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Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
79 Wawecus Street; Suite 106
Norwich, CT
 

Dr. Robert Attaran is an adult cardiologist and interventional cardiologist. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. Dr. Attaran accepts Anthem, ConnectiCare, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. He attended medical school at the University of Sheffield Medical School. For his professional training, Dr. Attaran completed a residency program at Arizona Health Sciences Center. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Lawrence + Memorial Hospital, The William H. Backus Hospital, and Yale New Haven Health System. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Attaran's office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , coronary artery disease

All Interests: Varicose Veins, Venous Insufficiency, Peripheral Vascular Disease, Coronary Artery Disease

Specializes in Pediatric Cardiology
326 Washington Street
Norwich, CT
 

Dr. Alan Friedman is a physician who specializes in pediatric cardiology. Dr. Friedman's professional affiliations include Lawrence + Memorial Hospital, The William H. Backus Hospital, and Yale New Haven Health System. He takes Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He has an open panel. He graduated from Wayne State University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago.

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Relevant Interests: , atrial septal defect

All Interests: Syncope, Fetal Echocardiography, MRI, Atrial Septal Defect, Electrocardiogram, Transesophageal ... (Read more)

Specializes in Pediatric Cardiology
326 Washington Street
Norwich, CT
 

Dr. John Fahey is a medical specialist in pediatric cardiology. After completing medical school at UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. Dr. Fahey accepts Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He is professionally affiliated with Lawrence + Memorial Hospital and Yale New Haven Health System. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , atrial septal defect

All Interests: Atrial Septal Defect, Exercise Physiology, Cardiac Catheterization, Transesophageal ... (Read more)

Specializes in Adult Cardiology
79 Wawecus Street
Norwich, CT
 

Dr. Adam Niedelman's area of specialization is adult cardiology. His professional affiliations include The William H. Backus Hospital and Yale New Haven Health System. He obtained his medical school training at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Brown University. Dr. Niedelman honors Anthem, ConnectiCare, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , heart problems

All Interests: Electrocardiogram, Echocardiogram, Heart Problems

Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Nuclear Cardiology
79 Wawecus Street; Suite #106
Norwich, CT
 

Dr. Michael Fucci specializes in adult cardiology and nuclear cardiology. After attending the University of New England, College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Connecticut. Dr. Fucci is in-network for Anthem, ConnectiCare, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. His professional affiliations include The William H. Backus Hospital and Yale New Haven Health System. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , heart problems

All Interests: Echocardiogram, Heart Problems

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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.
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