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We found 3 providers with an interest in heart problems and who accept Private Healthcare Systems near East Meadow, NY.

Dr. John Francis Heitner, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Nuclear Cardiology
1900 Hempstead Turnpike; 500
East Meadow, NY

Dr. John Heitner's areas of specialization are adult cardiology and nuclear cardiology. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He is affiliated with New York Methodist (NYM) Hospital. Dr. Heitner is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Amerigroup, Coresource, and Anthem. He studied medicine at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University. For his residency, Dr. Heitner trained at Duke University Medical Center. Dr. Heitner (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and Russian.

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Relevant Interests: , heart problems

All Interests: MRI, Heart Problems

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Specializes in Pediatric Cardiology
2201 Hempstead Turnpike
East Meadow, NY

Dr. Jayendra Sharma is a pediatric cardiologist. In his practice, Dr. Sharma focuses on heart problems. Dr. Sharma is professionally affiliated with NuHealth and Montefiore Medical Center - Moses Division Hospital. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Amerigroup, POMCO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. Dr. Sharma is a graduate of Smt. NHL Municipal Medical College and a graduate of Maimonides Medical Center's residency program. He has received the distinction of New York Super Doctors.

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All Interests: Heart Problems

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Specializes in Adult Cardiology
2201 Hempstead Turnpike
East Meadow, NY

Dr. Salvatore Cavaleri's area of specialization is adult cardiology. In addition to English, Dr. Cavaleri (or staff) speaks Urdu, Greek, and Ukrainian. Clinical interests for Dr. Cavaleri include renal artery stenosis, rheumatic heart disease, and heart tumor. Dr. Cavaleri is affiliated with NYU Langone Medical Center. He is a graduate of New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. He takes Coresource, Aetna EPO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Cavaleri has received the following distinction: New York Rising Stars.

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Relevant Interests: , arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), mitral valve prolapse, rheumatic heart disease, heart problems, heart tumor, heart valve disease, myocarditis, dilated cardiomyopathy, angina, heart attack, mitral valve disease, ventricular arrhythmia, ventricular tachycardia, aortic valve disease, atrial fibrillation, ventricular fibrillation, atrial septal defect, heart failure, mitral stenosis, aortic stenosis, mitral regurgitation (leaky mitral valve), coronary artery disease, heart valve problems, ischemic cardiomyopathy

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

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What are Heart Problems?

The heart is one of the most important organs in the body. This smooth muscle expands and contracts rhythmically our entire lifetime, pumping blood to our lungs and then to every other cell in our body. When heart problems occur, it becomes difficult for the body to get the nutrients and oxygen it needs via the blood. So while there are a variety of illnesses and disorders that affect the heart, most of them make you feel weak, tired, and short of breath. The most common heart conditions include heart disease, angina, arrhythmia, and valve disorders.

Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States for both men and women. This includes coronary artery disease, heart attacks, congestive heart failure, and congenital heart disease. Some conditions, such as genetics, cannot be controlled. But there are many other things you can do to lower your risk for heart disease. Controlling high blood pressure and cholesterol levels, reducing or stopping smoking, exercising more and losing weight if needed, and eating a diet low in sodium can all protect your heart.

Angina is a squeezing type of chest pain that happens when the muscles around your heart don’t get enough oxygen. It can be regular or infrequent. Usually, angina is caused by coronary heart disease. However, not all chest pain is angina. Chest pain can also be caused by a lung infection or panic attack, for example, so it is important to have any sudden pain checked.

Arrhythmia is the word for when the heart beats too fast, too slow, or irregularly with skipped beats. It can feel frightening, and depending on the type it can be dangerous, but in most cases arrhythmia is not serious and can be treated. It is very common, especially in older adults.

Heart valve problems can happen in any one of the the heart’s four valves that keep blood flowing where it needs to go. Babies can be born with problems in their heart valves, or valves can be damaged by infections. The valves can stiffen and become less mobile, or they can stop closing properly and ‘leak’ when the heart beats. Valve problems can usually be repaired surgically.