We found 5 providers with an interest in heart attack and who accept BlueCare Essential 1486 near Largo, FL.

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Merrill Krolick, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
1345 West Bay Drive; Suite 101
Largo, FL
 

Dr. Merrill Krolick is an adult cardiology and interventional cardiology specialist in Largo, FL, Pembroke Pines, FL, and Clearwater, FL. After completing medical school at New York College of Osteopathic Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF). His areas of expertise include coronary angiogram, pericarditis, and ventricular tachycardia. Dr. Krolick's average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Krolick accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Krolick (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Arabic, Spanish, and Vietnamese. His professional affiliations include Memorial Hospital Miramar, Memorial Hospital Pembroke, and Memorial Hospital West.

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

Ronald Walsh, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology, Nuclear Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology
1345 West Bay Drive; Suite 101
Largo, FL
 

Dr. Ronald Walsh practices adult cardiology, interventional cardiology, and nuclear cardiology. He graduated from Midwestern University, Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Midwestern University. Clinical interests for Dr. Walsh include coronary angiogram, pericarditis, and ventricular tachycardia. He is rated highly by his patients. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Walsh (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Arabic, Spanish, and Chinese. Dr. Walsh is professionally affiliated with Largo Medical Center - Indian Rocks Road Campus, The Heart Institute at Northside Hospital Campus, and Morton Plant Hospital.

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

Dr. Ravi Reddy Kethireddy, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
1301 2nd Ave Southwest; Suite 301
Largo, FL
 

Dr. Ravi Kethireddy's medical specialty is adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. Dr. Kethireddy's patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. His areas of expertise include the following: mitral valve prolapse, carotid artery disease, and heart attack. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Kethireddy takes. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Marshall University, Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine, Dr. Kethireddy attended medical school at Kakatiya Medical College. Dr. Kethireddy (or staff) speaks Hindi. He is affiliated with St. Anthony's Hospital, Northside Hospital, and BayCare Physician Partners.

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Dr. Sarah Anne Digby, DO
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
10707 66th Street N; Suite A
Pinellas Park, FL
 

Dr. Sarah Digby sees patients in Pinellas Park, FL. Her medical specialty is general internal medicine. She is a graduate of A.T. Still University, Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine and a graduate of Northside Hospital and Heart Institute's residency program. Her areas of expertise include diabetes, obesity, and emphysema. Dr. Digby is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Her professional affiliations include Northside Hospital, Largo Medical Center - Indian Rocks Road Campus, and BayCare Physician Partners.

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Dr. Venkata G Budharaju, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
8839 Bryan Dairy Road
Largo, FL
 

Dr. Venkata Budharaju is a specialist in adult endocrinology. He works in Saint Petersburg, FL and Largo, FL. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include the following: menopause, well woman care, and migraine. Dr. Budharaju's hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Anthony's Hospital, Northside Hospital, and Largo Medical Center - Indian Rocks Road Campus. Dr. Budharaju honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended Osmania Medical College and then went on to complete his residency at Pennsylvania Hospital. In addition to English, Dr. Budharaju (or staff) speaks Hindi.

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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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