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We found 4 providers with an interest in heart attack and who accept Humana HMO near Lithonia, GA.

Dr. Ijeoma Isiadinso, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
5461 Hillandale Drive; Suite 100
Lithonia, GA
 

Dr. Ijeoma Isiadinso's area of specialization is adult cardiology. Clinical interests for Dr. Isiadinso include heart valve disease, hypertension (high blood pressure), and preventive care. Her professional affiliations include Emory Clinic, Emory University Hospital, and Emory University Hospital Midtown. After completing medical school at Drexel University College of Medicine, Dr. Isiadinso performed her residency at Temple University Hospital. Dr. Isiadinso accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more.

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All Interests: Syncope, Heart Valve Disease, Hypertension, Preventive Care, Echocardiogram, Heart Problems, Heart ... (Read more)

Dr. Maurice D Harris, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
5461 Hillandale Drive; Suite 100
Lithonia, GA
 

Dr. Maurice Harris is an adult cardiology specialist. Patients rated Dr. Harris highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Harris include heart valve disease, hypertension (high blood pressure), and heart attack. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Emory Clinic, Emory University Hospital, and Emory University Hospital Midtown. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Harris accepts. He is a graduate of SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Emory University.

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All Interests: Heart Valve Disease, Hypertension, Echocardiogram, Heart Problems, Heart Attack, Stress Testing, ... (Read more)

Dr. Cornelius Flowers, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
5461 Hillandale Drive; Suite 100
Lithonia, GA
 

Dr. Cornelius Flowers specializes in adult cardiology and practices in Lithonia, GA and Decatur, GA. Dr. Flowers is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He has indicated that his clinical interests include hypertension (high blood pressure), angina, and heart attack. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Emory Clinic, Emory University Hospital, and Emory University Hospital Midtown. He is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. He obtained his medical school training at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Emory University.

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All Interests: Hypertension, Echocardiogram, Heart Problems, Heart Attack, Stress Testing, Angina

Dr. Sandeep Chandra, MD
Specializes in Interventional Cardiology
5910 Hillandale Drive; Suite 350
Lithonia, GA
 

Dr. Sandeep Chandra practices interventional cardiology. He is a graduate of Meharry Medical College. Dr. Chandra's areas of expertise include arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), atherosclerosis, and angina. Patient ratings for Dr. Chandra average 5.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Chandra has received the following distinction: Atlanta Super Doctors. Dr. Chandra (or staff) speaks Hindi. He is affiliated with Emory Saint Joseph's Hospital, Atlanta Heart Specialists, and Emory Johns Creek Hospital.

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All Interests: Mitral Stenosis, Echocardiogram, Heart Problems, Heart Attack, Carotid Artery Disease, Angiogram, ... (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.