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We found 5 providers with an interest in heart attack and who accept Oxford Health Plans near Trenton, NJ.

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Dr. Muhammad Usman Mustafa, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
40 Fuld Street; Suite 400
Trenton, NJ
 

Dr. Muhammad Mustafa is a medical specialist in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. Clinical interests for Dr. Mustafa include stent placement (stenting), mitral valve prolapse, and angina. Dr. Mustafa accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Aetna, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. He completed his residency training at Newark Beth Israel Medical Center and Graduate Hospital. He has received professional recognition including the following: Best Teacher Capital Health. He is affiliated with St. Francis Hospital, Princeton HealthCare System, and Capital Health. Dr. Mustafa is open to new patients.

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Dr. Justin Michael Fox, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
2073 Klockner Road
Hamilton, NJ
 

Dr. Justin Fox works as an adult cardiologist and interventional cardiologist in Hamilton, NJ and Plainsboro, NJ. After completing medical school at New York University (NYU) School of Medicine, Dr. Fox performed his residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital. His clinical interests include stent placement (stenting), angina, and coronary angioplasty (PTCA). He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Viant. His professional affiliations include St. Francis Hospital and Princeton HealthCare System.

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All Interests: Echocardiogram, Stent Placement, Heart Problems, Coronary Angioplasty, Heart Attack, Stress ... (Read more)

Dr. Bipinpreet Singh Nagra, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology
40 Fuld Street; Suite 400
Trenton, NJ
 

Dr. Bipinpreet Nagra is an adult cardiology, interventional cardiology, and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm) specialist in Hamilton, NJ and Trenton, NJ. Dr. Nagra's education and training includes medical school at Maulana Azad Medical College and residency at Albert Einstein Medical Center, Philadelphia. Clinical interests for Dr. Nagra include mitral valve prolapse, holter monitoring, and angina. He has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He honors MultiPlan, MagnaCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. In addition to English, Dr. Nagra (or staff) speaks Hindi and Punjabi. Dr. Nagra's professional affiliations include Princeton HealthCare System and Capital Health.

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Dr. John Leo Caplan, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology
1262 B Whitehorse - Hamilton Square Road
Hamilton, NJ
 

Dr. John Caplan is an adult cardiologist and cardiac electrophysiologist. His average rating from his patients is 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Caplan's areas of expertise include the following: mitral valve prolapse, holter monitoring, and angina. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Viant, as well as other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at Temple University Hospital, Episcopal Campus. Dr. Caplan's hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Francis Hospital, Princeton HealthCare System, and Capital Health.

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Dr. Prabodhkumar M Damani, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
40 Fuld Street; Suite 400
Trenton, NJ
 

Dr. Prabodhkumar Damani's specialty is adult cardiology. His average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include mitral valve prolapse, holter monitoring, and angina. Dr. Damani's professional affiliations include St. Francis Hospital, Capital Health, and Princeton HealthCare System. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Aetna, MultiPlan, and more. Dr. Damani attended medical school at the University of Mumbai. He completed his residency training at Mercy Catholic Medical Center.

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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.