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

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

Dr. James Strickland's specialties are interventional cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). He practices in The Woodlands, TX, Houston, TX, and Baytown, TX. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. These areas are among his clinical interests: ablation, implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD), and electrophysiological (EP) study. Dr. Strickland's professional affiliations include Houston Methodist, Tomball Regional Medical Center, and Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital. Dr. Strickland studied medicine at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. He trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston for residency. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Aetna Medicare, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Strickland is accepting new patients.

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

Dr. Rashid Muhammad Siddiqi, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology
4401 Garth Road
Baytown, TX
 

Dr. Rashid Siddiqi specializes in adult cardiology, interventional cardiology, and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). He graduated from Sindh Medical College. Clinical interests for Dr. Siddiqi include arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), mitral valve prolapse, and electrophysiological (EP) study. The average patient rating for Dr. Siddiqi is 5.0 stars out of 5. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. Dr. Siddiqi welcomes new patients.

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

Dr. Shehzad Sami, MD
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 in Baytown, TX and Houston, TX. His clinical interests include mitral valve prolapse, heart failure, and hypertension (high blood pressure). He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Sami graduated from Aga Khan University Medical College and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist and Memorial Hermann.

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

Dr. Gholamreza R Khoshnevis-Asl, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology
4201 Garth Road, Suite 318; Plaza 1
Baytown, TX
 

Dr. Gholamreza Khoshnevis is a cardiologist, interventional cardiologist, and cardiac electrophysiologist in Lufkin, TX and Baytown, TX. Clinical interests for Dr. Khoshnevis include mitral valve prolapse, electrophysiological (EP) study, and moles. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice. He attended medical school at Shaheed Beheshti Medical University. He is affiliated with Houston Methodist. He has an open panel.

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

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

Dr. Edward Leahey is a Baytown, TX physician who specializes in adult cardiology, interventional cardiology, and nuclear cardiology. Dr. Leahey has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. He graduated from Dartmouth Medical School and Dalhousie University Faculty of Medicine.

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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.