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We found 5 interventional cardiologists who accept Medicare near Sandusky, OH.

Dr. Hassan Mohammad Ibrahim, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
703 Tyler Street Building 2; Suite 250
Sandusky, OH
 

Dr. Hassan Ibrahim, who practices in Sandusky, OH and Norwalk, OH, is a medical specialist in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. His professional affiliations include the University Hospitals (UH), Fisher-Titus Medical Center, and Firelands Regional Medical Center. He graduated from Tishreen University Faculty of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Ibrahim trained at Detroit Receiving Hospital, Hurley Medical Center, and a hospital affiliated with the University of Damascus. He is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance.

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Dr. William Scott Sheldon, MS, DO
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
703 Tyler Street; Suite 250
Sandusky, OH
 

Dr. William Sheldon, who practices in Sandusky, OH, Elyria, OH, and Avon, OH, is a medical specialist in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. He honors Medicare insurance. Before performing his residency at Cleveland Clinic, Dr. Sheldon attended Ohio University College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school. His professional affiliations include the University Hospitals (UH), Firelands Regional Medical Center, and Mercy Health System.

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Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
703 Tyler Street; Suite 250
Sandusky, OH
 

Dr. Stephen Tann's specialties are adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. He accepts Medicare insurance. He is a graduate of Ohio State University College of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Tann trained at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. He is affiliated with Firelands Regional Medical Center.

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Dr. Naim Zreik Farhat, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
703 Tyler Street Building 2; Suite 250
Sandusky, OH
 

Dr. Naim Farhat practices adult cardiology and interventional cardiology in Elyria, OH, Norwalk, OH, and Westlake, OH. His clinical interests encompass cardiac catheterization. His hospital/clinic affiliations include the University Hospitals (UH) and Fisher-Titus Medical Center. Dr. Farhat is a graduate of the University of Damascus Faculty of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at MetroHealth Medical Center. Dr. Farhat is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He takes Medicare insurance.

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Clinical interests: Cardiac Catheterization

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Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
703 Tyler Street
Sandusky, OH
 

Dr. Mikhail Kirnus is a physician who specializes in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. The average patient rating for Dr. Kirnus is 5.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance. He is affiliated with Firelands Regional Medical Center.

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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.