We found 3 interventional cardiologists who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield Premier 101, a Multi-State Plan near Dallas, TX.

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William Pennock Laird II MD
Specializes in Other, Pediatric Interventional Cardiology
Average rating 5.0 stars out of 5 (1 rating)
1935 Medical District Drive
Dallas, TX

Dr. W. Laird's medical specialty is pediatric interventional cardiology. He is professionally affiliated with Medical City Children's Hospital, Children's Health (Texas), and Texas Health Allen. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. Dr. Laird is open to new patients. Dr. Laird graduated from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish.

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Jeffrey R Gladden MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
Average rating 4.87 stars out of 5 (2 ratings)
8150 N Central Expressway; Suite M1001
Dallas, TX

Dr. Jeffrey Gladden's specialties are adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. Dr. Gladden is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at Temple University School of Medicine. His professional affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health and Advanced Heart Care.

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Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
221 W Colorado Boulevard; Suite 933
Dallas, TX

Dr. Aaron Horne is an adult cardiologist and interventional cardiologist. Dr. Horne is a graduate of the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine. He honors Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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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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