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We found 6 providers with an interest in heart attack and who accept Humana Silver 3800/HMO Premier near Lees Summit, MO.

Dr. Prem Kumar Samuel, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Other, Thoracic Surgery
2000 South East Blue Parkway; Suite 210
Lees Summit, MO
 

Dr. Prem Samuel practices cardiac surgery, vascular surgery, and thoracic surgery. In addition to English, Dr. Samuel (or staff) speaks French and Tamil. His areas of expertise include the following: heart bypass surgery (CABG), carotid artery stenting, and high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia). Dr. Samuel is affiliated with Overland Park Regional Medical Center, Lee's Summit Medical Center, and Menorah Medical Center. He attended Madras Medical College for medical school and subsequently trained at The Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York, a hospital affiliated with Madras Medical College, and a hospital affiliated with the University of Nevada for residency. His average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Samuel takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Samuel has received professional recognition including the following: Kansas City Super Doctors.

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All Interests: Heart Bypass Surgery, Atrial Fibrillation, Cardiomyopathy, Carotid Artery Stenting, Nuclear Stress ... (Read more)

Dr. Willie Edward Lawrence Jr., MD
Specializes in Interventional Cardiology
2000 South East Blue Parkway; Suite 210
Lees Summit, MO
 

Dr. Willie Lawrence specializes in interventional cardiology. He attended Harvard Medical School and subsequently trained at Brigham and Women's Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Harvard Medical School for residency. Dr. Lawrence is rated highly by his patients. He honors several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. He has received the distinction of Kansas City Super Doctors. Dr. Lawrence is affiliated with Belton Regional Medical Center, Lee's Summit Medical Center, and Research Medical Center.

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All Interests: Cardioversion, Atrial Fibrillation, Nuclear Stress Test, Stress Echo, Holter Monitoring, ... (Read more)

Dr. Alec David Weisberg, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
2000 South East Blue Parkway; Suite 210
Lees Summit, MO
 

Dr. Alec Weisberg's areas of specialization are adult cardiology and interventional cardiology; he sees patients in Lees Summit, MO and Kansas City, MO. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Belton Regional Medical Center, Overland Park Regional Medical Center, and Lee's Summit Medical Center. Dr. Weisberg obtained his medical school training at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine and performed his residency at Massachusetts General Hospital. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. He is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more.

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All Interests: Cardioversion, Atrial Fibrillation, Nuclear Stress Test, Stress Echo, Holter Monitoring, Stent ... (Read more)

Dr. Richard P Brown, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
2000 Se Blue Parkway; Suite 210
Lees Summit, MO
 

Dr. Richard Brown is an adult cardiology specialist. Dr. Brown's education and training includes medical school at the University of Kansas School of Medicine and the University of Illinois College of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Kansas. His areas of expertise include the following: endocarditis, heart failure, and hypertension (high blood pressure). He is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Brown accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is professionally affiliated with Belton Regional Medical Center, Lee's Summit Medical Center, and Research Medical Center.

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All Interests: Cardioversion, Syncope, Atrial Fibrillation, Endocarditis, Chest Pain, Cardiomyopathy, Nuclear ... (Read more)

Dr. Bangalore V Deepak, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
2000 South East Blue Parkway; Suite 210
Lees Summit, MO
 

Dr. Bangalore Deepak is a specialist in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. He works in Kansas City, MO and Lees Summit, MO. He graduated from JSS Medical College, Mysore and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Yale University. Dr. Deepak's patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. His professional affiliations include Belton Regional Medical Center, Lee's Summit Medical Center, and Research Medical Center.

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All Interests: Cardioversion, Atrial Fibrillation, Nuclear Stress Test, Stress Echo, Holter Monitoring, Varicose ... (Read more)

Dr. Michael B Dahl, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
600 North West Murray Road; Suite 210
Lees Summit, MO
 

Dr. Michael Dahl's specialty is general internal medicine. Before performing his residency at the University of Kansas Medical Center, Dr. Dahl attended the University of Kansas School of Medicine. These areas are among Dr. Dahl's clinical interests: diabetes, alcohol abuse, and emphysema. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Dahl is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Menorah Medical Center, Lee's Summit Medical Center, and Research Medical Center.

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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.