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

Dr. Yousef Abdulnabi specializes in adult cardiology, interventional cardiology, and nuclear cardiology. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Abdulnabi include heart problems and invasive cardiology. Dr. Abdulnabi takes Medicare insurance. He studied medicine at the University of Damascus Faculty of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with West Virginia University. He is conversant in Arabic. Dr. Abdulnabi is professionally affiliated with St. Anthony's Hospital and SSM Health Care - St. Louis. He is accepting 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 physician who specializes in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. He has a special interest in heart problems and invasive cardiology. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and CIGNA Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Assi graduated from American University of Beirut Faculty of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with St. Louis University (SLU). Dr. Assi (or staff) speaks Arabic, French, and Turkish. Dr. Assi's hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Anthony's Hospital and SSM Health Care - St. Louis. He has an open panel.

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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 practices adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. He has a special interest in heart problems and invasive cardiology. Dr. Al-Joundi honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and CIGNA Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with St. Louis University (SLU), Dr. Al-Joundi attended the University of Damascus Faculty of Medicine for medical school. Dr. Al-Joundi (or staff) speaks Arabic, French, and Turkish. He is affiliated with St. Anthony's Hospital and SSM Health Care - St. Louis. Dr. Al-Joundi's practice 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 specializes in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. He attended Carol Davila University of Medicine and Pharmacy and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with St. Louis University (SLU). In his practice, Dr. Al-Joundi focuses on heart problems and invasive cardiology. Dr. Al-Joundi takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and CIGNA Plans. Dr. Al-Joundi (or staff) speaks Arabic, Romanian, and French. He is affiliated with St. Anthony's Hospital and SSM Health Care - St. Louis. He 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.