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Experienced Interventional Cardiologist in Pittsburgh

Interventional Cardiology

Welcome to Specialists in Cardiovascular Medicine, a private practice located in Pittsburgh, PA, where we provide interventional cardiology services to our patients. Our experienced team of cardiologists is dedicated to providing the highest quality of medical care available, paired with compassionate patient care, in a courteous, timely, and sympathetic manner.

Led by Dr. Aziz, a physician with over 35 years of experience in interventional cardiology, our team offers the latest diagnostic tools and treatment options to our patients. We specialize in non-invasive and minimally invasive procedures that help to diagnose and treat heart disease, combining cutting-edge technology with compassionate care.

At Specialists in Cardiovascular Medicine, we believe that early detection and effective treatment of heart issues can make all the difference in a patient's quality of life. Through our interventional cardiology services, we strive to provide our patients with exceptional care and support. If you’re ready to receive care from the top cardiologist Monroeville has to offer, schedule your first appointment with us today.


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Interventional Cardiology Procedures & Diagnostics

At Specialists in Cardiovascular Medicine, we offer a range of interventional cardiology services designed to diagnose and treat heart disease and related conditions. Our team of experienced cardiologists is proficient in performing procedures in a minimally invasive manner, resulting in a faster recovery time and fewer complications.

Our interventional cardiology services include:

  • Cardiac Angioplasty and Stenting: Cardiac angioplasty is a procedure that is performed to open blocked coronary arteries and restore blood flow to the heart. During the procedure, a small balloon is inserted into the blocked artery and inflated, pushing the plaque or blood clot against the artery walls, thereby allowing the artery to become wider and restoring blood flow. In some cases, a stent - a small, metal mesh tube - may be placed in the artery to keep it open. (Available at hospital locations)
  • Peripheral Angiography and Stenting: Peripheral angiography is a diagnostic procedure that is performed to examine the blood vessels in the legs, arms, abdomen, and pelvis to identify any blockages or abnormalities. During the procedure, a catheter is inserted into an artery and guided to the affected area, where a contrast dye is injected. This allows the arteries to be visible on an X-ray. Depending on the results of the angiography, stenting may be performed to restore blood flow to the affected area if necessary. (Available at hospital locations)

At Specialists in Cardiovascular Medicine, we understand that interventional cardiology procedures can be challenging, which is why we provide our patients with compassionate care during every step of the process. We work closely with hospital staff to ensure that our patients receive exceptional care throughout their hospitalization.

Frequently Asked Questions

Why might someone need interventional cardiology services?

Interventional cardiology services can be necessary for a variety of heart conditions, including:

  • Peripheral Artery Disease (PAD): PAD is a progressive narrowing of the arteries that supply blood to the legs, feet, and other parts of the body. Peripheral artery disease symptoms can cause pain while walking and increase risk for heart attack or stroke. Interventional cardiology services may be used to restore blood flow to the affected area if necessary.
  • Coronary Heart Disease (CHD): CHD occurs when the arteries that supply blood to the heart become narrowed or blocked. This can lead to chest pain, shortness of breath, and other symptoms. Interventional cardiology procedures such as angioplasty and stenting can help to improve blood flow in affected areas of the heart.
  • Valvular Heart Disease (VHD): VHD occurs when one or more of the heart valves become damaged, leading to symptoms such as shortness of breath and chest pain. Interventional cardiology procedures may help to improve blood flow in affected areas and restore valve function.
  • Cardiomyopathy: Cardiomyopathy is a condition in which the heart muscle becomes thickened, weakened, or enlarged, leading to symptoms such as shortness of breath and chest pain. Interventional cardiology procedures may help to improve blood flow in affected areas and reduce the risk of further damage.

Are you able to prescribe peripheral artery disease medication?

Yes, interventional cardiologists are able to prescribe medications for peripheral artery disease (PAD). These medications can help to reduce pain and improve circulation in the affected area. In addition, interventional cardiologists may recommend lifestyle changes such as quitting smoking and exercising regularly, which can help with symptom management and further reduce the risk of complications from PAD.

Does your heart doctor near me accept insurance?

Yes! As a private practice, Specialists in Cardiovascular Medicine accepts insurance from a wide range of providers, including UPMC and Highmark. That said, it’s best to check with your specific insurance company to understand what’s covered and what isn’t.

How can I get started with the top cardiologist near me?

At Specialists in Cardiovascular Medicine, we want it to be as easy as possible for our patients to get started on the road to better heart health. Just use our simple online tool to request your first appointment at one of our hospital locations today.

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