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We found 7 providers with an interest in heart attack and who accept BlueSelect Everyday Health 1451 near Tallahassee, FL.

Dr. Sherali Hassanali Gowani, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
101 N Monroe Street
Tallahassee, FL
 

Dr. Sherali Gowani works as an adult cardiologist in Orlando, FL and Tallahassee, FL. The average patient rating for Dr. Gowani is 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Gowani takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. His education and training includes medical school at Dow Medical College and residency at Helene Fuld Medical Center. Dr. Gowani (or staff) is conversant in Urdu, Gujarati, and Hindi. Dr. Gowani's hospital/clinic affiliations include Osceola Regional Medical Center and Orlando Health.

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All Interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Nuclear Stress Test, Pulmonary Hypertension, Heart Failure, Atherectomy, ... (Read more)

Dr. Patrick William Fisher, PhD, DO
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
101 N Monroe Street
Tallahassee, FL
 

Dr. Patrick Fisher's specialty is adult cardiology. He attended A.T. Still University, Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University for residency. Dr. Fisher is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is affiliated with St. Cloud Regional Medical Center, Osceola Regional Medical Center, and Heart of Florida Regional Medical Center.

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Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
101 N Monroe Street
Tallahassee, FL
 

Dr. Sayed Hussain's specialties are adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. He practices in Winter Park, FL and Tallahassee, FL. Dr. Hussain's areas of expertise include the following: aortic valve regurgitation, coronary angiogram, and pulmonary valve disease. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with St. Louis University (SLU), Dr. Hussain attended medical school at Aga Khan University Medical College. His professional affiliations include South Lake Hospital and Osceola Regional Medical Center.

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All Interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Cardiomyopathy, Aortic Stenosis, Enlarged Heart, Carotid Artery Stenting, ... (Read more)

Dr. Roberto Luis Torres-Aguiar, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
101 N Monroe Street
Tallahassee, FL
 

Dr. Roberto Torresaguiar specializes in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. Dr. Torresaguiar accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He graduated from Autonomous University of Barcelona Faculty of Medicine. He completed his residency training at Norwalk Hospital. In addition to English, Dr. Torresaguiar speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with South Lake Hospital and Osceola Regional Medical Center.

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All Interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Nuclear Stress Test, Heart Problems, Lung Problems, Heart Stent Placement, ... (Read more)

Dr. Syed Tariq Mumtaz, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Other
101 N Monroe Street
Tallahassee, FL
 

Dr. Syed Mumtaz is a general internist. He is conversant in Spanish. He is affiliated with Osceola Regional Medical Center. Dr. Mumtaz graduated from Sindh Medical College. For his professional training, Dr. Mumtaz completed a residency program at Queens Hospital Center. Patient ratings for Dr. Mumtaz average 1.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Mumtaz 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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Dr. Syed Amir Ahmed, MD
Specializes in Adult Infectious Disease
101 N Monroe Street
Tallahassee, FL
 

Dr. Syed Ahmed, who practices in Kissimmee, FL, Tallahassee, FL, and Saint Cloud, FL, is a medical specialist in adult infectious disease. Dr. Ahmed's professional affiliations include St. Cloud Regional Medical Center, Osceola Regional Medical Center, and Orlando Health. 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. He obtained his medical school training at Dow Medical College and performed his residency at Westlake Hospital, Resurrection Medical Center, and Rush University Medical Center. Dr. Ahmed (or staff) is conversant in Urdu and Spanish.

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Dr. Irfan Siddique, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
101 N Monroe Street
Tallahassee, FL
 

Dr. Irfan Siddique is a physician who specializes in general internal medicine. Dr. Siddique is professionally affiliated with Osceola Regional Medical Center and Orlando Health. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. His education and training includes medical school at Nishtar Medical College and residency at New York Methodist Hospital. Dr. Siddique (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Urdu and Spanish.

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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.