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We found 4 providers with an interest in heart problems and who accept Delta Dental near Milford, CT.

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Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Nuclear Cardiology
4 Corporate Drive; Suite 283
Shelton, CT
 

Dr. Jonathan Brier's areas of specialization are adult cardiology and nuclear cardiology; he sees patients in Hamden, CT, Shelton, CT, and New Haven, CT. On average, patients gave Dr. Brier a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Griffin Hospital and Yale New Haven Health System. He takes Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. His practice is open to new patients. He graduated from SUNY Upstate Medical University. For his residency, Dr. Brier trained at Jefferson University Hospitals.

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Relevant Interests: , mitral valve prolapse, heart failure, women's heart disease, angina, heart attack, congenital heart disease, atrial fibrillation, coronary artery disease

All Interests: Syncope, Atrial Fibrillation, Women's Heart Disease, Preventive Cardiology, Nuclear Stress Test, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
247 Broad Street
Milford, CT
 

Dr. Miriam Sivkin specializes in general obstetrics & gynecology and practices in Milford, CT and New Haven, CT. Patients gave her an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Sivkin is an in-network provider for Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at Mount Sinai School of Medicine, she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with Stony Brook University Medical Center. She is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. She has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , women's heart disease

All Interests: Colposcopy, Cryosurgery, Depression, Cystocele, Adolescent Gynecology, Women's Heart Disease, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
247 Broad Street
Milford, CT
 

Dr. Mary Murray is a physician who specializes in general obstetrics & gynecology. She is rated highly by her patients. Dr. Murray is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Dr. Murray's practice is open to new patients. After completing medical school at Georgia Regents University, Medical College of Georgia, she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with Albert Einstein College of Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , women's heart disease

All Interests: Menopause, Cystocele, Adolescent Gynecology, Infertility, Botox Injection, Breast Issues, Women's ... (Read more)

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Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
326 West Main Street
Milford, CT
 

Dr. Francoise Boubert specializes in general obstetrics & gynecology and practices in Cheshire, CT, New Haven, CT, and Branford, CT. Dr. Boubert is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. Her patients gave her an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. She takes Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. She is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , women's heart disease

All Interests: Menopause, Colposcopy, Cryosurgery, Depression, Cystocele, Uterine Prolapse, Adolescent Gynecology, ... (Read more)

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What are Heart Problems?

The heart is one of the most important organs in the body. This smooth muscle expands and contracts rhythmically our entire lifetime, pumping blood to our lungs and then to every other cell in our body. When heart problems occur, it becomes difficult for the body to get the nutrients and oxygen it needs via the blood. So while there are a variety of illnesses and disorders that affect the heart, most of them make you feel weak, tired, and short of breath. The most common heart conditions include heart disease, angina, arrhythmia, and valve disorders.

Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States for both men and women. This includes coronary artery disease, heart attacks, congestive heart failure, and congenital heart disease. Some conditions, such as genetics, cannot be controlled. But there are many other things you can do to lower your risk for heart disease. Controlling high blood pressure and cholesterol levels, reducing or stopping smoking, exercising more and losing weight if needed, and eating a diet low in sodium can all protect your heart.

Angina is a squeezing type of chest pain that happens when the muscles around your heart don’t get enough oxygen. It can be regular or infrequent. Usually, angina is caused by coronary heart disease. However, not all chest pain is angina. Chest pain can also be caused by a lung infection or panic attack, for example, so it is important to have any sudden pain checked.

Arrhythmia is the word for when the heart beats too fast, too slow, or irregularly with skipped beats. It can feel frightening, and depending on the type it can be dangerous, but in most cases arrhythmia is not serious and can be treated. It is very common, especially in older adults.

Heart valve problems can happen in any one of the the heart’s four valves that keep blood flowing where it needs to go. Babies can be born with problems in their heart valves, or valves can be damaged by infections. The valves can stiffen and become less mobile, or they can stop closing properly and ‘leak’ when the heart beats. Valve problems can usually be repaired surgically.