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

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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. Areas of expertise for Dr. Lederman include arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), heart valve disease, and coronary angioplasty (PTCA). He is professionally affiliated with North Shore University Hospital, Stony Brook University Hospital, and Winthrop-University Hospital. Dr. Lederman takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Viant, and Healthfirst, as well as other insurance carriers. His practice is open to new patients. Before completing his residency at Montefiore Medical Center, Dr. Lederman attended medical school at New York University (NYU) School of Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , heart attack

All Interests: Syncope, Research, Heart Valve Disease, Implantable Cardioverter-Defibrillator, Tests, ... (Read more)

Procedure Information for Percutaneous Coronary Intervention
  • Patient survival rate: ?
    99.6%
    (Similar to state average)
  • Case Severity: 0.8 times the average?
  • Based on 250 patients (2009-2011)
Procedure Information for Non-Emergency Angioplasty
  • Patient survival rate: ?
    100%
    (Similar to state average)
  • Case Severity: 1.2 times the average?
  • Based on 239 patients (2009-2011)
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Dr. Emanuel Demetrios Chryssos, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
 

Dr. Emanuel Chryssos sees patients in East Setauket, NY and Smithtown, NY. His medical specialty is adult cardiology. Dr. Chryssos's areas of expertise include heart valve disease, angina, and heart attack. His professional affiliations include St. Charles Hospital (Port Jefferson, NY), St. Catherine of Siena Hospital, and Stony Brook University Hospital. He takes HealthSmart, Viant, and Healthfirst, in addition to other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at St. George's University School of Medicine. His residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Thomas Jefferson University. Dr. Chryssos (or staff) speaks the following languages: Sign Language, Spanish, and Greek.

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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. Prateek Vinod Dalal, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
271 Rt 25a
Wading River, NY
 

Dr. Prateek Dalal's area of specialization is adult cardiology. Dr. Dalal's areas of expertise include the following: renal artery stenosis, heart valve disease, and angina. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Viant, and Healthfirst, in addition to other insurance carriers. His education and training includes medical school at Medical College Baroda and residency at Beth Israel Medical Center. Dr. Dalal (or staff) is conversant in Urdu, Spanish, and Polish.

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Relevant Interests: , heart attack

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

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

Dr. Rajoo Patel's area of specialization is adult cardiology. His average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Patel's areas of expertise include renal artery stenosis, heart failure, and heart valve disease. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and Viant are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Patel honors. He studied medicine at Medical College Baroda. Dr. Patel completed his residency training at Jacobi Medical Center. Dr. Patel (or staff) is conversant in Spanish, Polish, and Hindi. Dr. Patel is professionally affiliated with Stony Brook University Hospital.

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

Dr. Patrick Valentino's specialty is adult cardiology. Dr. Valentino is rated 3.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. These areas are among his clinical interests: renal artery stenosis, enhanced external counterpulsation (EECP), and heart failure. He is affiliated with Stony Brook University Hospital. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Viant, and Healthfirst are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Valentino accepts. Dr. Valentino attended New York College of Osteopathic Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Winthrop University Hospital. Dr. Valentino (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and Polish.

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

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

Dr. Miguel Blanco's area of specialization is adult cardiology. His areas of expertise include the following: heart failure, heart valve disease, and angina. Dr. Blanco honors several insurance carriers, including Viant, Healthfirst, and CIGNA Plans. He studied medicine at Autonomous University of Madrid Faculty of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at Our Lady of Mercy Medical Center. In addition to English, Dr. Blanco (or staff) speaks Spanish and Polish. Dr. Blanco is professionally affiliated with Stony Brook University Hospital.

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All Interests: Heart Valve Disease, Hypertension, Heart Problems, Heart Attack, Peripheral Vascular Disease, High ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Babu Easow works as an adult cardiologist. Clinical interests for Dr. Easow include renal artery stenosis, heart failure, and heart valve disease. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and Viant, as well as other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at Seth G.S. Medical College and Grant Medical College. Dr. Easow completed his residency training at Flushing Hospital Medical Center. He is affiliated with Stony Brook University Hospital.

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

Dr. Jason Sadlofsky's medical specialty is adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. His 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 graduated from New York College of Osteopathic Medicine. He trained at Beth Israel Medical Center for residency. He is affiliated with 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.