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We found 4 interventional cardiologists who accept Cigna FocusIn HSA Silver 2700 near Idabel, OK.

Dr. Manuel Wilfrido Cruz, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
1425 Lincoln Road East; Suite A5
Idabel, OK
 

Dr. Manuel Cruz's medical specialty is adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Cruz include heart failure, hypertension (high blood pressure), and chest pain. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, United Healthcare Choice, and United Healthcare HSA, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Cruz studied medicine at Boston University School of Medicine. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Cruz is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health and Advanced Heart Care.

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Clinical interests: Chest Pain, Hypertension, Heart Problems, Consultation, Heart Failure

Dr. Donald David Wurzburg, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
1425 Lincoln Road East; A-5
Idabel, OK
 

Dr. Donald Wurzburg practices adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. Dr. Wurzburg accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, United Healthcare Choice, and United Healthcare HSA, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine and the University of California, Davis, School of Medicine. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health and Advanced Heart Care.

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Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology, Nuclear Medicine
1425 Lincoln Road East; Suite A5
Idabel, OK
 

Dr. Jeffrey Gladden's specialties are adult cardiology, interventional cardiology, and nuclear medicine. Dr. Gladden is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Temple University School of Medicine.

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Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
1425 Lincoln Road East; #a5
Idabel, OK
 

Dr. Jai Varma's specialties are adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. Dr. Varma's professional affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health and Advanced Heart Care. He studied medicine at Armed Forces Medical College. He trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Louisville for his residency. Dr. Varma is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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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.