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We found 5 providers with an interest in heart attack and who accept Blue Choice Bronze PPO 006 near Garland, TX.

Dr. Larry Keith Routh, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
700 Walter Reed Boulevard; Suite 208
Garland, TX
 

Dr. Larry Routh is a specialist in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. He works in Garland, TX. Clinical interests for Dr. Routh include coronary angiogram, cardiac risk reduction, and cardioversion. His professional affiliations include HeartPlace, Baylor Scott & White Health, and Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas. After completing medical school at Texas A & M Health Science Center College of Medicine, he performed his residency at Mayo Clinic and Baylor University Medical Center. He is rated 3.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Routh accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors.

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Dr. Ryan Steven Williams, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology
9330 Poppy Drive; Suite 507
Dallas, TX
 

Dr. Ryan Williams is a medical specialist in adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). Clinical interests for Dr. Williams include cryotherapy, advanced heart failure, and heart attack. He is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health. He attended Oregon Health & Science University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Stanford University Medical Center. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more.

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Dr. Rolando M Solis, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
700 Walter Reed Boulevard; Suite 205
Garland, TX
 

Dr. Rolando Solis works as a cardiologist and interventional cardiologist. Areas of expertise for Dr. Solis include coronary angiogram, rheumatic heart disease, and shortness of breath (dyspnea). He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Solis studied medicine at Far Eastern University, Nicanor Reyes Medical Foundation. He is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health.

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Dr. Marina Tomy Vengalil, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Geriatrics
601 Clara Barton Boulevard; Plaza Iii, 2nd Floor Suite 200
Garland, TX
 

Dr. Marina Vengalil's specialties are general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). She is a graduate of Government Medical College, Kottayam. Areas of expertise for Dr. Vengalil include atrial fibrillation, hearing evaluation, and diabetes screening. Dr. Vengalil accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish. She is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health.

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Dr. Hashim Abdul Majeed, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
2300 Marie Curie Boulevard
Garland, TX
 

Dr. Hashim Majeed specializes in general internal medicine and practices in Garland, TX. Dr. Majeed's clinical interests include depression, atrial fibrillation, and diabetes screening. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Dow Medical College and a graduate of Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center's residency program. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Majeed is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health.

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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.