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We found 4 cardiologists who accept Coventry HMO near Gallipolis, OH.

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Specializes in Cardiac Electrophysiology
90 Jackson Pike
Gallipolis, OH
 

Dr. Choudhary Rayani is a cardiac electrophysiologist in Gallipolis, OH. Dr. Rayani is an in-network provider for Coventry, Coventry Bronze, Coventry Silver, and more. He attended medical school at Guntur Medical College.

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Specializes in Adult Cardiology
90 Jackson Pike
Gallipolis, OH
 

Dr. Marilyn Mize's area of specialization is adult cardiology. Dr. Mize is in-network for Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver, in addition to other insurance carriers. She graduated from the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine.

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Specializes in Interventional Cardiology
90 Jackson Pike
Gallipolis, OH
 

Dr. Robert Bradley is a specialist in interventional cardiology. He works in Gallipolis, OH. He is in-network for Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Bradley attended medical school at Des Moines University, College of Osteopathic Medicine.

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Specializes in Interventional Cardiology
90 Jackson Pike
Gallipolis, OH
 

Dr. Ramesh Chandra works as an interventional cardiologist in Gallipolis, OH. Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Chandra takes.

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What is Cardiology?

Cardiology is the study of the heart and blood vessels, and a cardiologist makes sure they are functioning well. Patients see cardiologists for many issues affecting the circulatory system, including:
  • Hypertension, or high blood pressure
  • Heart attack prevention and treatment
  • Congestive Heart Failure, where the heart cannot pump enough blood to meet the needs of the body
  • Heart transplant evaluation and care after surgery
  • Peripheral vascular disease, where arteries in the limbs narrow and reduce blood flow
  • Aneurysm, or a swelling in the blood vessels
  • Coronary Artery Disease, where the blood vessels delivering oxygen and nutrients to the heart become blocked

After performing a physical exam, a cardiologist may order a number of imaging tests in order to get a better understanding of what disease or complication might be causing problems in the heart and blood vessels. Some of these might include:
  • An electrocardiogram, which checks the heart’s electrical activity
  • X-rays to see tissues more clearly
  • Cardiac catheterization, where a small tube is directed into the heart to test pressure, oxygen levels, and blood flow

Although some cardiologists provide primary care, cardiologists more typically work as consultants to primary care physicians when a heart issue comes up. Cardiologists do not perform surgery, but they can perform “interventional” procedures, such as balloon angioplasty (where a balloon is used to stretch open narrowed veins) or stent placement to keep blood flowing.