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Specializes in Adult Cardiology
4921 Parkview Place
St. Louis, MO
 

Dr. Alan Braverman practices adult cardiology in Saint Louis, MO. His areas of clinical interest consist of heart valve disease, heart failure, and marfan syndrome. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Braverman honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine and residency at Brigham and Women's Hospital. Dr. Braverman's hospital/clinic affiliations include Washington University Physicians and Barnes-Jewish Hospital.

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

Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Adult Transplant Hepatology
4921 Parkview Place; Suite 8a
Saint Louis, MO
 

Dr. Gregory Ewald's areas of specialization are adult cardiology and adult transplant hepatology. Clinical interests for Dr. Ewald include heart transplant, heart failure, and endocarditis. Dr. Ewald is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. After completing medical school at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Barnes-Jewish Hospital. Dr. Ewald is 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)

Specializes in Adult Cardiology
4921 Parkview Place; Suite 8a
Saint Louis, MO
 

Dr. Michael Rich is a cardiologist in Saint Louis, MO. His areas of clinical interest consist of arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), heart failure, and heart valve disease. His professional affiliations include Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Washington University Physicians, and Barnes-Jewish Hospital. Dr. Rich attended the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago for medical school and subsequently trained at Barnes-Jewish Hospital for residency. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Rich takes.

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

Specializes in Adult Cardiology
4921 Parkview Place; Suite 8a
Saint Louis, MO
 

Dr. Philip Ludbrook's area of specialization is adult cardiology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Ludbrook include congenital heart disease. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Ludbrook accepts. His education and training includes medical school at The University of Adelaide Faculty of Health Sciences and residency at Hammersmith Hospital and Royal Adelaide Hospital. He is professionally affiliated with Washington University Physicians and Barnes-Jewish Hospital.

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

Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
1 Barnes Jewish Hospital Plaza
Saint Louis, MO
 

Dr. John Lasala specializes in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology and practices in Saint Louis, MO. He is a graduate of the University of Connecticut School of Medicine. Dr. Lasala's training includes a residency program at Barnes-Jewish Hospital. His areas of expertise include cardiac catheterization. Dr. Lasala is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Washington University Physicians and Barnes-Jewish Hospital.

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

Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
4921 Parkview Place
St. Louis, MO
 

Dr. Ronald Krone's specialties are adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. His clinical interests encompass cardiac catheterization. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Krone honors. After attending the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine, Dr. Krone completed his residency training at Washington University Medical Center in St. Louis and the University of Chicago Medical Center. In addition to English, he speaks French. Dr. Krone is affiliated with 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)

Specializes in Adult Cardiology
4921 Parkview Place
St. Louis, MO
 

Dr. Robert Kleiger is a Saint Louis, MO physician who specializes in adult cardiology. In his practice, he is particularly interested in heart problems. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Washington University Physicians and Barnes-Jewish Hospital. Dr. Kleiger accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. He is closed to new patients at this time. He obtained his medical school training at Harvard Medical School and performed his residency at Barnes-Jewish Hospital and Peter Bent Brigham Hospital.

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

Specializes in Adult Cardiology
4921 Parkview Place; Suite 8a
Saint Louis, MO
 

Dr. Majesh Makan works as an adult cardiologist in Saint Louis, MO. Before completing his residency at St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center and Bronx-Lebanon Hospital Center, Dr. Makan attended medical school at the University of Panama School of Medicine. Dr. Makan's areas of expertise include echocardiogram (echo). He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He is conversant in Spanish. He is affiliated with Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Heart Care Institute, and Washington University Physicians.

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

Specializes in Pediatric Emergency Medicine
1 Barnes Jewish Hospital Plaza
St. Louis, MO
 

Dr. Nicholas Renz works as a pediatric emergency medicine specialist. His areas of expertise include pulmonary embolism, heart attack, and emergency care. Dr. Renz's hospital/clinic affiliations include Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Washington University Physicians, and Barnes-Jewish Hospital. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. He graduated from the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine. Dr. Renz trained at Barnes-Jewish Hospital for residency.

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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.
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