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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 sees patients in Conyers, GA and Snellville, GA. His medical specialty is adult cardiology. His areas of expertise include the following: heart valve disease, hypertension (high blood pressure), and angina. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Emory Clinic and Emory University Hospital. Dr. Hoque is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at First Moscow Medical Institute. Dr. Hoque completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Medical College of Georgia. He has received the distinction of Hypertension Summer School Award, World Hypertension League and European Society of Hypertension. He is conversant in Russian.

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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 is a medical specialist in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. These areas are among Dr. McDaniel's clinical interests: renal vascular disease, hypertension (high blood pressure), and angina. He takes several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. He attended medical school at Georgia Regents University, Medical College of Georgia. He trained at a hospital affiliated with Emory University for his residency. Dr. McDaniel has received the following distinction: 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 specialist in adult cardiology. These areas are among her clinical interests: heart valve disease, hypertension (high blood pressure), and preventive care. She is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. Dr. Isiadinso attended medical school at Drexel University College of Medicine. Her medical residency was performed at Temple University Hospital. Dr. Isiadinso is affiliated with Emory Clinic, Emory University Hospital, and Emory University Hospital Midtown.

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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.