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

Dr. Sandip Mukherjee works as a cardiologist and interventional cardiologist. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Mukherjee is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He welcomes new patients. After attending Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine, Dr. Mukherjee completed his residency training at Yale-New Haven Hospital. Dr. Mukherjee (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish, Italian, and Bengali.

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Specializes in Interventional Cardiology
111 Goose Lane
Guilford, CT
 

Dr. Glen Henry is a medical specialist in interventional cardiology. After attending Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Yale-New Haven Hospital. Dr. Henry takes Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. In addition to English, Dr. Henry (or staff) speaks Spanish and Italian. Dr. Henry is 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. Prescott Wiske sees patients in Orange, CT, New Haven, CT, and North Haven, CT. His medical specialty is adult cardiology. Dr. Wiske takes Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from Indiana University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Indiana University. Dr. Wiske (or staff) speaks Spanish, French, and Italian. He is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. Dr. Wiske is open to new patients.

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Specializes in Adult Cardiology
1591 Boston Post Road
Guilford, CT
 

Dr. Lisa Freed's specialty is adult cardiology. She has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by her patients. Dr. Freed is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. She accepts Anthem, ConnectiCare, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. Her practice is open to new patients. 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.

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Specializes in Adult Cardiology
1591 Boston Post Road
Guilford, CT
 

Dr. Jaime Gerber is a cardiologist in North Haven, CT, Orange, CT, and New Haven, CT. He is rated highly by his patients. Dr. Gerber honors Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended Mount Sinai School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Mount Sinai Medical Center for residency. In addition to English, Dr. Gerber (or staff) speaks Spanish and Italian. He is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. He is open to new patients.

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Specializes in Adult Cardiology
1591 Boston Post Road
Guilford, CT
 

Dr. Arthur Seltzer is an adult cardiology specialist in North Haven, CT, Guilford, CT, and Orange, CT. On average, patients gave Dr. Seltzer a rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. He takes Anthem, ConnectiCare, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. After completing medical school at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Mount Sinai Medical Center. Dr. Seltzer is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Specializes in Adult Cardiology
1591 Boston Post Road
Guilford, CT
 

Dr. Daniel Price's area of specialization is adult cardiology. After attending the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School, Dr. Price completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Harvard Medical School. He honors Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Price is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. He has an open panel.

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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 practices adult cardiology. He honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. He obtained his medical school training at New York Medical College and performed his residency 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. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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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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