We found 9 providers with an interest in heart attack and who accept ConnectiCare near Guilford, CT.

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Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
1591 Boston Post Road
Guilford, CT
 

Dr. Sandip Mukherjee, who practices in Orange, CT, New Haven, CT, and North Haven, CT, is a medical specialist in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Mukherjee takes Anthem, ConnectiCare, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. He obtained his medical school training at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine and performed his residency at Yale-New Haven Hospital. Dr. Mukherjee (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish, Italian, and Bengali. He is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. Dr. Mukherjee welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , heart attack

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

Specializes in Interventional Cardiology
111 Goose Lane
Guilford, CT
 

Dr. Glen Henry, who practices in North Haven, CT, Guilford, CT, and Westbrook, CT, is a medical specialist in interventional cardiology. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. He is a graduate of Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Medicine and a graduate of Yale-New Haven Hospital's residency program. Dr. Henry (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and Italian. Dr. Henry is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , heart attack

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Specializes in Adult Cardiology
1591 Boston Post Road
Guilford, CT
 

Dr. Prescott Wiske's specialty is adult cardiology. His education and training includes medical school at Indiana University School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with Indiana University. He accepts Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Wiske (or staff) speaks Spanish, French, and Italian. Dr. Wiske is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , heart attack

All Interests: Syncope, Women's Heart Disease, Electrocardiogram, Stress Echo, Exercise Physiology, Doppler ... (Read more)

Specializes in Adult Cardiology
1591 Boston Post Road
Guilford, CT
 

Dr. Jaime Gerber's specialty is adult cardiology. Dr. Gerber (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and Italian. Dr. Gerber is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. He attended Mount Sinai School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Mount Sinai Medical Center for residency. His average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Gerber is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , heart attack

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Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Other
1591 Boston Post Road
Guilford, CT
 

Dr. Stephen Possick's area of specialization is adult cardiology. He studied medicine at Mount Sinai School of Medicine. He has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Possick honors Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Possick (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish, German, and French. He is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , heart attack

All Interests: Electrocardiogram, Doppler Echocardiography, Heart Attack, Stress Testing, Angina, Heart Failure

Specializes in Adult Cardiology
1591 Boston Post Road
Guilford, CT
 

Dr. Arthur Seltzer specializes in adult cardiology and practices in North Haven, CT, Guilford, CT, and Orange, CT. The average patient rating for Dr. Seltzer is 3.0 stars out of 5. He honors Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Seltzer graduated from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Mount Sinai Medical Center. He is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. His practice is open to new patients.

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Specializes in Adult Cardiology
1591 Boston Post Road
Guilford, CT
 

Dr. Daniel Price, who practices in Orange, CT, New Haven, CT, and North Haven, CT, is a medical specialist in adult cardiology. He graduated from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. Dr. Price trained at a hospital affiliated with Harvard Medical School for his residency. He is in-network for Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Price is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , heart attack

All Interests: Holter Monitoring, Doppler Echocardiography, Heart Attack, Stress Testing, Coronary Artery Disease

Specializes in Adult Cardiology
1591 Boston Post Road
Guilford, CT
 

Dr. Lisa Freed is a specialist in adult cardiology. Her patients gave her an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. She honors Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Freed attended Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College. Dr. Freed is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. She welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , heart attack

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

Specializes in Adult Cardiology
1591 Boston Post Road
Guilford, CT
 

Dr. Christopher Loscalzo's area of specialization is adult cardiology. He takes Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at New York Medical College. Dr. Loscalzo's medical residency was performed at Montefiore Medical Center. Dr. Loscalzo (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and Italian. Dr. Loscalzo is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. He has an open panel.

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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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