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We found 67 providers with an interest in heart attack and who accept Private Healthcare Systems near Astoria, NY.

Dr. Samin Kumar Sharma, MD
Specializes in Interventional Cardiology, Other
1450 Madison Avenue; Klingenstein Clinical Center, Floor 6th Floor Room 6n-665
New York, NY
 

Dr. Samin Sharma is an interventional cardiologist in New York, NY. Before performing his residency at New York Downtown Hospital, Dr. Sharma attended SMS Medical College, Jaipur for medical school. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Sharma include heart valve disease. Amerigroup, POMCO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Sharma honors. He has received professional recognition including the following: New York Super Doctors; America's Top Doctors Castle Connolly; and Simon Dack Award for Best Teacher at Cardiovascular Institute The Mount Sinai Hospital. Dr. Sharma (or staff) speaks the following languages: Urdu, Spanish, and Bengali. Dr. Sharma is professionally affiliated with The Mount Sinai Hospital, New York. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , heart attack

All Interests: Heart Valve Disease, Heart Attack

Procedure Information for Percutaneous Coronary Intervention
  • Patient survival rate: ?
    99.2%
    (Similar to state average)
  • Case Severity: 0.6 times the average?
  • Based on 4277 patients (2009-2011)
Procedure Information for Non-Emergency Angioplasty
  • Patient survival rate: ?
    99.5%
    (Similar to state average)
  • Case Severity: 1.0 times the average?
  • Based on 4253 patients (2009-2011)
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Dr. Douglas Craig Distefano, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
1185 Park Avenue 1l
New York, NY
 

Dr. Douglas Distefano is an adult cardiology specialist in New York, NY. His areas of expertise include electrocardiogram (EKG), high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia), and cardiomyopathy. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and more. Dr. Distefano attended New York University (NYU) School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Jacobi Medical Center. Dr. Distefano has received professional recognition including the following: New York Super Doctors. Dr. Distefano (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and Italian. He is professionally affiliated with Mount Sinai Medical Center. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Distefano's office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , heart attack

All Interests: Pericarditis, Electrocardiogram, Cardiomyopathy, Heart Valve Disease, Echocardiogram, Heart ... (Read more)

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Dr. Lori Lynn Vales Lay, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology, Other, Nuclear Medicine
275 7th Avenue; 3rd Floor
New York, NY
 

Dr. Lori Vales-Lay's areas of specialization are adult cardiology, interventional cardiology, and nuclear medicine; she sees patients in New York, NY. Dr. Vales-Lay's clinical interests include heart failure, heart valve disease, and hypertension (high blood pressure). The average patient rating for Dr. Vales-Lay is 5.0 stars out of 5. She is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Healthfirst, and Aetna Medicare, in addition to other insurance carriers. After attending UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School, Dr. Vales-Lay completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with Brown University. She has received the following distinction: New York Rising Stars. Dr. Vales-Lay (or staff) speaks Mandarin, Sign Language, and Spanish. She is professionally affiliated with NYU Langone Medical Center.

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All Interests: Hypertension, Heart Failure, Chest Pain, Heart Valve Disease, Heart Attack, Peripheral Vascular ... (Read more)

Dr. Jeffrey Stuart Berger, MS, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
530 1st Avenue; Skirball 9r
New York, NY
 

Dr. Jeffrey Berger is an adult cardiology specialist in New York, NY. Dr. Berger's clinical interests include obesity, platelet disorders, and hypertension (high blood pressure). He accepts Coresource, Aetna EPO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from Tel Aviv University, Sackler Faculty of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at Beth Israel Medical Center. Awards and/or distinctions Dr. Berger has received include New York Super Doctors and New York Rising Stars. Dr. Berger (or staff) speaks the following languages: Hebrew and Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with NYU Langone Medical Center.

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All Interests: Hypertension, Lung Problems, Obesity, High Cholesterol, Platelet Disorders, Preventive Cardiology, ... (Read more)

Dr. Robert Sidney Rosenson, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
1425 Madison Avenue; Mc Level, Freedom Trial Office
New York, NY
 

Dr. Robert Rosenson is a specialist in adult cardiology. He obtained his medical school training at Tulane University School of Medicine and performed his residency at Brigham and Women's Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Harvard Medical School. Dr. Rosenson's areas of clinical interest consist of heart problems, high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia), and type 2 diabetes. He accepts Coventry, Fidelis, Aetna, and more. He has received professional recognition including the following: Simon Dack Award for Outstanding Scholarship American College of Cardiology. Dr. Rosenson welcomes new patients.

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All Interests: Type 2 Diabetes, Metabolic Syndrome, Heart Problems, Heart Attack, High Cholesterol, Stroke

Dr. Henry Jean Tannous, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
1190 Fifth Avenue
New York, NY
 

Dr. Henry Tannous specializes in general surgery and thoracic surgery. These areas are among Dr. Tannous's clinical interests: collapsed lung (pneumothorax), aortic valve replacement, and diagnostic bronchoscopy. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Healthfirst, Vytra, and more. He has an open panel. He is a graduate of American University of Beirut Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Tannous's medical residency was performed at George Washington University Medical Center and Waterbury Hospital. Dr. Tannous (or staff) is conversant in Arabic and French.

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Relevant Interests: , heart attack

All Interests: Bypass Surgery, Heart Bypass Surgery, Aortic Stenosis, Esophagus Problems, Heart Problems, Aortic ... (Read more)

Procedure Information for CABG and/or Valve Surgery
  • Patient survival rate: ?
    100%
    (Similar to state average)
  • Case Severity: 0.5 times the average?
  • Based on 82 patients (2009-2011)
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Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
275 Seventh Avenue; 3rd Floor
New York, NY
 

Dr. John Coppola is a physician who specializes in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. His areas of expertise include exercise stress test, heart valve disease, and chest pain. Dr. Coppola's professional affiliations include Mount Sinai Beth Israel and NYU Langone Medical Center. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Healthfirst, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Coppola accepts. He graduated from New York Medical College. He has received the distinction of New York Super Doctors. Dr. Coppola (or staff) is conversant in Korean, Spanish, and Chinese.

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All Interests: Exercise Stress Test, Chest Pain, Heart Valve Disease, Heart Attack, Peripheral Vascular Disease, ... (Read more)

Procedure Information for Percutaneous Coronary Intervention
  • Patient survival rate: ?
    98.8%
    (Similar to state average)
  • Case Severity: 0.6 times the average?
  • Based on 130 patients (2009-2011)
Procedure Information for Non-Emergency Angioplasty
  • Patient survival rate: ?
    100%
    (Similar to state average)
  • Case Severity: 0.8 times the average?
  • Based on 120 patients (2009-2011)
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Dr. Dennis Arthur Goodman, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
635 Madison Avenue; Third Floor
New York, NY
 

Dr. Dennis Goodman's specialty is adult cardiology. These areas are among Dr. Goodman's clinical interests: stent placement (stenting), arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), and exercise stress test. He accepts Coresource, Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. He graduated from the University of Cape Town Faculty of Health Sciences. He has received the distinction of New York Super Doctors. He is conversant in Hebrew. Dr. Goodman is affiliated with Preston Robert Tisch Center for Men’s Health.

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Relevant Interests: , heart attack

All Interests: Hypertension, Stent Placement, Heart Problems, Exercise Stress Test, Obesity, Arrhythmias, ... (Read more)

Dr. Ira Cliff Schulman, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
530 1st Avenue; #9u
New York, NY
 

Dr. Ira Schulman is an adult cardiology specialist. The average patient rating for Dr. Schulman is 4.0 stars out of 5. These areas are among his clinical interests: renal artery stenosis, rheumatic heart disease, and heart tumor. Dr. Schulman is an in-network provider for Coresource, Aetna EPO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. After attending New York University (NYU) School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Bellevue Hospital Center. He has received the distinction of New York Super Doctors. In addition to English, Dr. Schulman (or staff) speaks Mandarin, Spanish, and Cantonese. Dr. Schulman's hospital/clinic affiliations include VA NY Harbor Healthcare System and NYU Langone at Trinity.

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Relevant Interests: , heart attack

All Interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Mitral Stenosis, Aortic Stenosis, Sarcoidosis, Hypertension, Heart Valve ... (Read more)

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Dr. Steven Jay Siskind, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
Nyu Langone Cardiovascular Associates; 142-42 Booth Memorial Avenue, 1st Floor
Flushing, NY
 

Dr. Steven Siskind is a cardiologist in Flushing, NY, New York, NY, and Bayside, NY. In addition to English, Dr. Siskind (or staff) speaks Spanish, Greek, and Russian. His areas of expertise include arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), heart failure, and myocarditis. Dr. Siskind is affiliated with NYU Langone Cardiovascular Associates, NewYork-Presbyterian Queens, and St. Francis Hospital. He graduated from Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University and then he performed his residency at Jacobi Medical Center. Dr. Siskind is an in-network provider for Coresource, Vytra, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received the following distinction: New York Super Doctors.

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All Interests: Hypertension, Heart Valve Problems, Heart Problems, Arrhythmias, Atherosclerosis, Heart Failure, ... (Read more)

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Dr. Maryann A McLaughlin, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
5 E 98th Street; Floor 3
New York, NY
 

Dr. Maryann McLaughlin is a medical specialist in adult cardiology. She is a graduate of Georgetown University School of Medicine. She completed her residency training at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College. Dr. McLaughlin's clinical interests include high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia), sleep apnea, and cardiomyopathy. Her average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. McLaughlin is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish. Dr. McLaughlin is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , heart attack

All Interests: Metabolic Syndrome, Pericarditis, Cardiomyopathy, Heart Valve Disease, Heart Problems, Sleep Apnea, ... (Read more)

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Dr. Cezar Septimiu Staniloae, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
275 7th Avenue; 3rd Floor
New York, NY
 

Dr. Cezar Staniloae is a specialist in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. He works in New York, NY and Brooklyn, NY. Dr. Staniloae's areas of expertise include atrial septal defect, renal artery stenosis, and aortic stenosis. He takes several insurance carriers, including Coresource, Aetna EPO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. He studied medicine at Carol Davila University of Medicine and Pharmacy. He trained at Cabrini Medical Center for his residency. He is professionally affiliated with NYU Langone Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , heart attack

All Interests: Aortic Stenosis, Atrial Septal Defect, Heart Valve Disease, Renal Artery Stenosis, Heart Attack, ... (Read more)

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Dr. John Adams Dodson, MPH, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
530 1st Avenue; Skirball 9n
New York, NY
 

Dr. John Dodson's area of specialization is adult cardiology. Dr. Dodson's areas of expertise include renal artery stenosis, rheumatic heart disease, and heart tumor. He is affiliated with VA NY Harbor Healthcare System and NYU Langone Medical Center. He obtained his medical school training at New York University (NYU) School of Medicine and performed his residency at Columbia University Medical Center. He is an in-network provider for Coresource, Aetna EPO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is not accepting new patients at this time.

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Relevant Interests: , heart attack

All Interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Mitral Stenosis, Aortic Stenosis, Sarcoidosis, Hypertension, Heart Valve ... (Read more)

Dr. Gagan Deep Sahni, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
1901 First Avenue
New York, NY
 

Dr. Gagan Sahni is an adult cardiology specialist. She has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by her patients. These areas are among her clinical interests: high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia), cardiomyopathy, and mitral valve disease. Dr. Sahni honors several insurance carriers, including Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Before performing her residency at Long Island College Hospital and All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Dr. Sahni attended Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College, Aligarh Muslim University for medical school. Dr. Sahni (or staff) speaks Mandarin, Sign Language, and Spanish. She is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , heart attack

All Interests: Pericarditis, Cardiomyopathy, Heart Valve Disease, Echocardiogram, Heart Problems, Heart Attack, ... (Read more)

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Dr. Stylianos Panagiotis Papadakos, MD
Specializes in Interventional Cardiology, Internal Medicine
31 Street; 23-18
Astoria, NY
 

Dr. Stylianos Papadakos is a specialist in interventional cardiology. He works in Flushing, NY, Astoria, NY, and Bayside, NY. Areas of expertise for Dr. Papadakos include rheumatic heart disease, atherosclerosis, and carotid artery disease. Coresource, Vytra, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Papadakos honors. Before completing his residency at Mount Sinai Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of Connecticut, Dr. Papadakos attended medical school at the University of Athens Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Papadakos (or staff) speaks Mandarin, Spanish, and Greek. His professional affiliations include NYU Langone Cardiovascular Associates, NewYork-Presbyterian Queens, and St. Francis Hospital.

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All Interests: Vascular Surgery Procedures, Hypertension, Heart Problems, Atherosclerosis, Heart Failure, ... (Read more)

Procedure Information for Percutaneous Coronary Intervention
  • Patient survival rate: ?
    98.8%
    (Similar to state average)
  • Case Severity: 0.9 times the average?
  • Based on 757 patients (2009-2011)
Procedure Information for Non-Emergency Angioplasty
  • Patient survival rate: ?
    99.2%
    (Similar to state average)
  • Case Severity: 1.0 times the average?
  • Based on 710 patients (2009-2011)
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Dr. Roxana Mihaela Vartolomei, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
23-18 31st Street; Suite 200
Astoria, NY
 

Dr. Roxana Vartolomei's area of specialization is adult cardiology. These areas are among Dr. Vartolomei's clinical interests: arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), heart tumor, and myocarditis. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include NewYork-Presbyterian Queens and NYU Langone Cardiovascular Associates. Coresource, Aetna EPO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Vartolomei takes. Dr. Vartolomei obtained her medical school training at Carol Davila University of Medicine and Pharmacy and performed her residency at Bronx-Lebanon Hospital Center and Montefiore Medical Center. Dr. Vartolomei (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and French.

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All Interests: Hypertension, Heart Valve Problems, Heart Problems, Arrhythmias, Atherosclerosis, Nuclear Scan, ... (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.