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We found 4 providers with an interest in heart problems and who accept Mercy Health Plan near Cedar Hill, MO.

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Dr. Nizar A Assi, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
6420 The Cedar Court; Suite 1
Cedar Hill, MO
 

Dr. Nizar Assi is a physician who specializes in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. He has a special interest in heart problems and invasive cardiology. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and CIGNA Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Assi graduated from American University of Beirut Faculty of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with St. Louis University (SLU). Dr. Assi (or staff) speaks Arabic, French, and Turkish. Dr. Assi's hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Anthony's Hospital and SSM Health Care - St. Louis. He has an open panel.

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All Interests: Invasive Cardiology, Heart Problems

Dr. Tammam Nmi Al-Joundi, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
6420 The Cedar Court; Suite 1
Cedar Hill, MO
 

Dr. Tammam Al-Joundi practices adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. He has a special interest in heart problems and invasive cardiology. Dr. Al-Joundi honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and CIGNA Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with St. Louis University (SLU), Dr. Al-Joundi attended the University of Damascus Faculty of Medicine for medical school. Dr. Al-Joundi (or staff) speaks Arabic, French, and Turkish. He is affiliated with St. Anthony's Hospital and SSM Health Care - St. Louis. Dr. Al-Joundi's practice is open to new patients.

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All Interests: Invasive Cardiology, Heart Problems

Dr. Bassam Nmi Al-Joundi, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
6420 The Cedar Court; Suite 1
Cedar Hill, MO
 

Dr. Bassam Al-Joundi specializes in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. He attended Carol Davila University of Medicine and Pharmacy and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with St. Louis University (SLU). In his practice, Dr. Al-Joundi focuses on heart problems and invasive cardiology. Dr. Al-Joundi takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and CIGNA Plans. Dr. Al-Joundi (or staff) speaks Arabic, Romanian, and French. He is affiliated with St. Anthony's Hospital and SSM Health Care - St. Louis. He is accepting new patients.

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All Interests: Invasive Cardiology, Heart Problems

Dr. Liwa T Younis, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
6420 The Cedar Court; Suite 1
Cedar Hill, MO
 

Dr. Liwa Younis is a cardiologist. He graduated from the University of Baghdad, Baghdad College of Medicine and then he performed his residency at St. Luke's Hospital and a hospital affiliated with St. Louis University (SLU). He is especially interested in heart problems and invasive cardiology. Dr. Younis accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and CIGNA Plans. Dr. Younis (or staff) speaks Arabic, French, and Turkish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Anthony's Hospital and SSM Health Care - St. Louis. He is accepting new patients.

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All Interests: Invasive Cardiology, Heart Problems

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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.