We found 4 interventional cardiologists who accept Humana Simplicity near Lake Charles, LA.

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Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
600 Dr Michael Debakey Drive
Lake Charles, LA
 

Dr. Thomas Mulhearn works as a cardiologist and interventional cardiologist in Lake Charles, LA. Dr. Mulhearn accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans.

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Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
1717 Oak Park Boulevard; Second Floor
Lake Charles, LA
 

Dr. Christopher Thompson is a cardiologist and interventional cardiologist in Lake Charles, LA. He honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from Louisiana State University School of Medicine in Shreveport.

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Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology, Hospital Medicine
501 Michael Debakey Drive
Lake Charles, LA
 

Dr. Jake Lebeau sees patients in Lake Charles, LA. His medical specialties are adult cardiology, interventional cardiology, and hospital medicine (hospitalist). He honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Lebeau is a graduate of Baylor College of Medicine.

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Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
1717 Oak Park Boulevard; Second Floor
Lake Charles, LA
 

Dr. Jean White is an adult cardiology and interventional cardiology specialist in Lake Charles, LA. He has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. White studied medicine at Louisiana State University School of Medicine in Shreveport.

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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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