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We found 15 providers with an interest in heart attack and who accept Humana Gold HMO near Pinellas Park, FL.

Dr. Vijay Ravin Patel, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
4805 49th Street N
St Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Vijay Patel's medical specialty is adult cardiology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Patel include orthostatic hypotension, rheumatic heart disease, and myocarditis. Dr. Patel's hospital/clinic affiliations include Largo Medical Center, Northside Hospital, and Henry Ford Health System. He is a graduate of Ohio State University College of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Patel trained at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Coventry, TRICARE, and United Healthcare HSA.

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Relevant Interests: , heart attack

All Interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Stenosis, Women's Heart Disease, Mitral Stenosis, Cardiomyopathy, Aortic ... (Read more)

Dr. Brien Edwin Pierpont, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Other
2299 9th Avenue N; Suite 3-c
St Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Brien Pierpont practices adult cardiology in Saint Petersburg, FL and Tampa, FL. He attended the University of Maryland School of Medicine and subsequently trained at York Hospital for residency. Patients gave Dr. Pierpont an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He has received the following distinction: Florida Super Doctors 2009 - Gulf Coast Edition. Dr. Pierpont speaks Italian. His professional affiliations include St. Anthony's Hospital and Northside Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , heart attack

All Interests: Cardiomyopathy, Nuclear Stress Test, Edema, Hypertension, Tricuspid Valve Disease, Aortic Aneurysm, ... (Read more)

Dr. Michael Patrick Defrain, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, General Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
6006 49th Street N; Suite 310
St Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Michael Defrain practices cardiac surgery, general surgery, and vascular surgery. He is professionally affiliated with St. Anthony's Hospital, Largo Medical Center, and Northside Hospital. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Defrain honors. Before performing his residency at Texas Heart Institute and a hospital affiliated with Michigan State University (MSU), Dr. Defrain attended Wayne State University School of Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , heart attack

All Interests: Heart Bypass Surgery, Atrial Fibrillation, Maze Procedure, Minimally Invasive Valve Surgery, Heart ... (Read more)

Dr. Dean Allen Bramlet, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Other
7111 1st Avenue S
St Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Dean Bramlet is a specialist in adult cardiology. Dr. Bramlet studied medicine at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and Duke University School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Bramlet completed a residency program at Duke University Hospital. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He is affiliated with Palms of Pasadena Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , heart attack

All Interests: Cardiomyopathy, Enlarged Heart, Nuclear Stress Test, Hypertension, Tricuspid Valve Disease, Aortic ... (Read more)

Dr. Roberto Francisco Sanchez, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Other
6006 49th Street No; Suite 200
St Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Robert Sanchez specializes in adult cardiology and practices in Saint Petersburg, FL and Tampa, FL. Before completing his residency at Long Island Jewish Medical Center, Dr. Sanchez attended medical school at New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Sanchez is affiliated with St. Anthony's Hospital, St. Petersburg General Hospital, and Northside Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , heart attack

All Interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Cardiomyopathy, Enlarged Heart, Hypertension, Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm, ... (Read more)

Dr. Barry Lynn Winton, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery
6006 49th Street North; Suite 310
Saint Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Barry Winton's specialty is cardiac surgery. His professional affiliations include St. Anthony's Hospital, Largo Medical Center, and Northside Hospital. Dr. Winton graduated from Indiana University School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Winton completed residency programs at Methodist Hospital of Indiana and a hospital affiliated with Medical College of Wisconsin. Dr. Winton is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , heart attack

All Interests: Heart Bypass Surgery, Aortic Stenosis, Hypertension, Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement, ... (Read more)

Dr. Brian Neal Moss, DO
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
4805 49th Street North; Bay Area Heart Center
St. Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Brian Moss is a cardiologist in Saint Petersburg, FL and Tampa, FL. His areas of expertise include arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats). He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. After attending Des Moines University, College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school, Dr. Moss completed his residency training at Washington Hospital Center and Georgetown University Medical Center. Dr. Moss is professionally affiliated with St. Anthony's Hospital, Largo Medical Center, and Northside Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , heart attack

All Interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Stress Echo, Heart Problems, Arrhythmias, High Cholesterol, Stroke, Syncope, ... (Read more)

Dr. Gerardo Lius Garcia, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Other
6006 49th Street N; Suite 200
St Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Gerardo Garcia is an adult cardiology specialist. He is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He is affiliated with St. Petersburg General Hospital. Dr. Garcia accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Garcia attended medical school at National University of Cordoba Faculty of Medical Sciences. He speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , heart attack

All Interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Chemical Stress Test, Stress Echo, Hypertension, Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm, ... (Read more)

Dr. Jeffrey Robert Witt, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
560 Jackson Street N; Suite 100
St Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Jeffrey Witt specializes in adult cardiology and practices in Saint Petersburg, FL and Tampa, FL. Dr. Witt accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. He is professionally affiliated with Northside Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , heart attack

All Interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Cardiomyopathy, Enlarged Heart, Nuclear Stress Test, Dobutamine Stress Echo, ... (Read more)

Dr. Priyadarshini Gopinath Rao, DO
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
8130 66th Street N; Suite 1
Pinellas Park, FL
 

Dr. Priyadarshini Rao's area of specialization is general internal medicine. After attending the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine and Nova Southeastern University, College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school, Dr. Rao completed her residency training at Northside Hospital and Heart Institute. She has received a 2.5 out of 5 star rating by her patients. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Rao takes. Dr. Rao is professionally affiliated with BayCare Physician Partners, Largo Medical Center, and Northside Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , heart attack

All Interests: Depression, Immunization, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Hypertension, Hypoglycemia, Sleep Apnea, Liver ... (Read more)

Dr. Bartholomew Fred Natoli, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
9009 Park Boulevard
Seminole, FL
 

Dr. Bartholomew Natoli specializes in general internal medicine. Before completing his residency at St. Joseph's Regional Medical Center, Paterson, Dr. Natoli attended medical school at the University of Vermont College of Medicine. His areas of expertise include the following: depression, cystic fibrosis (CF), and sleep apnea. Patient ratings for Dr. Natoli average 5.0 stars out of 5. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Natoli takes. In addition to English, he speaks Italian. He is affiliated with St. Petersburg General Hospital, Largo Medical Center, and Northside Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , heart attack

All Interests: Depression, Substance Abuse, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Hypertension, Hypoglycemia, Heart Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Sarah Anne Digby, DO
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
8130 66th Street N.
Pinellas Park, FL
 

Dr. Sarah Digby's area of specialization is general internal medicine. She graduated from A.T. Still University, Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine. Her residency was performed at Northside Hospital and Heart Institute. Dr. Digby accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Largo Medical Center and Northside Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , heart attack

All Interests: Depression, Immunization, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Hypertension, Hypoglycemia, Sleep Apnea, Liver ... (Read more)

Dr. Sara Michelle Downs, DO
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
8130 66th Street N; Suite 1
Pinellas Park, FL
 

Dr. Sara Downs sees patients in Tampa, FL and Pinellas Park, FL. Her medical specialty is general internal medicine. She is professionally affiliated with BayCare Physician Partners, Largo Medical Center, and Bay Pines VA Healthcare System. Dr. Downs accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. She graduated from Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences (KCUMB), College of Osteopathic Medicine and then she performed her residency at Northside Hospital and Heart Institute.

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Relevant Interests: , heart attack

All Interests: Depression, Immunization, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Hypertension, Hypoglycemia, Sleep Apnea, Liver ... (Read more)

Dr. Lauren Marie Natoli, MD, DO
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
9009 Park Boulevard
Seminole, FL
 

Dr. Lauren Natoli's area of specialization is general internal medicine. Her areas of expertise include depression, cystic fibrosis (CF), and sleep apnea. Dr. Natoli's professional affiliations include St. Petersburg General Hospital, Largo Medical Center, and Palms of Pasadena Hospital. After attending A.T. Still University, Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school, she completed her residency training at Northside Hospital and Heart Institute. Dr. Natoli honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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All Interests: Depression, Bone Marrow Aspiration, Substance Abuse, Abdominal Paracentesis, Irritable Bowel ... (Read more)

Dr. Benjamin John Tiongson Abinales Jr., MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
7500 4th Street North
St. Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Benjamin Abinales is a general internist in Tampa, FL and Saint Petersburg, FL. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. After completing medical school at Cebu Doctors' University College of Medicine, Dr. Abinales performed his residency at Mercy Hospital and Medical Center, Chicago. He is conversant in Filipino. His professional affiliations include St. Anthony's Hospital and Northside Hospital.

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All Interests: Depression, Hypertension, Hypoglycemia, Sleep Apnea, Liver Disease, Urinalysis, Diabetes, Obesity, ... (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.