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We found 8 providers with an interest in heart attack and who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO near Deltona, FL.

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Dr. Ratan Kumar Ahuja, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
759 Harley Strickland Boulevard
Orange City, FL
 

Dr. Ratan Ahuja works as an adult cardiologist in Orange City, FL and Lake Mary, FL. He attended the University of Delhi, University College of Medical Sciences for medical school and subsequently trained at Maulana Azad Medical Center for residency. Patient reviews placed Dr. Ahuja at an average of 3.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. In addition to English, Dr. Ahuja (or staff) speaks Hindi. He is affiliated with Central Florida Regional Hospital.

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All Interests: Cardiomyopathy, Enlarged Heart, Nuclear Stress Test, Hypertension, Tricuspid Valve Disease, ... (Read more)

Dr. Wilberto Lester M. Mariano Lopez, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Nuclear Cardiology
1565 Saxon Boulevard; Suite 202
Deltona, FL
 

Dr. Wilberto Lopez's specialties are adult cardiology and nuclear cardiology. Dr. Lopez is professionally affiliated with Central Florida Regional Hospital. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, BlueOptions, and MyBlue, in addition to other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at Tufts University School of Medicine and the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine.

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All Interests: Syncope, Aortic Valve Disease, Endocarditis, Cardiomyopathy, Enlarged Heart, Nuclear Stress Test, ... (Read more)

Dr. Rajendra Govind Hippalgaonkar, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
932 Saxon Boulevard; Suite A
Orange City, FL
 

Dr. Rajendra Hippalgaonkar works as a cardiologist in Orange City, FL and Sanford, FL. He is rated highly by his patients. Dr. Hippalgaonkar is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. He attended medical school at Osmania University. His medical residency was performed at Mount Sinai Medical Center. He is professionally affiliated with Central Florida Regional Hospital.

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Dr. Lawrence Edward Vallario, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Nuclear Cardiology
1565 Saxon Boulevard; Suite 202
Deltona, FL
 

Dr. Lawrence Vallario's areas of specialization are adult cardiology and nuclear cardiology; he sees patients in Lake Mary, FL and Deltona, FL. Dr. Vallario is rated 3.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He is professionally affiliated with Central Florida Regional Hospital. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. After attending the University of Florida College of Medicine for medical school, Dr. Vallario completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Medical University of South Carolina.

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All Interests: Cardiomyopathy, Enlarged Heart, Nuclear Stress Test, Hypertension, Tricuspid Valve Disease, ... (Read more)

Dr. William John David, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
1565 Saxon Boulevard; Suite 202
Deltona, FL
 

Dr. William David's specialty is adult cardiology. He is a graduate of the University of L'Aquila Faculty of Medicine and Surgery. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. Dr. David is professionally affiliated with Central Florida Regional Hospital.

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All Interests: Cardiomyopathy, Enlarged Heart, Nuclear Stress Test, Hypertension, Tricuspid Valve Disease, ... (Read more)

Dr. Karuna Ahuja, MD
Specializes in Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
759 Harley Strickland Boulevard
Orange City, FL
 

Dr. Karuna Ahuja specializes in critical care (intensive care medicine) and adult pulmonology. Dr. Ahuja's average rating from her patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. She is professionally affiliated with Central Florida Regional Hospital. She is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. She graduated from GSVM Medical College and Stony Brook University Medical Center, School of Medicine. Dr. Ahuja's residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with State University of New York (SUNY). Dr. Ahuja (or staff) is conversant in Hindi.

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All Interests: Bronchoscopy, Cardiomyopathy, Enlarged Heart, Hypertension, Tricuspid Valve Disease, Pulmonary ... (Read more)

Dr. Syed-Bilal Bilal Ahmed, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
2575 South Volusia Avenue; Suite 300
Orange City, FL
 

Dr. Syed-Bilal Ahmed practices general internal medicine. Patient ratings for Dr. Ahmed average 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Ahmed is affiliated with Central Florida Regional Hospital. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Ahmed accepts. He is a graduate of Dow Medical College. His training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Connecticut.

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Dr. Pontenciano Divino Gonzales Jr., MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
62 Spring Vista Drive
Debary, FL
 

Dr. Pontenciano Gonzales is a family practitioner. In addition to English, Dr. Gonzales (or staff) speaks Filipino and Spanish. He is affiliated with Central Florida Regional Hospital. Dr. Gonzales graduated from the University of Santo Tomas Faculty of Medicine and Surgery. Patient ratings for Dr. Gonzales average 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Gonzales honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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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.