We found 9 providers with an interest in heart attack and who accept Alliance PPO near Saint Louis, MO.

Dr. Alan Charles Braverman, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
4921 Parkview Place
St. Louis, MO
 

Dr. Alan Braverman's specialty is adult cardiology. These areas are among his clinical interests: heart valve disease, heart failure, and marfan syndrome. Dr. Braverman's professional affiliations include Washington University Physicians and Barnes-Jewish Hospital. He attended medical school at the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Braverman trained at Brigham and Women's Hospital. Dr. Braverman is rated highly by his patients. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers.

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All Interests: Second Opinions, Bicuspid Aortic Valve Disease, Lung Problems, Heart Failure, Marfan Syndrome, ... (Read more)

Dr. Gregory A Ewald, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Adult Transplant Hepatology
4921 Parkview Place; Suite 8a
Saint Louis, MO
 

Dr. Gregory Ewald specializes in adult cardiology and adult transplant hepatology and practices in Saint Louis, MO and Joplin, MO. He studied medicine at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Ewald's medical residency was performed at Barnes-Jewish Hospital. His clinical interests include heart transplant, heart failure, and endocarditis. Dr. Ewald takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. He is professionally affiliated with Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Washington University Physicians, and Barnes-Jewish Hospital.

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All Interests: Cardiomyopathy, Hypertension, Heart Transplant, Pulmonary Hypertension, Heart Failure, Transplant ... (Read more)

Dr. Philip A Ludbrook, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
4921 Parkview Place; Suite 8a
Saint Louis, MO
 

Dr. Philip Ludbrook is a Saint Louis, MO physician who specializes in adult cardiology. Before completing his residency at Hammersmith Hospital and Royal Adelaide Hospital, Dr. Ludbrook attended medical school at The University of Adelaide Faculty of Health Sciences. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Ludbrook include congenital heart disease. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. He is affiliated with Washington University Physicians and Barnes-Jewish Hospital.

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All Interests: Heart Failure, Heart Attack, Congenital Heart Disease

Dr. John M Lasala, PhD, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
1 Barnes Jewish Hospital Plaza
Saint Louis, MO
 

Dr. John Lasala practices adult cardiology and interventional cardiology in Saint Louis, MO. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Lasala include cardiac catheterization. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Washington University Physicians and Barnes-Jewish Hospital. He attended the University of Connecticut School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Barnes-Jewish Hospital. Dr. Lasala is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry.

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All Interests: Aortic Aneurysm, Percutaneous Transluminal Angioplasty, Aortic Dissection, Coronary Angioplasty, ... (Read more)

Dr. Ronald J Krone, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
4921 Parkview Place
St. Louis, MO
 

Dr. Ronald Krone is a specialist in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. He has a special interest in cardiac catheterization. Dr. Krone takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine and residency at Washington University Medical Center in St. Louis and the University of Chicago Medical Center. He is conversant in French. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Heart Care Institute, Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, and Washington University Physicians.

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All Interests: Arrhythmias, Pulmonary Hypertension, Symptoms, Heart Valve Disease, Heart Attack, Angina, Cardiac ... (Read more)

Dr. Michael W Rich, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
4921 Parkview Place; Suite 8a
Saint Louis, MO
 

Dr. Michael Rich's medical specialty is adult cardiology. His areas of clinical interest consist of arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), heart failure, and heart valve disease. Dr. Rich is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. Before performing his residency at Barnes-Jewish Hospital, Dr. Rich attended the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago for medical school. Dr. Rich's professional affiliations include Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Washington University Physicians, and Barnes-Jewish Hospital.

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All Interests: Cardiomyopathy, Hypertension, Heart Problems, Arrhythmias, Heart Failure, Heart Valve Disease, ... (Read more)

Dr. Robert E Kleiger, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
4921 Parkview Place
St. Louis, MO
 

Dr. Robert Kleiger practices adult cardiology in Saint Louis, MO. In his practice, he is particularly interested in heart problems. Dr. Kleiger honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Before performing his residency at Barnes-Jewish Hospital and Peter Bent Brigham Hospital, Dr. Kleiger attended Harvard Medical School. His professional affiliations include Washington University Physicians and Barnes-Jewish Hospital. He is not accepting new patients at this time.

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All Interests: Heart Bypass Surgery, Heart Problems, Exercise Stress Test, Heart Failure, Echocardiogram, Heart ... (Read more)

Dr. Majesh Makan, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
4921 Parkview Place; Suite 8a
Saint Louis, MO
 

Dr. Majesh Makan works as a cardiologist in Saint Louis, MO. He is especially interested in echocardiogram (echo). His hospital/clinic affiliations include Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Heart Care Institute, and Washington University Physicians. Dr. Makan honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Dr. Makan graduated from the University of Panama School of Medicine. His training includes residency programs at St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center and Bronx-Lebanon Hospital Center. He speaks Spanish.

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All Interests: Dobutamine Stress Echo, Heart Valve Disease, Echocardiogram, Diastolic Heart Failure, Heart Attack, ... (Read more)

Dr. Nicholas Robert Renz, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Emergency Medicine
1 Barnes Jewish Hospital Plaza
St. Louis, MO
 

Dr. Nicholas Renz's specialty is pediatric emergency medicine. Dr. Renz has indicated that his clinical interests include pulmonary embolism, heart attack, and emergency care. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Barnes-Jewish Hospital. Dr. Renz is professionally affiliated with Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Washington University Physicians, and Barnes-Jewish Hospital.

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All Interests: Heart Attack, Pulmonary Embolism, Emergency Care

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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.