We found 7 providers with an interest in heart attack and who accept Viant near Saint Petersburg, FL.

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

Dr. Brien Pierpont works as an adult cardiologist. The average patient rating for Dr. Pierpont is 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Pierpont takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He studied medicine at the University of Maryland School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at York Hospital. He has received the distinction of Florida Super Doctors 2009 - Gulf Coast Edition. Dr. Pierpont is conversant in Italian. Dr. Pierpont's hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Anthony's Hospital and Northside Hospital.

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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 is a cardiac surgery, general surgery, and vascular surgery specialist. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Defrain graduated from Wayne State University School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Defrain completed residency programs at Texas Heart Institute and a hospital affiliated with Michigan State University (MSU). 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. 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 in Pinellas Park, FL. She is rated 2.5 stars out of 5 by her patients. She is affiliated with BayCare Physician Partners, Largo Medical Center, and Northside Hospital. Dr. Rao honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. She attended medical school at the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine and Nova Southeastern University, College of Osteopathic Medicine. Her residency was performed at Northside Hospital and Heart Institute.

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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 works as a general internist. He is conversant in Italian. Dr. Natoli's areas of expertise include the following: depression, cystic fibrosis (CF), and sleep apnea. He is affiliated with St. Petersburg General Hospital, Largo Medical Center, and Northside Hospital. He graduated from the University of Vermont College of Medicine and then he performed his residency at St. Joseph's Regional Medical Center, Paterson. 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.

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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 practices general internal medicine. Before completing her residency at Northside Hospital and Heart Institute, Dr. Digby attended medical school at A.T. Still University, Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Digby honors. Her professional affiliations include Largo Medical Center and Northside Hospital.

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

Dr. Lauren Natoli practices general internal medicine in Seminole, FL. Dr. Natoli's areas of expertise include the following: depression, cystic fibrosis (CF), and sleep apnea. Her hospital/clinic 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 is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, as well as other insurance carriers.

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

Dr. Pacita Tiongson Abinales, MD
Specializes in General Practice, Family Medicine
7500 4th Street N
Saint Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Pacita Abinales' areas of specialization are general practice and family medicine. On average, patients gave her a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Abinales include diabetes, sexually transmitted diseases (STds), and hemorrhoid banding. Dr. Abinales honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing her residency at Polyclinic Medical Center, Dr. Abinales attended the University of the Philippines College of Medicine for medical school. Her professional affiliations include St. Anthony's Hospital and Northside Hospital.

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All Interests: Depression, Hypertension, Hypoglycemia, Hemorrhoid Banding, Sleep Apnea, Liver Disease, Urinalysis, ... (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.