We found 8 providers with an interest in heart problems and who accept HealthLink near Granite City, IL.

Dr. Nabil A Munfakh, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, General Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
11155 Dunn Road; Professional Bldg One Suite 209 East
Saint Louis, MO
 

Dr. Nabil Munfakh specializes in cardiac surgery, general surgery, and thoracic surgery. He is professionally affiliated with Christian Hospital, Washington University Physicians, and Barnes-Jewish Hospital. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. Dr. Munfakh attended medical school at the University of Michigan Medical School. Dr. Munfakh's residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Kentucky. He has received professional recognition including the following: Dr. Munfakh is consistently recognized in "The Best Doctors in America" list. He is conversant in Arabic.

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Relevant Interests: , arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats)

All Interests: Heart Bypass Surgery, Arrhythmias, Pulmonary Hypertension, Vascular Disease, Lung Volume Reduction ... (Read more)

Dr. Harvey Serota, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
2120 Madison Avenue; Suite 101
Granite City, IL
 

Dr. Harvey Serota's areas of specialization are adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. His clinical interests include heart problems, general care, and invasive cardiology. Dr. Serota is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at Barnes-Jewish Hospital and Duke University Medical Center, Dr. Serota attended Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Dr. Serota is professionally affiliated with St. Anthony's Hospital, Christian Hospital, and St. Luke's Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , heart problems

All Interests: Invasive Cardiology, Heart Problems, General Care

Dr. Rafiq P Ramadan Jr., MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
2120 Madison Avenue; Suite 101
Granite City, IL
 

Dr. Rafiq Ramadan is a physician who specializes in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. Clinical interests for Dr. Ramadan include heart problems. His professional affiliations include Christian Hospital, St. Luke's Hospital, and Gateway Regional Medical Center. He studied medicine at the University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Ramadan trained at Phoenix Integrated Surgical Residency and Good Samaritan Hospital, Cincinnati. Dr. Ramadan is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He welcomes new patients.

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All Interests: Heart Problems

Dr. Sundeep Das, MD
Specializes in Interventional Cardiology
2120 Madison Avenue; Suite 101
Granite City, IL
 

Dr. Sundeep Das is an interventional cardiologist. In his practice, Dr. Das focuses on heart problems. He is professionally affiliated with Christian Hospital, Missouri Baptist Medical Center, and Gateway Regional Medical Center. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with SUNY, University at Buffalo and a hospital affiliated with Stony Brook University Medical Center, Dr. Das attended medical school at All India Institute of Medical Sciences and the University of Delhi, University College of Medical Sciences. Dr. Das honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , heart problems

All Interests: Heart Problems

Dr. Toniya Cheema, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
2100 Madison Avenue; Suite 101
Granite City, IL
 

Dr. Toniya Singh's medical specialty is adult cardiology. She attended Lady Hardinge Medical College for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with St. Louis University (SLU) for residency. In her practice, she is particularly interested in heart problems. Dr. Singh is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Singh is professionally affiliated with Christian Hospital, Gateway Regional Medical Center, and SSM Health Care - St. Louis. She has an open panel.

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All Interests: Heart Problems

Dr. Mohammad Tahir, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
2120 Madison Avenue; Suite 101
Granite City, IL
 

Dr. Mohammad Tahir is a specialist in adult cardiology. He has a special interest in heart problems. Dr. Tahir is professionally affiliated with Christian Hospital, Gateway Regional Medical Center, and SSM Health Care - St. Louis. After attending Dow Medical College for medical school, he completed his residency training at Coney Island Hospital. Dr. Tahir honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. He is open to new patients.

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All Interests: Heart Problems

Dr. Liwa T Younis, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
11155 Dunn Road; Suite 206 E
Saint Louis, MO
 

Dr. Liwa Younis works as an adult cardiologist. Dr. Younis (or staff) is conversant in Arabic, French, and Turkish. His areas of expertise consist of heart problems and invasive cardiology. Dr. Younis is professionally affiliated with St. Anthony's Hospital and SSM Health Care - St. Louis. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Baghdad, Baghdad College of Medicine and performed his residency at St. Luke's Hospital and a hospital affiliated with St. Louis University (SLU). He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, CIGNA Plans, and more. Dr. Younis has an open panel.

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All Interests: Invasive Cardiology, Heart Problems

Dr. Stefano Schena, PhD, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, General Surgery, Vascular Surgery
11155 Dunn Road; Professional Bldg One Suite 209 East
Saint Louis, MO
 

Dr. Stefano Schena's specialties are cardiac surgery, general surgery, and vascular surgery. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago, Dr. Schena attended medical school at the University of Bari Faculty of Medicine and Surgery. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Schena include arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats) and surgical procedures. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Schena is conversant in Italian. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Christian Hospital, Washington University Physicians, and Barnes-Jewish Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), atrial fibrillation

All Interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Surgical Procedures, Arrhythmias, Endovascular Surgery, Minimally Invasive ... (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.