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We found 8 providers with an interest in heart attack and who accept Health Net HMO near Sacramento, CA.

Dr. Neelima Gogineni Vallurupalli, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
2800 L Street; 6th Floor
Sacramento, CA
 

Dr. Neelima Vallurupalli's area of specialization is adult cardiology. Before performing her residency at St. Joseph Mercy Ann Arbor, Dr. Vallurupalli attended Annamalai University, Rajah Muthiah Medical College & Hospital for medical school. Her clinical interests include heart problems. Dr. Vallurupalli is in-network for Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. She speaks Telugu and Tamil. She is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Vallurupalli's office for an appointment.

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Dr. Zi-Jian Xu, PhD, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Nuclear Cardiology
2800 L Street; 6th Floor
Sacramento, CA
 

Dr. Zi-Jian Xu specializes in adult cardiology and nuclear cardiology. He attended the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine and Shanghai Medical University for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) for residency. He is especially interested in heart problems. Dr. Xu honors several insurance carriers, including Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare Choice. In addition to English, he speaks Mandarin. Dr. Xu is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Roseville Medical Center. He welcomes new patients.

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Dr. Sailesh Natoobhai Shah, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
2800 L Street; 6th Floor
Sacramento, CA
 

Dr. Sailesh Shah sees patients in Sacramento, CA. His medical specialties are adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. Dr. Shah's clinical interests encompass heart problems. He honors several insurance carriers, including Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare Choice. He is a graduate of the University of Mumbai and Grant Medical College. Dr. Shah's medical residency was performed at John Stroger Hospital of Cook County. In addition to English, Dr. Shah (or staff) speaks Hindi. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). His practice is open to new patients.

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Dr. Richard P Ericson, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
2800 L Street; 6th Floor
Sacramento, CA
 

Dr. Richard Ericson specializes in adult cardiology and practices in Sacramento, CA and Davis, CA. Clinical interests for Dr. Ericson include heart problems. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare Choice. He graduated from the University of Maryland School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at the University of Maryland Medical Center and Baltimore VA Medical Center. Dr. Ericson (or staff) speaks Swedish and Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Davis Hospital, and Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento. Dr. Ericson has an open panel.

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Dr. Richard Joseph Axelrod, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
2800 L Street; 6th Floor
Sacramento, CA
 

Dr. Richard Axelrod's specialties are adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. He practices in Folsom, CA, Sacramento, CA, and Jackson, CA. His average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. In his practice, Dr. Axelrod focuses on heart problems. He honors Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of the University of Michigan Medical School. For his professional training, Dr. Axelrod completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). He has received the distinction of Sacramento Super Doctors. Dr. Axelrod's hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). He welcomes new patients.

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All Interests: Heart Problems, Stents, Coronary Angiogram, Heart Attack, Angioplasty, Cardiac Catheterization

Dr. John L Chin, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology, Nuclear Cardiology
2800 L Street; Suite 710
Sacramento, CA
 

Dr. John Chin works as a cardiologist, interventional cardiologist, and nuclear cardiology specialist in Lodi, CA and Sacramento, CA. Dr. Chin is conversant in Cantonese. He is especially interested in heart problems. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Gould Medical Foundation (SGMF). Dr. Chin attended the University of California, Davis, School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis. He takes Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received the distinction of Sacramento Super Doctors. Dr. Chin welcomes new patients.

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Dr. William R Vetter, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
2800 L Street; 6th Floor
Sacramento, CA
 

Dr. William Vetter specializes in adult cardiology. Dr. Vetter studied medicine at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons. For his residency, Dr. Vetter trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). He has indicated that his clinical interests include heart problems. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare Choice. Dr. Vetter is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). His practice is open to new patients.

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Dr. Daniel Dale Van Hamersveld, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
500 University Avenue
Sacramento, CA
 

Dr. Daniel Vanhamersveld specializes in adult cardiology and practices in Sacramento, CA. In his practice, Dr. Vanhamersveld focuses on heart problems. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Independent Physicians (SIP). Dr. Vanhamersveld's education and training includes medical school at the University of Michigan Medical School and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan. Patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Vanhamersveld is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and HealthSmart. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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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.