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We found 3 providers with an interest in heart attack and who accept Humana Open Access near Snellville, GA.

Dr. Azizul Hoque, PhD, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
1608 Tree Lane Rd Professional Center; Building A Suite 101
Snellville, GA
 

Dr. Azizul Hoque is an adult cardiology specialist in Conyers, GA and Snellville, GA. His clinical interests include heart valve disease, hypertension (high blood pressure), and angina. Dr. Hoque is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. He attended medical school at First Moscow Medical Institute. His medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Medical College of Georgia. Dr. Hoque has received the following distinction: Hypertension Summer School Award, World Hypertension League and European Society of Hypertension. He speaks Russian. Dr. Hoque's professional affiliations include Emory Clinic and Emory University Hospital.

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

Dr. Michael Craig McDaniel, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
1800 Tree Lane; Suite 250
Snellville, GA
 

Dr. Michael McDaniel sees patients in Decatur, GA, Atlanta, GA, and Snellville, GA. His medical specialties are adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. His areas of expertise include renal vascular disease, hypertension (high blood pressure), and angina. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. McDaniel honors. Dr. McDaniel attended medical school at Georgia Regents University, Medical College of Georgia. His training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Emory University. Dr. McDaniel has received professional recognition including the following: Cardiology NIH NRSA T32 Training Grant, National Institute of Health. He is professionally affiliated with Emory Clinic, Emory University Hospital, and Emory University Hospital Midtown.

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All Interests: Renal Vascular Disease, Ultrasound, Hypertension, Heart Problems, Heart Attack, Angiogram, Stents, ... (Read more)

Dr. Ijeoma Isiadinso, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
1608 Tree Lane Rd Prfsnl Cnr Blg A Ste1
Snellville, GA
 

Dr. Ijeoma Isiadinso is a cardiologist. These areas are among her clinical interests: heart valve disease, hypertension (high blood pressure), and preventive care. Dr. Isiadinso is affiliated with Emory Clinic, Emory University Hospital, and Emory University Hospital Midtown. She is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. Before performing her residency at Temple University Hospital, Dr. Isiadinso attended Drexel University College of Medicine for medical school.

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