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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. Dr. Henry (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and Italian. He is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. After completing medical school at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Medicine, Dr. Henry performed his residency at Yale-New Haven Hospital. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. Dr. Henry has an open panel.

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

Dr. Sandip Mukherjee works as an adult cardiologist and interventional cardiologist in Orange, CT, New Haven, CT, and North Haven, CT. The average patient rating for Dr. Mukherjee is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Mukherjee is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. Before completing his residency at Yale-New Haven Hospital, Dr. Mukherjee attended medical school at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine. Dr. Mukherjee (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish, Italian, and Bengali. He is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. Dr. Mukherjee is accepting new patients.

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Specializes in Adult Cardiology
1591 Boston Post Road
Guilford, CT
 

Dr. Prescott Wiske is a specialist in adult cardiology. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. Dr. Wiske attended Indiana University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with Indiana University. Dr. Wiske (or staff) speaks Spanish, French, and Italian. Dr. Wiske is professionally 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. Jaime Gerber's area of specialization is adult cardiology. Dr. Gerber (or staff) is conversant in 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. Patient reviews placed Dr. Gerber at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. He accepts Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to 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 area of specialization is adult cardiology. Dr. Freed is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. She is a graduate of Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. For her residency, Dr. Freed trained 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. She is an in-network provider for Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Freed 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. Arthur Seltzer is an adult cardiology specialist. He is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. He attended medical school at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. Dr. Seltzer trained at Mount Sinai Medical Center for his residency. His average patient rating is 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Seltzer is in-network for Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He has an open panel.

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Specializes in Adult Cardiology
1591 Boston Post Road
Guilford, CT
 

Dr. Daniel Price's medical specialty is adult cardiology. Dr. Price is an in-network provider for Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. After attending the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Harvard Medical School. He speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. Dr. Price 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. Christopher Loscalzo specializes in adult cardiology. He accepts Anthem, ConnectiCare, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. Dr. Loscalzo is a graduate of New York Medical College and a graduate of Montefiore Medical Center's residency program. In addition to English, Dr. Loscalzo (or staff) speaks Spanish and Italian. Dr. Loscalzo is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. He is accepting 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.
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