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We found 17 providers with an interest in heart attack and who accept GHI HMO near Smithtown, NY.

Dr. Henry Jean Tannous, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
Stony Brook Univ. Medical Center; Hsc 19-080
Stony Brook, NY
 

Dr. Henry Tannous' areas of specialization are general surgery and thoracic surgery; he sees patients in Yonkers, NY, Stony Brook, NY, and New York, NY. Dr. Tannous's areas of expertise include collapsed lung (pneumothorax), aortic valve replacement, and diagnostic bronchoscopy. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Healthfirst, and Vytra, as well as other insurance carriers. He is open to new patients. After attending American University of Beirut Faculty of Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training 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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Dr. Adalbert Pilip, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
732 Smithtown Bypass; 2nd Floor, Suite 200
Smithtown, NY
 

Dr. Adalbert Pilip sees patients in Bay Shore, NY and Smithtown, NY. His medical specialty is adult cardiology. He is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Pilip's clinical interests include heart valve disease, angina, and high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia). He is in-network for HealthSmart, Viant, and Healthfirst, as well as other insurance carriers. After attending Technion - Israel Institute of Technology, The Ruth and Bruce Rappaport Faculty of Medicine for medical school, Dr. Pilip completed his residency training at Montefiore Medical Center. Dr. Pilip (or staff) speaks Hebrew and Russian. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , heart attack

All Interests: Syncope, Atrial Fibrillation, Research, Cardiac Stress Testing, Heart Valve Disease, Implantable ... (Read more)

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Dr. Emanuel Demetrios Chryssos, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
48 Rte 25a; Suite 108
Smithtown, NY
 

Dr. Emanuel Chryssos is a specialist in adult cardiology. He works in East Setauket, NY and Smithtown, NY. His areas of expertise include heart valve disease, angina, and heart attack. He accepts several insurance carriers, including HealthSmart, Viant, and Healthfirst. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Thomas Jefferson University, Dr. Chryssos attended St. George's University School of Medicine. Dr. Chryssos (or staff) speaks the following languages: Sign Language, Spanish, and Greek. His professional affiliations include St. Charles Hospital (Port Jefferson, NY), St. Catherine of Siena Hospital, and Stony Brook University Hospital.

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All Interests: Syncope, Heart Valve Disease, Tests, Hypertension, Echocardiogram, Non-Invasive Cardiology, Heart ... (Read more)

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Dr. Lloyd David Lense, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Other
210 Bellemead Road
East Setauket, NY
 

Dr. Lloyd Lense's area of specialization is adult cardiology. Clinical interests for Dr. Lense include heart failure, heart valve disease, and hypertension (high blood pressure). Patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and Viant are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Lense accepts. Dr. Lense graduated from New York University (NYU) School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Mount Sinai Medical Center. Dr. Lense (or staff) speaks Spanish and Hindi. His hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Charles Hospital (Port Jefferson, NY) and Stony Brook University Hospital.

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All Interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Heart Valve Disease, Tests, Hypertension, Non-Invasive Cardiology, Heart ... (Read more)

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Dr. Michelle Emily Bloom, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
3001 Expressway Drive N
Islandia, NY
 

Dr. Michelle Bloom practices adult cardiology. Clinical interests for Dr. Bloom include advanced heart failure, heart valve disease, and angina. She is affiliated with Stony Brook University Hospital. Before performing her residency at Long Island Jewish Medical Center and Montefiore Medical Center, Dr. Bloom attended UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. She honors Viant, Healthfirst, and CIGNA Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. She has received the following distinction: New York Rising Stars.

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All Interests: Heart Valve Disease, Hypertension, Advanced Heart Failure, Heart Problems, Heart Attack, Cancer, ... (Read more)

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Dr. Luis Gruberg, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
Dr. David Brown; Suny Health Sciences Center, Stony Brook University Hospital
Stony Brook, NY
 

Dr. Luis Gruberg specializes in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. His clinical interests include coronary angiogram, renal artery stenosis, and heart failure. Dr. Gruberg honors Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He obtained his medical school training at the University of San Simon Faculty of Medicine and performed his residency at Sheba Medical Center. Dr. Gruberg is conversant in Spanish.

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All Interests: Coronary Angiogram, Carotid Artery Stenting, Heart Valve Disease, Renal Artery Stenosis, Heart ... (Read more)

Procedure Information for Percutaneous Coronary Intervention
  • Patient survival rate: ?
    99.1%
    (Similar to state average)
  • Case Severity: 1.6 times the average?
  • Based on 619 patients (2009-2011)
Procedure Information for Non-Emergency Angioplasty
  • Patient survival rate: ?
    99.4%
    (Similar to state average)
  • Case Severity: 1.6 times the average?
  • Based on 397 patients (2009-2011)
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Dr. William Eric Lawson, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
3001 Expressway Drive North
Islandia, NY
 

Dr. William Lawson's areas of specialization are adult cardiology and interventional cardiology; he sees patients in Islandia, NY and Stony Brook, NY. Dr. Lawson's areas of expertise include advanced heart failure, coronary angioplasty (PTCA), and high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia). His average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Viant, Healthfirst, and CIGNA Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Stony Brook University Medical Center. In addition to English, Dr. Lawson (or staff) speaks Hebrew, Arabic, and Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Stony Brook University Hospital.

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All Interests: Research, Hypertension, Advanced Heart Failure, Heart Problems, Coronary Angioplasty, Heart Attack, ... (Read more)

Procedure Information for Percutaneous Coronary Intervention
  • Patient survival rate: ?
    98.1%
    (Worse than state average)
  • Case Severity: 1.9 times the average?
  • Based on 546 patients (2009-2011)
Procedure Information for Non-Emergency Angioplasty
  • Patient survival rate: ?
    99.6%
    (Similar to state average)
  • Case Severity: 1.4 times the average?
  • Based on 329 patients (2009-2011)
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Dr. Travis James Bench, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
Hsc T16 080
Stony Brook, NY
 

Dr. Travis Bench's specialty is adult cardiology. His areas of expertise include coronary angiogram, heart valve disease, and angina. Dr. Bench is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Health Insurance Plan of New York (HIP), Fidelis, and HealthSmart. He is a graduate of Stony Brook University Medical Center, School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Bench trained at New York-Presbyterian Hospital. He is conversant in Spanish.

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All Interests: Coronary Angiogram, Atrial Fibrillation, Heart Valve Disease, Tests, Hypertension, Heart Problems, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Adult Cardiology
469 Smithtown Bypass
Smithtown, NY
 

Dr. Mark Borek specializes in adult cardiology. He attended SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Nassau University Medical Center. Areas of expertise for Dr. Borek include coronary angiogram, heart valve disease, and angina. He is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and Viant, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Borek (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Hebrew, Spanish, and Hindi. He is professionally affiliated with St. Charles Hospital (Port Jefferson, NY), St. Catherine of Siena Hospital, and Stony Brook University Hospital.

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All Interests: Coronary Angiogram, Syncope, Atrial Fibrillation, Heart Valve Disease, Implantable ... (Read more)

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Dr. Jason Andrew Sadlofsky, DO
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
48 Route 25a; Suite 108
Smithtown, NY
 

Dr. Jason Sadlofsky's medical specialty is adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. Dr. Sadlofsky's areas of expertise include renal vascular disease, heart failure, and heart valve disease. His hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Charles Hospital (Port Jefferson, NY), St. Catherine of Siena Hospital, and Stony Brook University Hospital. After attending New York College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at Beth Israel Medical Center. He honors several insurance carriers, including HealthSmart, Viant, and Healthfirst.

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All Interests: Renal Vascular Disease, Heart Valve Disease, Hypertension, Echocardiogram, Heart Problems, Heart ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Adult Cardiology
Hsc T16 080
Stony Brook, NY
 

Dr. Kaveh Sadigh is an adult cardiology specialist in East Setauket, NY and Stony Brook, NY. His areas of expertise include stress echo, arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), and heart failure. HealthSmart, Viant, and Healthfirst are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Sadigh honors. Dr. Sadigh attended Tulane University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Tulane University for residency.

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All Interests: Stress Echo, Heart Valve Disease, Tests, Heart Problems, Heart Attack, Peripheral Vascular Disease, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Adult Cardiology
200 Motor Parkway; Suite C-16
Hauppauge, NY
 

Dr. Michael Goyfman's specialty is adult cardiology. Dr. Goyfman's areas of expertise include stress echo, myocarditis, and atherosclerosis. He is professionally affiliated with Northport VA Medical Center. His education and training includes medical school at Stony Brook University Medical Center, School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with Stony Brook University Medical Center. He takes several insurance carriers, including Health Insurance Plan of New York (HIP), Fidelis, and HealthSmart.

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All Interests: Myocarditis, Syncope, Atrial Fibrillation, Cardiomyopathy, Stress Echo, Heart Valve Disease, Tests, ... (Read more)

Dr. Vivica Dade Vollmer, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
Suny - Stony Brook Hsc; Level 4, Room 050
Stony Brook, NY
 

Dr. Vivica Vollmer's specialty is family medicine. Dr. Vollmer (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Urdu, Mandarin, and Spanish. Her areas of expertise include diabetes, atherosclerosis, and hypertension (high blood pressure). She is professionally affiliated with Hudson River HealthCare (HRHCare). Her education and training includes medical school at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College and residency at Lancaster General Hospital. Dr. Vollmer is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and Coventry.

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All Interests: Tests, Hypertension, Preventive Care, Hypothyroidism, Heart Attack, Diabetes, Atherosclerosis ... (Read more)

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Dr. Manal S Soliman, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
181 N Belle Mead Road
East Setauket, NY
 

Dr. Manal Soliman practices family medicine. In addition to English, Dr. Soliman (or staff) speaks Arabic, Spanish, and French. Her areas of expertise include the following: diabetes, atherosclerosis, and hypertension (high blood pressure). She is affiliated with Hudson River HealthCare (HRHCare). Before performing her residency at a hospital affiliated with Stony Brook University Medical Center, Dr. Soliman attended Tanta University Faculty of Medicine for medical school. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Viant, Healthfirst, and CIGNA Plans.

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Specializes in Family Medicine
181 N Belle Mead Road
East Setauket, NY
 

Dr. Gwendolyn Stretch is a family medicine practitioner in East Setauket, NY, Patchogue, NY, and Coram, NY. Areas of expertise for Dr. Stretch include diabetes, atherosclerosis, and hypertension (high blood pressure). She takes Viant, Healthfirst, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. She studied medicine at George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences and Georgetown University School of Medicine. Her medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Stony Brook University Medical Center. She speaks Spanish.

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Specializes in Legal Medicine, Family Medicine
2500 Route 347; Building 11d
Stony Brook, NY
 

Dr. Barbara Boccia practices legal medicine and family medicine in Stony Brook, NY. Dr. Boccia's average rating from her patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Boccia include atherosclerosis, high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia), and stress management. She honors HealthSmart, Viant, and Healthfirst, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing her residency at The Regional Medical Center at Memphis and Brookhaven Memorial Hospital Medical Center, Dr. Boccia attended medical school at Albany Medical College. Dr. Boccia's professional affiliations include St. Charles Hospital (Port Jefferson, NY) and Stony Brook University Hospital.

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All Interests: Osteoporosis, Hypertension, Preventive Care, Hypothyroidism, Heart Problems, Heart Attack, ... (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.