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

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

Dr. Muhammad Mustafa, who practices in Trenton, NJ and Hamilton, NJ, is a medical specialist in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. Clinical interests for Dr. Mustafa include stent placement (stenting), mitral valve prolapse, and angina. He is professionally affiliated with St. Francis Hospital, Princeton HealthCare System, and Capital Health. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Aetna, and TRICARE. He has an open panel. For his residency, Dr. Mustafa trained at Newark Beth Israel Medical Center and Graduate Hospital. Dr. Mustafa has received the distinction of Best Teacher Capital Health.

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All Interests: Syncope, Atrial Fibrillation, Women's Heart Disease, Nuclear Stress Test, Hypertension, Doppler ... (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, who practices in Hamilton, NJ and Trenton, NJ, is a medical specialist in adult cardiology, interventional cardiology, and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). The average patient rating for Dr. Nagra is 5.0 stars out of 5. These areas are among Dr. Nagra's clinical interests: mitral valve prolapse, holter monitoring, and angina. He is affiliated with Princeton HealthCare System and Capital Health. He honors several insurance carriers, including MultiPlan, MagnaCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. He obtained his medical school training at Maulana Azad Medical College and performed his residency at Albert Einstein Medical Center, Philadelphia. Dr. Nagra (or staff) is conversant in Hindi and Punjabi.

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

Dr. Justin Fox, who practices in Hamilton, NJ and Plainsboro, NJ, is a medical specialist in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. His areas of expertise include the following: stent placement (stenting), angina, and coronary angioplasty (PTCA). Dr. Fox accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Viant, as well as other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at New York University (NYU) School of Medicine, he performed his residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital. He is professionally affiliated with 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. John Leo Caplan, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology
1262 B Whitehorse - Hamilton Square Road
Hamilton, NJ
 

Dr. John Caplan is a specialist in adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). Patients gave Dr. Caplan an average rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. These areas are among his clinical interests: mitral valve prolapse, holter monitoring, and angina. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Viant are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Caplan honors. He graduated from American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Temple University Hospital, Episcopal Campus. His 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 works as a cardiologist in Trenton, NJ and Hamilton, NJ. These areas are among his clinical interests: mitral valve prolapse, holter monitoring, and angina. He is affiliated with St. Francis Hospital, Capital Health, and Princeton HealthCare System. Dr. Damani obtained his medical school training at the University of Mumbai and performed his residency at Mercy Catholic Medical Center. His average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Aetna, MultiPlan, and more.

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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.