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 works as an adult cardiologist and interventional cardiologist. On average, patients gave him a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Jabbour is an in-network provider for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended Lebanese University Faculty of Medical Sciences and then went on to complete his residency at Staten Island University Hospital. He is professionally affiliated with the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC).

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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 is an adult cardiology, interventional cardiology, and nuclear cardiology specialist. He is rated 3.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Khoury accepts. Before completing his residency at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC), Dr. Khoury attended medical school at the University of Damascus Faculty of Medicine. In addition to English, he speaks Arabic. He 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 specializes in interventional cardiology and practices in Everett, PA and Altoona, PA. Dr. Patel (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Gujarati and Hindi. Dr. Patel is affiliated with the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). He attended Albany Medical College and then went on to complete his residency at Caritas St. Elizabeth's Medical Center. He takes several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate.

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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 works in Altoona, PA and Everett, PA. He accepts several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate. Dr. Abrahamian is a graduate of American University of Beirut Faculty of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with Emory University for his residency. In addition to English, Dr. Abrahamian (or staff) speaks Arabic and French. Dr. Abrahamian is affiliated with the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC).

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

Dr. Amit Nanavati's area of specialization is interventional cardiology. He is affiliated with the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). He attended Texas A & M Health Science Center College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at Boston Medical Center for residency. Dr. Nanavati is an in-network provider for Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, United Healthcare HMO, and more.

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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.