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

Dr. Sukesh Burjonroppa is a cardiologist, interventional cardiologist, and nuclear cardiology specialist. In addition to English, Dr. Burjonroppa (or staff) speaks Spanish and Hindi. Dr. Burjonroppa's areas of expertise include coronary angiogram, cardiac risk reduction, and cardioversion. He is affiliated with Baylor Jack and Jane Hamilton Heart and Vascular Hospital, Lake Granbury Medical Center, and Texas Health Fort Worth. After completing medical school at Bangalore Medical College and Research Institute and Bangalore University, he performed his residency at Mercy Fitzgerald Hospital. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Burjonroppa takes. Dr. Burjonroppa has received the distinction of Texas Rising Stars. He is accepting new patients.

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

Dr. Naresh Hasmukhlal Patel, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Nuclear Medicine
508 S Adams Street; Suite 100
Fort Worth, TX
 

Dr. Naresh Patel's specialties are adult cardiology and nuclear medicine. He practices in Fort Worth, TX. Areas of expertise for Dr. Patel include aortic valve regurgitation, pulmonary valve disease, and carotid artery disease. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Parkland Community Health Plan, and more. Before completing his residency at Hospital of Saint Raphael and a hospital affiliated with the University of Washington, Dr. Patel attended medical school at Medical College Baroda. In addition to English, Dr. Patel (or staff) speaks Gujarati and Hindi. His professional affiliations include Baylor Jack and Jane Hamilton Heart and Vascular Hospital, Medical City Fort Worth, and Texas Health Fort Worth. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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

Dr. Scott Evan Ewing, DO
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
1050 5th Avenue; Suite E
Fort Worth, TX
 

Dr. Scott Ewing's areas of specialization are adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. These areas are among his clinical interests: coronary angiogram, syncope (fainting), and atrial fibrillation. Dr. Ewing accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended the University of North Texas Health Science Center, Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Plaza Medical Center of Fort Worth. He is professionally affiliated with Baylor Jack and Jane Hamilton Heart and Vascular Hospital, Medical City Fort Worth, and Texas Health Fort Worth. He is accepting new patients.

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All Interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Women's Heart Disease, Mitral Stenosis, Cardiomyopathy, Aortic Stenosis, ... (Read more)

Dr. Stephen B Johnston, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
800 5th Avenue; Suite 300
Fort Worth, TX
 

Dr. Stephen Johnston specializes in adult cardiology and practices in Dallas, TX, Irving, TX, and Fort Worth, TX. Dr. Johnston graduated from the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine. His clinical interests include coronary angiogram, rheumatic heart disease, and shortness of breath (dyspnea). The average patient rating for Dr. Johnston is 4.5 stars out of 5. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Johnston is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health, VA North Texas Health Care System (VANTHCS), and USMD Medical Clinic of North Texas.

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