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We found 3 providers with an interest in heart problems and who accept CIGNA HMO near Elgin, IL.

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Dr. Mohammed Nasir Khan MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology (Heart Rhythm)
1750 Randall Road
Elgin, IL
(847) 981-3680; (847) 304-9960

Dr. Mohammed Khan is a specialist in adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). He works in Elk Grove Village, IL, Barrington, IL, and Elgin, IL. His clinical interests include holter monitoring, electrophysiological (EP) study, and ventricular tachycardia. Dr. Khan is an in-network provider for Preferred Network Access (PNA), Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and United Healthcare HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. He trained at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University for his residency. He has received the following distinction: Chicago Super Doctors. Dr. Khan (or staff) speaks Urdu and Hindi. Dr. Khan is affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), Cardiovascular Associates, and Adventist GlenOaks Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), heart problems, heart failure, ventricular tachycardia, atrial fibrillation

All Interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Arrhythmia, Cardiac Ablation, Cardiovascular Disease, Clinical Trails, ... (Read more)

Sarah A Johnson MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
1750 Randall Road
Elgin, IL
(847) 981-3590; (847) 981-3680

Dr. Sarah Johnson specializes in adult cardiology. Clinical interests for Dr. Johnson include transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR), angioplasty, and general care. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, United Healthcare HMO, and United Healthcare PPO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Johnson takes. She obtained her medical school training at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois. Awards and/or distinctions Dr. Johnson has received include Chicago Super Doctors and US News Top Doctor. She is affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), Adventist GlenOaks Hospital, and Adventist Health Network (AHN).

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Relevant Interests: , heart problems

All Interests: A A A Endografting, Angioplasty, Cardiac Brachytherapy, Cardiac Cath, Carotid Stenting, CORONARY ... (Read more)

Aasita Nitin Patel MD
Specializes in Nuclear Cardiology, Adult Cardiology
915 Center Street; #2002
Elgin, IL
(847) 605-0030; (847) 605-9500

Dr. Aasita Patel's areas of specialization are adult cardiology and nuclear cardiology; she sees patients in Elgin, IL, Schaumburg, IL, and Oak Park, IL. Clinical interests for Dr. Patel include cardiac risk reduction, carotid artery disease, and heart attack. She honors Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. Before performing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago, Dr. Patel attended Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School and the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago for medical school. Dr. Patel (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Gujarati and Hindi. Dr. Patel is professionally affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), Adventist GlenOaks Hospital, and Adventist Health Network (AHN).

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Relevant Interests: , heart problems, heart valve disease, heart attack, aortic valve disease, atrial fibrillation, coronary artery disease

All Interests: Angiography, Angioplasty, Aortic Valve Repair, Atrial Fibrillation, Biventricular Cardiac ... (Read more)


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What are Heart Problems?

The heart is one of the most important organs in the body. This smooth muscle expands and contracts rhythmically our entire lifetime, pumping blood to our lungs and then to every other cell in our body. When heart problems occur, it becomes difficult for the body to get the nutrients and oxygen it needs via the blood. So while there are a variety of illnesses and disorders that affect the heart, most of them make you feel weak, tired, and short of breath. The most common heart conditions include heart disease, angina, arrhythmia, and valve disorders.

Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States for both men and women. This includes coronary artery disease, heart attacks, congestive heart failure, and congenital heart disease. Some conditions, such as genetics, cannot be controlled. But there are many other things you can do to lower your risk for heart disease. Controlling high blood pressure and cholesterol levels, reducing or stopping smoking, exercising more and losing weight if needed, and eating a diet low in sodium can all protect your heart.

Angina is a squeezing type of chest pain that happens when the muscles around your heart don’t get enough oxygen. It can be regular or infrequent. Usually, angina is caused by coronary heart disease. However, not all chest pain is angina. Chest pain can also be caused by a lung infection or panic attack, for example, so it is important to have any sudden pain checked.

Arrhythmia is the word for when the heart beats too fast, too slow, or irregularly with skipped beats. It can feel frightening, and depending on the type it can be dangerous, but in most cases arrhythmia is not serious and can be treated. It is very common, especially in older adults.

Heart valve problems can happen in any one of the the heart’s four valves that keep blood flowing where it needs to go. Babies can be born with problems in their heart valves, or valves can be damaged by infections. The valves can stiffen and become less mobile, or they can stop closing properly and ‘leak’ when the heart beats. Valve problems can usually be repaired surgically.