We found 12 providers with an interest in heart attack and who accept MultiPlan near Redwood City, CA.

Dr. Nellis Allan Smith, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Nuclear Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology
2900 Whipple Avenue; Suite 205
Redwood City, CA
 

Dr. Nellis Smith's areas of specialization are adult cardiology, nuclear cardiology, and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). Patient ratings for Dr. Smith average 4.0 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include heart problems and nuclear scan. Dr. Smith takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. Before completing his residency at Stanford University Medical Center, Dr. Smith attended medical school at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. He is accepting new patients.

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Dr. Melissa Huang Szu-Min Kong, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology
2900 Whipple Avenue; Suite 205
Redwood City, CA
 

Dr. Melissa Kong's medical specialty is adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). Dr. Kong's clinical interests include heart problems and electrophysiological (EP) study. She honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Her education and training includes medical school at Duke University School of Medicine and residency at Duke University Medical Center. Dr. Kong is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Mills-Peninsula Health Services, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Her practice is open to new patients.

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Dr. Vivian W Tsai, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
87 Encina Avenue; 1st Floor
Palo Alto, CA
 

Dr. Vivian Tsai is an adult cardiology specialist in Fremont, CA and Palo Alto, CA. Dr. Tsai has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by her patients. Her clinical interests include heart problems. She is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and more. Dr. Tsai studied medicine at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Her training includes a residency program at Stanford Hospital & Clinics. She is conversant in Mandarin. Dr. Tsai's hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Washington Hospital Healthcare System, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Unfortunately, she is not currently accepting new patients.

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Dr. Bruce Allan Benedick, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology, Nuclear Cardiology
2900 Whipple Avenue; Suite 205
Redwood City, CA
 

Dr. Bruce Benedick's medical specialty is adult cardiology, interventional cardiology, and nuclear cardiology. His areas of clinical interest consist of heart problems, nuclear scan, and transesophageal echocardiography (TEE). Dr. Benedick is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of the University of Utah School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Benedick trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Utah. Dr. Benedick is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Dr. Girish A Narayan, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology
795 El Camino Real
Palo Alto, CA
 

Dr. Girish Narayan specializes in adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). He is conversant in Tamil. Areas of expertise for Dr. Narayan include heart problems and electrophysiological (EP) study. Dr. Narayan's professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. He graduated from Harvard Medical School and then he performed his residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and Columbia University Medical Center. Dr. Narayan has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Narayan accepts. He welcomes new patients.

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Dr. Cheena Ramrakhiani, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
87 Encina Avenue; Encina Building, Level 1
Palo Alto, CA
 

Dr. Cheena Ramrakhiani is an adult cardiologist. She graduated from SMS Medical College, Jaipur. Dr. Ramrakhiani's training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with St. Louis University (SLU). She is especially interested in heart problems. She is rated highly by her patients. She is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. In addition to English, Dr. Ramrakhiani (or staff) speaks Hindi. She is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. She is accepting new patients.

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Dr. Roger Allan Winkle, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology
2900 Whipple Avenue; Suite 205
Redwood City, CA
 

Dr. Roger Winkle is a cardiologist and cardiac electrophysiologist in East Palo Alto, CA and Redwood City, CA. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine and performed his residency at Barnes-Jewish Hospital. Clinical interests for Dr. Winkle include heart problems and electrophysiological (EP) study. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. Dr. Winkle is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. He is open to new patients.

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Dr. Donald Anthony St. Claire Jr., MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
2900 Whipple Avenue; Suite 205
Redwood City, CA
 

Dr. Donald St. Claire specializes in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology and practices in East Palo Alto, CA and Redwood City, CA. Dr. St. Claire's clinical interests include heart problems and cardiac catheterization. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. St. Claire is accepting new patients. After attending MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Stanford University Medical Center.

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Dr. Gregory Engel, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology
2900 Whipple Avenue; Suite 205
Redwood City, CA
 

Dr. Gregory Engel specializes in adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm) and practices in East Palo Alto, CA, Redwood City, CA, and San Carlos, CA. He attended Stanford University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Stanford University Medical Center. His clinical interests encompass heart problems and electrophysiological (EP) study. Patient reviews placed Dr. Engel at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. Engel is accepting new patients.

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Dr. Erik Tyler Price, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
301 Industrial Road; Level 2
San Carlos, CA
 

Dr. Erik Price practices adult cardiology and interventional cardiology in Palo Alto, CA and San Carlos, CA. After attending Stanford University School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Stanford University Medical Center. Dr. Price's clinical interests include heart problems. Patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Price honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and more. He speaks Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. His practice is open to new patients.

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Dr. William L Mullen, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
301 Industrial Road; Level 2
San Carlos, CA
 

Dr. William Mullen specializes in adult cardiology. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Mullen include heart problems. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. After attending Tulane University School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Alameda County Medical Center, Highland Hospital. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. Mullen's practice is open to new patients.

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All Interests: Heart Problems, Arrhythmias, Heart Failure, Heart Attack

Dr. Jared James Herr, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
301 Industrial Road; Level 2
San Carlos, CA
 

Dr. Jared Herr's specialty is adult cardiology. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). Clinical interests for Dr. Herr include heart problems. Dr. Herr takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC), and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. Herr's practice is open to new patients.

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What is a Heart Attack?

A heart attack is a serious medical event that happens when the blood supplying oxygen to the heart is cut off, usually because of a blockage in an artery. This results in damage or death of part of the heart muscle. The heart can heal, but like any part of the body that was injured it leaves a scar. This scar tissue does not contract effectively, so the ability of the heart to pump is lowered after a heart attack.

A heart attack, sometimes called a myocardial infarction, can happen without warning. However there are certain factors that raise the risk of heart attack. Some of these are:
  • Age
  • Gender (most heart attack sufferers are male)
  • A family history of heart attacks
  • Smoking
  • Obesity
  • High cholesterol
  • High blood pressure
  • Diabetes
  • Unhealthy lifestyle choices (lack of exercise, poor diet, too much alcohol or stress)

Heart attacks typically feel like pain or pressure in the chest that can radiate out to the back, arm, or jaw. Some other symptoms can include fatigue or weakness, shortness of breath, sweating, and nausea.

Treatment aims to increase blood flow to the heart muscle by opening up blocked blood vessels. Medications are sometimes used to dissolve clots in the arteries. Aspirin and other medications such as Plavix can thin the blood and make clots less likely to form. Dilators can widen blood vessels to make room for more blood to flow. Doctors can also use a procedure called catheterization to look at the blood vessels around the heart directly, place stents, or widen vessels using angioplasty. In extreme cases bypass surgery can be used to help blood flow better. After recovery, it is important to lead a healthy lifestyle and take any prescribed medications in order to protect the heart.