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We found 5 interventional cardiologists who accept United Healthcare Navigate near Beaver, PA.

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Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
605 Sharon Road
Beaver, PA
 

Dr. William Slemenda's areas of specialization are adult cardiology and interventional cardiology; he sees patients in Beaver, PA. His patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. He takes several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate. Dr. Slemenda graduated from the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine.

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Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
605 Sharon Road
Beaver, PA
 

Dr. Brian Carey specializes in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. Dr. Carey honors United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
605 Sharon Road
Beaver, PA
 

Dr. John Rich specializes in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Rich takes.

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Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
605 Sharon Road
Beaver, PA
 

Dr. Kenneth House is a medical specialist in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. Dr. House accepts United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine.

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Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
605 Sharon Road
Beaver, PA
 

Dr. Jeffrey Lins is a physician who specializes in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. He is a graduate of Wake Forest University School of Medicine. He is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Lins honors United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate, as well as 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.