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We found 7 interventional cardiologists who accept HFN near Hinsdale, IL.

Dr. Mohamad Mohamad Alahdab, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology, Vascular Medicine
Darien, IL
 

Dr. Mohamad Alahdab's areas of specialization are adult cardiology, interventional cardiology, and vascular medicine (blood vessel disease). He is conversant in Arabic. Dr. Alahdab's areas of expertise include the following: heart failure, second opinions, and coronary artery disease. He is professionally affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS). After attending the University of Damascus Faculty of Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with St. Louis University (SLU). He has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Alahdab honors.

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Clinical interests: Second Opinions, Heart Problems, Consultation, Heart Failure, Endovascular Procedures, Vascular ... (Read more)

Dr. Paul Damien Ryan, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
908 North Elm Street; 4th Floor
Hinsdale, IL
 

Dr. Paul Ryan is a physician who specializes in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. Dr. Ryan's areas of expertise include the following: pacemaker implantation, carotid artery disease, and clinical trials. His professional affiliations include Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital, Adventist Health Partners (AHP), and Adventist Hinsdale Hospital. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University, Dr. Ryan attended medical school at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE.

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Clinical interests: Cardiac Stress Testing, Nuclear Stress Test, Cardiac Ablation, Valvuloplasty, Heart Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Jerome L Hines, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
908 North Elm Street; 4th Floor
Hinsdale, IL
 

Dr. Jerome Hines' medical specialty is adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. He has a special interest in angioplasty, atherectomy, and cholesterol problems (lipid disorders). His professional affiliations include Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital, Adventist Health Partners (AHP), and Adventist Hinsdale Hospital. Dr. Hines studied medicine at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Hines trained at a hospital affiliated with Northwestern University. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Hines takes. He has received professional recognition including the following: Chicago Super Doctors.

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Clinical interests: Heart Problems, Angiogram, Atherectomy, CT Scan, Cholesterol Problems, Angioplasty, Cardiac ... (Read more)

Dr. Stamatis A Dimitropoulos, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
8110 S. Cass Avenue
Darien, IL
 

Dr. Stamatis Dimitropoulos works as a cardiologist and interventional cardiologist. His clinical interests include diabetes, hypertension (high blood pressure), and varicose veins. Dr. Dimitropoulos accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. He attended medical school at Rush Medical College. Dr. Dimitropoulos (or staff) speaks Spanish, Greek, and Serbo-Croatian. He is affiliated with Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital, and Adventist Health Network (AHN).

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Clinical interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Varicose Veins, Vascular Disease, Hypertension, Diabetes, Peripheral Artery ... (Read more)

Dr. Edgar S Carell, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology, Vascular Medicine
908 North Elm Street; 4th Floor
Hinsdale, IL
 

Dr. Edgar Carell, who practices in Hinsdale, IL, is a medical specialist in adult cardiology, interventional cardiology, and vascular medicine (blood vessel disease). His clinical interests include arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), holter monitoring, and heart valve disease. He is professionally affiliated with Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital, Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), and Adventist Health Partners (AHP). Dr. Carell is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Preferred Network Access (PNA), and more. He is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. Dr. Carell completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Case Western Reserve University.

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Clinical interests: Hypertension, Valvuloplasty, Angiogram, Stress Testing, Stents, Arrhythmias, Heart Failure, ... (Read more)

Dr. Meechai Tessalee, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
908 North Elm Street; 4th Floor
Hinsdale, IL
 

Dr. Meechai Tessalee works as an adult cardiologist and interventional cardiologist in Hinsdale, IL. He speaks Thai. These areas are among Dr. Tessalee's clinical interests: carotid artery disease, clinical trials, and angiogram (angiography). His professional affiliations include Adventist Health Partners (AHP), Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, and Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital. He graduated from Rush Medical College. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Clinical interests: Nuclear Stress Test, Cardiac Ablation, Valvuloplasty, Heart Problems, Angiogram, Stress Testing, ... (Read more)

Dr. Duane F Follman, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
908 North Elm Street; 4th Floor
Hinsdale, IL
 

Dr. Duane Follman specializes in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. Dr. Follman's average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), holter monitoring, and heart valve disease. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital, Adventist Health Partners (AHP), and Adventist Hinsdale Hospital. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Preferred Network Access (PNA). Dr. Follman is a graduate of the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. He has received the distinction of Chicago Super Doctors.

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Clinical interests: Nuclear Stress Test, Valvuloplasty, Angiogram, Stress Testing, Stents, Arrhythmias, Women's Health ... (Read more)

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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.