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

Dr. Jeremy Nadelmann is a specialist in adult cardiology. He works in Hamden, CT, Shelton, CT, and New Haven, CT. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Nadelmann takes. Dr. Nadelmann graduated from Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University and then he performed his residency at Jacobi Medical Center. Dr. Nadelmann speaks Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Griffin Hospital and Yale New Haven Health System. He welcomes new patients.

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All Interests: Syncope, Atrial Fibrillation, Mitral Valve Repair, Mitral Valve Replacement, Women's Heart Disease, ... (Read more)

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. He has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Brier takes. His education and training includes medical school at SUNY Upstate Medical University and residency at Jefferson University Hospitals. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Griffin Hospital and Yale New Haven Health System. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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

Dr. Alan Radoff is an adult cardiology specialist. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. After attending MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine, Dr. Radoff completed his residency training at Caritas St. Elizabeth's Medical Center. He is professionally affiliated with Griffin Hospital and Yale New Haven Health System. He is accepting new patients.

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Specializes in Adult Cardiology
999 Silver Lane
Trumbull, CT
 

Dr. Adam Schussheim's area of specialization is adult cardiology. He obtained his medical school training at Harvard Medical School and performed his residency at New York Hospital. On average, patients gave Dr. Schussheim a rating of 2.0 stars out of 5. He honors Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Schussheim speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. He has an open panel.

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All Interests: Women's Heart Disease, Nuclear Stress Test, Hypertension, Doppler Echocardiography, Mitral Valve ... (Read more)

Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
999 Silver Lane
Trumbull, CT
 

Dr. Edward Tuohy's specialties are adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. He practices in Fairfield, CT, New Haven, CT, and Trumbull, CT. He is in-network for Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at Yale-New Haven Hospital, Dr. Tuohy attended medical school at New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. In addition to English, Dr. Tuohy speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. Dr. Tuohy is accepting new patients.

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All Interests: Bloodless Medicine/Transfusion-Free Surgery, Syncope, Women's Heart Disease, Nuclear Stress Test, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Adult Cardiology
999 Silver Lane
Trumbull, CT
 

Dr. Robert Moskowitz is an adult cardiology specialist. He is conversant in Spanish. He is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. Dr. Moskowitz studied medicine at Weill Cornell Medical College. His training includes a residency program at Brigham and Women's Hospital. Dr. Moskowitz takes Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is accepting new patients.

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All Interests: Syncope, Atrial Fibrillation, Nuclear Stress Test, Hypertension, Echocardiogram, Heart Attack, ... (Read more)

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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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