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We found 4 providers with an interest in heart problems and who accept CIGNA Plans near Dade City, FL.

Dr. Vladimir Curkovic, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
13100 Fort King Road
Dade City, FL
 

Dr. Vladimir Curkovic is a specialist in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. In Dr. Curkovic's practice, he is particularly interested in heart stent placement. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at the University of Zagreb School of Medicine. He trained at Lenox Hill Hospital for his residency. Dr. Curkovic is professionally affiliated with Florida Medical Clinic and Bayfront Health Dade City.

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Relevant Interests: , heart problems

All Interests: Heart Problems, Heart Stent Placement, Pacemaker, Cardiac Catheterization

Dr. Nadim Gaffar Khan, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology
13100 Fort King Road
Dade City, FL
 

Dr. Nadim Khan's specialties are adult cardiology, interventional cardiology, and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). His clinical interests encompass electrophysiological (EP) study and implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD). He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Khan graduated from Madras Medical College and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF). His professional affiliations include St. Joseph's Hospital North, Florida Medical Clinic, and Tampa General Hospital (TGH).

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Relevant Interests: , arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), atrial fibrillation

All Interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Arrhythmias, Electrophysiological Study, Implantable ... (Read more)

Dr. Parag Vrajlal Pitroda, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
13417 Us Hwy 301 S; Suite A
Dade City, FL
 

Dr. Parag Pitroda works as a general internist in Dade City, FL. Dr. Pitroda's areas of expertise include heart problems, skin surgery, and lung problems. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He studied medicine at Smt. NHL Municipal Medical College. He trained at Saint Joseph Mercy Health System for residency. His professional affiliations include Florida Medical Clinic and Bayfront Health Dade City.

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All Interests: Heart Problems, Lung Problems, Skin Surgery

Dr. Mohammad Munir, MD
Specializes in Hospital Medicine, Internal Medicine
13100 Fort King Road
Dade City, FL
 

Dr. Mohammad Munir's specialty is hospital medicine (hospitalist). He attended Khyber Medical College and then went on to complete his residency at McLaren Regional Medical Center. He has indicated that his clinical interests include heart problems, preventive care, and cholesterol problems (lipid disorders). Dr. Munir is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. Dr. Munir is affiliated with Florida Medical Clinic and Bayfront Health Dade City.

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All Interests: Preventive Care, Heart Problems, Cholesterol Problems

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What are Heart Problems?

The heart is one of the most important organs in the body. This smooth muscle expands and contracts rhythmically our entire lifetime, pumping blood to our lungs and then to every other cell in our body. When heart problems occur, it becomes difficult for the body to get the nutrients and oxygen it needs via the blood. So while there are a variety of illnesses and disorders that affect the heart, most of them make you feel weak, tired, and short of breath. The most common heart conditions include heart disease, angina, arrhythmia, and valve disorders.

Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States for both men and women. This includes coronary artery disease, heart attacks, congestive heart failure, and congenital heart disease. Some conditions, such as genetics, cannot be controlled. But there are many other things you can do to lower your risk for heart disease. Controlling high blood pressure and cholesterol levels, reducing or stopping smoking, exercising more and losing weight if needed, and eating a diet low in sodium can all protect your heart.

Angina is a squeezing type of chest pain that happens when the muscles around your heart don’t get enough oxygen. It can be regular or infrequent. Usually, angina is caused by coronary heart disease. However, not all chest pain is angina. Chest pain can also be caused by a lung infection or panic attack, for example, so it is important to have any sudden pain checked.

Arrhythmia is the word for when the heart beats too fast, too slow, or irregularly with skipped beats. It can feel frightening, and depending on the type it can be dangerous, but in most cases arrhythmia is not serious and can be treated. It is very common, especially in older adults.

Heart valve problems can happen in any one of the the heart’s four valves that keep blood flowing where it needs to go. Babies can be born with problems in their heart valves, or valves can be damaged by infections. The valves can stiffen and become less mobile, or they can stop closing properly and ‘leak’ when the heart beats. Valve problems can usually be repaired surgically.