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Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
441 N Lakeview Avenue
Anaheim, CA
 

Dr. Stephen Bartz specializes in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. He honors Medicare and Kaiser Permanente insurance. Before completing his residency at Scripps Clinic, Dr. Bartz attended medical school at the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine.

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Specializes in Interventional Cardiology
441 N Lakeview Avenue
Anaheim, CA
 

Dr. Harold Nguyen is a specialist in interventional cardiology. He is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health. Dr. Nguyen is in-network for Medicare and Kaiser Permanente insurance. He speaks Vietnamese.

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Specializes in Interventional Cardiology
441 N Lakeview Avenue
Anaheim, CA
 

Dr. Timothy McAveney's specialty is interventional cardiology. He studied medicine at the University of Maryland School of Medicine. Dr. McAveney accepts Medicare and Kaiser Permanente insurance.

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Specializes in Interventional Cardiology
441 N Lakeview Avenue
Anaheim, CA
 

Dr. Mark De Boer is an interventional cardiology specialist in Anaheim, CA. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 1.5 stars out of 5. He honors Medicare and Kaiser Permanente insurance. Dr. De Boer graduated from Boston University School of Medicine.

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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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