We found 8 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 is an adult cardiologist. His clinical interests encompass heart problems and pacemaker. Dr. Francoz accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, in addition to other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Irvine. Dr. Francoz has received the distinction of San Francisco Super Doctors. He offers interpreting services for patients who speak Cantonese, Filipino, and Spanish. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Pacific Medical Foundation, and California Pacific Medical Center, St. Luke's Campus. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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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 in San Francisco, CA. Dr. Hui's average rating from his patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. He has indicated that his clinical interests include heart problems and cardiac catheterization. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Pacific Medical Foundation, and California Pacific Medical Center, St. Luke's Campus. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, as well as other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. Dr. Hui graduated from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Stanford University Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). Dr. Hui has received the following distinction: San Francisco Super Doctors. He is conversant in Cantonese.

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

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

Dr. Steven Blumlein is a specialist in adult cardiology. He works in San Francisco, CA. In his practice, he is particularly interested in heart problems. Patient reviews placed Dr. Blumlein at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal. Dr. Blumlein attended Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Medicine and Medical College of Wisconsin for medical school and subsequently trained at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) for residency. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Pacific Medical Foundation, and California Pacific Medical Center, St. Luke's Campus. He welcomes new patients.

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

Dr. Thomas Kaiser's medical specialty is adult cardiology. His clinical interests include heart problems. He is rated highly by his patients. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Kaiser honors. 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's practice is open to new patients.

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

Dr. Jared Herr sees patients in Palo Alto, CA, San Francisco, CA, and San Carlos, CA. His medical specialty is adult cardiology. In his practice, Dr. Herr focuses on heart problems. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC), and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. 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. Dr. Herr takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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

Dr. Vipul Gupta's specialties are adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Gupta include heart problems. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from Topiwala National Medical College and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with SUNY, University at Buffalo. Dr. Gupta (or staff) speaks Hindi and Punjabi. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter East Bay Medical Foundation (SEBMF), Sutter Delta Medical Center, and Alta Bates Summit Medical Center - Summit Campus. His 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's area of specialization is adult cardiology. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Lief include heart problems. Dr. Lief is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at Georgetown University Hospital, Dr. Lief attended medical school at Weill Cornell Medical College. Dr. Lief (or staff) is conversant in Spanish, German, and Russian. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC), and Brown & Toland Physicians. Dr. Lief's practice is open to 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's area of specialization is adult cardiology. His clinical interests include heart problems. Dr. Kline's average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, in addition to other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at New York Medical College, he performed his residency at The Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York and a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). He offers language support for Chinese and Spanish-speaking patients. Dr. Kline's hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC), and Brown & Toland Physicians. Dr. Kline 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.
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