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Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
6070 Lakeside Commons
Macon, GA
 

Dr. Talley Culclasure is a specialist in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. His average patient rating is 3.0 stars out of 5. He takes several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Dr. Culclasure graduated from Medical University of South Carolina College of Medicine.

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Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
654 1st Street
Macon, GA
 

Dr. Christopher Ike is a medical specialist in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. He takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. Dr. Ike attended medical school at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine.

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Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
250 Martin Luther King Jr Boulevard
Macon, GA
 

Dr. John Hawkins works as a cardiologist and interventional cardiologist. Patients gave Dr. Hawkins an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. He attended medical school at Medical College of Georgia.

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Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
682 Hemlock Street; Suite 490
Macon, GA
 

Dr. Carter Tharpe is a medical specialist in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. Dr. Tharpe honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Medical College of Georgia.

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Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
770 Pine Street; Suite 310
Macon, GA
 

Dr. Surender Malhotra is a cardiologist and interventional cardiologist. He accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more.

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Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
682 Hemlock Street; Suite 490
Macon, GA
 

Dr. Zoe Jones' areas of specialization are adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. Dr. Jones is a graduate of Weill Cornell Medical College. Her average rating from her patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Jones takes.

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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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