We found 4 interventional cardiologists near Jerseyville, IL.

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

Dr. Nizar Assi practices adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. Dr. Assi (or staff) speaks Arabic, French, and Turkish. His areas of clinical interest consist of heart problems and invasive cardiology. He is affiliated with St. Anthony's Hospital, SSM Health St. Clare Hospital - Fenton, MO, and Des Peres Hospital. He attended American University of Beirut Faculty of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with St. Louis University (SLU) for residency. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, CIGNA Plans, and more. 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 specializes in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. In addition to English, Dr. Al-Joundi (or staff) speaks Arabic, French, and Turkish. His areas of expertise include the following: heart problems and invasive cardiology. His professional affiliations include St. Anthony's Hospital, SSM Health St. Clare Hospital - Fenton, MO, and Des Peres Hospital. He attended the University of Damascus Faculty of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with St. Louis University (SLU). Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and CIGNA Plans are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Al-Joundi takes. He welcomes 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. In addition to English, Dr. Al-Joundi (or staff) speaks Arabic, Romanian, and French. Dr. Al-Joundi is especially interested in heart problems and invasive cardiology. He is affiliated with St. Anthony's Hospital, SSM Health St. Clare Hospital - Fenton, MO, and Des Peres Hospital. He attended medical school at Carol Davila University of Medicine and Pharmacy. Dr. Al-Joundi trained at a hospital affiliated with St. Louis University (SLU) for residency. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and CIGNA Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Al-Joundi's practice is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Invasive Cardiology, Heart Problems

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

Dr. Yousef Abdulnabi's specialties are adult cardiology, interventional cardiology, and nuclear cardiology. After completing medical school at the University of Damascus Faculty of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with West Virginia University. Areas of expertise for Dr. Abdulnabi include heart problems and invasive cardiology. He honors Medicare insurance. He is conversant in Arabic. He is affiliated with St. Anthony's Hospital, Des Peres Hospital, and SSM Health Care - St. Louis. Dr. Abdulnabi's 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.
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