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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's area of specialization is adult cardiology. These areas are among his clinical interests: arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), atherosclerosis, and angina. Dr. Olatidoye is affiliated with Emory University Hospital Midtown and Southern Regional Medical Center (SRMC). He graduated from the University of Ibadan College of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Sinai Hospital of Baltimore. He honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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All Interests: Syncope, Renal Vascular Disease, Electrocardiogram, Mitral Stenosis, Ultrasound, Heart Valve ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Kuchela Reddy specializes in adult cardiology and practices in Riverdale, GA, Fayetteville, GA, and Stockbridge, GA. After attending Kasturba Medical College for medical school, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Cincinnati. Dr. Reddy's areas of expertise include angina, heart attack, and syncope (fainting). His average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. He honors several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. In addition to English, Dr. Reddy speaks Sign Language. His professional affiliations include 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 practices adult cardiology. He speaks Tamil. Dr. Inba-Vazhvu's clinical interests include arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), atherosclerosis, and angina. His professional affiliations include Emory University Hospital Midtown and Southern Regional Medical Center (SRMC). He studied medicine at Stanley Medical College. Dr. Inba-Vazhvu trained at Our Lady of Mercy Medical Center for residency. He takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers.

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All Interests: Syncope, Heart Valve Repair, Electrocardiogram, Mitral Stenosis, Heart Valve Disease, Hypertension, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Vikram Mandadi sees patients in Riverdale, GA, Fayetteville, GA, and Stockbridge, GA. His medical specialties are adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. His areas of expertise include the following: 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, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at Mahadevappa Rampure Medical College, Gulbarga, he performed his residency at Saint Vincent Catholic Medical Centers.

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All Interests: Syncope, Heart Valve Repair, Renal Vascular Disease, Electrocardiogram, Mitral Stenosis, 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.