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Specializes in Cardiac Electrophysiology
2950 Cleveland Clinic Boulevard; Mail Code Wstn
Weston, FL
 

Dr. Jose Baez-Escudero sees patients in Weston, FL. His medical specialty is cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). Clinical interests for Dr. Baez-Escudero include cryotherapy, orthostatic hypotension, and heart tumor. Patient ratings for Dr. Baez-Escudero average 5.0 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. Baez-Escudero honors. He trained at a hospital affiliated with Temple University for his residency. Dr. Baez-Escudero has received the distinction of The Eric N. Prystowsky Fellows Clinical Research Award, Heart Rhythm Society 2011, San Francisco CA. Dr. Baez-Escudero (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and French. Dr. Baez-Escudero is affiliated with Cleveland Clinic.

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All Interests: Cryosurgery, Second Opinions, Heart Bypass Surgery, Atrial Fibrillation, Mitral Stenosis, ... (Read more)

Dr. Kenneth Robert Fromkin, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
2950 Cleveland Clinic Boulevard; Mail Code Wstn
Weston, FL
 

Dr. Kenneth Fromkin is a specialist in adult cardiology. He works in Weston, FL. These areas are among his clinical interests: intra-aortic balloon pump (IABP) insertion, coronary angioplasty (PTCA), and diagnostic cardiac catheterization. Dr. Fromkin's patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He is a graduate of the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine and a graduate of Yale-New Haven Hospital's residency program. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Fromkin include: Regional Castle Connolly Top Doctor, Interventional Cardiology and America's Top Cardiologists, Consumer's Research Council of America. He is professionally affiliated with Cleveland Clinic.

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All Interests: Intra-Aortic Balloon Pump Insertion, Renal Vascular Disease, Peripheral Angiogram, Invasive ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Adult Cardiology
2950 Cleveland Clinic Boulevard; Mail Code Wstn
Weston, FL
 

Dr. Howard Bush practices adult cardiology. On average, patients gave Dr. Bush a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include intra-aortic balloon pump (IABP) insertion, coronary angioplasty (PTCA), and angina. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Bush graduated from New York Medical College and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. He has received professional recognition including the following: Boca Raton Super Doctors; South Florida Super Doctors; and Florida Super Doctors 2009 - South Florida Edition. He is affiliated with Cleveland Clinic Florida.

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All Interests: Intra-Aortic Balloon Pump Insertion, Renal Vascular Disease, Peripheral Angiogram, Ischemic ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Adult Cardiology
2950 Cleveland Clinic Boulevard; Mail Code Wstn
Weston, FL
 

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

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

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Specializes in Adult Cardiology
2950 Cleveland Clinic Boulevard; Mail Code Wstn
Weston, FL
 

Dr. Gian Novaro is a cardiologist. His average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Novaro include pulmonary valve disease, mitral valve prolapse, and heart tumor. He takes 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 Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School and the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Mayo Clinic. Dr. Novaro has received the distinction of Cleveland Clinic Tarazi Robert C. Award for Cardiovascular Research. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Novaro is professionally affiliated with Cleveland Clinic.

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All Interests: Mitral Stenosis, Cardiomyopathy, Enlarged Heart, Sarcoidosis, Stress Echo, Exercise Stress Echo, ... (Read more)

Dr. Roberto Jose Cubeddu, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology, Other, Nuclear Medicine
2950 Cleveland Clinic Boulevard; Cardiology Department
Weston, FL
 

Dr. Roberto Cubeddu practices adult cardiology, interventional cardiology, and nuclear medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Cubeddu include mitral valve prolapse, intra-aortic balloon pump (IABP) insertion, and heart tumor. His average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Cubeddu is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. After attending Central University of Venezuela Faculty of Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at Mount Sinai Medical Center of Florida. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Cubeddu's professional affiliations include Cleveland Clinic, Nicklaus Children's Hospital, and Kendall Regional Medical Center.

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All Interests: Intra-Aortic Balloon Pump Insertion, Heart Bypass Surgery, Atrial Fibrillation, Mitral Stenosis, ... (Read more)

Dr. Richard David Adamick, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
2950 Cleveland Clinic Boulevard; Mail Code 2nd Flr Clinic
Weston, FL
 

Dr. Richard Adamick's area of specialization is adult cardiology. Patient ratings for Dr. Adamick average 5.0 stars out of 5. These areas are among his clinical interests: pulmonary valve disease, mitral valve prolapse, and heart tumor. Dr. Adamick is professionally affiliated with Cleveland Clinic. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Adamick accepts. After attending the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago for medical school, Dr. Adamick completed his residency training at Stanford University Medical Center.

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All Interests: Enlarged Heart, Exercise Stress Echo, Dobutamine Stress Echo, Hypertension, Congenital Valve ... (Read more)

Dr. Craig Robert Asher, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
2950 Cleveland Clinic Boulevard; Mail Code Wstn
Weston, FL
 

Dr. Craig Asher's medical specialty is adult cardiology. Dr. Asher obtained his medical school training at Tufts University School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Emory University. These areas are among his clinical interests: pulmonary valve disease, orthostatic hypotension, and mitral valve prolapse. On average, patients gave him a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received distinctions including South Florida Super Doctors and Cleveland Clinic Cardiology (Cleveland) Staff Teaching Award. Dr. Asher is professionally affiliated with Cleveland Clinic Florida.

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All Interests: Heart Bypass Surgery, Mitral Stenosis, Cardiomyopathy, Aortic Stenosis, Stress Echo, Congenital ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Adult Cardiology
2950 Cleveland Clinic Boulevard
Weston, FL
 

Dr. Diego Sadler specializes in adult cardiology and practices in West Palm Beach, FL, Weston, FL, and Atlantis, FL. He is rated highly by his patients. His areas of expertise include mitral valve prolapse, orthostatic hypotension, and postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome (POTS). Dr. Sadler is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He attended the University of Buenos Aires Faculty of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center. Dr. Sadler speaks Spanish. He is professionally 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.