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Merrill Krolick, MD
Specializes in General Practice, Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
average rating 5 stars (4 ratings)
1345 West Bay Drive; Suite 101
Largo, FL
 

Dr. Merrill Krolick is a general practitioner, adult cardiologist, and interventional cardiologist in Largo, FL, Pembroke Pines, FL, and Miramar, FL. Dr. Krolick (or staff) is conversant in Arabic, Spanish, and Vietnamese. These areas are among his clinical interests: coronary angiogram, pericarditis, and ventricular tachycardia. Dr. Krolick is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hospital Miramar, Memorial Hospital Pembroke, and Memorial Hospital West. He is a graduate of New York College of Osteopathic Medicine. He completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF). Dr. Krolick's average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Krolick is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more.

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All Interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Mitral Stenosis, Cardiomyopathy, Aortic Stenosis, Enlarged Heart, ... (Read more)

Ronald Walsh, MD
Specializes in General Practice, Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology, Nuclear Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology, Obstetrics & Gynecology
average rating 4.5 stars (5 ratings)
1345 W Bay Drive; Suite 101
Largo, FL
 

Dr. Ronald Walsh is a physician who specializes in general practice, adult cardiology, and interventional cardiology. Dr. Walsh (or staff) speaks the following languages: Arabic, Spanish, and Chinese. Areas of expertise for Dr. Walsh include coronary angiogram, pericarditis, and ventricular tachycardia. Dr. Walsh's professional affiliations include Largo Medical Center - Indian Rocks Road Campus, The Heart Institute (St. Petersburg and Largo, FL) at Northside Hospital Campus, and Morton Plant Hospital. He attended Midwestern University, Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with Midwestern University. Dr. Walsh's average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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All Interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Mitral Stenosis, Cardiomyopathy, Aortic Stenosis, Enlarged Heart, Nuclear ... (Read more)

Jesse Klein, MD
Specializes in General Practice, Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
1345 West Bay Drive; Suite 101
Largo, FL
 

Dr. Jesse Klein is a general practitioner, adult cardiologist, and interventional cardiologist in Largo, FL and Saint Petersburg, FL. He is a graduate of the University of Iowa, Carver College of Medicine and Des Moines University, College of Osteopathic Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Klein completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Minnesota. Areas of expertise for Dr. Klein include coronary angiogram, pericarditis, and syncope (fainting). Dr. Klein accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Klein (or staff) is conversant in Arabic, Spanish, and Chinese. He is affiliated with The Heart Institute (St. Petersburg and Largo, FL) Downtown Office, Largo Medical Center - Indian Rocks Road Campus, and The Heart Institute (St. Petersburg and Largo, FL) at Northside Hospital Campus.

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Ms. Sarah Anne Digby D.O.
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
average rating 4.75 stars (1 rating)
10707 66th Street N; Suite A
Pinellas Park, FL
 

Dr. Sarah Digby's area of specialization is general internal medicine. Her areas of expertise include diabetes, obesity, and emphysema. Dr. Digby accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. She attended A.T. Still University, Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at Northside Hospital and Heart Institute. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Northside Hospital, Largo Medical Center - Indian Rocks Road Campus, and BayCare Physician Partners.

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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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