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We found 8 providers with an interest in heart attack and who accept First Health near Guilford, CT.

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

Dr. Sandip Mukherjee is an adult cardiology and interventional cardiology specialist. Patient ratings for Dr. Mukherjee average 4.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Mukherjee attended Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Yale-New Haven Hospital. In addition to English, Dr. Mukherjee (or staff) speaks Spanish, Italian, and Bengali. He is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. Dr. Mukherjee's practice is open to new patients.

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Specializes in Interventional Cardiology
111 Goose Lane
Guilford, CT
 

Dr. Glen Henry works as an interventional cardiologist in North Haven, CT, Guilford, CT, and Westbrook, CT. He honors Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Henry obtained his medical school training at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Medicine and performed his residency at Yale-New Haven Hospital. In addition to English, Dr. Henry (or staff) speaks Spanish and Italian. He is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. Dr. Henry's practice is open to new patients.

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Specializes in Adult Cardiology
1591 Boston Post Road
Guilford, CT
 

Dr. Prescott Wiske is an adult cardiology specialist. He accepts Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Indiana University, Dr. Wiske attended Indiana University School of Medicine. 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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Dr. Lisa A Freed, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
1591 Boston Post Road
Guilford, CT
 

Dr. Lisa Freed is a specialist in adult cardiology. She is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. Dr. Freed graduated from Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College. Her average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Freed is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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Specializes in Adult Cardiology
1591 Boston Post Road
Guilford, CT
 

Dr. Arthur Seltzer specializes in adult cardiology. He is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. Before completing his residency at Mount Sinai Medical Center, Dr. Seltzer attended medical school at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. Patient reviews placed Dr. Seltzer at an average of 3.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. He has an open panel.

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Specializes in Adult Cardiology
1591 Boston Post Road
Guilford, CT
 

Dr. Jaime Gerber is a specialist in adult cardiology. He works in North Haven, CT, Orange, CT, and New Haven, CT. Patient ratings for Dr. Gerber average 4.5 stars out of 5. He accepts Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Gerber attended medical school at Mount Sinai School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Gerber trained at Mount Sinai Medical Center. In addition to English, Dr. Gerber (or staff) speaks Spanish and Italian. He is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. Dr. Gerber has an open panel.

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Specializes in Adult Cardiology
1591 Boston Post Road
Guilford, CT
 

Dr. Daniel Price works as an adult cardiologist. He is conversant in Spanish. He is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. Dr. Price studied medicine at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. He trained at a hospital affiliated with Harvard Medical School for his residency. He takes Anthem, ConnectiCare, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. Dr. Price is accepting new patients.

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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 sees patients in Guilford, CT, North Haven, CT, and New Haven, CT. His medical specialty is adult cardiology. Dr. Loscalzo is an in-network provider for Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended New York Medical College for medical school and subsequently trained at Montefiore Medical Center for residency. Dr. Loscalzo (or staff) speaks Spanish and Italian. Dr. Loscalzo is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. His practice is open to new patients.

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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.