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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 specializes in adult cardiology, interventional cardiology, and nuclear cardiology. Dr. Burjonroppa (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish, Kannada, and Gujarati. Clinical interests for Dr. Burjonroppa include coronary angiogram, cardiac risk reduction, and cardioversion. His hospital/clinic affiliations include 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. He is a graduate of Bangalore Medical College and Research Institute and Bangalore University and a graduate of Mercy Fitzgerald Hospital's residency program. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Burjonroppa accepts. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Rising Stars. He has an open panel.

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All Interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Peripheral Angiogram, Cardiomyopathy, Carotid Artery Stenting, Consultative ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Joseph Marcella, who practices in Fort Worth, TX, is a medical specialist in adult cardiology. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Marcella's areas of expertise include the following: carotid artery disease, heart attack, and syncope (fainting). His professional affiliations include Baylor Jack and Jane Hamilton Heart and Vascular Hospital, Plaza Medical Center of Fort Worth, and Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Fort Worth. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. He welcomes new patients. Before performing his residency at Waterbury Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Yale University, Dr. Marcella attended Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine. He has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. He 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 practices adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. He speaks Vietnamese. Clinical interests for Dr. Doan include aortic valve regurgitation, renal angioplasty, and carotid artery disease. Dr. Doan is affiliated with Plaza Medical Center of Fort Worth, Weatherford Regional Medical Center, and Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Fort Worth. He attended Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. Dr. Doan accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. His practice is open to new patients.

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

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

Dr. Amir Malik is an adult cardiologist and interventional cardiologist in Fort Worth, TX and Weatherford, TX. Areas of expertise for Dr. Malik include pericarditis, syncope (fainting), and aortic valve disease. Dr. Malik is professionally affiliated with Plaza Medical Center of Fort Worth and Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Fort Worth. After completing medical school at Quaid-e-Azam Medical College, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with New York Medical College and a hospital affiliated with Stony Brook University Medical Center. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. Dr. Malik has an open panel.

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

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

Dr. Keith Vasenius is a specialist in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. Clinical interests for Dr. Vasenius include aortic valve regurgitation, carotid artery disease, and heart attack. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Plaza Medical Center of Fort Worth and Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Fort Worth. Dr. Vasenius obtained his medical school training at the University of North Texas Health Science Center, Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine and performed his residency at Osteopathic Medical Center of Texas. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Vasenius is accepting new patients.

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

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

Dr. Chandrase Nair is a specialist in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. His areas of expertise include the following: carotid artery disease, heart attack, and syncope (fainting). 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. Nair is a graduate of Government Medical College, Kottayam. He trained at Saint Francis Hospital, Evanston for his residency. In addition to English, Dr. Nair (or staff) speaks Hindi. 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. Nair's office for an appointment.

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All Interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Cardiomyopathy, Enlarged Heart, Nuclear Stress Test, Hypertension, Heart ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Sleep Medicine, Adult Pulmonology
508 S Adams; Suite 200
Fort Worth, TX
 

Dr. Oyeyemi Fabuyi's areas of specialization are adult critical care, sleep medicine, and adult pulmonology; he sees patients in Fort Worth, TX, Lakeworth, TX, and Arlington, TX. Dr. Fabuyi's clinical interests include syncope (fainting), aortic valve disease, and atrial fibrillation. He is affiliated with Plaza Medical Center of Fort Worth and Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Fort Worth. Before completing his residency at Harlem Hospital Center, Dr. Fabuyi attended medical school at Ogun State University, Obafemi Awolowo College of Health Sciences. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Fabuyi honors. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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

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

Dr. Mohamed Ali is a physician who specializes in adult pulmonology. His areas of expertise include the following: high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia), heart attack, and pulmonary hypertension. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Plaza Medical Center of Fort Worth and Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Fort Worth. Before completing his residency at Norwalk Hospital, Dr. Ali attended medical school at Dow Medical College. Dr. Ali accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. He welcomes new patients.

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All Interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Cardiomyopathy, Enlarged Heart, Hypertension, Heart Problems, Lung Problems, ... (Read more)

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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.