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 an adult cardiologist and interventional cardiologist in Austin, TX, La Grange, TX, and San Marcos, TX. Dr. Smith studied medicine at McGill University Faculty of Medicine. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Smith honors. He has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Smith's professional affiliations include 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 is a cardiologist and interventional cardiologist. Dr. Karha attended Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Brigham and Women's Hospital for residency. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received the following distinctions: Texas Super Doctors and Texas Rising Stars. He is professionally affiliated with Cedar Park Regional Medical Center and Central Texas Medical Center.

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

Dr. Curtis Solomon sees patients in San Marcos, TX. His medical specialties are adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. He is a graduate of the University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine. Dr. Solomon takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. He is affiliated with Seton Healthcare Family and Central Texas Medical Center.

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

Dr. Anthony Cedrone's areas of specialization are adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. His education and training includes medical school at SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine and residency at North Shore-Long Island Jewish Health System. Dr. Cedrone accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Cedrone (or staff) speaks the following languages: Mandarin, Arabic, and Spanish. Dr. Cedrone's professional 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.