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We found 5 providers with an interest in heart attack and who accept Cigna Gold 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. Dr. Routh's areas of expertise include coronary angiogram, cardiac risk reduction, and cardioversion. His hospital/clinic affiliations include HeartPlace, Baylor Scott & White Health, and Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas. He graduated from Texas A & M Health Science Center College of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Mayo Clinic and Baylor University Medical Center. Dr. Routh's average rating from his patients is 3.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. He has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors.

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

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

Dr. Ryan Williams' areas of specialization are adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm); he sees patients in Dallas, TX, Rowlett, TX, and Sunnyvale, TX. Clinical interests for Dr. Williams include cryotherapy, advanced heart failure, and heart attack. He is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health. Dr. Williams attended Oregon Health & Science University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Stanford University Medical Center for residency. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Williams honors.

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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 is a specialist in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. These areas are among his clinical interests: coronary angiogram, rheumatic heart disease, and shortness of breath (dyspnea). Dr. Solis is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. He graduated from Far Eastern University, Nicanor Reyes Medical Foundation. He is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health.

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All Interests: Coronary Angiogram, Rheumatic Heart Disease, Metabolic Syndrome, Pericarditis, Atrial Fibrillation, ... (Read more)

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 is a physician who specializes in general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). Areas of expertise for Dr. Vengalil include atrial fibrillation, hearing evaluation, and diabetes screening. Dr. Vengalil is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. She graduated from Government Medical College, Kottayam. Dr. Vengalil is conversant in 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 is a Garland, TX physician who specializes in general internal medicine. These areas are among Dr. Majeed's clinical interests: depression, atrial fibrillation, and diabetes screening. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Majeed takes. After attending Dow Medical College for medical school, he completed his residency training at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Majeed is professionally 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.