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We found 4 providers with an interest in heart attack and who accept United Healthcare Platinum POS near Voorhees, NJ.

Dr. David L Fischman, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
443 Laurel Oak Road; Suite 130
Voorhees, NJ
 

Dr. David Fischman is a cardiologist and interventional cardiologist. Areas of expertise for Dr. Fischman include mitral valve prolapse, rheumatic heart disease, and dobutamine stress echo. Dr. Fischman is affiliated with Thomas Jefferson University Hospital. He is a graduate of New York Medical College. He completed his residency training at North Shore-Long Island Jewish Health System. He takes Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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All Interests: Cardiomyopathy, Dobutamine Stress Echo, Stent Placement, Heart Problems, Transcatheter Aortic Valve ... (Read more)

Dr. Reginald Thomas Ho, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology
443 Laurel Oak Road; Suite 130
Voorhees, NJ
 

Dr. Reginald Ho is a physician who specializes in adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). Dr. Ho's areas of expertise include mitral valve prolapse, rheumatic heart disease, and holter monitoring. He is affiliated with Thomas Jefferson University Hospital. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and performed his residency at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Ho honors.

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All Interests: Rheumatic Heart Disease, Myocarditis, Pericarditis, Atrial Fibrillation, Atrial Septal Defect, ... (Read more)

Dr. Sameer J Khandhar, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
1865 Route 70 East; 1st Floor
Cherry Hill, NJ
 

Dr. Sameer Khandhar specializes in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. In addition to English, Dr. Khandhar (or staff) speaks Gujarati and Hindi. Areas of expertise for Dr. Khandhar include coronary angioplasty (PTCA), heart attack, and ischemic cardiomyopathy. He is professionally affiliated with Mercy Fitzgerald Hospital, Virtua Memorial, and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center. Before performing his residency at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Dr. Khandhar attended Northeast Ohio Medical University for medical school. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more.

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All Interests: Ischemic Cardiomyopathy, Heart Problems, Intensive Care, Coronary Angioplasty, Heart Attack, ... (Read more)

Dr. David A O Neil, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
443 Laurel Oak Drive; Suite 130
Voorhees, NJ
 

Dr. David O'Neil's medical specialty is adult cardiology. He studied medicine at Georgetown University School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. O'Neil trained at Georgetown University Hospital. Areas of expertise for Dr. O'Neil include mitral valve prolapse, rheumatic heart disease, and dobutamine stress echo. Dr. O'Neil accepts several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry. His professional affiliations include Thomas Jefferson University Hospital and Methodist Hospital.

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All Interests: Rheumatic Heart Disease, Atrial Fibrillation, Atrial Septal Defect, Endocarditis, ... (Read 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.