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Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
7547 Medical Drive; Suite 2100
Gloucester, VA
 

Dr. William Harris is an adult cardiology and interventional cardiology specialist in Newport News, VA, Hampton, VA, and Gloucester, VA. The average patient rating for Dr. Harris is 5.0 stars out of 5. He honors Medicaid and Medicare insurance. After completing medical school at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Medicine, Dr. Harris performed his residency at Barnes-Jewish Hospital. He has received professional recognition including the following: Hampton Roads Super Doctors; Alpha Omega Alpha Honorary Medical Society, Medical College of Virginia; and Sigma Zeta Honorary Science Society, Medical College of Virginia. He is professionally affiliated with Riverside Regional Medical Center.

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Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
7547 Medical Drive; Suite 2100
Gloucester, VA
 

Dr. Edward Chu practices adult cardiology and interventional cardiology in Newport News, VA, Gloucester, VA, and Hampton, VA. Dr. Chu is affiliated with Riverside Regional Medical Center, Sentara CarePlex Hospital, and Bon Secours Mary Immaculate Hospital. He takes Medicaid and Medicare insurance. He graduated from Brown University, Alpert Medical School and then he performed his residency at Letterman Army Medical Center. His distinctions include: Certificate of Achievement, ECG Exam, American College of Cardiology; Testamur ASEeXAM, American Society Of Echocardiography; and Top Docs of Hampton Roads. In addition to English, Dr. Chu (or staff) speaks Mandarin, Spanish, and Italian.

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Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
7547 Medical Drive
Gloucester, VA
 

Dr. Paul Micale is an adult cardiology and interventional cardiology specialist. He honors Medicaid and Medicare insurance. Dr. Micale graduated from Emory University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. He has received professional recognition including the following: Junior Year Phi Beta Kappa, Florida State University; Summa Cum Laude, Florida State University; and Junior Year Alpha Omega Alpha, Emory University School of Medicine. Dr. Micale is affiliated with Riverside Regional Medical Center.

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Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
7547 Medical Drive; Suite 2100
Gloucester, VA
 

Dr. Daniel Langdon is an adult cardiology and interventional cardiology specialist in Newport News, VA, Hampton, VA, and Gloucester, VA. His education and training includes medical school at Baylor College of Medicine and residency at North Carolina Memorial Hospital. Dr. Langdon accepts the following insurance: Medicaid and Medicare. He is affiliated with Riverside Regional Medical Center, Sentara CarePlex Hospital, and Bon Secours Mary Immaculate Hospital.

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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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