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Dr. Ratan K Ahuja, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
759 Harley Strickland Boulevard
Orange City, FL
 

Dr. Ratan Ahuja's medical specialty is adult cardiology. Before performing his residency at Maulana Azad Medical Center, Dr. Ahuja attended the University of Delhi, University College of Medical Sciences for medical school. He has received a 3.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Ahuja takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Ahuja (or staff) is conversant in Hindi. Dr. Ahuja is professionally affiliated with Central Florida Regional Hospital.

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All Interests: Chest CT Scan, Cardiomyopathy, Enlarged Heart, Nuclear Stress Test, Hypertension, Tricuspid Valve ... (Read more)

Dr. Wilberto L Lopez, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Nuclear Cardiology
1565 Saxon Boulevard; Suite 202
Deltona, FL
 

Dr. Wilberto Lopez, who practices in Lake Mary, FL and Deltona, FL, is a medical specialist in adult cardiology and nuclear cardiology. Dr. Lopez is affiliated with Central Florida Regional Hospital. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, BlueOptions, MyBlue, and more. He graduated from Tufts University School of Medicine and the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine.

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Dr. Rajendra Govind Hippalgaonkar, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
932 Saxon Boulevard; Suite A
Orange City, FL
 

Dr. Rajendra Hippalgaonkar works as a cardiologist. The average patient rating for Dr. Hippalgaonkar is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Hippalgaonkar is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. His education and training includes medical school at Osmania University and residency at Mount Sinai Medical Center. He is professionally affiliated with Central Florida Regional Hospital.

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All Interests: Chest CT Scan, Cardiomyopathy, Enlarged Heart, Nuclear Stress Test, Hypertension, Tricuspid Valve ... (Read more)

Dr. Lawrence E Vallario, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Nuclear Cardiology
1565 Saxon Boulevard; Suite 202
Deltona, FL
 

Dr. Lawrence Vallario is a specialist in adult cardiology and nuclear cardiology. He works in Lake Mary, FL and Deltona, FL. Dr. Vallario attended the University of Florida College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Medical University of South Carolina for residency. On average, patients gave him a rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. He is affiliated with Central Florida Regional Hospital.

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All Interests: Chest CT Scan, Cardiomyopathy, Enlarged Heart, Nuclear Stress Test, Hypertension, Tricuspid Valve ... (Read more)

Dr. William J David, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
1565 Saxon Boulevard; Suite 202
Deltona, FL
 

Dr. William David's specialty is adult cardiology. He is professionally affiliated with Central Florida Regional Hospital. Dr. David attended medical school at the University of L'Aquila Faculty of Medicine and Surgery. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Dr. Pontenciano D Gonzales Jr., MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
62 Spring Vista Drive
Debary, FL
 

Dr. Pontenciano Gonzales' area of specialization is family medicine. Dr. Gonzales studied medicine at the University of Santo Tomas Faculty of Medicine and Surgery. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Gonzales (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Filipino and Spanish. He is affiliated with Central Florida Regional Hospital.

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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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