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We found 5 providers with an interest in heart attack and who accept Aetna Select near Allen Park, MI.

Dr. Abedelrahim Ismail Asfour, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
15120 Michigan Avenue; Suite A
Dearborn, MI
 

Dr. Abedelrahim Asfour is a medical specialist in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. Patient ratings for Dr. Asfour average 4.0 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Asfour include orthostatic hypotension, rheumatic heart disease, and myocarditis. His professional affiliations include Oakwood Hospital - Southshore, Oakwood Hospital - Wayne, and Henry Ford Health System. Dr. Asfour is an in-network provider for Anthem, Cofinity, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. After attending the University of Jordan Faculty of Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at Henry Ford Hospital. Dr. Asfour (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Arabic and French.

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All Interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Stenosis, Women's Heart Disease, Mitral Stenosis, Cardiomyopathy, Aortic ... (Read more)

Dr. Joseph Chattahi, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology, Nuclear Cardiology
2881 Monroe Street; Suite 100
Dearborn, MI
 

Dr. Joseph Chattahi is a specialist in adult cardiology, interventional cardiology, and nuclear cardiology. He works in Dearborn, MI and Brownstown, MI. His areas of expertise include orthostatic hypotension, rheumatic heart disease, and myocarditis. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Dr. Chattahi attended medical school at the University of Damascus Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Chattahi's medical residency was performed at Henry Ford Hospital. He is affiliated with Oakwood Hospital - Southshore, Oakwood Hospital - Wayne, and Oakwood Hospital - Taylor.

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All Interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Stenosis, Mitral Stenosis, Cardiomyopathy, Aortic Stenosis, Enlarged Heart, ... (Read more)

Dr. Tahir Ibrahim Mohamed, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
6050 Greenfield; Suite 101
Dearborn, MI
 

Dr. Tahir Mohamed works as a cardiologist and interventional cardiologist in Dearborn, MI, Detroit, MI, and Brownstown, MI. Dr. Mohamed attended medical school at the University of Khartoum Faculty of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Mohamed completed residency programs at Oakwood Hospital & Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan. His areas of expertise include the following: intra-aortic balloon pump (IABP), orthostatic hypotension, and rheumatic heart disease. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. He is conversant in Arabic. Dr. Mohamed's professional affiliations include Oakwood Hospital - Southshore, Detroit Medical Center (DMC), and Oakwood Hospital - Wayne.

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All Interests: Intra-Aortic Balloon Pump, Atrial Fibrillation, Stenosis, Women's Heart Disease, Mitral Stenosis, ... (Read more)

Dr. Omar Ali, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
5600 Allen Road
Allen Park, MI
 

Dr. Omar Ali's areas of specialization are adult cardiology and interventional cardiology; he sees patients in Brownstown, MI, Dearborn, MI, and Detroit, MI. Dr. Ali is conversant in Arabic. Areas of expertise for Dr. Ali include intra-aortic balloon pump (IABP), coronary angiogram, and orthostatic hypotension. His professional affiliations include Oakwood Hospital - Southshore, Detroit Medical Center (DMC), and Oakwood Hospital - Wayne. After completing medical school at the University of Khartoum Faculty of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Downstate Medical Center. Dr. Ali takes Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more.

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All Interests: Intra-Aortic Balloon Pump, Atrial Fibrillation, Peripheral Angiogram, Cardiomyopathy, Aortic ... (Read more)

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Specializes in General Internal Medicine
9925 Dix Highway; Suite 103
Dearborn, MI
 

Dr. Ali Nasser practices general internal medicine. These areas are among Dr. Nasser's clinical interests: depression, acne, and heart attack. Patient ratings for Dr. Nasser average 3.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Nasser obtained his medical school training at King Faisal University College of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Wayne State University. In addition to English, he speaks Arabic. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Detroit Medical Center (DMC), Oakwood Hospital - Wayne, and Oakwood Hospital - Taylor.

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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.