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 specialist in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. In Dr. Assi's practice, he is particularly interested in heart problems and invasive cardiology. He is affiliated with SSM Health DePaul Hospital - St. Louis, St. Anthony's Hospital, and SSM Health St. Clare Hospital - Fenton, MO. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and CIGNA Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. He has an open panel. Dr. Assi attended American University of Beirut Faculty of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with St. Louis University (SLU) for residency. Dr. Assi (or staff) is conversant in Arabic, French, and Turkish.

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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 works as a cardiologist and interventional cardiologist. In Dr. Al-Joundi's practice, he is particularly interested in heart problems and invasive cardiology. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and CIGNA Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at the University of Damascus Faculty of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with St. Louis University (SLU). In addition to English, Dr. Al-Joundi (or staff) speaks Arabic, French, and Turkish. His professional affiliations include St. Anthony's Hospital, SSM Health DePaul Hospital - St. Louis, and SSM Health St. Clare Hospital - Fenton, MO. His practice is open to new patients.

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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 practices adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. His clinical interests encompass heart problems and invasive cardiology. Dr. Al-Joundi is professionally affiliated with SSM Health DePaul Hospital - St. Louis, St. Anthony's Hospital, and SSM Health St. Clare Hospital - Fenton, MO. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, CIGNA Plans, and more. Dr. Al-Joundi has an open panel. He attended medical school at Carol Davila University of Medicine and Pharmacy. He trained at a hospital affiliated with St. Louis University (SLU) for his residency. Dr. Al-Joundi (or staff) speaks the following languages: Arabic, Romanian, and French.

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

Dr. Liwa Younis is a medical specialist in adult cardiology. Dr. Younis studied medicine at the University of Baghdad, Baghdad College of Medicine. His training includes residency programs at St. Luke's Hospital and a hospital affiliated with St. Louis University (SLU). In his practice, he is particularly interested in heart problems and invasive cardiology. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and CIGNA Plans. Dr. Younis (or staff) speaks the following languages: Arabic, French, and Turkish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include SSM Health DePaul Hospital - St. Louis, St. Anthony's Hospital, and SSM Health St. Clare Hospital - Fenton, MO. He is open to new patients.

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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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