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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 an adult cardiology and nuclear cardiology specialist in Berkeley Heights, NJ and Florham Park, NJ. Clinical interests for Dr. Kothavale include coronary angiogram, bypass surgery, and aortic disease. His professional affiliations include Morristown Medical Center, Summit Medical Group, and Overlook Medical Center. He is in-network for Coventry, Aetna, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. He has an open panel. Dr. Kothavale studied medicine at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF).

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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 specializes in adult cardiology and practices in Berkeley Heights, NJ, Florham Park, NJ, and Short Hills, NJ. Areas of expertise for Dr. Tansey include coronary angiogram, bypass surgery, and aortic disease. He is affiliated with Morristown Medical Center, Summit Medical Group, and Overlook Medical Center. He studied medicine at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons. Dr. Tansey completed his residency training at St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center. He has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He accepts Coventry, Aetna, and Railroad Medicare, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received the distinction of Millburn-Short Hills Super Doctors. Dr. Tansey 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 a specialist in adult cardiology. His clinical interests include coronary angiogram, bypass surgery, and aortic disease. Patient ratings for Dr. Beamer average 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Beamer is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Coventry, Aetna, and Railroad Medicare. He is a graduate of Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Beamer completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. He has received the following distinction: Millburn-Short Hills Super Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with Morristown Medical Center, Summit Medical Group, and Overlook Medical Center. He 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 cardiologist. Dr. Schwartz's areas of expertise include coronary angiogram, bypass surgery, and aortic disease. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Morristown Medical Center, Summit Medical Group, and Overlook Medical Center. He attended medical school at Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Schwartz trained at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College. Dr. Schwartz is in-network for Coventry, Aetna, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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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 works as an adult cardiologist. These areas are among his clinical interests: coronary angiogram, aortic disease, and heart bypass surgery (CABG). Dr. Sachs is professionally affiliated with Morristown Medical Center, Summit Medical Group, and Overlook Medical Center. He attended Georgetown University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Georgetown University Hospital. Dr. Sachs takes Coventry, Aetna, and Railroad Medicare, as well as other insurance carriers. He is open to new patients.

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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 specializes in adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). Dr. Slama's clinical interests include coronary angiogram, bypass surgery, and aortic disease. Coventry, Aetna, and Railroad Medicare are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Slama accepts. He obtained his medical school training at Temple University School of Medicine and performed his residency at Boston Medical Center and Georgetown University Hospital. His professional affiliations include Morristown Medical Center, Summit Medical Group, and Overlook Medical Center. Dr. Slama's 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.