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Dr. Parul Bhikhu Patel, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
1001 Chesterbrook Boulevard; Penn Medicine Valley Forge
Berwyn, PA
 

Dr. Parul Patel's specialty is adult cardiology. Dr. Patel's areas of expertise include consultative cardiology, aortic disease, and heart valve disease. She honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. After attending SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine for medical school, she completed her residency training at Bellevue Hospital Center. In addition to English, she speaks Gujarati. She is professionally affiliated with Penn Presbyterian Medical Center and Chestnut Hill Hospital.

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All Interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Women's Heart Disease, Enlarged Heart, Cardiac Stress Testing, Nuclear Stress ... (Read more)

Dr. Daniel M Kolansky, BA, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
250 King of Prussia Road
Radnor, PA
 

Dr. Daniel Kolansky practices adult cardiology. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), Philadelphia VA Medical Center, and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center. After completing medical school at Yale School of Medicine and the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Yale-New Haven Hospital. Dr. Kolansky is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Kolansky's distinctions include: Philadelphia Super Doctors; Recognized by Main Line Today Top Doctors 2007, 2009 issue; and Recognized by Suburban Life magazine's "Top Physicians 2010" issue.

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All Interests: Heart Valve Disease, Heart Attack, Coronary Angioplasty with Stent

Dr. Maren Elizabeith Jeffery, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
250 King of Prussia Road
Radnor, PA
 

Dr. Maren Jeffery's specialty is adult cardiology. Her areas of expertise include stress echo, consultative cardiology, and cardiac risk reduction. Dr. Jeffery is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. She studied medicine at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. For her professional training, Dr. Jeffery completed a residency program at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. She has received the following distinctions: Recognized by Best Doctors in America 2009-2010, 2011-2012 and Recognized by Suburban Life magazine's "Top Physicians 2010" issue. Dr. Jeffery is professionally affiliated with Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP).

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All Interests: Depression, Dizziness, Cardiac Stress Testing, Stress Echo, Consultative Cardiology, Hypertension, ... (Read more)

Dr. Adi Ganz, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
1001 Chesterbrook Boulevard; Penn Medicine Valley Forge
Berwyn, PA
 

Dr. Adi Ganz is a medical specialist in adult cardiology. Dr. Ganz's areas of expertise include the following: cardiac risk reduction, depression, and exercise stress test. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. He studied medicine at the University of Massachusetts Medical School. Dr. Ganz's training includes a residency program at Tufts Medical Center. In addition to English, he speaks Hebrew. He is affiliated with Penn Presbyterian Medical Center and Chestnut Hill Hospital.

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All Interests: Depression, Atrial Fibrillation, Cardiac Stress Testing, Nuclear Stress Test, Stress Echo, ... (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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