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Dr. William Edward Downey, MS, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology, Vascular Medicine
447 Mcalister Road; Suite 2100
Lincolnton, NC
 

Dr. William Downey specializes in adult cardiology, interventional cardiology, and vascular medicine (blood vessel disease). His areas of expertise include the following: atrial septal defect, transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR), and aortic stenosis. Dr. Downey accepts Medicare insurance. His education and training includes medical school at Harvard Medical School and Duke University School of Medicine and residency at Brigham and Women's Hospital. Dr. Downey has received the following distinction: NCQA Heart/Stroke Recognition Program. He is conversant in Spanish. He is affiliated with Carolinas Medical Center - Mercy, Carolinas Medical Center-Pineville, and Carolinas Medical Center-University.

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All Interests: Atrial Septal Defect, Aortic Stenosis, Mitral Regurgitation, Heart Valve Disease, Vascular Disease, ... (Read more)

Dr. Ramon Martinez Anastacio, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
441 Mcalister Road; Suite 2100
Lincolnton, NC
 

Dr. Ramon Anastacio's area of specialization is adult cardiology. He attended medical school at the University of Santo Tomas Faculty of Medicine and Surgery. For his residency, Dr. Anastacio trained at The Miriam Hospital. Dr. Anastacio's clinical interests include atherosclerosis, angina, and high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia). Dr. Anastacio is in-network for Medicare insurance. He has received the distinction of NCQA Heart/Stroke Recognition Program. His professional affiliations include Carolinas Medical Center - Mercy, Carolinas Medical Center-Pineville, and Carolinas HealthCare System Lincoln.

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All Interests: Endocarditis, Chest Pain, Cardiomyopathy, Hypotension, Heart Murmur, Hypertension, Echocardiogram, ... (Read more)

Dr. Sanjeev Pravin Shah, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Advanced Heart Failure and Transplant Cardiology
441 Mcalister Road; Lincoln Medical Plaza Ii
Lincolnton, NC
 

Dr. Sanjeev Shah specializes in adult cardiology and advanced heart failure and transplant cardiology. These areas are among his clinical interests: atherosclerosis, angina, and high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia). He honors Medicare insurance. Dr. Shah attended Medical University of South Carolina College of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of North Carolina (UNC). Dr. Shah has received the distinction of NCQA Heart/Stroke Recognition Program. He is affiliated with Carolinas HealthCare System Lincoln and Carolinas Medical Center-University.

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Dr. Karen Gail Cloninger, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
441 Mcalister Road; Suite 2100
Lincolnton, NC
 

Dr. Karen Cloninger is a specialist in adult cardiology. Her areas of expertise include atherosclerosis, angina, and high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia). Dr. Cloninger is affiliated with Carolinas Medical Center - Mercy and Carolinas HealthCare System Lincoln. Before completing her residency at a hospital affiliated with Emory University, Dr. Cloninger attended medical school at Wake Forest University School of Medicine. Dr. Cloninger takes Medicare insurance.

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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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