We found 6 interventional cardiologists who accept Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield near Trenton, NJ.

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Dr. Muhammad Usman Mustafa, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
40 Fuld Street; Suite 400
Trenton, NJ
 

Dr. Muhammad Mustafa is a specialist in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. He works in Trenton, NJ and Hamilton, NJ. Dr. Mustafa's areas of expertise include the following: stent placement (stenting), mitral valve prolapse, and angina. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Aetna, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. He completed his residency training at Newark Beth Israel Medical Center and Graduate Hospital. He has received professional recognition including the following: Best Teacher Capital Health. He is affiliated with St. Francis Hospital, Princeton HealthCare System, and Capital Health. Dr. Mustafa's practice is open to new patients.

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

Dr. Bipinpreet Singh Nagra, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology
40 Fuld Street; Suite 400
Trenton, NJ
 

Dr. Bipinpreet Nagra is a cardiologist, interventional cardiologist, and cardiac electrophysiologist in Hamilton, NJ and Trenton, NJ. Dr. Nagra has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. His clinical interests include mitral valve prolapse, holter monitoring, and angina. He is in-network for MultiPlan, MagnaCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Maulana Azad Medical College. His training includes a residency program at Albert Einstein Medical Center, Philadelphia. In addition to English, Dr. Nagra (or staff) speaks Hindi and Punjabi. He is professionally affiliated with Princeton HealthCare System and Capital Health.

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Clinical interests: Syncope, Atrial Fibrillation, Nuclear Stress Test, Holter Monitoring, Implantable ... (Read more)

Dr. Justin Michael Fox, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
2073 Klockner Road
Hamilton, NJ
 

Dr. Justin Fox works as a cardiologist and interventional cardiologist. His areas of expertise include the following: stent placement (stenting), angina, and coronary angioplasty (PTCA). He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Viant, in addition to other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at New York University (NYU) School of Medicine, Dr. Fox performed his residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital. He is affiliated with St. Francis Hospital and Princeton HealthCare System.

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

Dr. Edward Anthony Wingfield, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
1262 Whitehorse - Hamilton Square Road
Hamilton, NJ
 

Dr. Edward Wingfield's medical specialty is adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. Dr. Wingfield's education and training includes medical school at Temple University School of Medicine and residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College. His areas of expertise include stent placement (stenting), angina, and coronary angioplasty (PTCA). He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Viant, and more. His professional affiliations include St. Francis Hospital and Princeton HealthCare System.

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Clinical interests: Women's Heart Disease, Hypertension, Echocardiogram, Stent Placement, Heart Problems, Aortic Valve ... (Read more)

Dr. Jay K Patel, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
2073 Klockner Road
Hamilton, NJ
 

Dr. Jay Patel is a specialist in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. He works in Hamilton, NJ and Plainsboro, NJ. He is professionally affiliated with Princeton HealthCare System. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Viant are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Patel takes. He graduated from the University of Wales College of Medicine. Dr. Patel trained at LaGuardia Hospital for his residency.

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Dr. Zia Rab, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
2073 Klockner Road
Trenton, NJ
 

Dr. Zia Rab is a cardiologist and interventional cardiologist. Dr. Rab honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Prime Health Services, as well as other insurance carriers. He obtained his medical school training at SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine and SUNY Upstate Medical University and performed his residency at Montefiore Medical Center. He is 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.
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