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We found 6 interventional cardiologists who accept Humana Simplicity HMO Open Access Gold 02/100 near Minneapolis, MN.

Dr. Updesh Singh Bedi, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
2220 Riverside Avenue
Minneapolis, MN
 

Dr. Updesh Bedi is a specialist in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. He works in Stillwater, MN, Saint Paul, MN, and Minneapolis, MN. Dr. Bedi is an in-network provider for Coventry, Coventry HSA, Humana HMO, and more. He attended medical school at Government Medical College, Patiala. His training includes a residency program at Chicago Medical School. Dr. Bedi (or staff) speaks Spanish, Hindi, and Punjabi. He is affiliated with Regions Hospital, Lakeview Health System, and HealthPartners Riverside Clinic. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Dr. Charles Michael Baker, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
2530 Chicago Ave. So.; #500
Minneapolis, MN
 

Dr. Charles Baker specializes in pediatric cardiology and interventional cardiology. He is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Baker graduated from the University of Minnesota Medical School and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Utah. He has received the following distinctions: Mpls.St.Paul Super Doctors and Mpls.St.Paul Magazine Super Doctors. His professional affiliations include Regions Hospital, Essentia Health-Duluth Clinic 1st Street Building, and Children's Heart Clinic (CHC).

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Dr. Marit Elise Thorsgard Spaeth, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
2831 N Snelling Avenue
Roseville, MN
 

Dr. Marit Thorsgard is a medical specialist in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. Dr. Thorsgard honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. She attended the University of Minnesota Medical School and subsequently trained at Hennepin County Medical Center for residency. Awards and/or distinctions she has received include Mpls.St.Paul Magazine Top Doctors Rising Stars 2015 Edition and Mpls.St.Paul Magazine Top Doctors Rising Stars 2016 Edition. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include HealthPartners North Suburban Family Physicians - Roseville, Regions Hospital, and HealthPartners Regions Specialty Clinics.

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Dr. Johannes Brechtken, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
640 Jackson Street; Ms 11102m
St. Paul, MN
 

Dr. Johannes Brechtken specializes in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. Dr. Brechtken accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Marburg Faculty of Medicine and residency at Cleveland Clinic. In addition to English, he speaks German. He is affiliated with Regions Hospital.

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Dr. Marko Vezmar, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
2530 Chicago Avenue S; Suite 500
Minneapolis, MN
 

Dr. Marko Vezmar is a specialist in pediatric cardiology and interventional cardiology. He works in Duluth, MN, Minneapolis, MN, and Saint Louis Park, MN. He attended St. George's University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at The Hospital for Sick Children and Miami Children's Hospital for residency. Dr. Vezmar takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. He is conversant in Croatian, Serbian, and Serbo-Croatian. Dr. Vezmar is professionally affiliated with Regions Hospital, Minneapolis Heart Institute, and Essentia Health-Duluth Clinic 1st Street Building.

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Dr. Mudassar Ahmed, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
3300 Oakdale Avenue N; Suite 200
Robbinsdale, MN
 

Dr. Mudassar Ahmed's areas of specialization are adult cardiology and interventional cardiology; he sees patients in Duluth, MN, Robbinsdale, MN, and Saint Paul, MN. Dr. Ahmed is affiliated with Regions Hospital. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Karachi and Baqai Medical University and performed his residency at Cleveland Clinic. Dr. Ahmed (or staff) speaks Urdu.

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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.