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Dr. Richard Stanley Musialowski Jr., MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
1656 Riverchase Boulevard; Suite 2500
Rock Hill, SC
 

Dr. Richard Musialowski practices adult cardiology. Clinical interests for Dr. Musialowski include atherosclerosis, angina, and high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia). His hospital/clinic affiliations include Watauga Medical Center, Gaston Memorial Hospital, and Carolinas Medical Center. He accepts Medicare insurance. He graduated from SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences and then he performed his residency at Vanderbilt University Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with SUNY, University at Buffalo. He has received the distinction of NCQA Heart/Stroke Recognition Program.

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Dr. Thomas Vincent Johnson, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
197 Piedmont Boulevard; Suite 111
Rock Hill, SC
 

Dr. Thomas Johnson practices adult cardiology. His clinical interests include atherosclerosis, angina, and high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia). Dr. Johnson's hospital/clinic affiliations include Carolinas Medical Center, Carolinas Medical Center-Mercy, and Carolinas Medical Center-Pineville. He takes Medicare insurance. Dr. Johnson attended medical school at Emory University School of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with Emory University for his residency. He has received the distinction of NCQA Heart/Stroke Recognition Program.

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Dr. Justin Fletcher Haynie, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
1656 Riverchase Boulevard; Suite 2500
Rock Hill, SC
 

Dr. Justin Haynie's specialties are adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Haynie include atherosclerosis, angina, and heart attack. He honors Medicare insurance. Dr. Haynie attended medical school at Wake Forest University School of Medicine. His residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Alabama. Dr. Haynie's professional affiliations include Rutherford Hospital, Watauga Medical Center, and Carolinas Medical Center.

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Dr. Jens Eichhorn, PhD, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Nuclear Cardiology
1656 Riverchase Boulevard; Suite 2500
Rock Hill, SC
 

Dr. Jens Eichhorn works as a cardiologist and nuclear cardiology specialist. In addition to English, he speaks German. His areas of expertise include atherosclerosis, angina, and high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia). Dr. Eichhorn's professional affiliations include Carolinas Medical Center-Union, Carolinas Medical Center-Mercy, and Carolinas Medical Center-Pineville. After completing medical school at Humboldt University of Berlin, Dr. Eichhorn performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Tulane University. He is in-network for Medicare insurance.

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Dr. Nathaniel Carter Edwards, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
1656 Riverchase Boulevard; Suite 2500
Rock Hill, SC
 

Dr. Nathaniel Edwards is a physician who specializes in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. These areas are among his clinical interests: atherosclerosis, angina, and high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia). Dr. Edwards is in-network for Medicare insurance. He graduated from the University of Virginia School of Medicine. His residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Virginia. Dr. Edwards has received the distinction of NCQA Heart/Stroke Recognition Program. His professional affiliations include Carolinas Medical Center, Carolinas Medical Center-Union, and Carolinas Medical Center-Mercy.

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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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