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

Dr. Ratan Ahuja practices adult cardiology in Orange City, FL and Lake Mary, FL. He is rated 3.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He is professionally affiliated with Central Florida Regional Hospital. Dr. Ahuja is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Before completing his residency at Maulana Azad Medical Center, Dr. Ahuja attended medical school at the University of Delhi, University College of Medical Sciences. In addition to English, 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. Jacob Kwasi Agamasu, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
701 N. Palmetto Street
Longwood, FL
 

Dr. Jacob Agamasu's medical specialty is adult cardiology. He is a graduate of Semmelweis University Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Agamasu has received a 2.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Agamasu (or staff) is conversant in Hungarian and Spanish. He is affiliated with Central Florida Regional Hospital.

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

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

Dr. Khalid Yaqoob's medical specialty is interventional cardiology. Dr. Yaqoob is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at Sindh Medical College. His training includes a residency program at St. John's Episcopal Hospital. Dr. Yaqoob (or staff) is conversant in Urdu, Arabic, and Spanish. Dr. Yaqoob's hospital/clinic affiliations include Orlando Health and Central Florida Regional Hospital.

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

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

Dr. Wasim Ahmar practices adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. His average rating from his patients is 2.5 stars out of 5. He is professionally affiliated with Orlando Health and Central Florida Regional Hospital. Dr. Ahmar is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Ahmar 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) is conversant in Urdu and Punjabi.

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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's area of specialization is adult cardiology. Patient ratings for Dr. Patel average 5.0 stars out of 5. He is professionally affiliated with Central Florida Regional Hospital. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Patel graduated from Saba University School of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with Wayne State University for residency. He is conversant in Gujarati.

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

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

Dr. Karuna Ahuja is a critical care (intensive care medicine) and adult pulmonology specialist in Orange City, FL and Lake Mary, FL. Dr. Ahuja is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by her patients. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Ahuja takes. She attended GSVM Medical College and then went on to complete her 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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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 practices general internal medicine. On average, patients gave Dr. Koruth a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Koruth takes. He studied medicine at Calicut Medical College. He is affiliated with Central Florida Regional Hospital.

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

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

Dr. Farideh Zadeh's area of specialization is general internal medicine. Patient reviews placed her at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Zadeh is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. She trained at Mount Sinai Medical Center for her residency. She speaks Persian. She is affiliated with Central Florida Regional Hospital.

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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 specialty is general internal medicine. She is professionally affiliated with Orlando Health and Central Florida Regional Hospital. After completing medical school at NTR University of Health Sciences and Siddhartha Medical College, she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Dr. Uppalapati's average rating from her patients is 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Uppalapati 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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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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