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Dr. Arshad Mahmood Yekta M.D.
Specializes in Interventional Cardiology, Adult Cardiology
5 Average rating 5.0 stars out of 5 (1 rating)
Address: 34 Maple St, Norwalk, CT 06850
Dr. Sik Hur MD
Specializes in Interventional Cardiology, Adult Cardiology
4.25 Average rating 4.25 stars out of 5 (1 rating)
Address: 148 East Av, Norwalk, CT 06851
David Lorenz M.D.
Specializes in Interventional Cardiology, Adult Cardiology
2.75 Average rating 2.75 stars out of 5 (2 ratings)
Address: 40 Cross St, Norwalk, CT 06851
Tickoo, Sumit
Specializes in Interventional Cardiology, Cardiology (Heart Disease), Adult Cardiology
Address: 34 Maple Street, Norwalk, CT 06850
Warshofsky, Mark
Specializes in Interventional Cardiology, Cardiology (Heart Disease)
5 Average rating 5.0 stars out of 5 (1 rating)
Address: 34 Maple Street, Norwalk, CT 06850
Charles Augenbraun M.D.
Specializes in Interventional Cardiology, Adult Cardiology
4.5 Average rating 4.5 stars out of 5 (1 rating)
Address: 40 Cross Street, Norwalk, CT 06851
Mitchell H. Driesman M.D.
Specializes in Interventional Cardiology, Adult Cardiology
3.13 Average rating 3.13 stars out of 5 (2 ratings)
Address: 327 Riverside Avenue, Westport, CT 06880
Clinical Interests: high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia), hypertension (high blood pressure), atherosclerosis ... (Read more)
Dr. Boris V. Sheynberg MD
Specializes in Interventional Cardiology, Adult Cardiology
3.45 Average rating 3.45 stars out of 5 (5 ratings)
Address: 32 Imperial Av, Westport, CT 06880
Stephen Michaelson M.D.
Specializes in Interventional Cardiology, Diagnostic Radiology, Adult Cardiology
Address: 40 Cross St, Norwalk, CT 06851
Hal S. Wasserman M.D.
Specializes in Interventional Cardiology
5 Average rating 5.0 stars out of 5 (1 rating)
Address: 34 Maple Street, Norwalk, CT 06850
Ralph Kirmser M.D.
Specializes in Interventional Cardiology, Adult Cardiology
1 Average rating 1.0 stars out of 5 (1 rating)
Address: 40 Cross St, Norwalk, CT 06851
George Nelson M.D.
Specializes in Interventional Cardiology, Adult Cardiology
5 Average rating 5.0 stars out of 5 (1 rating)
Address: 40 Cross St, Norwalk, CT 06851
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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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