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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 is a specialist in general surgery and thoracic surgery. He works in Yonkers, NY, Stony Brook, NY, and New York, NY. Clinical interests for Dr. Tannous include collapsed lung (pneumothorax), aortic valve replacement, and diagnostic bronchoscopy. Dr. Tannous accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Healthfirst, Vytra, and more. He attended medical school at American University of Beirut Faculty of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at George Washington University Medical Center and Waterbury Hospital. Dr. Tannous (or staff) is conversant in Arabic and French. He has an open panel.

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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 is a medical specialist in adult cardiology. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Pilip's areas of expertise include the following: heart valve disease, angina, and high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia). He accepts several insurance carriers, including HealthSmart, Viant, and Healthfirst. He obtained his medical school training at Technion - Israel Institute of Technology, The Ruth and Bruce Rappaport Faculty of Medicine and performed his residency at Montefiore Medical Center. Dr. Pilip (or staff) speaks Hebrew and Russian. Dr. Pilip 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' area of specialization is adult cardiology. Dr. Chryssos (or staff) is conversant in Sign Language, Spanish, and Greek. Dr. Chryssos's areas of expertise include heart valve disease, angina, and heart attack. He is affiliated with St. Charles Hospital (Port Jefferson, NY), St. Catherine of Siena Hospital, and Stony Brook University Hospital. He attended medical school at St. George's University School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Chryssos trained at a hospital affiliated with Thomas Jefferson University. He honors HealthSmart, Viant, Healthfirst, and more.

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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. 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. Clinical interests for Dr. Bloom include advanced heart failure, heart valve disease, and angina. Viant, Healthfirst, and CIGNA Plans are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Bloom takes. Dr. Bloom attended UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and then went on to complete her residency at Long Island Jewish Medical Center and Montefiore Medical Center. 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. Lloyd David Lense, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Other
210 Bellemead Road
East Setauket, NY
 

Dr. Lloyd Lense, who practices in East Setauket, NY and Stony Brook, NY, is a medical specialist in adult cardiology. Clinical interests for Dr. Lense include heart failure, heart valve disease, and hypertension (high blood pressure). Patients rated Dr. Lense highly, giving him an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and Viant, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended New York University (NYU) School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Mount Sinai Medical Center for residency. In addition to English, Dr. Lense (or staff) speaks Spanish and Hindi. His professional 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. William Eric Lawson, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
3001 Expressway Drive North
Islandia, NY
 

Dr. William Lawson is a physician who specializes in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Stony Brook University Medical Center, Dr. Lawson attended medical school at UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. Dr. Lawson's clinical interests include advanced heart failure, coronary angioplasty (PTCA), and high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia). He is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He is an in-network provider for Viant, Healthfirst, and CIGNA Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Lawson (or staff) is conversant in Hebrew, Arabic, and Spanish. Dr. Lawson is professionally affiliated with Stony Brook University Hospital.

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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 practices adult cardiology. After completing medical school at Stony Brook University Medical Center, School of Medicine, he performed his residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital. These areas are among his clinical interests: coronary angiogram, heart valve disease, and angina. Dr. Bench accepts Health Insurance Plan of New York (HIP), Fidelis, HealthSmart, and more. Dr. Bench speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , heart attack

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

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 works as a cardiologist and interventional cardiologist in East Setauket, NY and Stony Brook, NY. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Gruberg's areas of expertise include coronary angiogram, renal artery stenosis, and heart failure. He attended the University of San Simon Faculty of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at Sheba Medical Center for residency. He honors Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and more.

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Relevant Interests: , heart attack

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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Specializes in Adult Cardiology
469 Smithtown Bypass
Smithtown, NY
 

Dr. Mark Borek is an adult cardiology specialist in Stony Brook, NY, Smithtown, NY, and Port Jefferson, NY. The average patient rating for Dr. Borek is 4.5 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include coronary angiogram, heart valve disease, and angina. Dr. Borek's professional affiliations include St. Charles Hospital (Port Jefferson, NY), St. Catherine of Siena Hospital, and Stony Brook University Hospital. Dr. Borek takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and Viant, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Borek trained at Nassau University Medical Center. Dr. Borek (or staff) is conversant in Hebrew, Spanish, and Hindi.

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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 is a physician who specializes in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. Dr. Sadlofsky's areas of expertise include renal vascular disease, heart failure, and heart valve disease. He honors HealthSmart, Viant, and Healthfirst, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at New York College of Osteopathic Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Sadlofsky trained 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 is an adult cardiology specialist. These areas are among Dr. Sadigh's clinical interests: stress echo, arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), and heart failure. He is in-network for HealthSmart, Viant, and Healthfirst, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended Tulane University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with Tulane University.

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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 practices adult cardiology in Hauppauge, NY, Stony Brook, NY, and Northport, NY. Areas of expertise for Dr. Goyfman include stress echo, myocarditis, and atherosclerosis. He is in-network for Health Insurance Plan of New York (HIP), Fidelis, HealthSmart, and more. Dr. Goyfman obtained his medical school training at Stony Brook University Medical Center, School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Stony Brook University Medical Center. He is affiliated with Northport VA Medical Center.

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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 is a family practitioner in East Setauket, NY, Stony Brook, NY, and Southampton, NY. Her areas of expertise include diabetes, atherosclerosis, and hypertension (high blood pressure). Dr. Vollmer is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and Coventry. She is a graduate of Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College and a graduate of Lancaster General Hospital's residency program. Dr. Vollmer (or staff) is conversant in Urdu, Mandarin, and Spanish. She is professionally affiliated with Hudson River HealthCare (HRHCare).

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Relevant Interests: , heart attack

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. These areas are among her clinical interests: diabetes, atherosclerosis, and hypertension (high blood pressure). Dr. Soliman honors Viant, Healthfirst, CIGNA Plans, and more. She 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 foreign languages: Arabic, Spanish, and French. She is 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. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish. Clinical interests for Dr. Stretch include diabetes, atherosclerosis, and hypertension (high blood pressure). She obtained her medical school training at George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences and Georgetown University School of Medicine and performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with Stony Brook University Medical Center. She accepts Viant, Healthfirst, TRICARE, and more.

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

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

Dr. Barbara Boccia's specialties are legal medicine and family medicine. Her areas of expertise include the following: atherosclerosis, high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia), and stress management. The average patient rating for Dr. Boccia is 4.0 stars out of 5. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including HealthSmart, Viant, and Healthfirst. Her education and training includes medical school at Albany Medical College and residency at The Regional Medical Center at Memphis and Brookhaven Memorial Hospital Medical Center. Dr. Boccia is professionally affiliated with 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.