We found 31 providers with an interest in heart attack and who accept United Healthcare Gold near Saint Petersburg, FL.

Dr. Foster Curtis Bryan II, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
6006 49th Street North; Suite 310
Saint Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Foster Bryan is a physician who specializes in general surgery and thoracic surgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Bryan include video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS), transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR), and heart valve disease. Patient ratings for Dr. Bryan average 2.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Bryan accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Emory University, Dr. Bryan attended medical school at Emory University School of Medicine. He is professionally affiliated with St. Anthony's Hospital, Largo Medical Center - Indian Rocks Road Campus, and BayCare Health System.

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

Dr. Merrill Alan Krolick, DO
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
6006 49th Street North; Suite 200
Saint Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Merrill Krolick specializes in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. The average patient rating for Dr. Krolick is 5.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Krolick include coronary angiogram, pericarditis, and ventricular tachycardia. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. After attending New York College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF). Dr. Krolick (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Arabic, Spanish, and Vietnamese. Dr. Krolick's professional affiliations include Memorial Hospital Miramar, Memorial Hospital Pembroke, and Memorial Hospital West.

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Relevant Interests: , heart attack

All Interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Mitral Stenosis, Cardiomyopathy, Aortic Stenosis, Enlarged Heart, ... (Read more)

Dr. Alexander Rd David Johnson, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
560 Jackson Street North; Suite 100
Saint Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Alexander Johnson works as a cardiologist. He attended medical school at Medical University of South Carolina College of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with Medical University of South Carolina for residency. Dr. Johnson's areas of expertise include the following: pericarditis, syncope (fainting), and atrial fibrillation. Dr. Johnson takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is affiliated with St. Anthony's Hospital, BayCare Physician Partners, and Palms of Pasadena Hospital.

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All Interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Cardiomyopathy, Aortic Stenosis, Enlarged Heart, Cardiac Stress Testing, ... (Read more)

Dr. Amit Srivastava, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
1201 7th Avenue N
Saint Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Amit Srivastava works as an adult cardiologist and interventional cardiologist in Saint Petersburg, FL. These areas are among his clinical interests: mitral valve prolapse, carotid artery disease, and heart attack. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Srivastava graduated from Northeast Ohio Medical University. For his professional training, Dr. Srivastava completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Cincinnati. Dr. Srivastava (or staff) is conversant in Hindi. He is professionally affiliated with Largo Medical Center - Indian Rocks Road Campus, BayCare Physician Partners, and Northside Hospital (Georgia).

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All Interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Cardiomyopathy, Hypertension, Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm, Non-Invasive ... (Read more)

Dr. Peter Ramon C. Wassmer, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
560 Jackson Street North; Suite 100
Saint Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Peter Wassmer is a physician who specializes in adult cardiology. His areas of expertise include pericarditis, syncope (fainting), and atrial fibrillation. Dr. Wassmer's hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Anthony's Hospital, Largo Medical Center - Indian Rocks Road Campus, and St. Petersburg General Hospital. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. After attending the University of Santo Tomas Faculty of Medicine and Surgery for medical school, he completed his residency training at Hospital of Saint Raphael. Dr. Wassmer (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Filipino and Spanish.

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

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

Dr. Michael Defrain's medical specialty is cardiac surgery, general surgery, and vascular surgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Defrain include video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS), transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR), and heart valve disease. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Defrain accepts. He studied medicine at Wayne State University School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at Texas Heart Institute and a hospital affiliated with Michigan State University (MSU). He is professionally affiliated with St. Anthony's Hospital, Largo Medical Center - Indian Rocks Road Campus, and BayCare Health System.

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

Dr. Ronald Lennox Walsh, DO
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology, Nuclear Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology
6006 49th Street North; Suite 200
Saint Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Ronald Walsh is a physician who specializes in adult cardiology, interventional cardiology, and nuclear cardiology. His average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Walsh include coronary angiogram, pericarditis, and ventricular tachycardia. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Largo Medical Center - Indian Rocks Road Campus, The Heart Institute at Northside Hospital Campus, and Morton Plant Hospital. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Walsh honors. Dr. Walsh attended Midwestern University, Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with Midwestern University. Dr. Walsh (or staff) speaks the following languages: Arabic, Spanish, and Chinese.

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All Interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Mitral Stenosis, Cardiomyopathy, Aortic Stenosis, Enlarged Heart, Vascular ... (Read more)

Dr. Manuel Fernando Salazar, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Nuclear Cardiology
4805 49th Street North; Bay Area Heart Center
Saint Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Manuel Salazar specializes in adult cardiology and nuclear cardiology. Dr. Salazar (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish, French, and Polish. Areas of expertise for Dr. Salazar include mitral valve prolapse, carotid artery disease, and heart attack. His professional affiliations include St. Anthony's Hospital, Largo Medical Center - Indian Rocks Road Campus, and BayCare Physician Partners. After attending Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine for medical school, Dr. Salazar completed his residency training at Saint Vincent Catholic Medical Centers. He is rated highly by his patients. 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.

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All Interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Cardiomyopathy, Hypertension, Non-Invasive Cardiology, Heart Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. James R Post, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Other
560 Jackson Street North; Suite 100
Saint Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. James Post's specialty is adult cardiology. His areas of expertise include the following: pericarditis, syncope (fainting), and atrial fibrillation. Dr. Post is affiliated with St. Anthony's Hospital, St. Petersburg General Hospital, and Palms of Pasadena Hospital. After completing medical school at New York University (NYU) School of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Emory University. Patient ratings for Dr. Post average 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Post is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He has received the following distinction: Florida Super Doctors 2009 - Gulf Coast Edition.

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All Interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Cardiomyopathy, Aortic Stenosis, Enlarged Heart, Cardiac Stress Testing, ... (Read more)

Dr. Robert Charles Sheppard, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Other, Cardiac Electrophysiology
560 Jackson Street North; Suite 100
Saint Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Robert Sheppard is a specialist in adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). He attended medical school at New York Medical College and New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. His residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with State University of New York (SUNY). Areas of expertise for Dr. Sheppard include syncope (fainting), atrial fibrillation, and endocarditis. Dr. Sheppard is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He speaks Hebrew. His hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Anthony's Hospital, St. Petersburg General Hospital, and Palms of Pasadena Hospital.

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All Interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Mitral Stenosis, Cardiomyopathy, Aortic Stenosis, Enlarged Heart, Vascular ... (Read more)

Dr. Ravi Reddy Kethireddy, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
4805 49th Street North; Bay Area Heart Center
Saint Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Ravi Kethireddy sees patients in Saint Petersburg, FL and Largo, FL. His medical specialties are adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. His education and training includes medical school at Kakatiya Medical College and residency at a hospital affiliated with Marshall University, Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Kethireddy include mitral valve prolapse, carotid artery disease, and heart attack. Patient ratings for Dr. Kethireddy average 3.5 stars out of 5. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Kethireddy (or staff) is conversant in Hindi. He is affiliated with St. Anthony's Hospital, BayCare Physician Partners, and Northside Hospital (Georgia).

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All Interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Cardiomyopathy, Hypertension, Non-Invasive Cardiology, Heart Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Gregg T Schuyler, PhD, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
560 Jackson Street North; Suite 100
Saint Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Gregg Schuyler's specialty is adult cardiology. In addition to English, Dr. Schuyler speaks Spanish. These areas are among his clinical interests: pericarditis, syncope (fainting), and atrial fibrillation. He is affiliated with St. Anthony's Hospital, BayCare Physician Partners, and Palms of Pasadena Hospital. He attended medical school at the University of Kansas School of Medicine. Dr. Schuyler's residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Medical University of South Carolina. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO.

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All Interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Cardiomyopathy, Aortic Stenosis, Enlarged Heart, Cardiac Stress Testing, ... (Read more)

Dr. John G Finn, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
4805 49th Street North; Bay Area Heart Center
Saint Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. John Finn is a specialist in adult cardiology. He works in Saint Petersburg, FL. His areas of expertise include the following: mitral valve prolapse, carotid artery disease, and heart attack. Dr. Finn takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He graduated from the University of Vermont College of Medicine. He trained at the University of Vermont/Fletcher Allen Health Care for his residency. In addition to English, Dr. Finn (or staff) speaks Spanish, French, and Hindi. Dr. Finn is professionally affiliated with Largo Medical Center - Indian Rocks Road Campus, BayCare Health System, and Northside Hospital (Georgia).

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All Interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Cardiomyopathy, Hypertension, Non-Invasive Cardiology, Peripheral Artery ... (Read more)

Dr. Mohan Sathi Reddy, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
1201 7th Avenue N
Saint Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Mohan Reddy's specialty is adult cardiology. He graduated from Osmania Medical College. For his residency, Dr. Reddy trained at a hospital affiliated with Wright State University. Clinical interests for Dr. Reddy include mitral valve prolapse, carotid artery disease, and heart attack. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Reddy (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Telugu and Hindi. Dr. Reddy is affiliated with St. Anthony's Hospital, Largo Medical Center - Indian Rocks Road Campus, and BayCare Physician Partners.

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Dr. Dennis Michael Cassidy, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology
6006 49th Street N; Suite 240
Saint Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Dennis Cassidy is a medical specialist in adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). His residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Toronto. Areas of expertise for Dr. Cassidy include syncope (fainting), atrial fibrillation, and endocarditis. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Cassidy's hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Anthony's Hospital, Largo Medical Center - Indian Rocks Road Campus, and St. Petersburg General Hospital.

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All Interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Mitral Stenosis, Cardiomyopathy, Aortic Stenosis, Enlarged Heart, ... (Read more)

Specializes in General Surgery, Cardiothoracic Surgery
6006 49th Street North; Suite 310
Saint Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Bradley Bufkin is a general surgery and cardiothoracic surgery specialist in Brandon, FL and Saint Petersburg, FL. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Emory University, Dr. Bufkin attended medical school at Baylor College of Medicine. His areas of expertise include video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS), transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR), and heart valve disease. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Bufkin takes. He is affiliated with Brandon Regional Hospital.

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All Interests: Heart Bypass Surgery, Atrial Fibrillation, Stenosis, Aortic Stenosis, Transcatheter Aortic Valve ... (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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