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's areas of specialization are adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. He is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. Dr. Mukherjee accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. Dr. Mukherjee's practice is open to new patients. He graduated from Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Yale-New Haven Hospital. Dr. Mukherjee (or staff) speaks Spanish, Italian, and Bengali.

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Specializes in Interventional Cardiology
111 Goose Lane
Guilford, CT
 

Dr. Glen Henry's area of specialization is interventional cardiology. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, ConnectiCare, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. Before completing his residency at Yale-New Haven Hospital, Dr. Henry attended medical school at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Medicine. Dr. Henry (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and Italian. Dr. Henry is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. He is accepting new patients.

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Specializes in Adult Cardiology
1591 Boston Post Road
Guilford, CT
 

Dr. Prescott Wiske, who practices in Orange, CT, New Haven, CT, and North Haven, CT, is a medical specialist in adult cardiology. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at Indiana University School of Medicine. Dr. Wiske completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Indiana University. Dr. Wiske (or staff) is conversant in Spanish, French, and Italian. He is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. He welcomes new patients.

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

Dr. Stephen Possick is an adult cardiologist. He is rated highly by his patients. Dr. Possick is an in-network provider for Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at Mount Sinai School of Medicine. Dr. Possick (or staff) speaks Spanish, German, and French. Dr. Possick is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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

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Specializes in Adult Cardiology
1591 Boston Post Road
Guilford, CT
 

Dr. Arthur Seltzer is an adult cardiology specialist. His patients gave him an average rating of 3.0 out of 5 stars. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. Before performing his residency at Mount Sinai Medical Center, Dr. Seltzer attended the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. He is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. Dr. Seltzer is accepting new patients.

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Specializes in Adult Cardiology
1591 Boston Post Road
Guilford, CT
 

Dr. Jaime Gerber practices adult cardiology. In addition to English, Dr. Gerber (or staff) speaks Spanish and Italian. Dr. Gerber is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. He graduated from Mount Sinai School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Mount Sinai Medical Center. On average, patients gave Dr. Gerber a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He honors Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He welcomes new patients.

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Specializes in Adult Cardiology
1591 Boston Post Road
Guilford, CT
 

Dr. Lisa Freed's specialty is adult cardiology. Patient ratings for Dr. Freed average 4.5 stars out of 5. She takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. Dr. Freed's education and training includes medical school at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College. She is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. Dr. Freed's practice is open to new patients.

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Specializes in Adult Cardiology
1591 Boston Post Road
Guilford, CT
 

Dr. Daniel Price's area of specialization is adult cardiology. He is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. Dr. Price takes Anthem, ConnectiCare, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. He has an open panel. After completing medical school at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Harvard Medical School. In addition to English, Dr. Price speaks Spanish.

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

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Specializes in Adult Cardiology
1591 Boston Post Road
Guilford, CT
 

Dr. Christopher Loscalzo is a medical specialist in adult cardiology. Dr. Loscalzo is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. He honors Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He welcomes new patients. Before performing his residency at Montefiore Medical Center, Dr. Loscalzo attended New York Medical College for medical school. In addition to English, Dr. Loscalzo (or staff) speaks Spanish and Italian.

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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.