We found 8 providers with an interest in heart attack and who accept Aetna near Wading River, NY.

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Dr. Emanuel Demetrios Chryssos, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
 

Dr. Emanuel Chryssos' medical specialty is adult cardiology. These areas are among his clinical interests: heart valve disease, angina, and heart attack. HealthSmart, Viant, and Healthfirst are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Chryssos takes. He attended St. George's University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with Thomas Jefferson University. Dr. Chryssos (or staff) speaks the following languages: Sign Language, Spanish, and Greek. He is affiliated with 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. Steven J Lederman, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
271 Route 25a
Wading River, NY
 

Dr. Steven Lederman works as a cardiologist and interventional cardiologist in Riverhead, NY, Hampton Bays, NY, and Southampton, NY. He graduated from New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at Montefiore Medical Center. Clinical interests for Dr. Lederman include arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), heart valve disease, and coronary angioplasty (PTCA). Dr. Lederman honors Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and more. His professional affiliations include North Shore University Hospital, Stony Brook University Hospital, and Winthrop-University Hospital. He welcomes new patients.

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All Interests: Research, Hypertension, Heart Problems, Atherosclerosis Prevention, Arrhythmias, High Cholesterol, ... (Read more)

Procedure Information for Percutaneous Coronary Intervention
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    This survival rate is 'risk-adjusted' to account for the fact that some physicians treat sicker patients than average. The resulting percentage is the survival rate for the average patient who has this procedure.
    99.6%
    (Similar to state average)
  • Case Severity: 0.8 times the average?
    Physicians with high case severity treat sicker patients than average, and their patients are more at-risk. In contrast, physicians with low case severity treat healthier patients than average, and their patients are less at-risk.
  • Based on 250 patients (2009-2011)
Procedure Information for Non-Emergency Angioplasty
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    This survival rate is 'risk-adjusted' to account for the fact that some physicians treat sicker patients than average. The resulting percentage is the survival rate for the average patient who has this procedure.
    100%
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  • Case Severity: 1.2 times the average?
    Physicians with high case severity treat sicker patients than average, and their patients are more at-risk. In contrast, physicians with low case severity treat healthier patients than average, and their patients are less at-risk.
  • Based on 239 patients (2009-2011)
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Dr. Prateek Vinod Dalal, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
271 Rt 25a
Wading River, NY
 

Dr. Prateek Dalal is an adult cardiologist. These areas are among Dr. Dalal's clinical interests: renal artery stenosis, heart valve disease, and angina. He is an in-network provider for Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at Medical College Baroda. He completed his residency training at Beth Israel Medical Center. Dr. Dalal (or staff) speaks Urdu, Spanish, and Polish. Dr. Dalal is affiliated with Huntington Hospital. Dr. Dalal has an open panel.

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

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Dr. Patrick Paul Valentino, MD, DO
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
271 Route 25a
Wading River, NY
 

Dr. Patrick Valentino is a physician who specializes in adult cardiology. Dr. Valentino obtained his medical school training at New York College of Osteopathic Medicine and performed his residency at Winthrop University Hospital. His clinical interests include renal artery stenosis, enhanced external counterpulsation (EECP), and heart failure. He has a 3.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Valentino takes several insurance carriers, including Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield. Dr. Valentino (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and Polish. His professional affiliations include Huntington Hospital and Stony Brook University Hospital. Dr. Valentino is accepting new patients.

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All Interests: Heart Valve Surgery, Hypertension, Renal Artery Stenosis, Heart Problems, Coronary Angioplasty, ... (Read more)

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Dr. Rajoo Chittaranjan Patel, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Nuclear Cardiology
271 Route 25a
Wading River, NY
 

Dr. Rajoo Patel is a specialist in adult cardiology and nuclear cardiology. He works in Riverhead, NY, Wading River, NY, and Southampton, NY. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. These areas are among Dr. Patel's clinical interests: renal artery stenosis, heart failure, and heart valve disease. He takes Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at Medical College Baroda. Dr. Patel's medical residency was performed at Jacobi Medical Center. Dr. Patel (or staff) speaks Spanish, Polish, and Gujarati. He is affiliated with Huntington Hospital and Stony Brook University Hospital. He welcomes new patients.

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Dr. Miguel Luis Blanco, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
271 Route 25a
Wading River, NY
 

Dr. Miguel Blanco works as a cardiologist. After attending Autonomous University of Madrid Faculty of Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at Our Lady of Mercy Medical Center. His clinical interests include heart failure, heart valve disease, and angina. Dr. Blanco honors Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and more. Dr. Blanco (or staff) speaks Spanish and Polish. He is affiliated with Huntington Hospital and Stony Brook University Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Dr. Babu Easow, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
271 Rt 25a
Wading River, NY
 

Dr. Babu Easow is a physician who specializes in adult cardiology. He is a graduate of Seth G.S. Medical College and Grant Medical College. For his professional training, Dr. Easow completed a residency program at Flushing Hospital Medical Center. Clinical interests for Dr. Easow include renal artery stenosis, heart failure, and heart valve disease. He is an in-network provider for Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and more. In addition to English, Dr. Easow (or staff) speaks Hindi. Dr. Easow's professional affiliations include Huntington Hospital and Stony Brook University Hospital. He is open to new patients.

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

Dr. Jason Andrew Sadlofsky, DO
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
745 Route 25a; Suite F
Rocky Point, NY
 

Dr. Jason Sadlofsky works as a cardiologist and interventional cardiologist in Smithtown, NY, Rocky Point, NY, and East Setauket, NY. He graduated from New York College of Osteopathic Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Sadlofsky completed a residency program at Beth Israel Medical Center. Dr. Sadlofsky's areas of expertise include renal vascular disease, heart failure, and heart valve disease. He is an in-network provider for HealthSmart, Viant, and Healthfirst, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Sadlofsky's professional affiliations include St. Charles Hospital (Port Jefferson, NY), St. Catherine of Siena Hospital, and Stony Brook University Hospital.

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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.
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