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Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
3601 4th Street
Lubbock, TX
 

Dr. Leigh Jenkins specializes in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. She accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Jenkins is a graduate of Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine. She has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors.

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Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
3601 4th Street
Lubbock, TX
 

Dr. Scott Shurmur is a specialist in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. He works in Lubbock, TX. Dr. Shurmur is a graduate of the University of Massachusetts Medical School. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Shurmur takes.

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Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
4316 23rd Street
Lubbock, TX
 

Dr. Jose Suarez's areas of specialization are adult cardiology and interventional cardiology; he sees patients in Lubbock, TX. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Suarez takes.

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Specializes in Interventional Cardiology
4316 23rd Street
Lubbock, TX
 

Dr. Jason Bradley is an interventional cardiology specialist. The average patient rating for Dr. Bradley is 4.5 stars out of 5. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine.

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Specializes in Interventional Cardiology
4316 23rd Street
Lubbock, TX
 

Dr. Juan Kurdi sees patients in Lubbock, TX. His medical specialty is interventional cardiology. Patient ratings for Dr. Kurdi average 5.0 stars out of 5. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO.

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Specializes in Interventional Cardiology
2412 50th Street
Lubbock, TX
 

Dr. Ramakrishnan Ranganath is an interventional cardiology specialist in Lubbock, TX. He honors several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Compass, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice.

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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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