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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 is a specialist in adult cardiology. In addition to English, Dr. Ahuja (or staff) speaks Hindi. He is professionally affiliated with Central Florida Regional Hospital. After completing medical school at the University of Delhi, University College of Medical Sciences, Dr. Ahuja performed his residency at Maulana Azad Medical Center. He has received a 3.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Ahuja honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more.

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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 an adult cardiologist. He is professionally affiliated with Central Florida Regional Hospital. He attended Osmania University for medical school and subsequently trained at Mount Sinai Medical Center for residency. Patients gave Dr. Hippalgaonkar an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Hippalgaonkar 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.

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

Dr. Karuna Ahuja specializes in critical care (intensive care medicine) and adult pulmonology and practices in Orange City, FL and Lake Mary, FL. Patients rated her highly, giving her an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Ahuja is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. Before performing her residency at a hospital affiliated with State University of New York (SUNY), Dr. Ahuja attended GSVM Medical College and Stony Brook University Medical Center, School of Medicine. Dr. Ahuja (or staff) is conversant in 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)

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

Dr. Syed-Bilal Ahmed's area of specialization is general internal medicine. Patient reviews placed Dr. Ahmed at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. He takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO. He is a graduate of Dow Medical College. Dr. Ahmed's training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Connecticut. He 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 is a physician who specializes in family medicine. Dr. Gonzales's average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He studied medicine at the University of Santo Tomas Faculty of Medicine and Surgery. Dr. Gonzales (or staff) speaks Filipino and Spanish. He is affiliated with Central Florida Regional Hospital.

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All Interests: Alcohol Abuse, Depression, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Hypertension, Hypoglycemia, Cystic Fibrosis, ... (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.