We found 5 interventional cardiologists who accept Blue Choice Bronze PPO 005 near Baytown, TX.

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Dr. James Leland Strickland, MD
Specializes in Interventional Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology
4201 Garth Road; Suite 100
Baytown, TX
 

Dr. James Strickland is a medical specialist in interventional cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). Dr. Strickland's areas of expertise include the following: ablation, implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD), and electrophysiological (EP) study. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist, Tomball Regional Medical Center, and Memorial Hermann - Texas Medical Center (TMC). Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Aetna Medicare, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Strickland honors. He is open to new patients. After completing medical school at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston, Dr. Strickland performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. He speaks Spanish.

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Clinical interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Heart Problems, Arrhythmias, Electrophysiological Study, Syncope, Implantable ... (Read more)

Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology
4401 Garth Road
Baytown, TX
 

Dr. Rashid Siddiqi's areas of specialization are adult cardiology, interventional cardiology, and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). Patient ratings for Dr. Siddiqi average 5.0 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), mitral valve prolapse, and electrophysiological (EP) study. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Siddiqi's office for an appointment. He is a graduate of Sindh Medical College.

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Clinical interests: Invasive Cardiology, Hypertension, Ischemic Cardiomyopathy, Non-Invasive Cardiology, Heart ... (Read more)

Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology, Nuclear Cardiology
4201 Garth Road; Suite 100
Baytown, TX
 

Dr. Shehzad Sami practices adult cardiology, interventional cardiology, and nuclear cardiology. These areas are among his clinical interests: mitral valve prolapse, heart failure, and hypertension (high blood pressure). Dr. Sami is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. He attended Aga Khan University Medical College and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. He is affiliated with Houston Methodist.

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Clinical interests: Hypertension, Heart Problems, High Cholesterol, Heart Failure, Wounds, Mitral Valve Prolapse, Heart ... (Read more)

Dr. Gholamreza R Khoshnevis, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology
4201 Garth Road; Suite 318
Baytown, TX
 

Dr. Gholamreza Khoshnevis is a specialist in adult cardiology, interventional cardiology, and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). He works in Baytown, TX. Areas of expertise for Dr. Khoshnevis include mitral valve prolapse, electrophysiological (EP) study, and moles. Dr. Khoshnevis is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, United Healthcare Choice, and more. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Clinical interests: Hypertension, Valvuloplasty, Electroencephalography, Heart Surgery, Electrophysiological Study, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology, Nuclear Cardiology
4201 Garth Road; 100
Baytown, TX
 

Dr. Edward Leahey practices adult cardiology, interventional cardiology, and nuclear cardiology. The average patient rating for Dr. Leahey is 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Leahey accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at Dartmouth Medical School.

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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.
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