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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 is a specialist in adult cardiology. His clinical interests encompass heart problems and pacemaker. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and more. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Irvine, Dr. Francoz attended medical school at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine. He has received the following distinction: 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. He is accepting new patients.

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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 specialties are adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. Dr. Hui speaks Cantonese. His areas of expertise include the following: 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. After attending the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Stanford University Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). Dr. Hui takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal. He has received the following distinction: San Francisco Super Doctors. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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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 works as an adult cardiologist. He has indicated that his clinical interests include heart problems. Patients gave Dr. Blumlein an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Medicine and Medical College of Wisconsin. For his residency, Dr. Blumlein trained at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). 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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All Interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Invasive Cardiology, Hypertension, Non-Invasive Cardiology, Heart Problems, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Sung Choi is an adult cardiologist and interventional cardiologist. He is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Areas of expertise for Dr. Choi include heart problems. Dr. Choi's professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC), and Brown & Toland Physicians. Dr. Choi accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, CIGNA Plans, and more. He is open to new patients. He is a graduate of the University of Virginia School of Medicine and a graduate of Tufts Medical Center's residency program. Dr. Choi has received the distinction of San Francisco Super Doctors.

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

Dr. Thomas Kaiser specializes in adult cardiology and practices in San Francisco, CA. He has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. His clinical interests include heart problems. 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. Dr. Kaiser is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC), and Brown & Toland Physicians. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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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 is a specialist in adult cardiology. He works in Palo Alto, CA, San Francisco, CA, and San Carlos, CA. In his practice, he is particularly interested in heart problems. He is affiliated with 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 is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and more. He has an open panel.

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

Dr. Vipul Gupta is a specialist in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. He works in San Francisco, CA, Brentwood, CA, and Antioch, CA. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with SUNY, University at Buffalo, Dr. Gupta attended medical school at Topiwala National Medical College. He has a special interest in heart problems. Dr. Gupta is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and more. In addition to English, Dr. Gupta (or staff) speaks 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'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 a physician who specializes in adult cardiology. He is especially interested in heart problems. Dr. Lief is 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, and CIGNA Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Lief welcomes new patients. Before performing his residency at Georgetown University Hospital, Dr. Lief attended Weill Cornell Medical College for medical school. Dr. Lief (or staff) speaks Spanish, German, and Russian.

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

Dr. Howard Kline practices adult cardiology. Dr. Kline has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Clinical interests for Dr. Kline include heart problems. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC), and Brown & Toland Physicians. He honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal. Dr. Kline's practice is open to new patients. He graduated from New York Medical College. For his professional training, Dr. Kline completed residency programs 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 patients who speak Chinese and Spanish.

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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.