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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's medical specialty is adult cardiology and nuclear cardiology. He studied medicine at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). Dr. Kothavale's areas of expertise include coronary angiogram, bypass surgery, and aortic disease. He takes several insurance carriers, including Coventry, Aetna, and TRICARE. His professional affiliations include Morristown Medical Center, Summit Medical Group, and Overlook Medical Center. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Kothavale's office for an appointment.

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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 specialty is adult cardiology. He studied medicine at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons. Dr. Tansey's residency was performed at St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center. These areas are among his clinical interests: coronary angiogram, bypass surgery, and aortic disease. The average patient rating for Dr. Tansey is 4.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Coventry, Aetna, and Railroad Medicare, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Tansey has received the following distinction: Millburn-Short Hills Super Doctors. His professional affiliations include Morristown Medical Center, Summit Medical Group, and Overlook Medical Center. He is accepting 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 specializes in adult cardiology and practices in Florham Park, NJ and Berkeley Heights, NJ. His areas of expertise include the following: coronary angiogram, bypass surgery, and aortic disease. His professional affiliations include Morristown Medical Center, Summit Medical Group, and Overlook Medical Center. After attending Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Dr. Beamer completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Coventry, Aetna, and Railroad Medicare are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Beamer honors. Dr. Beamer has received the following distinction: Millburn-Short Hills Super Doctors. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Beamer's office for an appointment.

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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 a specialist in interventional cardiology. He works in Florham Park, NJ and Berkeley Heights, NJ. These areas are among his clinical interests: coronary angiogram, bypass surgery, and aortic disease. Dr. Schwartz accepts Coventry, Aetna, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College. Dr. Schwartz's professional affiliations include Morristown Medical Center, Summit Medical Group, and Overlook Medical Center. He welcomes new patients.

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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 is an adult cardiology specialist. Areas of expertise for Dr. Sachs include coronary angiogram, aortic disease, and heart bypass surgery (CABG). His hospital/clinic affiliations include Morristown Medical Center, Summit Medical Group, and Overlook Medical Center. Dr. Sachs honors several insurance carriers, including Coventry, Aetna, and Railroad Medicare. He is open to new patients. Dr. Sachs graduated from Georgetown University School of Medicine and then he performed his 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 is a cardiologist and cardiac electrophysiologist in Berkeley Heights, NJ. These areas are among his clinical interests: coronary angiogram, bypass surgery, and aortic disease. He accepts Coventry, Aetna, Railroad Medicare, and more. Dr. Slama attended Temple University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Boston Medical Center and Georgetown University Hospital. Dr. Slama is professionally affiliated with Morristown Medical Center, Summit Medical Group, and Overlook Medical Center. He 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.