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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 cardiologist and interventional cardiologist. He attended medical school at McGill University Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Smith accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. He has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. His 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 works as an adult cardiologist and interventional cardiologist. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Karha accepts. After completing medical school at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Brigham and Women's Hospital. Dr. Karha has received the following distinction: Texas Rising Stars. Dr. Karha's hospital/clinic affiliations include 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 practices adult cardiology and interventional cardiology in San Marcos, TX. Dr. Solomon graduated from the University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. His professional affiliations include 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. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. He is a graduate of SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine and a graduate of North Shore-Long Island Jewish Health System's residency program. Dr. Cedrone (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Mandarin, Arabic, and Spanish. Dr. Cedrone is professionally affiliated with 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.