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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 a specialist in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. He works in Flat Rock, MI, Trenton, MI, and Dearborn, MI. Clinical interests for Dr. Asfour include orthostatic hypotension, rheumatic heart disease, and myocarditis. The average patient rating for Dr. Asfour is 4.0 stars out of 5. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Cofinity, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. Dr. Asfour is a graduate of the University of Jordan Faculty of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Asfour completed a residency program at Henry Ford Hospital. Dr. Asfour (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Arabic and French. He is affiliated with 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 specialties are adult cardiology, interventional cardiology, and nuclear cardiology. Dr. Chattahi's areas of expertise include the following: orthostatic hypotension, rheumatic heart disease, and myocarditis. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Oakwood Hospital - Southshore, Oakwood Hospital - Wayne, and Oakwood Hospital - Taylor. Before completing his residency at Henry Ford Hospital, Dr. Chattahi attended medical school at the University of Damascus Faculty of Medicine. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Chattahi takes.

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

Dr. Hamid Sattar's areas of specialization are adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. Dr. Sattar attended Michigan State University College of Human Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with Wayne State University. His areas of expertise include the following: intra-aortic balloon pump (IABP), orthostatic hypotension, and rheumatic heart disease. He takes Anthem, Cofinity, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Sattar (or staff) is conversant in Urdu and Punjabi. Dr. Sattar's hospital/clinic affiliations include Oakwood Hospital - Southshore, Detroit Medical Center (DMC), and Oakwood Hospital - Taylor.

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

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

Dr. Tahir Mohamed's specialties are adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. His areas of expertise include intra-aortic balloon pump (IABP), orthostatic hypotension, and rheumatic heart disease. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Mohamed accepts. After attending the University of Khartoum Faculty of Medicine for medical school, Dr. Mohamed completed his residency training at Oakwood Hospital & Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan. He is conversant in Arabic. Dr. Mohamed is affiliated with 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)

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Specializes in General Internal Medicine
9925 Dix Avenue
Dearborn, MI
 

Dr. Ali Nasser works as a general internist in Dearborn, MI and Wayne, MI. On average, patients gave him a rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include depression, acne, and heart attack. Dr. Nasser takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. After completing medical school at King Faisal University College of Medicine, Dr. Nasser 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.