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We found 4 interventional cardiologists near San Marcos, TX.

Dr. Arthur Mitchell Smith, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
1330 Wonder World Drive; #b-108
San Marcos, TX
 

Dr. Arthur Smith is a specialist in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. He works in Austin, TX, La Grange, TX, and San Marcos, TX. Dr. Smith is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of McGill University Faculty of Medicine. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with Seton Healthcare Family and Central Texas Medical Center.

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Dr. Juhana Kristian Karha, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
1330 Wonder World Drive; #b-108
San Marcos, TX
 

Dr. Juhana Karha specializes in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. Dr. Karha is affiliated with Cedar Park Regional Medical Center and Central Texas Medical Center. He is a graduate of Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at Brigham and Women's Hospital. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. He has received the following distinction: Texas Rising Stars.

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Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
1330 Wonder World Drive; #b-108
San Marcos, TX
 

Dr. Curtis Solomon works as a cardiologist and interventional cardiologist. He is professionally affiliated with Seton Healthcare Family and Central Texas Medical Center. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Solomon attended medical school at the University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine.

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Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
1330 Wonder World Drive; #b-108
San Marcos, TX
 

Dr. Anthony Cedrone sees patients in San Marcos, TX. His medical specialties are adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Cedrone takes. After attending SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at North Shore-Long Island Jewish Health System. Dr. Cedrone (or staff) is conversant in Mandarin, Arabic, and Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Seton Healthcare Family and Central Texas Medical Center.

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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.