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We found 3 providers with an interest in heart attack and who accept Humana HMO Open Access Copay 80/2000 near Denver, CO.

Dr. Michael Sang-Hak Kim, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
1055 Clermont Street
Denver, CO

Dr. Michael Kim is a cardiologist and interventional cardiologist in Aurora, CO, Sterling, CO, and Fort Collins, CO. His areas of expertise include the following: heart valve disease, angina, and heart attack. He is professionally affiliated with Children's Hospital Colorado, the University of Colorado Hospital (UCH), and the University Physicians. Dr. Kim takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Kim obtained his medical school training at Ohio State University College of Medicine and performed his residency at Barnes-Jewish Hospital and St. Louis Children's Hospital.

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All Interests: Heart Valve Disease, Mitral Valvuloplasty, Heart Problems, Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement, ... (Read more)

Dr. Joel Alberto Garcia Fernandez, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
777 Bannock Street
Denver, CO

Dr. Joel Garcia's medical specialty is adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. His areas of expertise include heart valve disease, heart failure, and heart attack. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Before completing his residency at Detroit Medical Center/Wayne State University, Dr. Garcia attended medical school at Pontifical Catholic University Mother and Teacher, Faculty of Health Sciences. He has received the following distinctions: Teaching Faculty Award, UCH Division of Cardiology; Outstanding Research Fellow Award, UCH Cardiology; and Society of Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions (SCAI), SCAI. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Garcia is professionally affiliated with Denver Health Medical Center, South Lake Hospital, and the University of Colorado Hospital (UCH).

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All Interests: Cardiomyopathy, Hypertension, Heart Problems, Peripheral Artery Disease, Heart Failure, CT ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
1055 Clermont Street; 111b
Denver, CO

Dr. Stephen Waldo is an adult cardiology and interventional cardiology specialist. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Waldo include heart attack and cardiac catheterization. Dr. Waldo is professionally affiliated with the University of Colorado Hospital (UCH), the University Physicians, and Veterans Health Administration (VA). He is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is not accepting new patients at this time. Dr. Waldo studied medicine at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Waldo trained at Massachusetts General Hospital. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include Beckman Undergraduate Research Scholar Award; Phi Beta Kappa; and UCSD Undergraduate Research Scholar Award.

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All Interests: Heart Problems, Heart Attack, Aneurysm, Peripheral Artery Disease, Angina, Angioplasty, Cardiac ... (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.