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We found 5 providers with an interest in heart problems and who accept WellCare near Norwich, CT.

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

Dr. Robert Attaran is a specialist in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. He works in Bridgeport, CT, Branford, CT, and New Haven, CT. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Lawrence + Memorial Hospital, The William H. Backus Hospital, and Yale New Haven Health System. Before performing his residency at Arizona Health Sciences Center, Dr. Attaran attended the University of Sheffield Medical School. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. Dr. Attaran is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , coronary artery disease

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

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Specializes in Pediatric Cardiology
326 Washington Street
Norwich, CT
 

Dr. Alan Friedman is a pediatric cardiologist in New Haven, CT, Norwich, CT, and Guilford, CT. He attended Wayne State University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago for residency. Dr. Friedman takes Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is affiliated with Lawrence + Memorial Hospital, The William H. Backus Hospital, and Yale New Haven Health System. Dr. Friedman's practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , atrial septal defect

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

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Specializes in Pediatric Cardiology
326 Washington Street
Norwich, CT
 

Dr. John Fahey is a physician who specializes in pediatric cardiology. Dr. Fahey honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. He attended medical school at UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School. He completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. He is professionally affiliated with Lawrence + Memorial Hospital and Yale New Haven Health System. Dr. Fahey welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , atrial septal defect

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

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Specializes in Adult Cardiology
79 Wawecus Street
Norwich, CT
 

Dr. Adam Niedelman's area of specialization is adult cardiology. Dr. Niedelman's hospital/clinic affiliations include The William H. Backus Hospital and Yale New Haven Health System. He takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. He welcomes new patients. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Brown University, Dr. Niedelman attended Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College for medical school.

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Relevant Interests: , heart problems

All Interests: Electrocardiogram, Echocardiogram, Heart Problems

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

Dr. Michael Fucci is a cardiologist and nuclear cardiology specialist. Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Fucci honors. After attending the University of New England, College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school, Dr. Fucci completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Connecticut. He is professionally affiliated with The William H. Backus Hospital and Yale New Haven Health System. He welcomes 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.