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

Dr. Ratan Ahuja is a medical specialist in adult cardiology. In addition to English, Dr. Ahuja (or staff) speaks Hindi. He is professionally affiliated with Central Florida Regional Hospital. He attended the University of Delhi, University College of Medical Sciences and then went on to complete his residency at Maulana Azad Medical Center. Patients gave him an average rating of 3.0 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. Ahuja honors.

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

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

Dr. Wilberto Lopez works as a cardiologist and nuclear cardiology specialist in Lake Mary, FL and Deltona, FL. He is affiliated with Central Florida Regional Hospital. Dr. Lopez takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, BlueOptions, and MyBlue. He studied medicine at Tufts University School of Medicine and the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine.

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

Dr. Rajendra Hippalgaonkar is a specialist in adult cardiology. He studied medicine at Osmania University. For his professional training, Dr. Hippalgaonkar completed a residency program at Mount Sinai Medical Center. The average patient rating for Dr. Hippalgaonkar is 4.5 stars out of 5. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. Dr. Hippalgaonkar is professionally affiliated with Central Florida Regional Hospital.

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Dr. Lawrence E 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. He has received a 3.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Vallario 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. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Florida College of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Medical University of South Carolina. Dr. Vallario is professionally affiliated with Central Florida Regional Hospital.

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

Dr. William David's area of specialization is adult cardiology. Dr. David is a graduate of the University of L'Aquila Faculty of Medicine and Surgery. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. He is affiliated with Central Florida Regional Hospital.

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Dr. Tulio Alberto Sulbaran, MD
Specializes in Other, Cardiology
312 West New York Avenue
Deland, FL
 

Dr. Tulio Sulbaran's specialty is cardiology (heart disease). Dr. Sulbaran graduated from the University of Zulia School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. He is conversant in Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Central Florida Regional Hospital.

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

Dr. Karuna Ahuja is a critical care (intensive care medicine) and adult pulmonology specialist in Orange City, FL and Lake Mary, FL. After completing medical school at GSVM Medical College, Dr. Ahuja performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with State University of New York (SUNY). Her patients gave her an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. Dr. Ahuja (or staff) speaks Hindi. She is professionally affiliated with Central Florida Regional Hospital.

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

Dr. Pontenciano Gonzales practices family medicine in Debary, FL. He graduated from the University of Santo Tomas Faculty of Medicine and Surgery. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Gonzales accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Gonzales (or staff) speaks Filipino and Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Central Florida Regional Hospital.

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Specializes in General Internal Medicine
2555 S Volusia Avenue
Orange City, FL
 

Dr. Syed Ahmed works as a general internist. Dr. Ahmed is professionally affiliated with Central Florida Regional Hospital. His education and training includes medical school at Dow Medical College and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Connecticut. On average, patients gave him a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Ahmed honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, as well as 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.
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