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We found 18 providers with an interest in heart attack and who accept GHI HMO near Smithtown, NY.

Dr. Adalbert Pilip, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
732 Smithtown Bypass; 2nd Floor, Suite 200
Smithtown, NY
 

Dr. Adalbert Pilip's medical specialty is adult cardiology. His patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. These areas are among his clinical interests: heart valve disease, angina, and high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia). Dr. Pilip takes HealthSmart, Viant, and Healthfirst, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at Montefiore Medical Center, Dr. Pilip attended Technion - Israel Institute of Technology, The Ruth and Bruce Rappaport Faculty of Medicine for medical school. Dr. Pilip (or staff) speaks Hebrew and Russian. He has an open panel.

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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 specializes in adult cardiology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Chryssos include heart valve disease, angina, and heart attack. He takes HealthSmart, Viant, Healthfirst, and more. Dr. Chryssos is a graduate of St. George's University School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Chryssos completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Thomas Jefferson University. Dr. Chryssos (or staff) speaks the following languages: Sign Language, Spanish, and Greek. 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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Relevant Interests: , heart attack

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

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

Dr. Henry Tannous is a specialist in thoracic surgery. He works in Stony Brook, NY. Dr. Tannous's areas of expertise include the following: collapsed lung (pneumothorax), aortic valve replacement, and diagnostic bronchoscopy. He accepts HealthSmart, Viant, and Healthfirst, in addition to other insurance carriers. He obtained his medical school training at American University of Beirut Faculty of Medicine and performed his residency at George Washington University Medical Center and Waterbury Hospital.

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

Dr. Lloyd Lense works as an adult cardiologist. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. These areas are among his clinical interests: heart failure, heart valve disease, and hypertension (high blood pressure). Dr. Lense is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and Viant. Before performing his residency at Mount Sinai Medical Center, Dr. Lense attended New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. In addition to English, Dr. Lense (or staff) speaks Spanish and Hindi. Dr. Lense's hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Charles Hospital (Port Jefferson, NY) and Stony Brook University Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , heart attack

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 specializes in adult cardiology and practices in Hauppauge, NY, Suite C16, NY, and Islandia, NY. After completing medical school at UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, she performed her residency at Long Island Jewish Medical Center and Montefiore Medical Center. These areas are among Dr. Bloom's clinical interests: advanced heart failure, heart valve disease, and angina. She is in-network for Viant, Healthfirst, and CIGNA Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. She has received the distinction of New York Rising Stars. Dr. Bloom is affiliated with Stony Brook University Hospital.

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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 is an adult cardiologist and interventional cardiologist in East Setauket, NY and Stony Brook, NY. His clinical interests include coronary angiogram, renal artery stenosis, and heart failure. Dr. Gruberg takes Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and more. His education and training includes medical school at the University of San Simon Faculty of Medicine and residency at Sheba Medical Center. Dr. Gruberg is conversant in Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , heart attack

All Interests: Coronary Angiogram, Heart Valve Disease, Renal Artery Stenosis, Heart Problems, Coronary ... (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, who practices in Islandia, NY and Stony Brook, NY, is a medical specialist in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. Dr. Lawson (or staff) speaks Hebrew, Arabic, and Spanish. Dr. Lawson is especially interested in advanced heart failure, coronary angioplasty (PTCA), and high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia). He is professionally affiliated with Stony Brook University Hospital. After attending UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Stony Brook University Medical Center. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. Dr. Lawson is an in-network provider for Viant, Healthfirst, and CIGNA Plans, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , heart attack

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 is an adult cardiology specialist. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Clinical interests for Dr. Bench include coronary angiogram, heart valve disease, and angina. Dr. Bench graduated from Stony Brook University Medical Center, School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at New York-Presbyterian Hospital. He takes Health Insurance Plan of New York (HIP), Fidelis, HealthSmart, and more.

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Relevant Interests: , heart attack

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 is a cardiologist. Dr. Borek is a graduate of SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine and a graduate of Nassau University Medical Center's residency program. Clinical interests for Dr. Borek include coronary angiogram, heart valve disease, and angina. He has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and Viant are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Borek takes. In addition to English, Dr. Borek (or staff) speaks Hebrew, Spanish, and Hindi. Dr. Borek's hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Charles Hospital (Port Jefferson, NY), St. Catherine of Siena Hospital, and Stony Brook University Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , heart attack

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 areas of specialization are adult cardiology and interventional cardiology; he sees patients in Smithtown, NY, Rocky Point, NY, and East Setauket, NY. Areas of expertise for Dr. Sadlofsky include renal vascular disease, heart failure, and heart valve disease. HealthSmart, Viant, and Healthfirst are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Sadlofsky honors. He is a graduate of New York College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Sadlofsky's medical residency was performed at Beth Israel Medical Center. 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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Relevant Interests: , heart attack

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 works as an adult cardiologist. Areas of expertise for Dr. Sadigh include stress echo, arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), and heart failure. Dr. Sadigh's education and training includes medical school at Tulane University School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with Tulane University. He honors HealthSmart, Viant, and Healthfirst, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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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. Clinical interests for Dr. Goyfman include stress echo, myocarditis, and atherosclerosis. Dr. Goyfman is affiliated with Northport VA Medical Center. He honors Health Insurance Plan of New York (HIP), Fidelis, and HealthSmart, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Goyfman is a graduate of Stony Brook University Medical Center, School of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Stony Brook University Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , heart attack

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 medical specialty is family medicine. Her areas of expertise include diabetes, atherosclerosis, and hypertension (high blood pressure). Dr. Vollmer is affiliated with Hudson River HealthCare (HRHCare). She honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and Coventry. After completing medical school at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College, Dr. Vollmer performed her residency at Lancaster General Hospital. In addition to English, Dr. Vollmer (or staff) speaks Urdu, Mandarin, and Spanish.

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

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Dr. Robert S. S Bobrow, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
179 Windwatch Drive
Hauppauge, NY
 

Dr. Robert Bobrow specializes in family medicine and practices in Hauppauge, NY, Patchogue, NY, and Southampton, NY. Dr. Bobrow's areas of expertise include the following: diabetes, atherosclerosis, and hypertension (high blood pressure). He is professionally affiliated with Hudson River HealthCare (HRHCare). He graduated from Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University. Patients gave him an average rating of 2.5 stars out of 5. He takes Viant, Healthfirst, CIGNA Plans, and more. Dr. Bobrow is not accepting new patients at this time.

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

Dr. Manal Soliman's area of specialization is family medicine. Her areas of expertise include the following: diabetes, atherosclerosis, and hypertension (high blood pressure). She is in-network for Viant, Healthfirst, and CIGNA Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Soliman graduated from Tanta University Faculty of Medicine and then she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with Stony Brook University Medical Center. Dr. Soliman (or staff) speaks the following languages: Arabic, Spanish, and French. Dr. Soliman is professionally affiliated with Hudson River HealthCare (HRHCare).

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

Dr. Gwendolyn Stretch's specialty is family medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Stretch include diabetes, atherosclerosis, and hypertension (high blood pressure). She is an in-network provider for 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. For her professional training, Dr. Stretch completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Stony Brook University Medical Center. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish.

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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.