Vitullo (or staff) speaks Spanish and French. Her professional affiliations include Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, and Northwestern Memorial Hospital. Dr. Vitullo has an open panel.

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All Interests: Pediatric Cardiology, Heart Murmurs, Chest Pain, Cyanotic congenital heart disease in newborns. ... (Read more)

Dr. Emmanuel Loutrianaks (Loutrianakis) MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
1460 Market Street; Suite 300
Des Plaines, IL
(847) 813-0700

Dr. Emmanuel Loutrianakis works as an adult cardiologist and interventional cardiologist. Dr. Loutrianakis is professionally affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS). He takes several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. He is a graduate of Medical College of Wisconsin and Baylor College of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University for residency. In addition to English, he speaks Greek.

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2013 Procedure Details
  • Medicare Volume: 16
  • Uninsured Cost: $3,600
  • Medicare Cost: $704

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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.