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We found 2 interventional cardiologists who accept Alliance near Sterling Heights, MI.

Michael Fedele Romanelli MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
15959 Hall Road; Suite 410
Macomb, MI
(586) 776-4200; (586) 566-0620

Dr. Michael Romanelli's specialties are adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. Clinical interests for Dr. Romanelli include stent placement (stenting), heart problems, and bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery. Dr. Romanelli is professionally affiliated with St. John's Hospital, McLaren Health Care, and St. John Hospital and Medical Center. He studied medicine at Yale School of Medicine. Dr. Romanelli's training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Pennsylvania. The average patient rating for Dr. Romanelli is 3.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry.

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Clinical interests: Accepts patients who refuse blood/blood products, Stenting, Dopplers - Carotid Artery, Cardiology, ... (Read more)

Dr. Amir K Kaki MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology, Nuclear Cardiology
8545 Common; Suite 150
Warren, MI
(586) 573-7971

Dr. Amir Kaki's specialties are adult cardiology, interventional cardiology, and nuclear cardiology. He is a graduate of Ibero-American University (UNIBE). Dr. Kaki trained at Erlanger Health System and Arizona Health Sciences Center for residency. These areas are among his clinical interests: intra-aortic balloon pump (IABP), renal angioplasty, and arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats). He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Kaki (or staff) speaks the following languages: Arabic and Spanish. Dr. Kaki is affiliated with Detroit Medical Center (DMC), Oakwood Hospital - Wayne, and McLaren Health Care.

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Clinical interests: Arrhythmia Management, Cardiac Catheterization, Cardiac Electrophysiology, Cardiology, ... (Read more)

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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.