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Dr. Frank Alexander Baciewicz Jr., MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, Surgical Oncology, Thoracic Surgery, Critical Care
4100 John R Wertz Clinic
Detroit, MI

Dr. Frank Baciewicz specializes in cardiac surgery, surgical oncology (cancer surgery), and thoracic surgery and practices in Detroit, MI. Clinical interests for Dr. Baciewicz include esophageal cancer, lung cancer, and bronchoscopy. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, United Healthcare Plans, and more. He studied medicine at the University of Virginia School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Baciewicz completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Northwestern University. Dr. Baciewicz has received the distinction of Detroit Super Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with DMC Detroit Receiving Hospital, Wayne State University Physician Group (WSUPG), and Harper University Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), heart problems, atrial fibrillation, coronary artery disease

All Interests: Heart Bypass Surgery, Atrial Fibrillation, Bronchoscopy, Esophagus Problems, Heart Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Luis Celestino Afonso, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
4100 John R
Detroit, MI

Dr. Luis Afonso is a medical specialist in adult cardiology. He has a special interest in heart failure. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and United Healthcare Plans. Dr. Afonso (or staff) speaks Spanish, French, and Portuguese. He is professionally affiliated with DMC Detroit Receiving Hospital, Hutzel Women's Hospital, and Wayne State University Physician Group (WSUPG).

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Relevant Interests: , heart problems, heart failure, hypertrophic cardiomyopathy

All Interests: Heart Problems, Peripheral Artery Disease, Heart Failure, Preventive Cardiology, Echocardiogram, ... (Read more)

Dr. Lawrence N Diebel, MD
Specializes in Trauma Surgery, Critical Care
4160 John R; Suite 615
Detroit, MI

Dr. Lawrence Diebel is a Detroit, MI physician who specializes in trauma surgery and critical care (intensive care medicine). Dr. Diebel's areas of expertise include cancer surgery, thyroid problems, and heart problems. He is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and United Healthcare Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Diebel studied medicine at Wayne State University School of Medicine. He is affiliated with DMC Detroit Receiving Hospital, Hutzel Women's Hospital, and Wayne State University Physician Group (WSUPG).

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Relevant Interests: , heart problems

All Interests: Lower Extremity Bypass Surgery, Endoscopic Surgery, Cirrhosis, Sarcoma, Heart Problems, Myasthenia ... (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.
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