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We found 5 cardiologists who accept Blue Advantage Plus Gold 101 near Wichita Falls, TX.

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Specializes in Adult Cardiology
1631 11th Street
Wichita Falls, TX
 

Dr. Fardin Djafari is a physician who specializes in adult cardiology. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Djafari attended medical school at Wayne State University School of Medicine. He is conversant in Persian.

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Specializes in Adult Cardiology
1004 Brook Avenue
Wichita Falls, TX
 

Dr. Bradley Samuelson, who practices in Wichita Falls, TX, is a medical specialist in adult cardiology. The average patient rating for Dr. Samuelson is 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Samuelson is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine.

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Specializes in Adult Cardiology
2101 9th Street
Wichita Falls, TX
 

Dr. Shonalatha Sudarshan is an adult cardiology specialist in Wichita Falls, TX. Dr. Sudarshan is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. She is a graduate of Gandhi Medical College Hyderabad and Osmania University.

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Specializes in Adult Cardiology
2101 9th Street
Wichita Falls, TX
 

Dr. Sriram Sudarshan specializes in adult cardiology and practices in Wichita Falls, TX. Dr. Sudarshan is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and more. He attended medical school at Gandhi Medical College Hyderabad and Osmania University.

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Specializes in Adult Cardiology
1631 11th Street
Wichita Falls, TX
 

Dr. Vedampattu Ganeshram is a physician who specializes in adult cardiology. Patient reviews placed Dr. Ganeshram at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more.

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What is Cardiology?

Cardiology is the study of the heart and blood vessels, and a cardiologist makes sure they are functioning well. Patients see cardiologists for many issues affecting the circulatory system, including:
  • Hypertension, or high blood pressure
  • Heart attack prevention and treatment
  • Congestive Heart Failure, where the heart cannot pump enough blood to meet the needs of the body
  • Heart transplant evaluation and care after surgery
  • Peripheral vascular disease, where arteries in the limbs narrow and reduce blood flow
  • Aneurysm, or a swelling in the blood vessels
  • Coronary Artery Disease, where the blood vessels delivering oxygen and nutrients to the heart become blocked

After performing a physical exam, a cardiologist may order a number of imaging tests in order to get a better understanding of what disease or complication might be causing problems in the heart and blood vessels. Some of these might include:
  • An electrocardiogram, which checks the heart’s electrical activity
  • X-rays to see tissues more clearly
  • Cardiac catheterization, where a small tube is directed into the heart to test pressure, oxygen levels, and blood flow

Although some cardiologists provide primary care, cardiologists more typically work as consultants to primary care physicians when a heart issue comes up. Cardiologists do not perform surgery, but they can perform “interventional” procedures, such as balloon angioplasty (where a balloon is used to stretch open narrowed veins) or stent placement to keep blood flowing.