We found 8 providers with an interest in heart attack and who accept PacifiCare Signature POS near San Francisco, CA.

Dr. Peter Y.M. Hui, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
2100 Webster Street; Suite 516
San Francisco, CA
 

Dr. Peter Hui is an adult cardiology and interventional cardiology specialist. He graduated from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Stanford University Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). He has indicated that his clinical interests include heart problems. Dr. Hui is rated highly by his patients. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal. Dr. Hui has received the following distinction: San Francisco Super Doctors. He speaks Cantonese. Dr. Hui is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Pacific Medical Foundation, and California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC). New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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All Interests: Invasive Cardiology, Stent Placement, Heart Problems, Drug Eluting Stent, Angiogram, Stent, ... (Read more)

Dr. Steven L Blumlein, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
45 Castro Street; Suite 125
San Francisco, CA
 

Dr. Steven Blumlein is a San Francisco, CA physician who specializes in adult cardiology. His clinical interests include heart problems. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Pacific Medical Foundation, and CPMC - St. Luke's Campus. Before completing his residency at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), Dr. Blumlein attended medical school at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Medicine and Medical College of Wisconsin. He has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Blumlein takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, in addition to other insurance carriers. His practice is open to new patients.

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All Interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Invasive Cardiology, Hypertension, Non-Invasive Cardiology, Heart Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Richard A Francoz, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
2100 Webster Street; Suite 516
San Francisco, CA
 

Dr. Richard Francoz is a physician who specializes in adult cardiology. In his practice, he is particularly interested in heart problems. Dr. Francoz honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, in addition to other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Irvine. Dr. Francoz has received the following distinction: San Francisco Super Doctors. He offers interpreting services for Cantonese, Filipino, and Spanish-speaking patients. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Pacific Medical Foundation, and CPMC - St. Luke's Campus. Dr. Francoz welcomes new patients.

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All Interests: Cardiac Devices, Atrial Fibrillation, Cardiomyopathy, Nuclear Stress Test, Invasive Cardiology, ... (Read more)

Dr. Jared James Herr, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
2340 Clay Street; Suite 114-a
San Francisco, CA
 

Dr. Jared Herr's specialty is adult cardiology. Dr. Herr has a special interest in heart problems. He takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), Dr. Herr attended the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC), and Menlo Park Surgical Hospital (MPSH). New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Herr's office for an appointment.

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All Interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Cardiomyopathy, Nuclear Stress Test, Hypertension, Non-Invasive Cardiology, ... (Read more)

Dr. Thomas Joseph Kaiser, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
45 Castro Street; #302
San Francisco, CA
 

Dr. Thomas Kaiser, who practices in San Francisco, CA, is a medical specialist in adult cardiology. Dr. Kaiser studied medicine at the University of Michigan Medical School. His clinical interests encompass heart problems. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Kaiser takes. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Brown & Toland Physicians. He has an open panel.

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All Interests: Syncope, Ventricular Tachycardia, Atrial Fibrillation, Cardiomyopathy, Preventive Cardiology, ... (Read more)

Dr. Vipul Gupta, MPH, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
505 Parnassus Avenue
San Francisco, CA
 

Dr. Vipul Gupta, who practices in San Francisco, CA, Brentwood, CA, and Antioch, CA, is a medical specialist in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. He has indicated that his clinical interests include heart problems. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Gupta's education and training includes medical school at Topiwala National Medical College and residency at a hospital affiliated with SUNY, University at Buffalo. Dr. Gupta (or staff) is conversant in Hindi and Punjabi. Dr. Gupta is affiliated with Sutter East Bay Medical Foundation (SEBMF), Sutter Delta Medical Center, and Alta Bates Summit Medical Center - Summit Campus. His practice is open to new patients.

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Dr. Laurence Howard Lief, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
1199 Bush Street; Suite 240
San Francisco, CA
 

Dr. Laurence Lief specializes in adult cardiology. Dr. Lief (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish, German, and Russian. His clinical interests include heart problems. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC), and Brown & Toland Physicians. Dr. Lief attended Weill Cornell Medical College and then went on to complete his residency at Georgetown University Hospital. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans. He is open to new patients.

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Dr. Howard J Kline, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
1 Shrader Street; Suite 600
San Francisco, CA
 

Dr. Howard Kline is an adult cardiology specialist. Before performing his residency at The Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York and a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), Dr. Kline attended New York Medical College for medical school. In his practice, Dr. Kline focuses on heart problems. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Kline honors. He offers interpreting services for patients who speak Chinese and Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC), and Brown & Toland Physicians. He is accepting new patients.

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All Interests: Syncope, Ventricular Tachycardia, Atrial Fibrillation, Atrial Septal Defect, Cardiomyopathy, ... (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.
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