We found 5 interventional cardiologists who accept Blue Choice Bronze PPO 005 near Baytown, TX.

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Dr. James Leland Strickland, PhD, MD
Specializes in Interventional Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology
4201 Garth Road; Suite 100
Baytown, TX
 

Dr. James Strickland is an interventional cardiologist and cardiac electrophysiologist. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. His clinical interests include ablation, implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD), and electrophysiological (EP) study. Dr. Strickland's hospital/clinic affiliations include Houston Methodist, Tomball Regional Medical Center (TRMC), and Memorial Hermann - Texas Medical Center (TMC). After completing medical school at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Aetna Medicare, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Strickland is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Heart Problems, Arrhythmias, Electrophysiological Study, Syncope, Implantable ... (Read more)

Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology
4401 Garth Road
Baytown, TX
 

Dr. Rashid Siddiqi is a medical specialist in adult cardiology, interventional cardiology, and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). He is a graduate of Sindh Medical College. Clinical interests for Dr. Siddiqi include arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), mitral valve prolapse, and electrophysiological (EP) study. The average patient rating for Dr. Siddiqi is 5.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. Dr. Siddiqi welcomes new patients.

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Clinical interests: Invasive Cardiology, Hypertension, Ischemic Cardiomyopathy, Non-Invasive Cardiology, Heart ... (Read more)

Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology, Nuclear Cardiology
4201 Garth Road; Suite 100
Baytown, TX
 

Dr. Shehzad Sami practices adult cardiology, interventional cardiology, and nuclear cardiology in Baytown, TX. Dr. Sami's areas of expertise include mitral valve prolapse, heart failure, and hypertension (high blood pressure). He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. After completing medical school at Aga Khan University Medical College, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Sami takes.

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Clinical interests: Hypertension, Heart Problems, High Cholesterol, Heart Failure, Wounds, Mitral Valve Prolapse, Heart ... (Read more)

Dr. Gholamreza R Khoshnevis, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology
4201 Garth Road; Suite 318
Baytown, TX
 

Dr. Gholamreza Khoshnevis works as an adult cardiologist, interventional cardiologist, and cardiac electrophysiologist in Baytown, TX and Houston, TX. His areas of expertise include mitral valve prolapse, electrophysiological (EP) study, and hypertension (high blood pressure). He has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Khoshnevis is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice. He is affiliated with Houston Methodist. Dr. Khoshnevis welcomes new patients.

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Clinical interests: Hypertension, Electrophysiological Study, High Cholesterol, Heart Valve Disease, Mitral Valve ... (Read more)

Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology, Nuclear Cardiology
4201 Garth Road; 100
Baytown, TX
 

Dr. Edward Leahey's areas of specialization are adult cardiology, interventional cardiology, and nuclear cardiology; he sees patients in Baytown, TX. He studied medicine at Dartmouth Medical School. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Leahey honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold.

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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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