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's areas of specialization are adult cardiology and interventional cardiology; he sees patients in Garland, TX and Dallas, TX. Patient ratings for Dr. Routh average 3.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include coronary angiogram, cardiac risk reduction, and cardioversion. Dr. Routh's professional affiliations include HeartPlace, Baylor Scott & White Health, and Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Routh accepts. He obtained his medical school training at Texas A & M Health Science Center College of Medicine and performed his residency at Mayo Clinic and Baylor University Medical Center. Dr. Routh has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors.

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Dr. Ryan Steven Williams, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology
9440 Poppy Drive
Dallas, TX
 

Dr. Ryan Williams' specialties are adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). He practices in Dallas, TX. His areas of expertise include cryotherapy, advanced heart failure, and heart attack. Dr. Williams takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He is a graduate of Oregon Health & Science University School of Medicine. He trained at Stanford University Medical Center for residency. Dr. Williams is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health.

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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 practices adult cardiology and interventional cardiology in Garland, TX and Dallas, TX. His areas of expertise include the following: coronary angiogram, rheumatic heart disease, and shortness of breath (dyspnea). Dr. Solis is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health. He studied medicine at Far Eastern University, Nicanor Reyes Medical Foundation. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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

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

Dr. Hashim Majeed practices general internal medicine. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Majeed's areas of expertise include depression, atrial fibrillation, and diabetes screening. He is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health. He attended Dow Medical College and then went on to complete his residency at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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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 specializes in general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). Dr. Vengalil's areas of expertise include atrial fibrillation, hearing evaluation, and diabetes screening. She honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. She studied medicine at Government Medical College, Kottayam. She speaks Spanish. Dr. Vengalil 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.