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Dr. Venkata Ramana Aligeti, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
875 South Collegiate
Paris, TX
 

Dr. Venkata Aligeti's areas of specialization are adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. He is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health, Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Allen, and Advanced Heart Care. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Aligeti welcomes new patients. He attended Osmania University and Kakatiya Medical College and then went on to complete his residency at Boston VA Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of Tennessee.

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Dr. Manuel Wilfrido Cruz, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
875 South Collegiate; Suite 650
Paris, TX
 

Dr. Manuel Cruz works as a cardiologist and interventional cardiologist. Dr. Cruz is a graduate of Boston University School of Medicine. His areas of clinical interest consist of heart failure, hypertension (high blood pressure), and chest pain. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, United Healthcare Choice, and United Healthcare HSA are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Cruz honors. He speaks Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health and Advanced Heart Care.

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Clinical interests: Chest Pain, Hypertension, Heart Problems, Consultation, Heart Failure

Dr. Donald David Wurzburg, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
875 South Collegiate
Paris, TX
 

Dr. Donald Wurzburg's areas of specialization are adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. He is a graduate of the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine and the University of California, Davis, School of Medicine. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Wurzburg is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, United Healthcare Choice, United Healthcare HSA, and more. He is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health and Advanced Heart Care.

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Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
875 South Collegiate
Paris, TX
 

Dr. Jai Varma is an adult cardiologist and interventional cardiologist in Plano, TX, Sulphur Springs, TX, and Paris, TX. Dr. Varma's professional affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health and Advanced Heart Care. He graduated from Armed Forces Medical College and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Louisville. He is an in-network provider for 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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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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