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 works as a cardiologist, cardiac electrophysiologist, and nuclear cardiology specialist in East Palo Alto, CA, Redwood City, CA, and San Carlos, CA. Clinical interests for Dr. Smith include heart problems and nuclear scan. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. He attended medical school at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. Dr. Smith trained at Stanford University Medical Center for his residency. He has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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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 works as a cardiologist and cardiac electrophysiologist in East Palo Alto, CA, Redwood City, CA, and San Carlos, CA. She has indicated that her clinical interests include heart problems and electrophysiological (EP) study. Dr. Kong's professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Mills-Peninsula Health Services, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. She has an open panel. She obtained her medical school training at Duke University School of Medicine and performed her residency at Duke University Medical Center.

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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 is a specialist in adult cardiology, interventional cardiology, and nuclear cardiology. Dr. Benedick's clinical interests include heart problems, nuclear scan, and transesophageal echocardiography (TEE). He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. He takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. He is open to new patients. Dr. Benedick attended the University of Utah School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Utah for residency.

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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 an adult cardiologist and cardiac electrophysiologist. He speaks Tamil. Clinical interests 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. After attending Harvard Medical School, Dr. Narayan completed his residency training at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and Columbia University Medical Center. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Narayan honors. Dr. Narayan's 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. 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 a cardiologist and interventional cardiologist. Dr. St. Claire has a special interest in heart problems and cardiac catheterization. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and more. He has an open panel. He 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.

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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 medical specialist in adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). Before completing his residency at Barnes-Jewish Hospital, Dr. Winkle attended medical school at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine. His clinical interests encompass heart problems and electrophysiological (EP) study. His average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and more. Dr. Winkle is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. He is accepting new patients.

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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 is a medical specialist in adult cardiology. His average rating from his patients is 3.0 stars out of 5. He has a special interest in heart problems. Dr. Kurzrock is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Mills-Peninsula Health Services, and Mills-Peninsula Medical Group (MPMG). He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, CIGNA Plans, and more. Dr. Kurzrock's practice is open to new patients. After completing medical school at Georgetown University School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish.

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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 is an adult cardiology and interventional cardiology specialist. After attending Stanford University School of Medicine, Dr. Price completed his residency training at Stanford University Medical Center. His clinical interests encompass heart problems. His patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. Dr. Price takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. He speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. He is open to new patients.

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

Dr. Jared Herr's area of specialization is adult cardiology. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Herr include heart problems. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and more. Dr. Herr is a graduate of the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Herr completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC), and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. He is open to 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 is a cardiologist and cardiac electrophysiologist. Dr. Engel's patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. He has indicated that his clinical interests include heart problems and electrophysiological (EP) study. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at Stanford University School of Medicine, Dr. Engel performed his residency at Stanford University Medical Center. His hospital/clinic 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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Dr. William L Mullen, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
301 Industrial Road; Level 2
San Carlos, CA
 

Dr. William Mullen practices adult cardiology in Palo Alto, CA and San Carlos, CA. Patient ratings for Dr. Mullen average 4.5 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Mullen include heart problems. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Mullen is accepting new patients. Before completing his residency at Alameda County Medical Center, Highland Hospital, Dr. Mullen attended medical school at Tulane University School of Medicine.

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

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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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