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We found 9 providers with an interest in heart attack and who accept BlueCare All Copay 1491 near Longwood, FL.

Dr. Ratan Kumar Ahuja, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
1319 S. International Parkway; Suite 1171
Lake Mary, FL
 

Dr. Ratan Ahuja specializes in adult cardiology. He is rated 3.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Ahuja is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Delhi, University College of Medical Sciences and performed his residency at Maulana Azad Medical Center. Dr. Ahuja (or staff) speaks Hindi. Dr. Ahuja is affiliated with Central Florida Regional Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , heart attack

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

Dr. Khalid L Yaqoob, MD
Specializes in Interventional Cardiology
450 W State Road 434; Suite 301
Longwood, FL
 

Dr. Khalid Yaqoob is an interventional cardiologist in Longwood, FL. Dr. Yaqoob (or staff) speaks Urdu, Arabic, and Spanish. He is affiliated with Orlando Health and Central Florida Regional Hospital. After attending Sindh Medical College for medical school, he completed his residency training at St. John's Episcopal Hospital. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers.

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

Dr. Jacob Kwasi Agamasu, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
701 N. Palmetto Street
Longwood, FL
 

Dr. Jacob Agamasu's medical specialty is adult cardiology. He has received a 2.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Agamasu graduated from Semmelweis University Faculty of Medicine. In addition to English, Dr. Agamasu (or staff) speaks Hungarian and Spanish. He is affiliated with Central Florida Regional Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , heart attack

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

Dr. Wasim Ahmar, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
450 W. State Rd. 434; Suite 3010
Longwood, FL
 

Dr. Wasim Ahmar, who practices in Longwood, FL, is a medical specialist in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. Dr. Ahmar has received a 2.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He graduated from King Edward Medical University and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with The University of Toledo. Dr. Ahmar (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Urdu and Punjabi. His professional affiliations include Orlando Health and Central Florida Regional Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , heart attack

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

Dr. Neel R Patel, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
500 N Maitland Avenue; Suite 111
Maitland, FL
 

Dr. Neel Patel is a specialist in adult cardiology. He is conversant in Gujarati. Dr. Patel is affiliated with Central Florida Regional Hospital. He attended Saba University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Wayne State University for residency. Patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO.

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Relevant Interests: , heart attack

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

Dr. Karuna Ahuja, MD
Specializes in Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
1319 International Parkway; Suite 1171
Lake Mary, FL
 

Dr. Karuna Ahuja works as an intensive care specialist and pulmonologist. Dr. Ahuja (or staff) speaks Hindi. She is professionally affiliated with Central Florida Regional Hospital. She attended medical school at GSVM Medical College and Stony Brook University Medical Center, School of Medicine. For her professional training, Dr. Ahuja completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with State University of New York (SUNY). Dr. Ahuja's average rating from her patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE.

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Relevant Interests: , heart attack

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

Dr. Pothen Cherian Koruth, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Other
758 N Sun Drive; Street #104
Lake Mary, FL
 

Dr. Pothen Koruth's specialty is general internal medicine. His average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. He is professionally affiliated with Central Florida Regional Hospital. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Koruth honors. Dr. Koruth studied medicine at Calicut Medical College.

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All Interests: Intra-Aortic Balloon Pump, Alcohol Abuse, Depression, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Hypertension, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in General Internal Medicine
758 North Sun Drive; Suite 104
Lake Mary, FL
 

Dr. Farideh Zadeh specializes in general internal medicine. Dr. Zadeh's patients gave her an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. She takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. She completed her residency training at Mount Sinai Medical Center. She speaks Persian. Dr. Zadeh is professionally affiliated with Central Florida Regional Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , heart attack

All Interests: Intra-Aortic Balloon Pump, Depression, Substance Abuse, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Hypertension, ... (Read more)

Dr. Madhavi Uppalapati, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Other
1301 S International Parkway; Suite 1001
Lake Mary, FL
 

Dr. Madhavi Uppalapati's area of specialization is general internal medicine. On average, patients gave her a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Uppalapati honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. She is a graduate of NTR University of Health Sciences and Siddhartha Medical College. Dr. Uppalapati's medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. She is affiliated with Orlando Health and Central Florida Regional Hospital.

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All Interests: Depression, Hypertension, Hypoglycemia, Sleep Apnea, Diabetes, Obesity, Asthma, Osteoporosis, ... (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.