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

Dr. Ratan Ahuja is an adult cardiologist in Orange City, FL and Lake Mary, FL. The average patient rating for Dr. Ahuja is 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Ahuja is affiliated with Central Florida Regional Hospital. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He attended the University of Delhi, University College of Medical Sciences and then went on to complete his residency at Maulana Azad Medical Center. Dr. Ahuja (or staff) speaks Hindi.

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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 is an adult cardiology and nuclear cardiology specialist. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, BlueOptions, MyBlue, and more. Dr. Lopez is a graduate of Tufts University School of Medicine and the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. He is affiliated with Central Florida Regional Hospital.

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

Dr. Rajendra Hippalgaonkar specializes in adult cardiology and practices in Orange City, FL and Sanford, FL. His average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Hippalgaonkar is affiliated with Central Florida Regional Hospital. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Hippalgaonkar takes. He is a graduate of Osmania University. Dr. Hippalgaonkar's medical residency was performed at Mount Sinai Medical Center.

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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 sees patients in Lake Mary, FL and Deltona, FL. His medical specialties are adult cardiology and nuclear cardiology. Patients gave him an average rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. Dr. Vallario studied medicine at the University of Florida College of Medicine. His residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Medical University of South Carolina. Dr. Vallario is affiliated with Central Florida Regional Hospital.

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

Dr. William David's specialty is adult cardiology. Dr. David is affiliated with Central Florida Regional Hospital. He graduated from the University of L'Aquila Faculty of Medicine and Surgery. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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

Dr. Karuna Ahuja practices critical care (intensive care medicine) and adult pulmonology. Her average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Ahuja is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. Her education and training includes medical school at GSVM Medical College and residency at a hospital affiliated with State University of New York (SUNY). In addition to English, Dr. Ahuja (or staff) speaks Hindi. She is professionally affiliated with Central Florida Regional Hospital.

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

Dr. Pontenciano Gonzales practices family medicine in Debary, FL. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Gonzales is professionally affiliated with Central Florida Regional Hospital. 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 the University of Santo Tomas Faculty of Medicine and Surgery. Dr. Gonzales (or staff) speaks Filipino and Spanish.

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Specializes in General Internal Medicine
2575 South Volusia Avenue; Suite 300
Orange City, FL
 

Dr. Syed-Bilal Ahmed specializes in general internal medicine. The average patient rating for Dr. Ahmed is 3.5 stars out of 5. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and more. He graduated from Dow Medical College. He trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Connecticut for residency. He is affiliated with Central Florida Regional Hospital.

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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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