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Dr. Manzoor Ahmad Tariq MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
1071 Airport Road
Festus, MO
(636) 931-7111; (636) 937-7485

Dr. Manzoor Tariq specializes in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. In his practice, he is particularly interested in general care. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. Before completing his residency at the University of Missouri Health System, Albany Medical Center, and Deaconess Hospital, St. Louis, Dr. Tariq attended medical school at Punjab Medical College and Quaid-e-Azam Medical College. Dr. Tariq (or staff) speaks Hindi and Punjabi.

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Clinical interests: INTERNAL MEDICINE

Dr. Christopher M Speidel MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
1390 Highway 61 South; Suite 2300
Festus, MO
(636) 931-2961

Dr. Christopher Speidel's areas of specialization are adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. Dr. Speidel's professional affiliations include Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital and Missouri Baptist Medical Center. After completing medical school at Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine and St. Louis University School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Barnes-Jewish Hospital. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more.

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Dilip H Patel MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
1400 Hwy 61; Suite 150
Crystal City, MO
(636) 937-4415

Dr. Dilip Patel is an adult cardiology and interventional cardiology specialist. After completing medical school at the University of Mumbai, Topiwala National Medical College, and Grant Medical College, Dr. Patel performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Stony Brook University Medical Center. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Patel include heart problems. He is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance. He is affiliated with St. Anthony's Hospital and SSM Health Care - St. Louis. Dr. Patel's practice is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Cardiology, Cardiovascular Disease, Heart Care

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Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
170 Industrial Drive; Suite 103
Crystal City, MO
(636) 931-7101

Dr. Andre Bouhasin is a specialist in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. He works in Crystal City, MO and Festus, MO. In his practice, he is particularly interested in pacemaker. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and CIGNA Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Bouhasin attended St. Louis University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at the University of Nebraska Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with St. Louis University (SLU). He is affiliated with SSM Health Care - St. Louis. He is accepting new patients.

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Clinical interests: Pacemaker-BI-V/AICD, Pacemakers

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Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
1390 Highway 61; Suite 3300
Festus, MO
(636) 931-6302; (636) 933-5055

Dr. Bassam Roukoz specializes in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology and practices in Festus, MO and Farmington, MO. Areas of expertise for Dr. Roukoz include heart problems. He is affiliated with St. Anthony's Hospital. He is a graduate of Saint Joseph University of Beirut.

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Clinical interests: Cardiology/Invasive, Cardiovascular Disease

Dr. Jeffrey T Reese MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
1390 Highway 61; Suite 3300
Festus, MO
(636) 931-6302; (636) 933-5055

Dr. Jeffrey Reese is an adult cardiology and interventional cardiology specialist in Festus, MO and Farmington, MO. He is a graduate of Tulane University School of Medicine. His clinical interests encompass heart problems. Dr. Reese is professionally affiliated with St. Anthony's Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Cardiology/Invasive, Cardiovascular Disease

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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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