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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 a specialist in adult cardiology. He graduated from the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Irvine. In his practice, Dr. Francoz focuses on heart problems and pacemaker. Dr. Francoz is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received the distinction of San Francisco Super Doctors. Dr. Francoz offers interpreting services for patients who speak Cantonese, Filipino, and Spanish. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Pacific Medical Foundation, and California Pacific Medical Center, St. Luke's Campus. Dr. Francoz is open to new patients.

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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 practices adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. He 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). His areas of expertise consist of heart problems and cardiac catheterization. Dr. Hui honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Hui has received the distinction of San Francisco Super Doctors. He is conversant in Cantonese. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Pacific Medical Foundation, and California Pacific Medical Center, St. Luke's Campus. He is accepting new patients.

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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 specializes in adult cardiology and practices in San Francisco, CA. Before completing his residency at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), Dr. Blumlein attended medical school at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Medicine and Medical College of Wisconsin. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Blumlein include heart problems. Dr. Blumlein's average rating from his patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, in addition to other insurance carriers. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Pacific Medical Foundation, and California Pacific Medical Center, St. Luke's Campus. Dr. Blumlein is open to new patients.

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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's area of specialization is adult cardiology. He has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Kaiser's clinical interests encompass heart problems. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC), and Brown & Toland Physicians. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Kaiser takes. He is accepting new patients. Dr. Kaiser attended medical school at the University of Michigan Medical School.

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Relevant Interests: , heart attack

All Interests: Syncope, Ventricular Tachycardia, Atrial Fibrillation, Cardiomyopathy, Preventive 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 area of specialization is adult cardiology. He has a special interest in heart problems. Dr. Herr's professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC), and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Herr takes. He is open to new patients. 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.

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

Dr. Vipul Gupta works as an adult cardiologist and interventional cardiologist in San Francisco, CA, Brentwood, CA, and Antioch, CA. Areas of expertise for Dr. Gupta include heart problems. Dr. Gupta is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and more. He is a graduate of Topiwala National Medical College. His training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with SUNY, University at Buffalo. Dr. Gupta (or staff) speaks the following languages: Hindi and Punjabi. Dr. Gupta's hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter East Bay Medical Foundation (SEBMF), Sutter Delta Medical Center, and Alta Bates Summit Medical Center - Summit Campus. He 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 specialist in adult cardiology. He works in San Francisco, CA. He offers language support for patients who speak Chinese and Spanish. Dr. Kline is especially interested in heart problems. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC), and Brown & Toland Physicians. After attending New York Medical College for medical school, he completed his residency training at The Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York and a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Kline takes. His practice is open to new patients.

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All Interests: Syncope, Ventricular Tachycardia, Atrial Fibrillation, Atrial Septal Defect, Cardiomyopathy, ... (Read more)

Dr. Laurence Howard Lief, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
1199 Bush Street; Suite 240
San Francisco, CA
 

Dr. Laurence Lief is a specialist in adult cardiology. He works in San Francisco, CA. He graduated from Weill Cornell Medical College and then he performed his residency at Georgetown University Hospital. Dr. Lief's clinical interests encompass heart problems. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Lief (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish, German, and Russian. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC), and Brown & Toland Physicians. Dr. Lief is accepting 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.