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We found 4 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, NY
 

Dr. Frederick Ehlert is a cardiac electrophysiologist in New York, NY and Somers, NY. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. These areas are among Dr. Ehlert's clinical interests: holter monitoring, electrophysiological (EP) study, and cardioversion. He is affiliated with ColumbiaDoctors. Before performing his residency at St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center, Dr. Ehlert attended Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons for medical school. Dr. Ehlert honors Aetna EPO, POMCO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include Phi Beta Kappa, Marquette University and One of America's Top Doctors. Dr. Ehlert is accepting 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's area of specialization is adult cardiology. He has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. His areas of expertise consist of heart problems, hypertension (high blood pressure), and carotid artery disease. Dr. Pulerwitz accepts Aetna EPO, POMCO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at Harvard Medical School, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. He has received professional recognition including the following: Fellow of American College of Cardiology; Best Doctors Washingtonian; and One of America's Top Doctors. Dr. Pulerwitz is conversant in Spanish. He is affiliated with ColumbiaDoctors. He has an open panel.

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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 is a specialist in adult cardiology. He attended medical school at Mount Sinai School of Medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Hametz include cardiac imaging. He honors several insurance carriers, including Coresource, Aetna EPO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. 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 professionally 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 physician who specializes in adult cardiology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Thomas include rheumatic heart disease, exercise stress test, and dilated cardiomyopathy. He is rated highly by his patients. Dr. Thomas takes Coresource, Aetna EPO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Thomas graduated from Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons. He is conversant in Spanish. He is affiliated with 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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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.