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We found 6 providers with an interest in heart attack and who accept United Healthcare near Trumbull, CT.

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

Dr. Jeremy Nadelmann sees patients in Hamden, CT, Shelton, CT, and New Haven, CT. His medical specialty is adult cardiology. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Griffin Hospital and Yale New Haven Health System. Dr. Nadelmann attended Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University and then went on to complete his residency at Jacobi Medical Center. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Nadelmann accepts. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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

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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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Specializes in Adult Cardiology
999 Silver Lane
Trumbull, CT
 

Dr. Adam Schussheim's specialty is adult cardiology. He speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. Dr. Schussheim attended medical school at Harvard Medical School. His medical residency was performed at New York Hospital. His average patient rating is 2.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Schussheim accepts Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. 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)

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

Dr. Alan Radoff is an adult cardiology specialist. He is affiliated with Griffin Hospital and Yale New Haven Health System. Dr. Radoff is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. He is open to new patients. Before completing his residency at Caritas St. Elizabeth's Medical Center, Dr. Radoff attended medical school at MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine.

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

Dr. Edward Tuohy practices adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. He is a graduate of New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Tuohy completed a residency program at Yale-New Haven Hospital. Dr. Tuohy is in-network for Anthem, ConnectiCare, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. Dr. Tuohy is conversant in Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. His practice is open to new patients.

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

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Specializes in Adult Cardiology
999 Silver Lane
Trumbull, CT
 

Dr. Robert Moskowitz's specialty is adult cardiology. He is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. Dr. Moskowitz accepts Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. His practice is open to new patients. He is a graduate of Weill Cornell Medical College. Dr. Moskowitz's medical residency was performed at Brigham and Women's Hospital. He speaks Spanish.

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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.