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We found 2 providers matching cardiac catheterization and who accept Unicare near Park Ridge, IL.

Dr. Emmanuel Loutrianaks (Loutrianakis) MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
7447 W. Talcott Avenue; Suite 525
Chicago, IL
(773) 775-6500; (847) 813-0700

Dr. Emmanuel Loutrianakis is a cardiologist and interventional cardiologist. He honors Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended Medical College of Wisconsin and Baylor College of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. Dr. Loutrianakis speaks Greek. Dr. Loutrianakis is professionally affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS).

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2013 Procedure Details
  • Medicare Volume: 16
  • Uninsured Cost: $3,600
  • Medicare Cost: $704
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Specializes in Pediatric Cardiology
1675 Dempster Street
Park Ridge, IL
(847) 390-5477; (847) 723-6465

Dr. Ira Dubrow practices pediatric cardiology. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Dubrow include valvuloplasty, echocardiogram (echo), and angiogram (angiography). He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois, Dr. Dubrow attended medical school at the University of Illinois College of Medicine. He has received the following distinction: Chicago Super Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS).

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Relevant Interests: , cardiac catheterization

All Interests: Angiogram, Cardiac Cath, Doppler, Echocardiogram, Exercise Testing, Valvuloplasty


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What is Cardiac Catheterization?

Cardiac catheterization is a procedure done to check on the health of the heart. A tiny, flexible tube called a catheter is inserted into a blood vessel through a very small opening, usually in the groin, and threaded through the blood vessel up to the heart. Once the catheter is in place, it can diagnose problems in the heart and perform certain corrective procedures.

A coronary catheter can be used to:
  • Take blood samples
  • Inject dye for an angiogram
  • Check for valve defects
  • Measure oxygen and pressure levels within the heart chambers
  • Take a biopsy
  • Perform a percutaneous coronary intervention, or procedure to clear blocked arteries
  • Widen narrowed valve openings

Because all of this can be accomplished without the need for open surgery, cardiac catheterization has become a popular option.