We found 4 providers with an interest in heart problems and who accept Private Healthcare Systems near East Meadow, NY.

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

Dr. John Heitner is a physician who specializes in adult cardiology and nuclear cardiology. He has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He is affiliated with New York Methodist (NYM) Hospital. Dr. Heitner honors several insurance carriers, including Amerigroup, Coresource, and Anthem. Before performing his residency at Duke University Medical Center, Dr. Heitner attended Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University for medical school. Dr. Heitner (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and Russian.

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Relevant Interests: , heart problems

All Interests: MRI, Heart Problems

Specializes in Adult Cardiology
2201 Hempstead Turnpike
East Meadow, NY

Dr. Salvatore Cavaleri works as a cardiologist in East Meadow, NY and New York, NY. Dr. Cavaleri's areas of expertise include renal artery stenosis, rheumatic heart disease, and heart tumor. He is professionally affiliated with NYU Langone. He honors Coresource, Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. Dr. Cavaleri graduated from New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. He has received the distinction of New York Rising Stars. Dr. Cavaleri (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Urdu, Greek, and Ukrainian.

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Relevant Interests: , arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), mitral valve prolapse, rheumatic heart disease, heart problems, heart tumor, myocarditis, dilated cardiomyopathy, angina, heart attack, ventricular arrhythmia, ventricular tachycardia, aortic valve disease, atrial fibrillation, ventricular fibrillation, 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)

Specializes in Pediatric Cardiology
2201 Hempstead Turnpike
East Meadow, NY

Dr. Jayendra Sharma is a pediatric cardiology specialist in Jamaica, NY, Bronx, NY, and East Meadow, NY. He is especially interested in heart problems. His professional affiliations include NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center, NuHealth, and Montefiore Medical Center - Moses Division Hospital. Dr. Sharma graduated from Smt. NHL Municipal Medical College and then he performed his residency at Maimonides Medical Center. Amerigroup, POMCO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Sharma honors. He has received the following distinction: New York Super Doctors.

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All Interests: Heart Problems

Specializes in Internal Medicine, Genetics
2201 Hempstead Turnpike
East Meadow, NY

Dr. David Tegay is a genetics specialist. His areas of expertise include amniocentesis, cancer, and neuromuscular disorders (nerve & muscle diseases). He accepts Amerigroup, POMCO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Tegay is a graduate of New York College of Osteopathic Medicine. His training includes a residency program at Saint Barnabas Medical Center, Livingston. Dr. Tegay is conversant in Spanish. He is affiliated with NuHealth.

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Relevant Interests: , congenital heart disease

All Interests: Metabolic Disorders, Infertility, Cysts, Neuromuscular Disorders, Craniosynostosis, Pregnancy, ... (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.
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