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Dr. Martin Mitchell Kay, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
Northshore/lij Cardiovascular Assocs of Ny; 23-18 31st Street
Astoria, NY
 

Dr. Martin Kay is a specialist in adult cardiology. He works in Bayside, NY and Astoria, NY. Dr. Kay obtained his medical school training at SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Downstate Medical Center. His areas of expertise include the following: arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), heart tumor, and heart failure. He accepts Coresource, Aetna EPO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Kay (or staff) speaks the following languages: Mandarin, Spanish, and Korean. He is affiliated with NYU Langone Cardiovascular Associates, NewYork-Presbyterian Queens, and St. Francis Hospital.

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Dr. Steven Jay Siskind, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
44-01 Francis Lewis Boulevard; L3
Bayside, NY
 

Dr. Steven Siskind's specialty is adult cardiology. His clinical interests include arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), heart failure, and myocarditis. Dr. Siskind accepts Coresource, Vytra, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and more. He studied medicine at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University. For his residency, Dr. Siskind trained at Jacobi Medical Center. He has received the distinction of New York Super Doctors. Dr. Siskind (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish, Greek, and Russian. His professional affiliations include NYU Langone Cardiovascular Associates, NewYork-Presbyterian Queens, and St. Francis Hospital.

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Dr. William Louis Blau, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Nuclear Cardiology
310 East Shore Road
Great Neck, NY
 

Dr. William Blau's specialties are adult cardiology and nuclear cardiology. He practices in Great Neck, NY. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Blau include arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), heart failure, and hypertension (high blood pressure). Dr. Blau's professional affiliations include St. Francis Hospital, Long Island Jewish (LIJ) Medical Center, and North Shore University Hospital at Manhasset. Dr. Blau honors Coresource, Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. He is accepting new patients. After attending SUNY Upstate Medical University for medical school, he completed his residency training at North Shore University Hospital.

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Dr. Joel Goldberg, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
310 East Shore Road; Suite 104
Great Neck, NY
 

Dr. Joel Goldberg practices adult cardiology in Great Neck, NY. The average patient rating for Dr. Goldberg is 3.5 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Goldberg include arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), heart failure, and hypertension (high blood pressure). Dr. Goldberg is an in-network provider for Coresource, Aetna EPO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Goldberg is a graduate of Penn State College of Medicine and a graduate of North Shore University Hospital's residency program. Dr. Goldberg (or staff) speaks Spanish and Italian. His professional affiliations include North Shore University Hospital, St. Francis Hospital, and NYU Langone Great Neck Cardiology Group. Dr. Goldberg has an open panel.

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Specializes in Interventional Cardiology, Internal Medicine
1155 Northern Boulevard; Suite 330
Manhasset, NY
 

Dr. Stylianos Papadakos works as an interventional cardiologist. Dr. Papadakos's areas of expertise include rheumatic heart disease, atherosclerosis, and carotid artery disease. He is in-network for Coresource, Vytra, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Athens Faculty of Medicine and performed his residency at Mount Sinai Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of Connecticut. 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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Procedure Information for Percutaneous Coronary Intervention
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    98.8%
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  • Case Severity: 0.9 times the average?
    Physicians with high case severity treat sicker patients than average, and their patients are more at-risk. In contrast, physicians with low case severity treat healthier patients than average, and their patients are less at-risk.
  • Based on 757 patients (2009-2011)
Procedure Information for Non-Emergency Angioplasty
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    99.2%
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  • Case Severity: 1.0 times the average?
    Physicians with high case severity treat sicker patients than average, and their patients are more at-risk. In contrast, physicians with low case severity treat healthier patients than average, and their patients are less at-risk.
  • Based on 710 patients (2009-2011)
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Dr. Ronnie Allen Hershman, MD
Specializes in Interventional Cardiology
1 Hollow Lane; Suite 103
New Hyde Park, NY
 

Dr. Ronnie Hershman's specialty is interventional cardiology. Dr. Hershman's average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include the following: arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), nuclear scan, and atherosclerosis. He is affiliated with St. Francis Hospital and NYU Langone Medical Center. He accepts Coresource, Aetna EPO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. After attending Mount Sinai School of Medicine, Dr. Hershman completed his residency training at The Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York.

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Dr. Roxana Mihaela Vartolomei, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
44-01 Francis Lewis Boulevard
Bayside, NY
 

Dr. Roxana Vartolomei specializes in adult cardiology. These areas are among her clinical interests: arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), heart tumor, and myocarditis. Dr. Vartolomei is an in-network provider for Coresource, Aetna EPO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is a graduate of Carol Davila University of Medicine and Pharmacy. She trained at Bronx-Lebanon Hospital Center and Montefiore Medical Center for residency. Dr. Vartolomei (or staff) speaks Spanish and French. Dr. Vartolomei's hospital/clinic affiliations include NewYork-Presbyterian Queens and NYU Langone Cardiovascular Associates.

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Dr. Michael Jason Levine, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
1 Hollow Lane; Suite 103
New Hyde Park, NY
 

Dr. Michael Levine is a specialist in adult cardiology. His areas of expertise include arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), heart failure, and atherosclerosis. Dr. Levine is professionally affiliated with St. Francis Hospital and NYU Langone Medical Center. He is an in-network provider for Coresource, Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. He graduated from Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College. Dr. Levine has received professional recognition including the following: New York Rising Stars.

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Specializes in Adult Cardiology
1155 Northern Boulevard; Suite 330
Manhasset, NY
 

Dr. William Tenet is a physician who specializes in adult cardiology. His areas of expertise include arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), heart valve disease, and heart failure. Coresource, Aetna EPO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Tenet honors. Before performing his residency at Booth Memorial Hospital, Dr. Tenet attended Sapienza University of Rome for medical school. Dr. Tenet has received professional recognition including the following: New York Super Doctors. Dr. Tenet (or staff) speaks Spanish, Greek, and Italian. He is affiliated with NYU Langone Cardiovascular Associates, NewYork-Presbyterian Queens, and St. Francis Hospital.

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Dr. Evan B Mintz, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
310 East Shore Road; Suite 104
Great Neck, NY
 

Dr. Evan Mintz sees patients in Great Neck, NY. His medical specialty is adult cardiology. These areas are among his clinical interests: arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), heart failure, and hypertension (high blood pressure). Patient reviews placed him at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Mintz is in-network for Coresource, Aetna EPO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine and SUNY Upstate Medical University for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Stony Brook University Medical Center for residency. Dr. Mintz (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish, Greek, and Italian. Dr. Mintz's hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Francis Hospital and NYU Langone Great Neck Cardiology Group.

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Dr. Joseph Wiesel, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
1155 Northern Boulevard; Suite 330
Manhasset, NY
 

Dr. Joseph Wiesel is a physician who specializes in adult cardiology. Dr. Wiesel (or staff) speaks Hebrew, Spanish, and Yiddish. Areas of expertise for Dr. Wiesel include arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), exercise stress test, and heart failure. Dr. Wiesel is professionally affiliated with NYU Langone Cardiovascular Associates and NewYork-Presbyterian Queens. Before performing his residency at The Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York, Dr. Wiesel attended New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. He takes several insurance carriers, including Coresource, Aetna EPO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. Dr. Wiesel has received the following distinction: New York Super Doctors.

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Dr. Kaman Ng, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
44-01 Francis Lewis Boulevard
Bayside, NY
 

Dr. Kaman Ng's specialty is adult cardiology. He graduated from Mount Sinai School of Medicine. He trained at Montefiore Medical Center for his residency. Clinical interests for Dr. Ng include exercise stress test, pacemaker implantation, and heart attack. Dr. Ng is rated highly by his patients. He is an in-network provider for Coresource, Aetna EPO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Ng (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and Korean. His professional affiliations include NYU Langone Cardiovascular Associates and NewYork-Presbyterian Queens.

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Dr. Saji Abraham, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
44-01 Francis Lewis Boulevard; Level 3a
Bayside, NY
 

Dr. Saji Abraham is a physician who specializes in adult cardiology. After attending Adichunchanagiri Institute of Medical Sciences and the University of Mysore for medical school, Dr. Abraham completed his residency training at New York Hospital Queens. His areas of expertise include the following: arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), exercise stress test, and atherosclerosis. He takes several insurance carriers, including Coresource, Aetna EPO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. In addition to English, Dr. Abraham (or staff) speaks Kannada, Tamil, and Hindi. He is professionally affiliated with NYU Langone Cardiovascular Associates and NewYork-Presbyterian Queens.

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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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