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We found 4 providers with an interest in heart attack and who accept Medicaid near Meadowbrook, PA.

Dr. Kevin Gordon Lax, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
1650 Huntingdon Pike; Suite 252
Meadowbrook, PA
 

Dr. Kevin Lax sees patients in Meadowbrook, PA and Huntingdon Valley, PA. His medical specialty is adult cardiology. Dr. Lax attended Mount Sinai School of Medicine and subsequently trained at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College for residency. His areas of expertise include stress echo, cardiac risk reduction, and heart bypass surgery (CABG). He has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. Dr. Lax is professionally affiliated with Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP).

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All Interests: Heart Bypass Surgery, Dizziness, Cardiac Stress Testing, Stress Echo, Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm, ... (Read more)

Dr. Peter Adam Shaftel, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
1650 Huntingdon Pike; Suite 252
Meadowbrook, PA
 

Dr. Peter Shaftel is an adult cardiology and interventional cardiology specialist in Meadowbrook, PA and Huntingdon Valley, PA. His areas of expertise include the following: consultative cardiology, depression, and high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia). He is professionally affiliated with Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP). Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Shaftel takes. He attended medical school at Weill Cornell Medical College. Dr. Shaftel's training includes a residency program at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania.

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All Interests: Depression, Syncope, Consultative Cardiology, Ischemic Cardiomyopathy, Heart Problems, Intensive ... (Read more)

Dr. Kevin George Robinson, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
700 Cottman Avenue
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Kevin Robinson practices adult cardiology in Philadelphia, PA. These areas are among Dr. Robinson's clinical interests: stress echo, cardiac risk reduction, and high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia). He is professionally affiliated with Pennsylvania Hospital. After completing medical school at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College, he performed his residency at Monmouth Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Medical College of Georgia. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Robinson takes.

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All Interests: Cardiac Stress Testing, Nuclear Stress Test, Stress Echo, Heart Problems, Tachycardia, Nuclear ... (Read more)

Dr. Andrew Jay Mustin, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
1650 Huntingdon Pike; Suite 252
Meadowbrook, PA
 

Dr. Andrew Mustin is an adult cardiologist in Huntingdon Valley, PA, Meadowbrook, PA, and Jenkintown, PA. Before performing his residency at Abington Memorial Hospital, Dr. Mustin attended Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College for medical school. Dr. Mustin's areas of expertise include consultative cardiology, cardiac risk reduction, and high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia). He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. Dr. Mustin is professionally affiliated with Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP).

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All Interests: Dizziness, Cardiac Stress Testing, Nuclear Stress Test, Consultative Cardiology, Ischemic ... (Read more)

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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.