We found 11 providers with an interest in heart attack and who accept PacifiCare Signature Value HMO near San Carlos, CA.

Dr. Nellis Allan Smith, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Nuclear Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology
301 Industrial Road
San Carlos, CA
 

Dr. Nellis Smith is a specialist in adult cardiology, nuclear cardiology, and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). He works in East Palo Alto, CA, Redwood City, CA, and San Carlos, CA. In Dr. Smith's practice, he is particularly interested in heart problems and nuclear scan. He has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and more. He attended the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Stanford University Medical Center for residency. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. Smith welcomes new patients.

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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 is a medical specialist in adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). Patients rated Dr. Narayan highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. In his practice, he is particularly interested in heart problems and electrophysiological (EP) study. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and more. Before completing his residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and Columbia University Medical Center, Dr. Narayan attended medical school at Harvard Medical School. He speaks Tamil. Dr. Narayan is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. He welcomes new patients.

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All Interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Nuclear Stress Test, Stent Placement, Heart Problems, Catheter Ablation, Drug ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Roger Winkle, who practices in East Palo Alto, CA and Redwood City, CA, is a medical specialist in adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). In his practice, he is particularly interested in heart problems and electrophysiological (EP) study. His average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Winkle accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine and a graduate of Barnes-Jewish Hospital's residency program. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. Winkle is open to new patients.

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

Dr. Jared Herr practices adult cardiology in San Carlos, CA and San Francisco, CA. He has indicated that his clinical interests include heart problems. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC), and Menlo Park Surgical Hospital (MPSH). Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Herr takes. Dr. Herr has an open panel. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), Dr. Herr attended medical school at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine.

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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 works as a cardiologist and interventional cardiologist in Palo Alto, CA and San Carlos, CA. He is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Price's clinical interests include heart problems. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Mills-Peninsula Health Services, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. Price accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. He welcomes new patients. He attended medical school at Stanford University School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at Stanford University Medical Center. He speaks Spanish.

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Dr. Melissa Huang Szu-Min Kong, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology
301 Industrial Road; Level 2
San Carlos, CA
 

Dr. Melissa Kong is an adult cardiologist and cardiac electrophysiologist. After completing medical school at Duke University School of Medicine, she performed her residency at Duke University Medical Center. Clinical interests for Dr. Kong include heart problems and electrophysiological (EP) study. Dr. Kong takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Kong's professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Mills-Peninsula Health Services, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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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 specialties are adult cardiology, interventional cardiology, and nuclear cardiology. He practices in East Palo Alto, CA and Redwood City, CA. His clinical interests include heart problems, nuclear scan, and transesophageal echocardiography (TEE). His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. Benedick takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and more. He is accepting new patients. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Utah, Dr. Benedick attended medical school at the University of Utah School of Medicine.

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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 is an adult cardiology and interventional cardiology specialist in East Palo Alto, CA and Redwood City, CA. He has a special interest in heart problems and cardiac catheterization. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. St Claire takes. He attended MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Stanford University Medical Center for residency. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. He welcomes 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 works as an adult cardiologist in Palo Alto, CA and San Carlos, CA. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Mullen include heart problems. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. He honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. Dr. Mullen is a graduate of Tulane University School of Medicine and a graduate of Alameda County Medical Center, Highland Hospital's residency program.

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

Dr. David A Kurzrock, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
100 S. San Mateo Drive; Suite 400
San Mateo, CA
 

Dr. David Kurzrock's specialty is adult cardiology. On average, patients gave him a rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Kurzrock include heart problems. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Mills-Peninsula Medical Group (MPMG), and Mills-Peninsula Physician Network. Dr. Kurzrock is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans. He has an open panel. He graduated from Georgetown University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center. He is conversant in Spanish.

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Dr. Gregory Engel, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology
301 Industrial Road; Level 2
San Carlos, CA
 

Dr. Gregory Engel is a physician who specializes in adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). Before performing his residency at Stanford University Medical Center, Dr. Engel attended Stanford University School of Medicine. Dr. Engel's areas of clinical interest consist of heart problems and electrophysiological (EP) study. The average patient rating for Dr. Engel is 4.5 stars out of 5. He takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. Dr. Engel's professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. 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.
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