We found 8 providers with an interest in heart attack and who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield POS near Fort Worth, TX.

Dr. Sukesh Chandrasekar Burjonroppa, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology, Nuclear Cardiology
1300 West Rosedale
Fort Worth, TX
 

Dr. Sukesh Burjonroppa is a specialist in adult cardiology, interventional cardiology, and nuclear cardiology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Burjonroppa include coronary angiogram, cardiac risk reduction, and cardioversion. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. He graduated from Bangalore Medical College and Research Institute and Bangalore University and then he performed his residency at Mercy Fitzgerald Hospital. He has received the following distinction: Texas Rising Stars. Dr. Burjonroppa (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish, Kannada, and Gujarati. He is professionally affiliated with Baylor Jack and Jane Hamilton Heart and Vascular Hospital, Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Fort Worth, and Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Southwest Fort Worth. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Burjonroppa's office for an appointment.

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All Interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Peripheral Angiogram, Cardiomyopathy, Consultative Cardiology, Hypertension, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Adult Cardiology
1050 5th Avenue; Suite E
Fort Worth, TX
 

Dr. Joseph Marcella is a cardiologist. Dr. Marcella's average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include carotid artery disease, heart attack, and syncope (fainting). He is professionally affiliated with Baylor Jack and Jane Hamilton Heart and Vascular Hospital, Plaza Medical Center of Fort Worth, and Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Fort Worth. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is open to new patients. After attending Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine, Dr. Marcella completed his residency training at Waterbury Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Yale University. He has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Marcella is conversant in Spanish.

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All Interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Mitral Stenosis, Cardiomyopathy, Aortic Stenosis, Enlarged Heart, Nuclear ... (Read more)

Dr. Dennis Phuong Doan, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
1017 12th Avenue
Fort Worth, TX
 

Dr. Dennis Doan is a cardiologist and interventional cardiologist. His areas of expertise include the following: aortic valve regurgitation, renal angioplasty, and carotid artery disease. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Doan graduated from Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. He speaks Vietnamese. His professional affiliations include Plaza Medical Center of Fort Worth, Weatherford Regional Medical Center, and Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Fort Worth. Dr. Doan is accepting new patients.

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All Interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Mitral Stenosis, Cardiomyopathy, Aortic Stenosis, Edema, Hypertension, Stent ... (Read more)

Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
1017 12th Avenue
Fort Worth, TX
 

Dr. Amir Malik is a cardiologist and interventional cardiologist in Fort Worth, TX and Weatherford, TX. His areas of expertise include the following: pericarditis, syncope (fainting), and aortic valve disease. He is affiliated with Plaza Medical Center of Fort Worth and Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Fort Worth. Dr. Malik attended medical school at Quaid-e-Azam Medical College. His medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with New York Medical College and a hospital affiliated with Stony Brook University Medical Center. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. Dr. Malik has an open panel.

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All Interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Dizziness, Cardiomyopathy, Enlarged Heart, Hypertension, Stent Placement, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
909 9th Avenue; Suite 202
Fort Worth, TX
 

Dr. Keith Vasenius is an adult cardiology and interventional cardiology specialist. Before performing his residency at Osteopathic Medical Center of Texas, Dr. Vasenius attended the University of North Texas Health Science Center, Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school. Areas of expertise for Dr. Vasenius include aortic valve regurgitation, carotid artery disease, and heart attack. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. His professional affiliations include Plaza Medical Center of Fort Worth and Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Fort Worth. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Vasenius's office for an appointment.

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All Interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Mitral Stenosis, Cardiomyopathy, Aortic Stenosis, Enlarged Heart, Nuclear ... (Read more)

Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology, Other
909 9th Avenue; Suite 202
Fort Worth, TX
 

Dr. Chandrase Nair's areas of specialization are adult cardiology and interventional cardiology; he sees patients in Fort Worth, TX. Dr. Nair's areas of expertise include carotid artery disease, heart attack, and syncope (fainting). He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. After attending Government Medical College, Kottayam for medical school, he completed his residency training at Saint Francis Hospital, Evanston. Dr. Nair (or staff) speaks Hindi. He is professionally affiliated with Plaza Medical Center of Fort Worth and Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Fort Worth. Dr. Nair is open to new patients.

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Dr. Oyeyemi Adetokunbo Fabuyi, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Sleep Medicine, Adult Pulmonology
508 S Adams; Suite 200
Fort Worth, TX
 

Dr. Oyeyemi Fabuyi's specialties are adult critical care, sleep medicine, and adult pulmonology. He practices in Fort Worth, TX, Lakeworth, TX, and Arlington, TX. He has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Fabuyi's areas of expertise include syncope (fainting), aortic valve disease, and bronchiectasis. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Plaza Medical Center of Fort Worth and Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Fort Worth. Dr. Fabuyi is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. He welcomes new patients. He studied medicine at Ogun State University, Obafemi Awolowo College of Health Sciences. His residency was performed at Harlem Hospital Center.

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All Interests: Bronchiectasis, Atrial Fibrillation, Sleep Disorders, Lung Biopsy, Bronchitis, Bronchoscopy, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Adult Pulmonology
1650 W. Rosedale; Suite 203
Fort Worth, TX
 

Dr. Mohamed Ali is a physician who specializes in adult pulmonology. Dr. Ali attended medical school at Dow Medical College. For his professional training, Dr. Ali completed a residency program at Norwalk Hospital. Clinical interests for Dr. Ali include high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia), heart attack, and pulmonary hypertension. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Ali is professionally affiliated with Plaza Medical Center of Fort Worth and Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Fort Worth. He is open to new patients.

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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.
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