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

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

Dr. Alan Braverman is a cardiologist in Saint Louis, MO. The average patient rating for Dr. Braverman is 5.0 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Braverman include heart valve disease, heart failure, and marfan syndrome. Dr. Braverman's professional affiliations include Washington University Physicians and Barnes-Jewish Hospital. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Braverman takes. He attended the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Brigham and Women's Hospital.

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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 sees patients in Saint Louis, MO and Joplin, MO. His medical specialties are adult cardiology and adult transplant hepatology. His areas of expertise include heart transplant, heart failure, and endocarditis. Dr. Ewald takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. 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)

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

Dr. Philip Ludbrook's specialty is adult cardiology. He has indicated that his clinical interests include congenital heart disease. He is professionally affiliated with Washington University Physicians and Barnes-Jewish Hospital. After attending The University of Adelaide Faculty of Health Sciences for medical school, Dr. Ludbrook completed his residency training at Hammersmith Hospital and Royal Adelaide Hospital. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more.

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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 is an adult cardiology and interventional cardiology specialist in Saint Louis, MO. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Lasala include cardiac catheterization. Dr. Lasala honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. He is a graduate of the University of Connecticut School of Medicine and a graduate of Barnes-Jewish Hospital's residency program. He is professionally affiliated with Washington University Physicians and Barnes-Jewish Hospital.

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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 medical specialist in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Krone include cardiac catheterization. He is affiliated with Heart Care Institute, Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, and Washington University Physicians. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. He graduated from the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Washington University Medical Center in St. Louis and the University of Chicago Medical Center. Dr. Krone is conversant in French.

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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 sees patients in Saint Louis, MO. His medical specialty is adult cardiology. Dr. Rich's areas of expertise consist of arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), heart failure, and heart valve disease. He is affiliated with Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Washington University Physicians, and Barnes-Jewish Hospital. He attended the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and then went on to complete his residency at Barnes-Jewish Hospital. Dr. Rich honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers.

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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 sees patients in Saint Louis, MO. His medical specialty is adult cardiology. Dr. Kleiger has a special interest in heart problems. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Washington University Physicians and Barnes-Jewish Hospital. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is not accepting new patients at this time. He attended medical school at Harvard Medical School. Dr. Kleiger's training includes residency programs 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)

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

Dr. Majesh Makan's medical specialty is adult cardiology. He is a graduate of the University of Panama School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Makan completed residency programs at St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center and Bronx-Lebanon Hospital Center. His areas of expertise include echocardiogram (echo). He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Makan 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)

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

Dr. Nicholas Renz is a physician who specializes in pediatric emergency medicine. These areas are among his clinical interests: pulmonary embolism, heart attack, and emergency care. Dr. Renz accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Barnes-Jewish Hospital for residency. His professional affiliations include 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.