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We found 8 providers with an interest in heart attack and who accept GHI CBP 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's medical specialty is adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. He obtained his medical school training at New York University (NYU) School of Medicine and performed his residency at Montefiore Medical Center. Dr. Lederman's areas of expertise include the following: arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), heart valve disease, and coronary angioplasty (PTCA). He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HealthSmart, and Viant, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Lederman's professional affiliations include North Shore University Hospital, Stony Brook University Hospital, and Winthrop-University Hospital. His practice is open to new patients.

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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 specializes in adult cardiology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Chryssos include heart valve disease, angina, and heart attack. He takes HealthSmart, Viant, Healthfirst, and more. Dr. Chryssos is a graduate of St. George's University School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Chryssos completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Thomas Jefferson University. Dr. Chryssos (or staff) speaks the following languages: Sign Language, Spanish, and Greek. He is professionally affiliated with 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 is a cardiologist in Riverhead, NY, Wading River, NY, and Southampton, NY. His areas of expertise include renal artery stenosis, heart valve disease, and angina. Dr. Dalal is affiliated with Huntington Hospital. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Viant, and Healthfirst are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Dalal takes. Dr. Dalal's practice is open to new patients. He attended medical school at Medical College Baroda. He trained at Beth Israel Medical Center for residency. In addition to English, Dr. Dalal (or staff) speaks 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, 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, enhanced external counterpulsation (EECP), and heart failure. His average rating from his patients is 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Valentino takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Viant, Healthfirst, and more. Before performing his residency at Winthrop University Hospital, Dr. Valentino attended New York College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school. Dr. Valentino (or staff) speaks Spanish and Polish. He is professionally affiliated with Stony Brook University Hospital. He 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 specializes in adult cardiology and nuclear cardiology. He attended medical school at Medical College Baroda. He trained at Jacobi Medical Center for his residency. Dr. Patel's areas of expertise include renal artery stenosis, heart failure, and heart valve disease. He has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Patel takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and Viant. Dr. Patel (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish, Polish, and Gujarati. He is affiliated with Stony Brook University Hospital. Dr. Patel's practice is open to 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 practices adult cardiology in Riverhead, NY, Southampton, NY, and Wading River, NY. Dr. Blanco (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and Polish. Dr. Blanco's areas of expertise include heart failure, heart valve disease, and angina. He is professionally affiliated with Huntington Hospital and Stony Brook University Hospital. He attended Autonomous University of Madrid Faculty of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at Our Lady of Mercy Medical Center for residency. Viant, Healthfirst, and CIGNA Plans are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Blanco takes. 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 specialist in adult cardiology. He works in Riverhead, NY, Southampton, NY, and Wading River, NY. After completing medical school at Seth G.S. Medical College and Grant Medical College, he performed his residency at Flushing Hospital Medical Center. Dr. Easow's areas of expertise include the following: renal artery stenosis, heart failure, and heart valve disease. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, Viant, and more. Dr. Easow (or staff) is conversant in Hindi. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Huntington Hospital and Stony Brook University Hospital. Dr. Easow is accepting 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's areas of specialization are adult cardiology and interventional cardiology; he sees patients in Smithtown, NY, Rocky Point, NY, and East Setauket, NY. Areas of expertise for Dr. Sadlofsky include renal vascular disease, heart failure, and heart valve disease. HealthSmart, Viant, and Healthfirst are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Sadlofsky honors. He is a graduate of New York College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Sadlofsky's medical residency was performed at Beth Israel Medical Center. He is professionally 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.