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We found 5 interventional cardiologists who accept Coventry near Altoona, PA.

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Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
1414 9th Avenue; Station Medical Center
Altoona, PA
 

Dr. George Jabbour's specialties are adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. Dr. Jabbour's average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. He is professionally affiliated with the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). He honors United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, United Healthcare Navigate, and more. Dr. Jabbour obtained his medical school training at Lebanese University Faculty of Medical Sciences and performed his residency at Staten Island University Hospital.

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Dr. Ziad Khoury, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology, Nuclear Cardiology
1915 Valley View Boulevard
Altoona, PA
 

Dr. Ziad Khoury's medical specialty is adult cardiology, interventional cardiology, and nuclear cardiology. He has received a 3.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Khoury accepts. He attended the University of Damascus Faculty of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) for residency. He is conversant in Arabic. Dr. Khoury is affiliated with the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC).

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Dr. Saurin Ramabhai Patel, MD
Specializes in Interventional Cardiology
1915 Valley View Boulevard
Altoona, PA
 

Dr. Saurin Patel works as an interventional cardiologist in Everett, PA and Altoona, PA. He takes United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, United Healthcare Navigate, and more. He graduated from Albany Medical College. Dr. Patel trained at Caritas St. Elizabeth's Medical Center for residency. Dr. Patel (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Gujarati and Hindi. Dr. Patel is professionally affiliated with the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC).

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Dr. Roy Elie Abrahamian, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
1915 Valley View Boulevard; 1915 Valley View Boulevard
Altoona, PA
 

Dr. Roy Abrahamian is a specialist in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. He is affiliated with the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). He is an in-network provider for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Abrahamian studied medicine at American University of Beirut Faculty of Medicine. He completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Emory University. Dr. Abrahamian (or staff) is conversant in Arabic and French.

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Specializes in Interventional Cardiology, Internal Medicine
1321 11th Avenue
Altoona, PA
 

Dr. Amit Nanavati specializes in interventional cardiology. He is professionally affiliated with the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). He is in-network for Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Nanavati's education and training includes medical school at Texas A & M Health Science Center College of Medicine and residency at Boston 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.