We found 5 providers with an interest in heart attack and who accept Medicare near Rock Hill, SC.

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Richard Stanley Musialowski Jr MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
1656 Riverchase Boulevard; Suite 2500
Rock Hill, SC

Dr. Richard Musialowski is an adult cardiology specialist. Dr. Musialowski attended SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with SUNY, University at Buffalo. His clinical interests include atherosclerosis, angina, and high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia). He accepts Medicare insurance. He has received the distinction of NCQA Heart/Stroke Recognition Program. Dr. Musialowski is affiliated with Carolinas HealthCare System.

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Relevant Interests: , Heart Attack

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

Justin Fletcher Haynie MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
1656 Riverchase Boulevard; Suite 2500
Rock Hill, SC

Dr. Justin Haynie is a medical specialist in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. He has a special interest in atherosclerosis, angina, and heart attack. He takes Medicare insurance. After completing medical school at Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Dr. Haynie performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Alabama. He is affiliated with Carolinas HealthCare System.

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Relevant Interests: , Heart Attack

All Interests: Percutaneous Coronary Intervention, Chest Pain, Stent Placement, Heart Problems, Heart Attack, Coron ... (Read more)

Nathaniel Carter Edwards MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
Average rating 4.5 stars out of 5 (2 ratings)
1656 Riverchase Boulevard; Suite 2500
Rock Hill, SC

Dr. Nathaniel Edwards' areas of specialization are adult cardiology and interventional cardiology; he sees patients in Rock Hill, SC. These areas are among his clinical interests: heart attack, pacemaker, and endocarditis. Dr. Edwards is affiliated with Carolinas HealthCare System. He honors Medicare insurance. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Virginia, Dr. Edwards attended medical school at the University of Virginia School of Medicine. He has received the distinction of NCQA Heart/Stroke Recognition Program.

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Relevant Interests: , Heart Attack

All Interests: Endocarditis, Chest Pain, Cardiomyopathy, Heart Murmur, Implantable Cardioverter-Defibrillator, Hype ... (Read more)

Thomas Vincent Johnson MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
1656 Riverchase Boulevard; Suite 2500
Rock Hill, SC

Dr. Thomas Johnson's medical specialty is adult cardiology. His clinical interests include atherosclerosis, angina, and high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia). He is professionally affiliated with Carolinas HealthCare System. Dr. Johnson is a graduate of Emory University School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Emory University. Dr. Johnson accepts Medicare insurance. He has received the distinction of NCQA Heart/Stroke Recognition Program.

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

Jens Eichhorn PHD MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Nuclear Cardiology
Average rating 5.0 stars out of 5 (1 rating)
1656 Riverchase Boulevard; Suite 2500
Rock Hill, SC

Dr. Jens Eichhorn is a specialist in adult cardiology and nuclear cardiology. In addition to English, Dr. Eichhorn speaks German. These areas are among his clinical interests: atherosclerosis, angina, and high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia). He is professionally affiliated with Carolinas HealthCare System. Dr. Eichhorn attended Humboldt University of Berlin and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with Tulane University. He is in-network for Medicare insurance.

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Relevant Interests: , Heart Attack

All Interests: Endocarditis, Chest Pain, Cardiomyopathy, Hypotension, Heart Murmur, Hypertension, Echocardiogram, C ... (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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