Vishal Gupta, MD, PhD trained as a medical resident in the department of internal medicine at Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, New York City. He also performed fellowships at Columbia University in Gastroenterology and Harvard Medical School in Gerontology and earned a PhD in colon cancer at the University of South Carolina.

Time is critical during a heart attack. The longer it takes to get treated, the more badly damaged the heart will be. Get to the hospital quickly by calling 9-1-1. Do not attempt to drive yourself.