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We found 5 providers with an interest in heart attack and who accept US Family Health Plan near Radnor, PA.

Dr. Daniel M Kolansky, MD, BA
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
250 King of Prussia Road
Radnor, 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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All Interests: Heart Valve Disease, Heart Attack, Coronary Angioplasty with Stent

Dr. Maren Elizabeith Jeffery, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
250 King of Prussia Road
Radnor, PA
 

Dr. Maren Jeffery's specialty is adult cardiology. Her areas of expertise include cardiac risk reduction, depression, and heart attack. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Jeffery is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and a graduate of Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania's residency program. Awards and/or distinctions Dr. Jeffery has received include Recognized by Best Doctors in America 2009-2010, 2011-2012 and Recognized by Suburban Life magazine's "Top Physicians 2010" issue. She is affiliated with Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP).

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All Interests: Depression, Dizziness, Cardiac Stress Testing, Stress Echo, Consultative Cardiology, Hypertension, ... (Read more)

Dr. Parul Bhikhu Patel, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
Penn Medicine Valley Forge; 1001 Chesterbrook Boulevard
Berwyn, 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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All Interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Enlarged Heart, Cardiac Stress Testing, Nuclear Stress Test, Consultative ... (Read more)

Dr. Nazanin Moghbeli, MPH, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
250 King of Prussia Road
Radnor, PA
 

Dr. Nazanin Moghbeli is a cardiologist in Radnor, PA. Clinical interests for Dr. Moghbeli include consultative cardiology, cardiac risk reduction, and holistic approaches. Dr. Moghbeli honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Her education and training includes medical school at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and residency at Brigham and Women's Hospital. Dr. Moghbeli is affiliated with Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP).

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All Interests: Holistic Approaches, Cardiac Stress Testing, Consultative Cardiology, Heart Problems, Nuclear Scan, ... (Read more)

Dr. Adi Ganz, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
Penn Medicine Valley Forge; 1001 Chesterbrook Boulevard
Berwyn, PA
 

Dr. Adi Ganz is a cardiologist in Philadelphia, PA and Berwyn, PA. After completing medical school at the University of Massachusetts Medical School, he performed his residency at Tufts Medical Center. His clinical interests include cardiac risk reduction, depression, and exercise stress test. Dr. Ganz accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Ganz speaks Hebrew. His professional affiliations include Penn Presbyterian Medical Center and Chestnut Hill Hospital.

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All Interests: Depression, Atrial Fibrillation, Cardiac Stress Testing, Nuclear Stress Test, Stress Echo, ... (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.