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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 is an adult cardiology and interventional cardiology specialist in Riverhead, NY, Hampton Bays, NY, and Southampton, NY. His areas of expertise include the following: arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), heart valve disease, and coronary angioplasty (PTCA). Dr. Lederman is affiliated with North Shore University Hospital, Stony Brook University Hospital, and Winthrop-University Hospital. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HealthSmart, and Viant, as well as other insurance carriers. He is open to new patients. After attending New York University (NYU) School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Montefiore Medical Center.

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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 is a specialist in adult cardiology. He works in East Setauket, NY and Smithtown, NY. His areas of expertise include heart valve disease, angina, and heart attack. He accepts several insurance carriers, including HealthSmart, Viant, and Healthfirst. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Thomas Jefferson University, Dr. Chryssos attended St. George's University School of Medicine. Dr. Chryssos (or staff) speaks the following languages: Sign Language, Spanish, and Greek. His professional affiliations include 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: 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, who practices in Riverhead, NY, Wading River, NY, and Southampton, NY, is a medical specialist in adult cardiology. These areas are among his clinical interests: renal artery stenosis, heart valve disease, and angina. Dr. Dalal is professionally affiliated with Huntington Hospital. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Viant, Healthfirst, and more. He welcomes new patients. After attending Medical College Baroda for medical school, Dr. Dalal completed his residency training 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. Patrick Paul Valentino, MD, DO
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
271 Route 25a
Wading River, NY
 

Dr. Patrick Valentino's area of specialization is adult cardiology. Before performing his residency at Winthrop University Hospital, Dr. Valentino attended New York College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school. These areas are among Dr. Valentino's clinical interests: renal artery stenosis, enhanced external counterpulsation (EECP), and heart failure. His average patient rating is 3.0 stars out of 5. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Viant, Healthfirst, and more. Dr. Valentino (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and Polish. He is affiliated with Stony Brook University Hospital. Dr. Valentino's practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , heart attack

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 cardiologist and nuclear cardiology specialist. In addition to English, Dr. Patel (or staff) speaks Spanish, Polish, and Gujarati. Areas of expertise for Dr. Patel include renal artery stenosis, heart failure, and heart valve disease. He is professionally affiliated with Stony Brook University Hospital. He graduated from Medical College Baroda. Dr. Patel's medical residency was performed at Jacobi Medical Center. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. Dr. Patel takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and Viant, as well as other insurance carriers. He is accepting new patients.

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

Dr. Miguel Blanco, who practices in Riverhead, NY, Southampton, NY, and Wading River, NY, is a medical specialist in adult cardiology. These areas are among Dr. Blanco's clinical interests: heart failure, heart valve disease, and angina. He accepts Viant, Healthfirst, and CIGNA Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at Autonomous University of Madrid Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Blanco's medical residency was performed at Our Lady of Mercy Medical Center. Dr. Blanco (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and Polish. He is professionally affiliated with Huntington Hospital and Stony Brook University Hospital. His practice is open to new patients.

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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 is an adult cardiology specialist in Riverhead, NY, Southampton, NY, and Wading River, NY. Dr. Easow attended medical school at Seth G.S. Medical College and Grant Medical College. His residency was performed at Flushing Hospital Medical Center. Clinical interests for Dr. Easow include renal artery stenosis, heart failure, and heart valve disease. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, Viant, and more. Dr. Easow (or staff) speaks Hindi. Dr. Easow is affiliated with Huntington Hospital and Stony Brook University Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Easow's office for an appointment.

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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's medical specialty is adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. Dr. Sadlofsky's areas of expertise include renal vascular disease, heart failure, and heart valve disease. His hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Charles Hospital (Port Jefferson, NY), St. Catherine of Siena Hospital, and Stony Brook University Hospital. After attending New York College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at Beth Israel Medical Center. He honors several insurance carriers, including HealthSmart, Viant, and Healthfirst.

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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.