We found 3 providers with an interest in heart attack and who accept ConnectiCare near Guilford, CT.

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Specializes in Interventional Cardiology
111 Goose Lane
Guilford, CT
 

Dr. Glen Henry's medical specialty is interventional cardiology. Dr. Henry takes Anthem, ConnectiCare, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. Before performing his residency at Yale-New Haven Hospital, Dr. Henry attended Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Medicine. Dr. Henry (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and Italian. He is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. He welcomes new patients.

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All Interests: Syncope, Women's Heart Disease, Electrocardiogram, Preventive Cardiology, Exercise Physiology, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Other
1591 Boston Post Road
Guilford, CT
 

Dr. Stephen Possick, who practices in Hamden, CT, Orange, CT, and North Haven, CT, is a medical specialist in adult cardiology. He is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, ConnectiCare, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. Dr. Possick attended medical school at Mount Sinai School of Medicine. Dr. Possick (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish, German, and French. He is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. Dr. Possick is open to new patients.

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All Interests: Electrocardiogram, Doppler Echocardiography, Heart Attack, Stress Testing, Angina, Heart Failure

Specializes in Adult Cardiology
111 Goose Lane; Suite 2400
Guilford, CT
 

Dr. Christopher Loscalzo works as an adult cardiologist in North Haven, CT, New Haven, CT, and Guilford, CT. He is in-network for Anthem, ConnectiCare, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. Dr. Loscalzo's education and training includes medical school at New York Medical College and residency at Montefiore Medical Center. Dr. Loscalzo (or staff) speaks Spanish and Italian. He is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Loscalzo's office for an appointment.

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All Interests: Syncope, Women's Heart Disease, Preventive Cardiology, Holter Monitoring, Exercise Physiology, ... (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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