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We found 1 provider with an interest in heart problems and who accepts HAP HMO near Farmington, MI.

Chaman Lal Sohal MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
37650 Professional Center Drive; Suite 1000A
Livonia, MI
(313) 928-2333

Dr. Chaman Sohal is a physician who specializes in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. Dr. Sohal attended medical school at Indira Gandhi Medical College and Government Medical College, Patiala. For his residency, Dr. Sohal trained at Oakwood Hospital & Medical Center. His clinical interests include orthostatic hypotension, rheumatic heart disease, and myocarditis. He has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Sohal is an in-network provider for Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Priority Health, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Sohal (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Hindi and Punjabi. Dr. Sohal is professionally affiliated with Oakwood Hospital - Southshore, Oakwood Hospital - Wayne, and St. Mary Mercy Livonia.

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Relevant Interests: , aortic valve regurgitation, rheumatic heart disease, mitral valve prolapse, heart problems, myocarditis, supraventricular (atrial) arrhythmia, pericarditis, ventricular arrhythmia, heart attack, mitral valve disease, ventricular tachycardia, supraventricular tachycardia (SVT), aortic valve disease, heart palpitations, atrial fibrillation, ventricular fibrillation, atrial septal defect, endocarditis, women's heart disease, mitral stenosis, bacterial endocarditis, cardiomyopathy, aortic stenosis, enlarged heart (cardiomegaly), mitral regurgitation (leaky mitral valve), congenital heart disease, bicuspid aortic valve disease, tachycardia (very fast heart rate), arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), heart valve disease, heart block, angina, valvular stenosis, atrial flutter, heart failure, bradycardia (very slow heart rate), coronary artery disease, tricuspid valve disease

All Interests: Cardiac imaging, 3D Quantitative Echocardiography, Exertional Hypertension, 3D Ultrasound, ... (Read more)



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.