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Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
160 Dental Circle; Cb 7075
Chapel Hill, NC
 

Dr. Matthew Cavender is a physician who specializes in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. He accepts Medicare insurance. He attended medical school at the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine. Dr. Cavender's medical residency was performed at Duke University Medical Center. Dr. Cavender's hospital/clinic affiliations include Carolinas Medical Center and Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH). He is not accepting new patients at this time.

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Specializes in Interventional Cardiology, Internal Medicine
101 Manning Drive; Room 1107g W Wing
Chapel Hill, NC
 

Dr. John Vavalle's area of specialization is interventional cardiology. He graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at UNC Hospitals. He honors Medicare insurance. Dr. Vavalle is affiliated with Person Memorial Hospital and the University of North Carolina Hospitals.

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Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
6th Flr Burnett - Womack Building; 160 Dental Circle, Cb 6042
Chapel Hill, NC
 

Dr. Lucius Howell practices adult cardiology. He is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance. He attended medical school at Tulane University School of Medicine. Dr. Howell's residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Tulane University. He is affiliated with the University of North Carolina Hospitals.

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Dr. Xuming Dai, PhD, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
101 Manning Drive; Bw Building 6th Floor
Chapel Hill, NC
 

Dr. Xuming Dai is a cardiologist and interventional cardiologist. Dr. Dai's hospital/clinic affiliations include Nash General Hospital and the University of North Carolina Hospitals. He attended medical school at Second Military Medical University. He is in-network for Medicare insurance.

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Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
160 Dental Circle, Cb 7075; Burnett - Womack Building, 6th Floor
Chapel Hill, NC
 

Dr. Jacob Misenheimer's specialties are adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. Dr. Misenheimer takes Medicare insurance. After attending Wake Forest University School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Vanderbilt University Medical Center.

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Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
1414 Raleigh Road; Suite 415
Chapel Hill, NC
 

Dr. Richard Stack is a specialist in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. He works in Chapel Hill, NC. Dr. Stack graduated from Wayne State University School of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with Wayne State University for residency.

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Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology, Nuclear Cardiology
101 Manning Drive; Ogme/room 1107-g
Chapel Hill, NC
 

Dr. Anton Lishmanov's specialties are adult critical care, adult cardiology, and interventional cardiology. Dr. Lishmanov's professional affiliations include the University of North Carolina Hospitals, Betsy Johnson Hospital, and Central Harnett Hospital. He honors Medicare insurance. His residency was performed at the University of Missouri Health System.

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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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