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We found 6 providers with an interest in heart attack and who accept Private Healthcare Systems near Berkeley Heights, NJ.

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Dr. Avinash A Kothavale, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Nuclear Cardiology
1 Diamond Hill Road; Bensley Pavilion
Berkeley Heights, NJ
 

Dr. Avinash Kothavale is a physician who specializes in adult cardiology and nuclear cardiology. He attended Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) for residency. Dr. Kothavale's clinical interests include coronary angiogram, bypass surgery, and aortic disease. He takes Coventry, Aetna, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Kothavale's professional affiliations include Morristown Medical Center, Summit Medical Group, and Overlook Medical Center. He welcomes new patients.

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Dr. William A Tansey III, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
1 Diamond Hill Road, Bensley Pavilion; 2nd Floor
Berkeley Heights, NJ
 

Dr. William Tansey's area of specialization is adult cardiology. Clinical interests for Dr. Tansey include coronary angiogram, bypass surgery, and aortic disease. Patient ratings for Dr. Tansey average 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Tansey honors Coventry, Aetna, Railroad Medicare, and more. He attended medical school at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons. He trained at St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center for residency. Dr. Tansey has received the distinction of Millburn-Short Hills Super Doctors. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Morristown Medical Center, Summit Medical Group, and Overlook Medical Center. Dr. Tansey's practice is open to new patients.

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Dr. Andrew Douglas Beamer, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
1 Diamond Hill Road, Berkeley Heights Campus, Bensley Pavilion; 2nd Floor
Berkeley Heights, NJ
 

Dr. Andrew Beamer is an adult cardiology specialist. He graduated from Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University for his residency. Dr. Beamer's areas of expertise include coronary angiogram, bypass surgery, and aortic disease. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Beamer is in-network for Coventry, Aetna, and Railroad Medicare, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received the distinction of Millburn-Short Hills Super Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with Morristown Medical Center, Summit Medical Group, and Overlook Medical Center. He has an open panel.

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Dr. Richard Gregory Sachs, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
1 Diamond Hill Road; Summit Medical Group
Berkeley Heights, NJ
 

Dr. Richard Sachs' medical specialty is adult cardiology. His clinical interests include coronary angiogram, aortic disease, and heart bypass surgery (CABG). He is affiliated with Morristown Medical Center, Summit Medical Group, and Overlook Medical Center. Dr. Sachs is an in-network provider for Coventry, Aetna, and Railroad Medicare, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has an open panel. His education and training includes medical school at Georgetown University School of Medicine and residency at Georgetown University Hospital.

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Dr. Robert D Slama, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology
1 Diamond Hill Road.; Second Floor
Berkeley Heights, NJ
 

Dr. Robert Slama's medical specialty is adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). Clinical interests for Dr. Slama include coronary angiogram, bypass surgery, and aortic disease. Dr. Slama is an in-network provider for Coventry, Aetna, and Railroad Medicare, as well as other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at Temple University School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Boston Medical Center and Georgetown University Hospital. Dr. Slama's hospital/clinic affiliations include Morristown Medical Center, Summit Medical Group, and Overlook Medical Center. His practice is open to new patients.

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Dr. Daniel Richard Schwartz, MD
Specializes in Interventional Cardiology
1 Diamond Hill Road; Second Floor
Berkeley Heights, NJ
 

Dr. Daniel Schwartz is an interventional cardiology specialist in Florham Park, NJ and Berkeley Heights, NJ. Areas of expertise for Dr. Schwartz include coronary angiogram, bypass surgery, and aortic disease. He is an in-network provider for Coventry, Aetna, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine and subsequently trained at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College for residency. Dr. Schwartz is affiliated with Morristown Medical Center, Summit Medical Group, and Overlook Medical Center. His practice is open to new patients.

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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.