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Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology, Other, Nuclear Cardiology
270 Maple Summit Road
Jerseyville, IL
 

Dr. Yousef Abdulnabi's medical specialty is adult cardiology, interventional cardiology, and nuclear cardiology. He has indicated that his clinical interests include heart problems and invasive cardiology. He is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance. Dr. Abdulnabi attended the University of Damascus Faculty of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with West Virginia University for residency. He speaks Arabic. He is affiliated with St. Anthony's Hospital and SSM Health Care - St. Louis. Dr. Abdulnabi is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Invasive Cardiology, Heart Problems

Dr. Nizar A Assi, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
270 Maple Summit Road
Jerseyville, IL
 

Dr. Nizar Assi is a cardiologist and interventional cardiologist. His clinical interests encompass heart problems and invasive cardiology. He is professionally affiliated with St. Anthony's Hospital and SSM Health Care - St. Louis. Dr. Assi is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and CIGNA Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. He is open to new patients. He attended medical school at American University of Beirut Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Assi's residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with St. Louis University (SLU). Dr. Assi (or staff) speaks the following languages: Arabic, French, and Turkish.

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Clinical interests: Invasive Cardiology, Heart Problems

Dr. Tammam Nmi Al-Joundi, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
270 Maple Summit Road
Jerseyville, IL
 

Dr. Tammam Al-Joundi is a physician who specializes in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. Clinical interests for Dr. Al-Joundi include heart problems and invasive cardiology. Dr. Al-Joundi accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and CIGNA Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at the University of Damascus Faculty of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Al-Joundi completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with St. Louis University (SLU). In addition to English, Dr. Al-Joundi (or staff) speaks Arabic, French, and Turkish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Anthony's Hospital and SSM Health Care - St. Louis. He is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Invasive Cardiology, Heart Problems

Dr. Bassam Nmi Al-Joundi, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
270 Maple Summit Road
Jerseyville, IL
 

Dr. Bassam Al-Joundi's specialties are adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Al-Joundi include heart problems and invasive cardiology. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, CIGNA Plans, and more. Dr. Al-Joundi graduated from Carol Davila University of Medicine and Pharmacy and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with St. Louis University (SLU). In addition to English, Dr. Al-Joundi (or staff) speaks Arabic, Romanian, and French. His hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Anthony's Hospital and SSM Health Care - St. Louis. Dr. Al-Joundi is accepting new patients.

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Clinical interests: Invasive Cardiology, Heart Problems

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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.