We found 3 cardiologists who accept Coventry near East Meadow, NY.

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Dr. John Francis Heitner, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Nuclear Cardiology
1900 Hempstead Turnpike; 500
East Meadow, NY

Dr. John Heitner's areas of specialization are adult cardiology and nuclear cardiology. His areas of expertise include cardiac (heart) MRI. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Heitner is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Amerigroup, Coresource, and Anthem. Before completing his residency at Duke University Medical Center, Dr. Heitner attended medical school at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University. He is professionally affiliated with New York Methodist (NYM) Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Cardiac MRI

Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology
2201 Hempstead Turnpike; Department of Cardiology
East Meadow, NY

Dr. Alex Vidal is an East Meadow, NY physician who specializes in adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). He is affiliated with NuHealth. Dr. Vidal is an in-network provider for Health Insurance Plan of New York (HIP), POMCO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Central University of the Caribbean School of Medicine.

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Specializes in Pediatric Cardiology
2201 Hempstead Turnpike
East Meadow, NY

Dr. Daniel Silbert is a pediatric cardiology specialist. He is professionally affiliated with NuHealth. Dr. Silbert attended medical school at Yale School of Medicine. He takes Health Insurance Plan of New York (HIP), POMCO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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What is Cardiology?

Cardiology is the study of the heart and blood vessels, and a cardiologist makes sure they are functioning well. Patients see cardiologists for many issues affecting the circulatory system, including:
  • Hypertension, or high blood pressure
  • Heart attack prevention and treatment
  • Congestive Heart Failure, where the heart cannot pump enough blood to meet the needs of the body
  • Heart transplant evaluation and care after surgery
  • Peripheral vascular disease, where arteries in the limbs narrow and reduce blood flow
  • Aneurysm, or a swelling in the blood vessels
  • Coronary Artery Disease, where the blood vessels delivering oxygen and nutrients to the heart become blocked

After performing a physical exam, a cardiologist may order a number of imaging tests in order to get a better understanding of what disease or complication might be causing problems in the heart and blood vessels. Some of these might include:
  • An electrocardiogram, which checks the heart’s electrical activity
  • X-rays to see tissues more clearly
  • Cardiac catheterization, where a small tube is directed into the heart to test pressure, oxygen levels, and blood flow

Although some cardiologists provide primary care, cardiologists more typically work as consultants to primary care physicians when a heart issue comes up. Cardiologists do not perform surgery, but they can perform “interventional” procedures, such as balloon angioplasty (where a balloon is used to stretch open narrowed veins) or stent placement to keep blood flowing.
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