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Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
11 Harrison Avenue
Branford, CT
 

Dr. Jeptha Curtis, who practices in East New Haven, CT, Greenwich, CT, and New Haven, CT, is a medical specialist in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. Great-West Healthcare, MultiPlan, and Health Net are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Curtis honors. Dr. Curtis is a graduate of Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons and a graduate of Duke University Medical Center's residency program. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Curtis is professionally affiliated with Lawrence + Memorial Hospital, VA Connecticut Healthcare System, and Yale New Haven Health System.

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All Interests: Coronary Angioplasty, Heart Attack, Peripheral Vascular Disease

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Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
84 North Main Street
Branford, CT
 

Dr. Samuel Hahn's medical specialty is adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. Before performing his residency at Massachusetts General Hospital, Dr. Hahn attended Harvard Medical School. Dr. Hahn's average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. He honors Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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All Interests: Syncope, Atrial Fibrillation, Down Syndrome, Women's Heart Disease, Nuclear Stress Test, Holter ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Adult Cardiology
144 North Main Street; Suite 300
Branford, CT
 

Dr. Ron Nudel is a medical specialist in adult cardiology. After attending New York University (NYU) School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Stony Brook University Medical Center. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Nudel takes. Dr. Nudel (or staff) is conversant in Hebrew and Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. He is accepting new patients.

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All Interests: Syncope, Atrial Fibrillation, Women's Heart Disease, Preventive Cardiology, Holter Monitoring, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
11 Harrison Avenue
Branford, CT
 

Dr. Christopher Howes' specialties are adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. He practices in Branford, CT, New Haven, CT, and Greenwich, CT. He graduated from Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University and then he performed his residency at Yale-New Haven Hospital. He has indicated that his clinical interests include coronary angioplasty (PTCA), heart attack, and echocardiogram (echo). Dr. Howes is in-network for Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. He has an open panel.

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All Interests: Echocardiogram, Heart Problems, Coronary Angioplasty, Heart Attack, Cardiac Catheterization

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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.