We found 2 cardiologists who accept ppoNEXT near Palos Park, IL.

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Dr Ravi Kumar Ramana DO
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology, Nuclear Medicine
13011 S 104th Av; Suite 100
Palos Park, IL

Dr. Ravi Ramana practices adult cardiology, interventional cardiology, and nuclear medicine. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Humana ChoiceCare Network, and Viant are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Ramana takes. After completing medical school at Midwestern University, Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. He is professionally affiliated with Adventist Medical Center Bolingbrook, Adventist Medical Center Hinsdale, and Adventist Medical Center La Grange. He welcomes new patients.

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Dr James Paul Sur MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
13011 S 104th Av; Suite 100
Palos Park, IL

Dr. James Sur specializes in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology and practices in Mokena, IL, Bolingbrook, IL, and Palos Park, IL. His professional affiliations include Adventist Medical Center Bolingbrook, Adventist Medical Center Hinsdale, and Adventist Medical Center La Grange. Dr. Sur accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. His practice is open to new patients. Dr. Sur studied medicine at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. His residency was performed at the University of Chicago Medical Center.

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What is Cardiology?

Cardiology is the study of the heart and blood vessels, and a cardiologist makes sure they are functioning well. Patients see cardiologists for many issues affecting the circulatory system, including:
  • Hypertension, or high blood pressure
  • Heart attack prevention and treatment
  • Congestive Heart Failure, where the heart cannot pump enough blood to meet the needs of the body
  • Heart transplant evaluation and care after surgery
  • Peripheral vascular disease, where arteries in the limbs narrow and reduce blood flow
  • Aneurysm, or a swelling in the blood vessels
  • Coronary Artery Disease, where the blood vessels delivering oxygen and nutrients to the heart become blocked

After performing a physical exam, a cardiologist may order a number of imaging tests in order to get a better understanding of what disease or complication might be causing problems in the heart and blood vessels. Some of these might include:
  • An electrocardiogram, which checks the heart’s electrical activity
  • X-rays to see tissues more clearly
  • Cardiac catheterization, where a small tube is directed into the heart to test pressure, oxygen levels, and blood flow

Although some cardiologists provide primary care, cardiologists more typically work as consultants to primary care physicians when a heart issue comes up. Cardiologists do not perform surgery, but they can perform “interventional” procedures, such as balloon angioplasty (where a balloon is used to stretch open narrowed veins) or stent placement to keep blood flowing.
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