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's medical specialty is adult cardiology. In his practice, Dr. Francoz focuses on heart problems. Dr. Francoz is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Pacific Medical Foundation, and CPMC - St. Luke's Campus. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, as well as other insurance carriers. He has an open panel. Dr. Francoz obtained his medical school training at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Irvine. He has received professional recognition including the following: San Francisco Super Doctors. He offers interpreting services for patients who speak Cantonese, Filipino, and Spanish.

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

Dr. Steven Blumlein is a medical specialist in adult cardiology. He is rated highly by his patients. Clinical interests for Dr. Blumlein include heart problems. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Pacific Medical Foundation, and CPMC - St. Luke's Campus. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Blumlein is open to new patients. 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.

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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's areas of specialization are adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. He has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Hui has a special interest in heart problems. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Hui accepts. After attending the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine, Dr. Hui completed his residency training at Stanford University Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). He has received the following distinction: San Francisco Super Doctors. He is conversant in Cantonese. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Pacific Medical Foundation, and CPMC - St. Luke's Campus. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Hui's office for an appointment.

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

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

Dr. Thomas Kaiser is an adult cardiology specialist. He is a graduate of the University of Michigan Medical School. Dr. Kaiser has indicated that his clinical interests include heart problems. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Kaiser is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC), and Brown & Toland Physicians. He 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 works as a cardiologist in San Carlos, CA and San Francisco, CA. His areas of expertise include heart problems. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC), and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. After completing medical school at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine, Dr. Herr performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Herr honors. He welcomes new patients.

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

Dr. Vipul Gupta practices adult cardiology and interventional cardiology in San Francisco, CA, Brentwood, CA, and Antioch, CA. He has a special interest in heart problems. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and more. After attending Topiwala National Medical College for medical school, Dr. Gupta completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with SUNY, University at Buffalo. Dr. Gupta (or staff) speaks the following languages: Hindi and Punjabi. His professional affiliations include Sutter East Bay Medical Foundation (SEBMF), Sutter Delta Medical Center, and Alta Bates Summit Medical Center - Summit Campus. Dr. Gupta has an open panel.

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

Dr. Laurence Lief specializes in adult cardiology. In his practice, Dr. Lief focuses on heart problems. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC), and Brown & Toland Physicians. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, CIGNA Plans, and more. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Lief's office for an appointment. He studied medicine at Weill Cornell Medical College. His training includes a residency program at Georgetown University Hospital. In addition to English, Dr. Lief (or staff) speaks Spanish, German, and Russian.

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

Dr. Howard Kline specializes in adult cardiology and practices in San Francisco, CA. In his practice, he is particularly interested in heart problems. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Kline accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and more. Before completing his residency at The Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York and a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), Dr. Kline attended medical school at New York Medical College. He 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 has an open panel.

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

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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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