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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 reviews placed him at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, ConnectiCare, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. 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. Dr. Mukherjee (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish, Italian, and Bengali. He is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. He is accepting new patients.

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Specializes in Interventional Cardiology
111 Goose Lane
Guilford, CT
 

Dr. Glen Henry is a medical specialist in interventional cardiology. Dr. Henry (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and Italian. He is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. Before completing his residency at Yale-New Haven Hospital, Dr. Henry attended medical school at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Medicine. Dr. Henry accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. He is open to new patients.

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Specializes in Adult Cardiology
1591 Boston Post Road
Guilford, CT
 

Dr. Prescott Wiske's medical specialty is adult cardiology. Dr. Wiske is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. His practice is open to new patients. Dr. Wiske obtained his medical school training at Indiana University School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Indiana University. Dr. Wiske (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish, French, and Italian.

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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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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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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 medical specialist in adult cardiology. She is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by her patients. She is an in-network provider for Anthem, ConnectiCare, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. Dr. Freed attended Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College for residency. She is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. She is accepting new patients.

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Specializes in Adult Cardiology
1591 Boston Post Road
Guilford, CT
 

Dr. Christopher Loscalzo is an adult cardiology specialist in Guilford, CT, North Haven, CT, and New Haven, CT. Dr. Loscalzo (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and Italian. He is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. Dr. Loscalzo's education and training includes medical school at New York Medical College and residency at Montefiore Medical Center. He honors Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. 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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