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We found 5 providers with an interest in heart problems and who accept EmblemHealth near Somers, NY.

Dr. Frederick Arthur Ehlert, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Electrophysiology
334 Route 202; Somers Office
Somers, NY
 

Dr. Frederick Ehlert's area of specialization is cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). He is conversant in Spanish. Clinical interests for Dr. Ehlert include holter monitoring, electrophysiological (EP) study, and cardioversion. Dr. Ehlert is professionally affiliated with ColumbiaDoctors. His education and training includes medical school at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons and residency at St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center. He honors Medicaid Managed Care, POMCO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Ehlert has received professional recognition including the following: Phi Beta Kappa, Marquette University; One of America's Top Doctors .:::http://www.nyp.org/about/americas-top-doctors.html; and One of America's Top Doctors. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), atrial fibrillation, tachycardia (very fast heart rate)

All Interests: Cardioversion, Syncope, Atrial Fibrillation, Holter Monitoring, Pacemaker, Tachycardia, ... (Read more)

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Dr. Todd Cory Pulerwitz, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
334 Route 202; Somers Office
Somers, NY
 

Dr. Todd Pulerwitz specializes in adult cardiology. He is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. These areas are among Dr. Pulerwitz's clinical interests: heart problems, hypertension (high blood pressure), and carotid artery disease. He is professionally affiliated with ColumbiaDoctors. He accepts Medicaid Managed Care, POMCO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. Dr. Pulerwitz is accepting new patients. He is a graduate of Harvard Medical School. For his professional training, Dr. Pulerwitz completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. Awards and/or distinctions Dr. Pulerwitz has received include Fellow of American College of Cardiology; Best Doctors Washingtonian; and One of America's Top Doctors .:::http://www.nyp.org/about/americas-top-doctors.html. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish.

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All Interests: Cardiac Stress Testing, Hypertension, Heart Problems, Carotid Artery Disease, Cholesterol Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Craig David Hametz, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
2050 Saw Mill River Road
Yorktown Heights, NY
 

Dr. Craig Hametz's area of specialization is adult cardiology. He graduated from Mount Sinai School of Medicine. Dr. Hametz is especially interested in cardiac imaging. He takes Coresource, Aetna EPO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Hametz has received professional recognition including the following: New York Rising Stars. Dr. Hametz (or staff) is conversant in Mandarin, Spanish, and Japanese. He is affiliated with NYU Langone Medical Center.

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All Interests: Heart Problems, Ultrasound, Cardiac Imaging

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Specializes in Adult Cardiology
2050 Saw Mill River Road
Yorktown Heights, NY
 

Dr. Patrick Thomas is a specialist in adult cardiology. These areas are among his clinical interests: rheumatic heart disease, exercise stress test, and dilated cardiomyopathy. His average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Thomas is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Coresource, Aetna EPO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. Dr. Thomas studied medicine at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons. He speaks Spanish. His professional affiliations include Westchester Medical Center and NYU Langone Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), rheumatic heart disease, mitral valve prolapse, heart problems, heart valve disease, dilated cardiomyopathy, heart attack, aortic valve disease, ventricular fibrillation, atrial septal defect, heart failure, coronary artery disease, heart valve problems, ischemic cardiomyopathy

All Interests: Heart Valve Problems, Ischemic Cardiomyopathy, Heart Problems, Exercise Stress Test, Cardiac ... (Read more)

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Dr. Abdollah Sedighi, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
334 Route 202; Bailet Court
Somers, NY
 

Dr. Abdollah Sedighi works as a cardiologist. In addition to English, Dr. Sedighi (or staff) speaks Spanish, Polish, and Persian. His areas of clinical interest consist of heart problems, hypertension (high blood pressure), and peripheral vascular disease. He is affiliated with Wilson Medical Center, Johnson City, ColumbiaDoctors, and Phelps Memorial Hospital Association. He graduated from Medical University of Gdansk. His training includes a residency program at Cabrini Medical Center. Dr. Sedighi takes MagnaCare, Family Health Plus, and Medicaid, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received professional recognition including the following: Multiple presentations on cardiovascular health at commune centers in NY. His practice is open to new patients.

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All Interests: Hypertension, Heart Problems, Cholesterol Problems, Peripheral Vascular Disease

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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.