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We found 17 providers with an interest in heart attack and who accept HealthPartners near Philadelphia, PA.

Dr. Howard Marc Rosner, DO
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
800 Walnut Street; 9th Floor
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Howard Rosner's medical specialty is adult cardiology. He attended Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Metropolitan Hospital. These areas are among his clinical interests: stress echo, consultative cardiology, and cardiac risk reduction. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Rosner accepts. He is affiliated with Pennsylvania Hospital, Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , heart attack

All Interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Holistic Approaches, Stress Echo, Consultative Cardiology, Heart Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Robert Bruce Norris, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
230 West Washington Square, Farm Journal Building; Floor 3
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Robert Norris works as a cardiologist. Dr. Norris's areas of expertise include stress echo, consultative cardiology, and cardiac risk reduction. He is affiliated with Pennsylvania Hospital and Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP). He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. After completing medical school at New York University (NYU) School of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Washington. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Norris include: Philadelphia Super Doctors and Recognized in Delaware Valley Consumers' Checkbook 2003 Top Docs issue.

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All Interests: Sports Health, Dizziness, Holistic Approaches, Cardiac Stress Testing, Stress Echo, Consultative ... (Read more)

Dr. David Stanley Poll, MD
Specializes in Other, Cardiology
909 Walnut Street
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. David Poll works as a cardiologist. Areas of expertise for Dr. Poll include mitral valve prolapse, rheumatic heart disease, and myocarditis. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at Yale-New Haven Hospital. Dr. Poll is conversant in German. His professional affiliations include Pennsylvania Hospital, Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , heart attack

All Interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Holistic Approaches, Cardiomyopathy, Cardiac Stress Testing, Nuclear Stress ... (Read more)

Dr. Veronica Ann Covalesky, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
800 Walnut Street; 9th Floor
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Veronica Covalesky practices adult cardiology in Philadelphia, PA. Areas of expertise for Dr. Covalesky include rheumatic heart disease, depression, and exercise stress test. Dr. Covalesky accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine, she performed her residency at Hahnemann University Hospital. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Pennsylvania Hospital, Jefferson Health, and Methodist Hospital.

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All Interests: Depression, Heart Bypass Surgery, Atrial Fibrillation, Dizziness, Mitral Stenosis, Aortic Stenosis, ... (Read more)

Dr. William Haley Pentz, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
230 W Washington Square; 3rd Floor
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. William Pentz practices adult cardiology. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan, Dr. Pentz attended medical school at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. Areas of expertise for Dr. Pentz include consultative cardiology, cardiac risk reduction, and bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery. Dr. Pentz takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. His professional affiliations include Pennsylvania Hospital and Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP).

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Relevant Interests: , heart attack

All Interests: Cardiac Risk Reduction, Bloodless Medicine/Transfusion-Free Surgery, Syncope, Electrocardiogram, ... (Read more)

Dr. Alan S Moak, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
39th and Market Street; 4 Phi
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Alan Moak's medical specialty is adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. His areas of expertise include renal angioplasty, stent placement (stenting), and iliac artery angioplasty. He is professionally affiliated with Mercy Fitzgerald Hospital, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), and Inspira Medical Center Woodbury. After attending SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine and New York University (NYU) School of Medicine, Dr. Moak completed his residency training at Brooklyn Campus of the VA NY Harbor Healthcare System, Duke University Medical Center, and Boston Medical Center. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. Dr. Moak has received professional recognition including the following: Recognized by Best Doctors in America 2011-2012. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , heart attack

All Interests: Renal Angioplasty, Mesenteric Artery Angioplasty, Renal Vascular Disease, Consultative Cardiology, ... (Read more)

Dr. Daniel M Kolansky, MD, BA
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
3400 Spruce Street, 9 Gates Building; Suite 9057
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Daniel Kolansky practices adult cardiology in Philadelphia, PA and Radnor, PA. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. Dr. Kolansky attended Yale School of Medicine and the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Yale-New Haven Hospital for residency. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Kolansky include: Philadelphia Super Doctors; Recognized by Main Line Today Top Doctors 2007, 2009 issue; and Recognized by Suburban Life magazine's "Top Physicians 2010" issue. Dr. Kolansky is professionally affiliated with Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), Philadelphia VA Medical Center, and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , heart attack

All Interests: Heart Valve Disease, Heart Attack, Coronary Angioplasty with Stent

Dr. Barry Alan Bravette, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
800 Walnut Street; 9th Floor
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Barry Bravette's medical specialty is adult cardiology. His areas of expertise include mitral valve prolapse, rheumatic heart disease, and cardiac risk reduction. His average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Bravette honors. Before performing his residency at Jefferson University Hospitals, Dr. Bravette attended UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. Dr. Bravette is professionally affiliated with Pennsylvania Hospital, Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, and Methodist Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , heart attack

All Interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Cardiomyopathy, Aortic Stenosis, Nuclear Stress Test, Stress Echo, ... (Read more)

Dr. Kevin Seth Steinberg, MD
Specializes in Interventional Cardiology, Vascular Medicine
230 West Washington Square; Farm Journal Building, 3rd Floor
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Kevin Steinberg is an interventional cardiologist and vascular medicine specialist in Philadelphia, PA. His areas of expertise include renal angioplasty, stent placement (stenting), and iliac artery angioplasty. His professional affiliations include Pennsylvania Hospital and Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP). Dr. Steinberg obtained his medical school training at Georgetown University School of Medicine and performed his residency at NYU Langone Medical Center. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more.

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Relevant Interests: , heart attack

All Interests: Renal Angioplasty, Mesenteric Artery Angioplasty, Stent Placement, Coronary Angioplasty, Heart ... (Read more)

Dr. Dean George Karalis, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
227 North Broad Street; Suite 200
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Dean Karalis works as an adult cardiologist in Philadelphia, PA. He obtained his medical school training at Albany Medical College and performed his residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital, North Shore University Hospital, and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College. Areas of expertise for Dr. Karalis include stress echo, consultative cardiology, and exercise stress test. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. He has received professional recognition including the following: Philadelphia Super Doctors. He is conversant in Greek. Dr. Karalis is affiliated with Pennsylvania Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , heart attack

All Interests: Dizziness, Mitral Stenosis, Cardiac Stress Testing, Nuclear Stress Test, Stress Echo, Consultative ... (Read more)

Dr. Brett Matthew Victor, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
227 N Broad Street; Suite 200 - Penn Cardiology Ccp
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Brett Victor is a specialist in adult cardiology. He works in Philadelphia, PA. He is a graduate of Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. Dr. Victor trained at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University for residency. Areas of expertise for Dr. Victor include stress echo, cardiac risk reduction, and high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia). He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is professionally affiliated with Pennsylvania Hospital and Hahnemann University Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , heart attack

All Interests: Nuclear Stress Test, Stress Echo, Ischemic Cardiomyopathy, Heart Problems, Peripheral Artery ... (Read more)

Dr. Harold Louis Rutenberg, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
230 W Washington Square; 3rd Floor
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Harold Rutenberg specializes in adult cardiology. Dr. Rutenberg is a graduate of Temple University School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at Temple University Hospital and Albert Einstein Medical Center, Philadelphia. These areas are among his clinical interests: consultative cardiology, cardiac risk reduction, and bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery. Dr. Rutenberg accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. He is affiliated with Pennsylvania Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , heart attack

All Interests: Cardiac Risk Reduction, Bloodless Medicine/Transfusion-Free Surgery, Electrocardiogram, ... (Read more)

Dr. Gene Chang, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology, Nuclear Cardiology
51 North 39th Street, Philadelphia Heart Institute; Suite 400
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Gene Chang practices adult cardiology, interventional cardiology, and nuclear cardiology. He speaks Korean. Dr. Chang is especially interested in heart attack. His professional affiliations include Mercy Fitzgerald Hospital, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center. He is a graduate of Tufts University School of Medicine. Dr. Chang trained at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center for his residency. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Chang takes. He has received distinctions including Philadelphia Super Doctors; Recognized by America's Top Doctors 2012-14; and Recognized by Best Doctors in America 2007-2008, 2009-2010, 2011-2012, 2013-2014.

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All Interests: Heart Attack

Dr. Pasquale F Nestico, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
1809 W Oregon Avenue
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Pasquale Nestico's area of specialization is adult cardiology. These areas are among his clinical interests: mitral valve prolapse, myocarditis, and pacemaker implantation. Dr. Nestico takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at Temple University School of Medicine. His residency was performed at Hahnemann University Hospital. In addition to English, Dr. Nestico speaks Italian. His professional affiliations include Pennsylvania Hospital, Jefferson Health, and Methodist Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , heart attack

All Interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Cardiomyopathy, Robotic Mitral Valve Repair, Heart Problems, Arrhythmias, High ... (Read more)

Dr. Parul Bhikhu Patel, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
3400 Spruce Street; 9035 Gates Building
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Parul Patel is a specialist in adult cardiology. Her education and training includes medical school at SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine and residency at Bellevue Hospital Center. Her areas of expertise include consultative cardiology, aortic disease, and heart valve disease. Dr. Patel takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. In addition to English, Dr. Patel speaks Gujarati. She is affiliated with Penn Presbyterian Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , heart attack

All Interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Enlarged Heart, Cardiac Stress Testing, Nuclear Stress Test, Consultative ... (Read more)

Dr. Sameer J Khandhar, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
Penn - Presbyterian Med Center
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Sameer Khandhar specializes in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. In addition to English, Dr. Khandhar (or staff) speaks Gujarati and Hindi. Areas of expertise for Dr. Khandhar include coronary angioplasty (PTCA), heart attack, and ischemic cardiomyopathy. He is professionally affiliated with Mercy Fitzgerald Hospital, Virtua Memorial, and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center. Before performing his residency at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Dr. Khandhar attended Northeast Ohio Medical University for medical school. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more.

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All Interests: Ischemic Cardiomyopathy, Heart Problems, Intensive Care, Coronary Angioplasty, Heart Attack, ... (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.