We found 12 providers with an interest in heart attack and who accept Humana Gold HMO near Pinellas Park, FL.

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

Dr. Brien Pierpont is a specialist in adult cardiology. He works in Saint Petersburg, FL. Patient reviews placed Dr. Pierpont at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. He is affiliated with St. Anthony's Hospital and Northside Hospital. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Pierpont attended the University of Maryland School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at York Hospital. He has received the following distinction: Florida Super Doctors 2009 - Gulf Coast Edition. He speaks Italian.

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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's areas of specialization are cardiac surgery, general surgery, and vascular surgery; he sees patients in Saint Petersburg, FL. Before completing his residency at Texas Heart Institute and a hospital affiliated with Michigan State University (MSU), Dr. Defrain attended medical school at Wayne State University School of Medicine. Dr. Defrain honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. His hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Anthony's Hospital, Largo Medical Center, and Northside Hospital.

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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 cardiologist in Saint Petersburg, FL. Dr. Bramlet accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. After completing medical school at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago, he performed his residency at Duke University Hospital. He is professionally affiliated with Palms of Pasadena Hospital.

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

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

Dr. Barry Winton's area of specialization is cardiac surgery. He is affiliated with St. Anthony's Hospital, Largo Medical Center, and Northside Hospital. Before completing his residency at Methodist Hospital of Indiana and a hospital affiliated with Medical College of Wisconsin, Dr. Winton attended medical school at Indiana University School of Medicine. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Winton takes.

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

Dr. Roberto Francisco Sanchez, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Other
6006 49th Street No; Suite 200, The Heart & Vascular Institute of Fl So
St Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Robert Sanchez is an adult cardiologist in Saint Petersburg, FL. Dr. Sanchez is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. His areas of clinical interest consist of arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), angioplasty, and heart stent placement. His hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Anthony's Hospital, St. Petersburg General Hospital, and Northside Hospital. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He is a graduate of New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Sanchez trained at Long Island Jewish Medical Center.

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All Interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Cardiomyopathy, Enlarged Heart, Right Heart Catheterization, Hypertension, ... (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 practices adult cardiology in Saint Petersburg, FL. Clinical interests for Dr. Moss include arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats). He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Moss graduated from Des Moines University, College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Moss's residency was performed at Washington Hospital Center and Georgetown University Medical Center. His professional affiliations include Largo Medical Center and Northside Hospital.

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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 North; Suite 200
St. Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Gerardo Garcia's area of specialization is adult cardiology. Dr. Garcia speaks Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Anthony's Hospital and St. Petersburg General Hospital. He is a graduate of National University of Cordoba Faculty of Medical Sciences. Dr. Garcia is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more.

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

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

Dr. Priyadarshini Rao practices general internal medicine. Patient ratings for Dr. Rao average 2.5 stars out of 5. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Rao accepts. After attending the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine and Nova Southeastern University, College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school, she completed her residency training at Northside Hospital and Heart Institute. Dr. Rao is professionally affiliated with BayCare Physician Partners, Largo Medical Center, and Northside Hospital.

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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 practices general internal medicine. Patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Natoli include depression, cystic fibrosis (CF), and sleep apnea. Dr. Natoli is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO. After completing medical school at the University of Vermont College of Medicine, he performed his residency at St. Joseph's Regional Medical Center, Paterson. Dr. Natoli speaks Italian. He is affiliated with St. Petersburg General Hospital, Largo Medical Center, and Northside Hospital.

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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 medical specialty is general internal medicine. Her professional affiliations include Largo Medical Center and Northside Hospital. Dr. Digby accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. 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.

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Dr. Sara Michelle Downs, DO
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
10707 66th Street N; Suite 1
Pinellas Park, FL
 

Dr. Sara Downs' specialty is general internal medicine. After attending Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences (KCUMB), College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school, Dr. Downs completed her residency training at Northside Hospital and Heart Institute. She takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include BayCare Physician Partners, Largo Medical Center, and Bay Pines VA Healthcare System.

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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 specializes in general internal medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Natoli include depression, cystic fibrosis (CF), and sleep apnea. Dr. Natoli is professionally affiliated with St. Petersburg General Hospital, Largo Medical Center, and Palms of Pasadena Hospital. She is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, in addition to other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at A.T. Still University, Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine, she performed her residency at Northside Hospital and Heart Institute.

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All Interests: Depression, Bone Marrow Aspiration, Substance Abuse, Abdominal Paracentesis, Tracheal Suctioning, ... (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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