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

Dr. Jeptha Curtis is an adult cardiology and interventional cardiology specialist in East New Haven, CT, Greenwich, CT, and New Haven, CT. Dr. Curtis is conversant in Spanish. He is affiliated with Lawrence + Memorial Hospital, VA Connecticut Healthcare System, and Yale New Haven Health System. He graduated from Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons and then he performed his residency at Duke University Medical Center. Great-West Healthcare, MultiPlan, and Health Net are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Curtis takes. Dr. Curtis is accepting new patients.

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

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

Dr. Samuel Hahn is a medical specialist in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. Dr. Hahn is conversant in Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. He is a graduate of Harvard Medical School and a graduate of Massachusetts General Hospital's residency program. His patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. He takes Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Hahn's practice is open to new patients.

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

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

Dr. Ron Nudel's area of specialization is adult cardiology. Dr. Nudel graduated from New York University (NYU) School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Stony Brook University Medical Center. The average patient rating for Dr. Nudel is 4.5 stars out of 5. He takes Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. In addition to English, Dr. Nudel (or staff) speaks Hebrew and Spanish. He is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. He is open to new patients.

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

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. Before completing his residency at Yale-New Haven Hospital, Dr. Howes attended medical school at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University. In Dr. Howes's practice, he is particularly interested in coronary angioplasty (PTCA), heart attack, and echocardiogram (echo). Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Howes honors. He is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. Dr. Howes's practice is open to new patients.

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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.
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