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We found 4 interventional cardiologists near Jerseyville, IL.

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

Dr. Nizar Assi is a physician who specializes in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with St. Louis University (SLU), Dr. Assi attended medical school at American University of Beirut Faculty of Medicine. His clinical interests encompass heart problems and invasive cardiology. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and CIGNA Plans. Dr. Assi (or staff) speaks Arabic, French, and Turkish. He is affiliated with St. Anthony's Hospital, Mercy Hospital - St. Louis, MO, and SSM Health Care - St. Louis. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Assi's office for an appointment.

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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 an adult cardiologist and interventional cardiologist. He has indicated that his clinical interests include heart problems and invasive cardiology. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and CIGNA Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Al-Joundi graduated from the University of Damascus Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Al-Joundi's residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with St. Louis University (SLU). Dr. Al-Joundi (or staff) speaks Arabic, French, and Turkish. He is professionally affiliated with St. Anthony's Hospital, Mercy Hospital - St. Louis, MO, and SSM Health Care - St. Louis. He is accepting 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 is a specialist in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. He has a special interest in heart problems and invasive cardiology. Dr. Al-Joundi's hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Anthony's Hospital, Mercy Hospital - St. Louis, MO, and SSM Health Care - St. Louis. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and CIGNA Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is open to new patients. Dr. Al-Joundi is a graduate of Carol Davila University of Medicine and Pharmacy. He completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with St. Louis University (SLU). In addition to English, Dr. Al-Joundi (or staff) speaks Arabic, Romanian, and French.

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Clinical interests: Invasive Cardiology, Heart Problems

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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. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Abdulnabi include heart problems and invasive cardiology. He is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance. After completing medical school at the University of Damascus Faculty of Medicine, Dr. Abdulnabi performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with West Virginia University. In addition to English, Dr. Abdulnabi speaks Arabic. His professional affiliations include St. Anthony's Hospital and SSM Health Care - St. Louis. His practice is open to 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.