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We found 5 providers with an interest in heart attack and who accept Humana near Orange City, FL.

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

Dr. Ratan Ahuja specializes in adult cardiology and practices in Orange City, FL and Lake Mary, FL. In addition to English, Dr. Ahuja (or staff) speaks Hindi. He is professionally affiliated with Central Florida Regional Hospital. After attending the University of Delhi, University College of Medical Sciences for medical school, he completed his residency training at Maulana Azad Medical Center. His average rating from his patients is 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Ahuja 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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All Interests: Cardiomyopathy, Enlarged Heart, Nuclear Stress Test, Hypertension, Tricuspid Valve Disease, ... (Read more)

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. Patient ratings for Dr. Hippalgaonkar average 4.5 stars out of 5. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Hippalgaonkar is a graduate of Osmania University and a graduate of Mount Sinai Medical Center's residency program. He is 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 works as an intensive care specialist and adult pulmonologist in Orange City, FL and Lake Mary, FL. Dr. Ahuja (or staff) is conversant in Hindi. She is affiliated with Central Florida Regional Hospital. Dr. Ahuja graduated from GSVM Medical College and Stony Brook University Medical Center, School of Medicine. She completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with State University of New York (SUNY). The average patient rating for Dr. Ahuja is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Ahuja is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE.

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

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

Dr. Pontenciano Gonzales practices family medicine. 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 accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at the University of Santo Tomas Faculty of Medicine and Surgery. In addition to English, Dr. Gonzales (or staff) speaks Filipino and Spanish.

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

Dr. Syed-Bilal Ahmed specializes in general internal medicine and practices in Orange City, FL and Deland, FL. He has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO. Dr. Ahmed's education and training includes medical school at Dow Medical College and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Connecticut. Dr. Ahmed is professionally 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.