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We found 9 providers with an interest in heart attack and who accept PacifiCare Signature POS near San Francisco, CA.

Dr. Richard A Francoz, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
2100 Webster Street; Suite 516
San Francisco, CA
 

Dr. Richard Francoz specializes in adult cardiology. He has indicated that his clinical interests include heart problems and pacemaker. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and more. Dr. Francoz attended the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Irvine for residency. Dr. Francoz has received professional recognition including the following: San Francisco Super Doctors. He offers language support for patients who speak Cantonese, Filipino, and Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Pacific Medical Foundation, and California Pacific Medical Center, St. Luke's Campus. He has an open panel.

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All Interests: Cardiac Devices, Atrial Fibrillation, Cardiomyopathy, Nuclear Stress Test, Invasive Cardiology, ... (Read more)

Dr. Peter Y.M. Hui, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
2100 Webster Street; Suite 516
San Francisco, CA
 

Dr. Peter Hui is an adult cardiologist and interventional cardiologist. Dr. Hui's clinical interests include heart problems and cardiac catheterization. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Pacific Medical Foundation, and California Pacific Medical Center, St. Luke's Campus. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Hui takes. He has an open panel. He attended the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Stanford University Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) for residency. Dr. Hui has received the distinction of San Francisco Super Doctors. Dr. Hui is conversant in Cantonese.

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

Dr. Steven L Blumlein, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
45 Castro Street; Suite 125
San Francisco, CA
 

Dr. Steven Blumlein's specialty is adult cardiology. Dr. Blumlein's areas of expertise include heart problems. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Pacific Medical Foundation, and California Pacific Medical Center, St. Luke's Campus. He attended Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Medicine and Medical College of Wisconsin and then went on to complete his residency at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). His average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and more. Dr. Blumlein has an open panel.

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

Dr. Thomas Joseph Kaiser, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
45 Castro Street; #302
San Francisco, CA
 

Dr. Thomas Kaiser is a San Francisco, CA physician who specializes in adult cardiology. Dr. Kaiser has a special interest in heart problems. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, as well as other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at the University of Michigan Medical School. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC), and Brown & Toland Physicians. Dr. Kaiser has an open panel.

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Dr. Sung Whan Choi, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
1 Daniel Burnham Court; Suite 260
San Francisco, CA
 

Dr. Sung Choi is a physician who specializes in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. Dr. Choi has a special interest in heart problems and transesophageal echocardiography (TEE). His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC), and Brown & Toland Physicians. He attended the University of Virginia School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Tufts Medical Center. His average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Choi has received the following distinction: San Francisco Super Doctors. Dr. Choi's practice is open to new patients.

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All Interests: Coronary Angiogram, Nuclear Stress Test, Stent Placement, Heart Problems, Heart Attack, Drug ... (Read more)

Dr. Vipul Gupta, MPH, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
505 Parnassus Avenue
San Francisco, CA
 

Dr. Vipul Gupta is an adult cardiology and interventional cardiology specialist in San Francisco, CA, Brentwood, CA, and Antioch, CA. In his practice, he is particularly interested in heart problems. He is in-network for Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Gupta studied medicine at Topiwala National Medical College. His training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with SUNY, University at Buffalo. Dr. Gupta (or staff) speaks Hindi and Punjabi. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter East Bay Medical Foundation (SEBMF), and Sutter Delta Medical Center. Dr. Gupta is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , heart attack

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

Dr. Jared James Herr, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
2340 Clay Street; Suite 114-a
San Francisco, CA
 

Dr. Jared Herr's medical specialty is adult cardiology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Herr include heart problems. He honors Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare EPO, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), Dr. Herr attended the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. His professional 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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Dr. Laurence Howard Lief, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
1199 Bush Street; Suite 240
San Francisco, CA
 

Dr. Laurence Lief is an adult cardiology specialist in San Francisco, CA. In his practice, Dr. Lief focuses on heart problems. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Weill Cornell Medical College and a graduate of Georgetown University Hospital's residency program. Dr. Lief (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish, German, and Russian. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC), and Brown & Toland Physicians. Dr. Lief is accepting new patients.

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Dr. Howard Jay Kline, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
1 Shrader Street; Suite 600
San Francisco, CA
 

Dr. Howard Kline is a cardiologist. He studied medicine at New York Medical College. He trained at The Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York and a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) for residency. In Dr. Kline's practice, he is particularly interested in heart problems. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and more. Dr. Kline offers interpreting services for patients who speak Chinese and Spanish. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC), and Brown & Toland Physicians. Dr. Kline'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.