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

Dr. Richard Musialowski is a medical specialist in adult cardiology. Dr. Musialowski's clinical interests include atherosclerosis, angina, and high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia). His professional affiliations include Watauga Medical Center, CaroMont Regional Medical Center - Main Campus, and Carolinas Medical Center (CMC). He honors Medicare insurance. After attending SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences for medical school, he completed his residency training at Vanderbilt University Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with SUNY, University at Buffalo. He has received the following distinction: NCQA Heart/Stroke Recognition Program.

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

Dr. Thomas Johnson is a medical specialist in adult cardiology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Johnson include atherosclerosis, angina, and high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia). He honors Medicare insurance. After completing medical school at Emory University School of Medicine, Dr. Johnson performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Emory University. He has received professional recognition including the following: NCQA Heart/Stroke Recognition Program. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Carolinas Medical Center - Mercy and Carolinas Medical Center-Pineville.

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

Dr. Justin Haynie practices adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. After attending Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Dr. Haynie completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Alabama. He has indicated that his clinical interests include atherosclerosis, angina, and heart attack. He takes Medicare insurance. He is professionally affiliated with Rutherford Hospital, Watauga Medical Center, and Carolinas HealthCare System Union.

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Dr. Nathaniel Carter Edwards, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
1656 Riverchase Boulevard; Suite 2500
Rock Hill, SC
 

Dr. Nathaniel Edwards practices adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Edwards include heart attack, pacemaker, and endocarditis. He is in-network for Medicare insurance. Dr. Edwards's education and training includes medical school at the University of Virginia School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Virginia. Dr. Edwards has received the following distinction: NCQA Heart/Stroke Recognition Program. He is professionally affiliated with Carolinas HealthCare System Union, Carolinas Medical Center - Mercy, and Carolinas Medical Center-Pineville.

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Dr. Jens Eichhorn, PhD, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Nuclear Cardiology
1656 Riverchase Boulevard; Suite 2500
Rock Hill, SC
 

Dr. Jens Eichhorn is an adult cardiology and nuclear cardiology specialist. His areas of expertise include atherosclerosis, angina, and high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia). He takes Medicare insurance. Dr. Eichhorn is a graduate of Humboldt University of Berlin. Dr. Eichhorn's residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Tulane University. He speaks German. He is professionally affiliated with Carolinas HealthCare System Union, Carolinas Medical Center - Mercy, and Carolinas Medical Center-Pineville.

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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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