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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 is an interventional cardiologist and cardiac electrophysiologist. Dr. Strickland's areas of expertise include the following: ablation, implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD), and electrophysiological (EP) study. He is affiliated with Houston Methodist, Tomball Regional Medical Center, and Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Aetna Medicare, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Strickland welcomes new patients. He studied medicine at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. His medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. He is conversant in Spanish.

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

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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); he sees patients in Baytown, TX. These areas are among Dr. Siddiqi's clinical interests: arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), mitral valve prolapse, and electrophysiological (EP) study. He is affiliated with Houston Methodist. He graduated from Sindh Medical College. Patient ratings for Dr. Siddiqi average 5.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Siddiqi is accepting new patients.

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

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

Dr. Shehzad Sami is a cardiologist, interventional cardiologist, and nuclear cardiology specialist in Baytown, TX and Houston, TX. Dr. Sami's areas of expertise include the following: mitral valve prolapse, heart failure, and hypertension (high blood pressure). He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist and Memorial Hermann. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at Aga Khan University Medical College. He trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston for his residency.

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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 works as a cardiologist, interventional cardiologist, and cardiac electrophysiologist in Lufkin, TX and Baytown, TX. His areas of expertise include mitral valve prolapse, electrophysiological (EP) study, and moles. Dr. Khoshnevis accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice. He is a graduate of Shaheed Beheshti Medical University. Dr. Khoshnevis is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. He is open to new patients.

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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 practices adult cardiology, interventional cardiology, and nuclear cardiology in Baytown, TX. He attended medical school at Dartmouth Medical School and Dalhousie University Faculty of Medicine. Patient reviews placed Dr. Leahey at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold.

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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.