We found 7 providers with an interest in heart attack and who accept Aetna near Wading River, NY.

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Patrick Valentino, DO
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
271 Route 25a
Wading River, NY
 

Dr. Patrick Valentino is a physician who specializes in adult cardiology. After completing medical school at New York College of Osteopathic Medicine, he performed his residency at Winthrop University Hospital. Clinical interests for Dr. Valentino include renal artery stenosis, enhanced external counterpulsation (EECP), and heart failure. Patient ratings for Dr. Valentino average 3.0 stars out of 5. He honors Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and more. Dr. Valentino (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and Polish. Dr. Valentino's hospital/clinic affiliations include Huntington Hospital, Northwell Health, and Stony Brook University Hospital. He has an open panel.

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

Steven 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, Wading River, NY, and Southampton, NY. Areas of expertise for Dr. Lederman include arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), heart valve disease, and coronary angioplasty (PTCA). He takes Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He obtained his medical school training at New York University (NYU) School of Medicine and performed his residency at Montefiore Medical Center. He is affiliated with North Shore University Hospital, Stony Brook University Hospital, and Winthrop-University Hospital. He is open to new patients.

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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
  • Patient survival rate: ?
    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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Prateek Dalal, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
271 Rt 25a
Wading River, NY
 

Dr. Prateek Dalal is a cardiologist. His clinical interests include renal artery stenosis, heart valve disease, and angina. He honors Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and more. Before performing his residency at Beth Israel Medical Center, Dr. Dalal attended Medical College Baroda for medical school. Dr. Dalal (or staff) is conversant in Urdu, Spanish, and Polish. Dr. Dalal's professional affiliations include Huntington Hospital and Northwell Health. He welcomes 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)

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

Dr. Rajoo Patel practices adult cardiology and nuclear cardiology in Riverhead, NY, Wading River, NY, and Southampton, NY. He is rated highly by his patients. Clinical interests for Dr. Patel include renal artery stenosis, heart failure, and heart valve disease. Dr. Patel's professional affiliations include Huntington Hospital, Northwell Health, and Stony Brook University Hospital. Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Patel accepts. Dr. Patel's practice is open to new patients. Before performing his residency at Jacobi Medical Center, Dr. Patel attended Medical College Baroda for medical school. Dr. Patel (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish, Polish, and Gujarati.

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

Dr. Babu Easow's specialty is adult cardiology. Dr. Easow's areas of expertise include the following: renal artery stenosis, heart failure, and heart valve disease. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Huntington Hospital, Northwell Health, and Stony Brook University Hospital. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield. Dr. Easow has an open panel. He attended medical school at Seth G.S. Medical College and Grant Medical College. His residency was performed at Flushing Hospital Medical Center. Dr. Easow (or staff) is conversant in Hindi.

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Dr. Emanuel Demetrios Chryssos, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
 

Dr. Emanuel Chryssos, who practices in East Setauket, NY and Smithtown, NY, is a medical specialist in adult cardiology. Dr. Chryssos (or staff) speaks Sign Language, Spanish, and Greek. His areas of expertise include the following: heart valve disease, angina, and heart attack. He is affiliated with St. Charles Hospital (Port Jefferson, NY), St. Catherine of Siena Hospital, and Stony Brook University Hospital. Dr. Chryssos is a graduate of St. George's University School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Thomas Jefferson University. He accepts several insurance carriers, including HealthSmart, Viant, and Healthfirst.

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All Interests: Syncope, Heart Valve Disease, Tests, Hypertension, Echocardiogram, Non-Invasive Cardiology, Heart ... (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 specialties are adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. He practices in Smithtown, NY, Rocky Point, NY, and East Setauket, NY. Dr. Sadlofsky attended New York College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at Beth Israel Medical Center for residency. These areas are among his clinical interests: renal vascular disease, heart failure, and heart valve disease. He is in-network for HealthSmart, Viant, and Healthfirst, as well as other insurance carriers. His hospital/clinic 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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