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

Dr. Sameer Khandhar practices adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. Dr. Khandhar (or staff) speaks Gujarati and Hindi. His areas of expertise consist of coronary angioplasty (PTCA) and heart attack. Dr. Khandhar's professional affiliations include Mercy Fitzgerald Hospital, Virtua Memorial Hospital, and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center. His education and training includes medical school at Northeast Ohio Medical University and residency at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. 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. Reginald T Ho, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology
443 Laurel Oak Road; Suite 130
Voorhees, NJ
 

Dr. Reginald Ho works as an adult cardiologist and cardiac electrophysiologist. His clinical interests include mitral valve prolapse, rheumatic heart disease, and holter monitoring. He is affiliated with Thomas Jefferson University Hospital. Dr. Ho graduated from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. Dr. Ho's residency was performed at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. He is an in-network provider for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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All Interests: Rheumatic Heart Disease, Pericarditis, Atrial Fibrillation, Atrial Septal Defect, Endocarditis, ... (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 area of specialization is adult cardiology. Dr. O'Neil's areas of expertise include the following: advanced heart failure, mitral valve prolapse, and rheumatic heart disease. He is affiliated with Methodist Hospital Division of Thomas Jefferson University Hospital and Thomas Jefferson University Hospital. He takes United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, Coventry, and more. He studied medicine at Georgetown University School of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at Georgetown University Hospital.

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

Dr. David Fischman's specialties are adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. His areas of expertise include mitral valve prolapse, rheumatic heart disease, and dobutamine stress echo. Dr. Fischman is professionally affiliated with Thomas Jefferson University Hospital. He accepts Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, United Healthcare HMO, and more. Dr. Fischman attended New York Medical College and then went on to complete his residency at North Shore-Long Island Jewish Health System.

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All Interests: Rheumatic Heart Disease, Pericarditis, Atrial Septal Defect, Brachytherapy, Electrocardiogram, ... (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.
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