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Dr. Donald David Wurzburg, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
2401 South Fm S1; #200
Decatur, TX
 

Dr. Donald Wurzburg is a medical specialist in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. He attended medical school at the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine and the University of California, Davis, School of Medicine. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, United Healthcare Choice, United Healthcare HSA, and more. Dr. Wurzburg is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health and Advanced Heart Care.

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Dr. Adam Ross Shapira, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology
2401 South Fm 51; Suite 200
Decatur, TX
 

Dr. Adam Shapira specializes in adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm) and practices in Dallas, TX, Plano, TX, and Decatur, TX. Dr. Shapira's areas of expertise include the following: heart problems and electrophysiological (EP) study. His professional affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health and Advanced Heart Care. He studied medicine at the University of Louisville School of Medicine. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Shapira honors.

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Clinical interests: Heart Problems, Electrophysiological Study

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Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
2401 South Fm 51; Suite 200
Decatur, TX
 

Dr. Jason Finkelstein's medical specialty is adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. Dr. Finkelstein accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at St. George's University School of Medicine. He has received the distinction of Texas Rising Stars. He is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health and Advanced Heart Care (North Texas and Southern Oklahoma).

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Dr. Trieu Quang Ho, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology
2401 S Fm51; Suite 200
Decatur, TX
 

Dr. Trieu Ho, who practices in Grapevine, TX, Decatur, TX, and Plano, TX, is a medical specialist in adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Ho graduated from Texas A & M Health Science Center College of Medicine. Dr. Ho (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and Vietnamese. His professional affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health and Advanced Heart Care.

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Dr. Christopher Brian Cianci, DO
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
1001 Eagle Drive
Decatur, TX
 

Dr. Christopher Cianci is a cardiologist and interventional cardiologist in Denton, TX, Plano, TX, and Gainesville, TX. Dr. Cianci's professional affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health and Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Denton. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. His practice is open to new patients. He attended medical school at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine.

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What is Cardiology?

Cardiology is the study of the heart and blood vessels, and a cardiologist makes sure they are functioning well. Patients see cardiologists for many issues affecting the circulatory system, including:
  • Hypertension, or high blood pressure
  • Heart attack prevention and treatment
  • Congestive Heart Failure, where the heart cannot pump enough blood to meet the needs of the body
  • Heart transplant evaluation and care after surgery
  • Peripheral vascular disease, where arteries in the limbs narrow and reduce blood flow
  • Aneurysm, or a swelling in the blood vessels
  • Coronary Artery Disease, where the blood vessels delivering oxygen and nutrients to the heart become blocked

After performing a physical exam, a cardiologist may order a number of imaging tests in order to get a better understanding of what disease or complication might be causing problems in the heart and blood vessels. Some of these might include:
  • An electrocardiogram, which checks the heart’s electrical activity
  • X-rays to see tissues more clearly
  • Cardiac catheterization, where a small tube is directed into the heart to test pressure, oxygen levels, and blood flow

Although some cardiologists provide primary care, cardiologists more typically work as consultants to primary care physicians when a heart issue comes up. Cardiologists do not perform surgery, but they can perform “interventional” procedures, such as balloon angioplasty (where a balloon is used to stretch open narrowed veins) or stent placement to keep blood flowing.