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Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
Florida
West Palm Beach, FL
 

Dr. Stephen Tobias specializes in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology and practices in West Palm Beach, FL. In addition to English, Dr. Tobias speaks Afrikaans. His areas of expertise include the following: aortic valve regurgitation, mitral valve prolapse, and rheumatic heart disease. He is professionally affiliated with Cleveland Clinic. He obtained his medical school training at the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg and performed his residency at Mount Sinai Medical Center, Cleveland and Chris Hani Baragwanath Hospital. Dr. Tobias's average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. 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. Tobias has received the following distinction: American Heart Association Distinguished Heart Champion.

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All Interests: Intra-Aortic Balloon Pump Insertion, Mitral Stenosis, Cardiomyopathy, Aortic Stenosis, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Adult Cardiology
Florida; West Palm Beach, Mail Code Wstn
West Palm Beach, FL
 

Dr. David Wolinsky is an adult cardiology specialist in Weston, FL and West Palm Beach, FL. He has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Wolinsky's clinical interests include pulmonary valve disease, mitral valve prolapse, and shortness of breath (dyspnea). He is affiliated with Cleveland Clinic. Dr. Wolinsky 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. Before completing his residency at St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center, Dr. Wolinsky attended medical school at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Wolinsky include: Brian J. McGovern M.D. Excellence; Education Award; and America's Top Doctors- Castle Connelly.

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All Interests: Second Opinions, Renal Vascular Disease, Mitral Stenosis, Cardiomyopathy, Enlarged Heart, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Adult Cardiology
Cardiovascular Medicine Florida; Florida, West Palm Beach, Mail Code Wpb
West Palm Beach, FL
 

Dr. Darryl Miller works as a cardiologist in West Palm Beach, FL. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Cape Town Faculty of Health Sciences and residency at the University Hospitals, Cleveland and Mount Sinai Medical Center, Cleveland. Areas of expertise for Dr. Miller include stress echo, mitral valve prolapse, and atherosclerosis. His patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. He 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. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Miller include: Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society Willard A. Bernbaum Award and the University of Cape Town Union Scholarship. Dr. Miller is professionally affiliated with Cleveland Clinic.

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All Interests: Stress Echo, Heart Problems, Aortic Disease, Stress Testing, Atherosclerosis, Nuclear Scan, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Adult Cardiology
1401 Forum Way; #300
West Palm Beach, FL
 

Dr. Diego Sadler's medical specialty is adult cardiology. These areas are among his clinical interests: mitral valve prolapse, orthostatic hypotension, and postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome (POTS). He is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Sadler 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. After completing medical school at the University of Buenos Aires Faculty of Medicine, he performed his residency at St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Sadler is affiliated with Cleveland Clinic.

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All Interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Mitral Stenosis, Cardiomyopathy, Aortic Stenosis, Enlarged Heart, Exercise ... (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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