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We found 12 providers with an interest in heart attack and who accept PacifiCare Signature Value HMO near San Carlos, CA.

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 a physician who specializes in adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). In her practice, she is particularly interested in heart problems and electrophysiological (EP) study. Dr. Kong is an in-network provider for Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare EPO, and more. She graduated from Duke University School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at Duke University Medical Center. Her professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Mills-Peninsula Health Services, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. She is open to new patients.

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All Interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Cardiomyopathy, Invasive Cardiology, Hypertension, Non-Invasive Cardiology, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Nellis Smith's medical specialty is adult cardiology, nuclear cardiology, and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). Patients rated Dr. Smith highly, giving him an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include heart problems and nuclear scan. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare EPO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Smith takes. He has an open panel. He is a graduate of the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at Stanford University Medical Center.

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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 works as an adult cardiologist and cardiac electrophysiologist. Dr. Narayan's average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Narayan include heart problems and electrophysiological (EP) study. Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare EPO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Narayan accepts. Dr. Narayan attended medical school at Harvard Medical School. He trained at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and Columbia University Medical Center for residency. In addition to English, he speaks Tamil. Dr. Narayan's professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. His practice is open to new patients.

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

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 areas of specialization are adult cardiology, interventional cardiology, and nuclear cardiology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Benedick include heart problems, nuclear scan, and cardiac catheterization. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. Benedick graduated from the University of Utah School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Utah. Dr. Benedick accepts Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare EPO, and more. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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All Interests: Holistic Approaches, Cardiomyopathy, Nuclear Stress Test, Stress Echo, Invasive Cardiology, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Roger Winkle's areas of specialization are adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). He has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He is especially interested in heart problems and electrophysiological (EP) study. Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare EPO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Winkle honors. He is a graduate of the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine and a graduate of Barnes-Jewish Hospital's residency program. Dr. Winkle is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. He welcomes 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's areas of specialization are adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. His areas of expertise consist of heart problems and cardiac catheterization. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and more. Dr. St. Claire is a graduate of MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. St. Claire completed a residency program at Stanford University Medical Center. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. St. Claire welcomes new patients.

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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's medical specialty is adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). Patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include heart problems and electrophysiological (EP) study. Dr. Engel is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare EPO. Dr. Engel is accepting new patients. Before completing his residency at Stanford University Medical Center, Dr. Engel attended medical school at Stanford University School of Medicine.

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

Dr. David Kurzrock, who practices in San Mateo, CA, is a medical specialist in adult cardiology. The average patient rating for Dr. Kurzrock is 3.0 stars out of 5. He has indicated that his clinical interests include heart problems. Dr. Kurzrock is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at Georgetown University School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Kurzrock completed a residency program at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center. Dr. Kurzrock is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Kurzrock is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Mills-Peninsula Health Services, and Mills-Peninsula Medical Group (MPMG). His practice is open to new patients.

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All Interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Invasive Cardiology, Stent Placement, Heart Problems, Drug Eluting Stents, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Erik Price is a cardiologist and interventional cardiologist in Palo Alto, CA and San Carlos, CA. He is conversant in Spanish. Clinical interests for Dr. Price include heart problems. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. He graduated from Stanford University School of Medicine. Dr. Price's medical residency was performed at Stanford University Medical Center. Patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Price is an in-network provider for Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare EPO, and more. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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All Interests: Stent Placement, Heart Problems, Drug Eluting Stents, Cardiac Rehabilitation Treatment, Peripheral ... (Read more)

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

Dr. William Mullen's specialty is adult cardiology. He has indicated that his clinical interests include heart problems. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. Mullen is a graduate of Tulane University School of Medicine and a graduate of Alameda County Medical Center, Highland Hospital's residency program. Dr. Mullen has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He is in-network for Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare EPO, and more. He is accepting 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 works as an adult cardiologist. Clinical interests for Dr. Herr include heart problems. He is an in-network provider for Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare EPO, and more. Dr. Herr attended the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC), and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. His practice is open to new patients.

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All Interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Cardiomyopathy, Nuclear Stress Test, Hypertension, Non-Invasive Cardiology, ... (Read more)

Dr. Edward Temple Anderson, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
2900 Whipple Avenue; Suite 205
Redwood City, CA
 

Dr. Edward Anderson's specialties are adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. Clinical interests for Dr. Anderson include heart problems and cardiac catheterization. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. He accepts Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare EPO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has an open panel. Before performing his residency at Stanford University Medical Center, Dr. Anderson attended the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine.

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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.