We found 5 providers with an interest in heart problems and who accept Molina Healthcare near Granite City, IL.

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

Dr. Harvey Serota specializes in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. He is especially interested in heart problems, general care, and invasive cardiology. Dr. Serota is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. Before completing his residency at Barnes-Jewish Hospital and Duke University Medical Center, Dr. Serota attended medical school at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. His professional affiliations include St. Anthony's Hospital, Christian Hospital, and St. Luke's Hospital. He is open to new patients.

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

Dr. Rafiq Ramadan works as a cardiologist and interventional cardiologist. He graduated from 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 has indicated that his clinical interests include heart problems. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Ramadan accepts. Dr. Ramadan is professionally affiliated with Christian Hospital, St. Luke's Hospital, and Gateway Regional Medical Center. He has an open panel.

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

Dr. Sundeep Das' specialty is interventional cardiology. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Das include heart problems. Dr. Das's professional affiliations include Christian Hospital, Missouri Baptist Medical Center, and Gateway Regional Medical Center. He graduated from All India Institute of Medical Sciences and the University of Delhi, University College of Medical Sciences. He trained at a hospital affiliated with SUNY, University at Buffalo and a hospital affiliated with Stony Brook University Medical Center for residency. Dr. Das honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. He welcomes new patients.

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

Dr. Toniya Singh practices adult cardiology. Her clinical interests include heart problems. Her professional affiliations include Christian Hospital, Gateway Regional Medical Center, and SSM Health Care - St. Louis. Dr. Singh studied medicine at Lady Hardinge Medical College. She completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with St. Louis University (SLU). Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Singh accepts. Dr. Singh is open to new patients.

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

Dr. Mohammad Tahir is a medical specialist in adult cardiology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Tahir include heart problems. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Christian Hospital, Gateway Regional Medical Center, and SSM Health Care - St. Louis. Before performing his residency at Coney Island Hospital, Dr. Tahir attended Dow Medical College for medical school. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Tahir honors. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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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.
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