We found 5 providers with an interest in heart attack and who accept CIGNA POS near Dearborn, MI.

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

Dr. Abedelrahim Asfour is an adult cardiology and interventional cardiology specialist in Flat Rock, MI, Trenton, MI, and Dearborn, MI. Dr. Asfour attended the University of Jordan Faculty of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at Henry Ford Hospital for residency. Areas of expertise for Dr. Asfour include orthostatic hypotension, rheumatic heart disease, and myocarditis. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Asfour is an in-network provider for Anthem, Cofinity, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. In addition to English, Dr. Asfour (or staff) speaks Arabic and French. His professional affiliations include Oakwood Hospital - Southshore, Oakwood Hospital - Wayne, and Henry Ford Health System.

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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
22060 Beech Street
Dearborn, MI
 

Dr. Joseph Chattahi's areas of specialization are adult cardiology, interventional cardiology, and nuclear cardiology; he sees patients in Dearborn, MI and Brownstown, MI. After completing medical school at the University of Damascus Faculty of Medicine, he performed his residency at Henry Ford Hospital. His areas of expertise include the following: orthostatic hypotension, rheumatic heart disease, and myocarditis. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Chattahi honors. He is professionally affiliated with Oakwood Hospital - Southshore, Oakwood Hospital - Wayne, and Oakwood Hospital - Taylor.

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Dr. Hamid Sattar, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
6050 Greenfield; Suite 101
Dearborn, MI
 

Dr. Hamid Sattar is a specialist in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Sattar include intra-aortic balloon pump (IABP), orthostatic hypotension, and rheumatic heart disease. Anthem, Cofinity, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Sattar accepts. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Wayne State University, Dr. Sattar attended Michigan State University College of Human Medicine for medical school. In addition to English, Dr. Sattar (or staff) speaks Urdu and Punjabi. Dr. Sattar's professional affiliations include Oakwood Hospital - Southshore, Detroit Medical Center (DMC), and Oakwood Hospital - Taylor.

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

Dr. Tahir Mohamed is a physician who specializes in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Mohamed include intra-aortic balloon pump (IABP), orthostatic hypotension, and rheumatic heart disease. He is affiliated with Oakwood Hospital - Southshore, Detroit Medical Center (DMC), and Oakwood Hospital - Wayne. Dr. Mohamed is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended the University of Khartoum Faculty of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at Oakwood Hospital & Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan for residency. In addition to English, Dr. Mohamed speaks Arabic.

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Specializes in General Internal Medicine
15120 Michigan Avenue; Suite A
Dearborn, MI
 

Dr. Ali Nasser works as a general internist in Dearborn, MI and Wayne, MI. His patients gave him an average rating of 3.0 out of 5 stars. These areas are among Dr. Nasser's clinical interests: depression, acne, and heart attack. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. After attending King Faisal University College of Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Wayne State University. In addition to English, Dr. Nasser speaks Arabic. He is professionally affiliated with 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.