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John A. Kao MD
Specializes in Interventional Cardiology, Adult Cardiology
Address: 98-1079 Moanalua Road, Honolulu, HI 96701
Phone: 808-485-4553
Clinical Interests: cardiac catheterization, heart problems
John J. Cogan M.D.
Specializes in Interventional Cardiology
Average rating 3.83 stars out of 5 (12 ratings)
Address: 1380 Lusitana Street, Honolulu, HI 96813
Phone: 808-536-7327
Dr. William Michael Dang Jr. MD
Specializes in Interventional Cardiology, Adult Cardiology
Average rating 4.0 stars out of 5 (6 ratings)
Address: 1329 Lusitana Street, Honolulu, HI 96813
Phone: 808-521-8211
Ramy A. Badawi MD, MBBS
Specializes in Interventional Cardiology, Adult Cardiology
Address: 550 S Beretania Street, Honolulu, HI 96813
Lee Guertler M.D.
Specializes in Interventional Cardiology
Address: 1301 Punchbowl Street, Honolulu, HI 96813
Dr. Atsushi Jim Terakubo MD
Specializes in Interventional Cardiology, Adult Cardiology
Average rating 3.35 stars out of 5 (5 ratings)
Address: 1329 Lusitana Street, Honolulu, HI 96813
Phone: 808-521-8211
Dr. Zaid Alirhayim M.D.
Specializes in Interventional Cardiology
Average rating 4.75 stars out of 5 (6 ratings)
Address: 98-1079 Moanalua Road, Honolulu, HI 96701
Phone: 808-485-4553
Clinical Interests: deep vein thrombosis (DVT), carotid stenosis, pulmonary embolism ... (Read more)
Dr. Robert A. Hong M.D.
Specializes in Interventional Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology (Heart Rhythm), Adult Cardiology
Average rating 3.83 stars out of 5 (3 ratings)
Address: 1329 Lusitana Street, Honolulu, HI 96813
Dr. Thomas Wisenbaugh M.D.
Specializes in Interventional Cardiology
Address: 1 Jarrett White Road, Honolulu, HI 96859
Paul C. Ho MD
Specializes in Interventional Cardiology, Adult Cardiology
Address: 3288 Moanalua Road, Honolulu, HI 96819
Stephen K. Chan MD
Specializes in Interventional Cardiology
Address: 3288 Moanalua Road, Honolulu, HI 96819
Cyril Y. Leung MD
Specializes in Interventional Cardiology
Average rating 5.0 stars out of 5 (1 rating)
Address: 3288 Moanalua Road, Honolulu, HI 96819
Dr. Joon John Choi PH.D, M.D.
Specializes in Interventional Cardiology, Adult Cardiology
Address: 550 S Beretania Street, Honolulu, HI 96813
Dr. Marie E. Nguyen MD
Specializes in Interventional Cardiology
Address: 3288 Moanalua Road, Honolulu, HI 96819
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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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