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

Dr. Abiodun Gbadero Olatidoye, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
1050 Eagles Landing Pwy; #101
Stockbridge, GA
 

Dr. Abiodun Olatidoye, who practices in Riverdale, GA, Fayetteville, GA, and Stockbridge, GA, is a medical specialist in adult cardiology. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Ibadan College of Medicine and performed his residency at Sinai Hospital of Baltimore. Dr. Olatidoye's areas of expertise include arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), atherosclerosis, and angina. He honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Olatidoye is affiliated with Emory University Hospital Midtown and Southern Regional Medical Center (SRMC).

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Dr. Kuchela Reddy, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
1050 Eagles Landing Parkway; #101
Stockbridge, GA
 

Dr. Kuchela Reddy sees patients in Riverdale, GA, Fayetteville, GA, and Stockbridge, GA. His medical specialty is adult cardiology. Patient reviews placed Dr. Reddy at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Reddy include angina, heart attack, and syncope (fainting). He takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Cincinnati, Dr. Reddy attended medical school at Kasturba Medical College. In addition to English, he speaks Sign Language. Dr. Reddy is professionally affiliated with Emory University Hospital Midtown and Southern Regional Medical Center (SRMC).

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Specializes in Adult Cardiology
1050 Eagles Landing Parkway; #101
Stockbridge, GA
 

Dr. Moongilmadugu Inba-Vazhvu is a specialist in adult cardiology. He works in Riverdale, GA, Fayetteville, GA, and Stockbridge, GA. His areas of expertise include the following: arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), atherosclerosis, and angina. Dr. Inba-Vazhvu takes several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. He graduated from Stanley Medical College and then he performed his residency at Our Lady of Mercy Medical Center. He speaks Tamil. Dr. Inba-Vazhvu's hospital/clinic affiliations include Emory University Hospital Midtown and Southern Regional Medical Center (SRMC).

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Dr. Vikram Reddy Mandadi, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
1050 Eagles Landing Parkway; #101
Stockbridge, GA
 

Dr. Vikram Mandadi's specialties are adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. He practices in Riverdale, GA, Fayetteville, GA, and Stockbridge, GA. Clinical interests for Dr. Mandadi include atherosclerosis, exercise physiology, and angina. Dr. Mandadi is professionally affiliated with Emory University Hospital Midtown and Southern Regional Medical Center (SRMC). He honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. He is a graduate of Mahadevappa Rampure Medical College, Gulbarga and a graduate of Saint Vincent Catholic Medical Centers' residency program.

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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.