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We found 5 interventional cardiologists who accept Health Net near Plainsboro, NJ.

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Dr. Alpesh B Patel, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, General Internal Medicine, Interventional Cardiology, Nuclear Medicine
211 Commons Way; Suite 211
Princeton, NJ
 

Dr. Alpesh Patel specializes in adult cardiology, interventional cardiology, and general internal medicine. His areas of expertise include stent placement (stenting), mitral valve prolapse, and coronary angioplasty (PTCA). He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Viant, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Patel attended MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital for residency. Dr. Patel is affiliated with Princeton HealthCare System.

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Clinical interests: Down Syndrome, Women's Heart Disease, Nuclear Stress Test, Hypertension, Stent Placement, Heart ... (Read more)

Dr. Justin Michael Fox, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
5 Plainsboro Road; Suite 590
Plainsboro, NJ
 

Dr. Justin Fox is an adult cardiology and interventional cardiology specialist in Hamilton, NJ and Plainsboro, NJ. His areas of expertise include stent placement (stenting), angina, and coronary angioplasty (PTCA). His professional affiliations include St. Francis Hospital and Princeton HealthCare System. Dr. Fox is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Viant, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Fox attended New York University (NYU) School of Medicine and subsequently trained at New York-Presbyterian Hospital for residency.

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Clinical interests: Echocardiogram, Stent Placement, Heart Problems, Coronary Angioplasty, Heart Attack, Stress ... (Read more)

Dr. Andrew J Shanahan, MD
Specializes in Interventional Cardiology, General Internal Medicine, Other
731 Alexander Road; Suite 202
Princeton, NJ
 

Dr. Andrew Shanahan works as an interventional cardiologist and general internist in Princeton, NJ and Plainsboro, NJ. In his practice, Dr. Shanahan focuses on heart problems. He is professionally affiliated with Princeton HealthCare System. Before performing his residency at St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center, Dr. Shanahan attended Medical College of Wisconsin for medical school. Dr. Shanahan has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He accepts several insurance carriers, including MultiPlan, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield.

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Clinical interests: Heart Problems

Dr. James Raymond Beattie III, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology, General Internal Medicine, Nuclear Cardiology
800 Bunn Drive; Suite 101
Princeton, NJ
 

Dr. James Beattie specializes in adult cardiology, interventional cardiology, and general internal medicine and practices in Princeton, NJ. His clinical interests include stent placement (stenting), mitral valve prolapse, and coronary angioplasty (PTCA). His professional affiliations include Princeton HealthCare System and Capital Health. Dr. Beattie is a graduate of the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry. Dr. Beattie trained at Graduate Hospital for his residency. He is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Viant, and Aetna.

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Clinical interests: Syncope, Atrial Fibrillation, Women's Heart Disease, Electrocardiogram, Nuclear Stress Test, Holter ... (Read more)

Dr. Jay K Patel, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
5 Plainsboro Road; Suite 590
Plainsboro, NJ
 

Dr. Jay Patel's areas of specialization are adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Viant are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Patel accepts. Dr. Patel attended the University of Wales College of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at LaGuardia Hospital. He is professionally affiliated with Princeton HealthCare 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.