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

Dr. William Harris' areas of specialization are adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. He is professionally affiliated with Riverside Regional Medical Center. Dr. Harris attended Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Barnes-Jewish Hospital. He has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He accepts Medicaid and Medicare insurance. He has received distinctions including Hampton Roads Super Doctors; Alpha Omega Alpha Honorary Medical Society, Medical College of Virginia; and Sigma Zeta Honorary Science Society, Medical College of Virginia.

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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. Dr. Micale attended Emory University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas for residency. He takes Medicaid and Medicare insurance. 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. 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. Daniel Langdon practices adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. Dr. Langdon honors Medicaid and Medicare insurance. After completing medical school at Baylor College of Medicine, he performed his residency at North Carolina Memorial Hospital. His professional affiliations include Riverside Regional Medical Center, Sentara CarePlex Hospital, and Bon Secours Mary Immaculate Hospital.

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

Dr. Edward Chu's areas of specialization are adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. Dr. Chu accepts Medicaid and Medicare insurance. Before performing his residency at Letterman Army Medical Center, Dr. Chu attended Brown University, Alpert Medical School. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Chu include: Certificate of Achievement, ECG Exam, American College of Cardiology; Testamur ASEeXAM, American Society Of Echocardiography; and Top Docs of Hampton Roads. Dr. Chu (or staff) speaks Mandarin, Spanish, and Italian. He is professionally 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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