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We found 4 providers with an interest in heart attack and who accept Aetna EPO near Dallas, TX.

Dr. Dong-Hi Anthony Yoon, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
621 N. Hall Street; Suite 400
Dallas, TX
 

Dr. Dong-Hi Yoon is a specialist in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. Dr. Yoon studied medicine at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. His residency was performed at Baylor University Medical Center. His areas of expertise include the following: coronary angiogram, rheumatic heart disease, and shortness of breath (dyspnea). Dr. Yoon takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. He is affiliated with Baylor Jack and Jane Hamilton Heart and Vascular Hospital, Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Rockwall, and Lake Pointe Medical Center. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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All Interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Women's Heart Disease, Cardiomyopathy, Cardiac Stress Testing, Nuclear Stress ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology
5323 Harry Hines Boulevard
Dallas, TX
 

Dr. Vassilis Dimas practices adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). Areas of expertise for Dr. Dimas include pulmonary valve disease, carotid artery disease, and heart attack. He accepts Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine, Dr. Dimas attended the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine for medical school. His professional affiliations include JPS Health Network, Plaza Medical Center of Fort Worth, and Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Fort Worth.

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All Interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Mitral Stenosis, Cardiomyopathy, Enlarged Heart, Carotid Artery Stenting, ... (Read more)

Dr. Paul Arthur Grayburn, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
621 North Hall Street; Suite H030
Dallas, TX
 

Dr. Paul Grayburn is a physician who specializes in adult cardiology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Grayburn include coronary angiogram, rheumatic heart disease, and shortness of breath (dyspnea). He is in-network for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. He attended the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at St. Paul University Hospital, Dallas. He has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Grayburn is affiliated with Baylor Jack and Jane Hamilton Heart and Vascular Hospital.

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All Interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Women's Heart Disease, Cardiomyopathy, Cardiac Stress Testing, Nuclear Stress ... (Read more)

Dr. David Andrew Engleman, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology, Vascular Medicine
8117 Preston Road; Suite 470
Dallas, TX
 

Dr. David Engleman is a specialist in adult cardiology, interventional cardiology, and vascular medicine (blood vessel disease). He works in Irving, TX, Sherman, TX, and Dallas, TX. Clinical interests for Dr. Engleman include arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), heart failure, and heart attack. He is affiliated with Las Colinas Medical Center. Dr. Engleman is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and United Healthcare Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Engleman graduated from Northeast Ohio Medical University.

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All Interests: Arrhythmias, Heart Failure, Heart Attack, Coronary Artery Disease

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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.