We found 6 interventional cardiologists who accept Humana HMO Open Access Copay 100/1000 near Mcallen, TX.

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Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
500 E Ridge Road; Suite 300
Mcallen, TX
 

Dr. Carlos Giraldo's specialties are adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Giraldo attended medical school at Temple University School of Medicine. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more.

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Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
500 E Ridge Road; Suite 300
Mcallen, TX
 

Dr. Carlos Pimentel's medical specialty is adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
500 E Ridge Road; Suite 300
Mcallen, TX
 

Dr. Dileep Menon's specialties are adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
500 E Ridge Road; Suite 300
Mcallen, TX
 

Dr. Federico Azpurua is an adult cardiology and interventional cardiology specialist in McAllen, TX. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more.

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Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
500 E Ridge Road; Suite 300
Mcallen, TX
 

Dr. Juan Posada's areas of specialization are adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. He has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more.

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Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
500 E Ridge Road; Suite 300
Mcallen, TX
 

Dr. Luis Padula's specialties are adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more.

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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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