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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 is a specialist in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. He works in Sandusky, OH and Norwalk, OH. Dr. Ibrahim honors Medicare insurance. Before performing his residency at Hurley Medical Center, a hospital affiliated with the University of Damascus, and a hospital affiliated with Wayne State University, Dr. Ibrahim attended Tishreen University Faculty of Medicine for medical school. He is affiliated with Fisher-Titus Medical Center, 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 is an adult cardiologist and interventional cardiologist in Sandusky, OH. Dr. Tann honors Medicare insurance. He attended medical school at Ohio State University College of Medicine. He completed his residency training at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. He is professionally affiliated with Firelands Regional Medical Center.

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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 practices adult cardiology and interventional cardiology in Sandusky, OH, Elyria, OH, and Avon, OH. The average patient rating for Dr. Sheldon is 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Sheldon accepts Medicare insurance. He is a graduate of Ohio University College of Osteopathic Medicine and a graduate of Cleveland Clinic's residency program. He is affiliated with Firelands Regional Medical Center and Mercy Health System.

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Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
703 Tyler Street Building 2; Suite 250
Sandusky, OH
 

Dr. Naim Farhat is a medical specialist in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. Patient ratings for Dr. Farhat average 4.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance. Before completing his residency at MetroHealth Medical Center, Dr. Farhat attended medical school at the University of Damascus Faculty of Medicine. He is affiliated with Fisher-Titus Medical Center.

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

Dr. Mikhail Kirnus is a medical specialist in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. Patient ratings for Dr. Kirnus average 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Kirnus accepts Medicare insurance.

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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.