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Dr Venkata Ramana Aligeti MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
875 South Collegiate
Paris, TX

Dr. Venkata Aligeti sees patients in Sulphur Springs, TX, Plano, TX, and Paris, TX. His medical specialties are adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. He attended medical school at Osmania University and Kakatiya Medical College. His residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Tennessee. Dr. Aligeti takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health, Texas Health Allen, and Advanced Heart Care (North Texas and Southern Oklahoma). New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Aligeti's office for an appointment.

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Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
Average rating 4.66 stars out of 5 (3 ratings)
875 South Collegiate
Paris, TX

Dr. Donald Wurzburg's areas of specialization are adult cardiology and interventional cardiology; he sees patients in Dallas, TX, Plano, TX, and Paris, TX. He attended medical school at the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine and the University of California, Davis, School of Medicine. Dr. Wurzburg is rated highly by his patients. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, United Healthcare Choice, and United Healthcare HSA, in addition to other insurance carriers. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health and Advanced Heart Care.

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Manuel W Cruz MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
Average rating 1.0 stars out of 5 (1 rating)
875 South Collegiate; Suite 650
Paris, TX

Dr. Manuel Cruz is a medical specialist in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. In addition to English, Dr. Cruz speaks Spanish. These areas are among his clinical interests: heart failure, hypertension (high blood pressure), and chest pain. He is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health and Advanced Heart Care. He graduated from Boston University School of Medicine. Dr. Cruz takes several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Compass, Cigna FocusIn, and Cigna Gold.

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Clinical interests: Chest Pain, Hypertension, Heart Problems, Consultation, Heart Failure

Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
875 South Collegiate
Paris, TX

Dr. Jai Varma is a physician who specializes in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. Clinical interests for Dr. Varma include heart failure. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Armed Forces Medical College. Dr. Varma's medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Louisville. He is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health and Advanced Heart Care.

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Clinical interests: Heart Failure

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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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