We found 8 providers with an interest in heart attack and who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold near Orange City, FL.

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Ratan K Ahuja MD FACC
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
Average rating 3.04 stars out of 5 (11 ratings)
759 Harley Strickland Boulevard
Orange City, FL

Dr. Ratan Ahuja is an adult cardiology specialist. Patients gave Dr. Ahuja an average rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. These areas are among his clinical interests: coronary angiogram, pulmonary valve disease, and stent placement (stenting). He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Ahuja attended the University of Delhi, University College of Medical Sciences for medical school and subsequently trained at Maulana Azad Medical Center for residency. Dr. Ahuja (or staff) is conversant in Hindi. He is professionally affiliated with Central Florida Regional Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , Heart Attack

All Interests: Cardiomyopathy, Enlarged Heart, Nuclear Stress Test, Hypertension, Tricuspid Valve Disease, Pulmonar ... (Read more)

Dr Rajendra Govind Hippalgaonkar MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
Average rating 4.47 stars out of 5 (22 ratings)
932 Saxon Boulevard; Suite A
Orange City, FL

Dr. Rajendra Hippalgaonkar's area of specialization is adult cardiology. In addition to English, he speaks Indian Languages. Areas of expertise for Dr. Hippalgaonkar include pulmonary valve disease, coronary angioplasty (PTCA), and carotid artery disease. Dr. Hippalgaonkar is affiliated with Central Florida Regional Hospital. He is a graduate of Osmania Medical College. For his professional training, Dr. Hippalgaonkar completed a residency program at Mount Sinai Medical Center. The average patient rating for Dr. Hippalgaonkar is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Hippalgaonkar honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , Heart Attack

All Interests: Cardiomyopathy, Enlarged Heart, Nuclear Stress Test, Hypertension, Tricuspid Valve Disease, Pulmonar ... (Read more)

Dr Wilberto L Lopez MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Nuclear Cardiology
Average rating 3.21 stars out of 5 (2 ratings)
1565 Saxon Boulevard; Suite 202
Deltona, FL

Dr. Wilberto Lopez's areas of specialization are adult cardiology and nuclear cardiology; he sees patients in Lake Mary, FL and Deltona, FL. Dr. Lopez's clinical interests include pulmonary valve disease, coronary angioplasty (PTCA), and carotid artery disease. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, BlueOptions, and MyBlue are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Lopez accepts. He studied medicine at Tufts University School of Medicine. Dr. Lopez trained at Caritas St. Elizabeth's Medical Center for his residency. He is professionally affiliated with Central Florida Regional Hospital and Oviedo Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , Heart Attack

All Interests: Cardiomyopathy, Enlarged Heart, Nuclear Stress Test, Hypertension, Tricuspid Valve Disease, Pulmonar ... (Read more)

Dr William J David MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
Average rating 3.0 stars out of 5 (1 rating)
1565 Saxon Boulevard; Suite 202
Deltona, FL

Dr. William David is an adult cardiology specialist. His areas of expertise include the following: pulmonary valve disease, coronary angioplasty (PTCA), and carotid artery disease. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. David studied medicine at the University of L'Aquila Faculty of Medicine and Surgery. Dr. David speaks Italian. He is professionally affiliated with Central Florida Regional Hospital and Oviedo Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , Heart Attack

All Interests: Cardiomyopathy, Enlarged Heart, Nuclear Stress Test, Hypertension, Tricuspid Valve Disease, Pulmonar ... (Read more)

Lawrence E Vallario MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Nuclear Cardiology
Average rating 3.2 stars out of 5 (11 ratings)
1565 Saxon Boulevard; Suite 202
Deltona, FL

Dr. Lawrence Vallario sees patients in Deltona, FL and Lake Mary, FL. His medical specialties are adult cardiology and nuclear cardiology. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Medical University of South Carolina, Dr. Vallario attended medical school at the University of Florida College of Medicine. Dr. Vallario's areas of expertise include the following: pulmonary valve disease, coronary angioplasty (PTCA), and carotid artery disease. He has a 3.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. His professional affiliations include Central Florida Regional Hospital and Oviedo Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , Heart Attack

All Interests: Cardiomyopathy, Enlarged Heart, Nuclear Stress Test, Hypertension, Tricuspid Valve Disease, Pulmonar ... (Read more)

Mubeen Hasan Chida MD
Specializes in Other, Cardiology
Average rating 4.75 stars out of 5 (4 ratings)
1061 Medical Center Drive
Orange City, FL

Dr. Mubeen Chida specializes in cardiology (heart disease). Clinical interests for Dr. Chida include pulmonary valve disease, coronary angioplasty (PTCA), and carotid artery disease. Dr. Chida is professionally affiliated with Central Florida Regional Hospital. His education and training includes medical school at Dow Medical College and residency at Mount Sinai Medical Center, Cleveland. Patient ratings for Dr. Chida average 4.5 stars out of 5. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more.

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Relevant Interests: , Heart Attack

All Interests: Cardiomyopathy, Enlarged Heart, Nuclear Stress Test, Hypertension, Tricuspid Valve Disease, Pulmonar ... (Read more)

Potenciano D Gonzales MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
Average rating 3.97 stars out of 5 (21 ratings)
62 Spring Vista Drive; Suite B
Debary, FL

Dr. Pontenciano Gonzales specializes in family medicine. Dr. Gonzales (or staff) speaks Filipino and Spanish. His areas of expertise include depression, cystic fibrosis (CF), and sleep apnea. He is affiliated with Central Florida Regional Hospital. He attended medical school at the University of Santo Tomas Faculty of Medicine and Surgery. The average patient rating for Dr. Gonzales is 4.0 stars out of 5. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO.

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Relevant Interests: , Heart Attack

All Interests: Depression, Substance Abuse, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Hypertension, Hypoglycemia, Heart Problems, C ... (Read more)

Dr Syed Bilal Ahmed MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
Average rating 3.35 stars out of 5 (5 ratings)
2555 South Volusia Avenue
Orange City, FL

Dr. Syed-Bilal Ahmed works as an internist in Orange City, FL. Patients gave Dr. Ahmed an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. These areas are among his clinical interests: depression, sleep apnea, and heart attack. He is affiliated with Central Florida Regional Hospital. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Ahmed attended Dow Medical College and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Connecticut. In addition to English, Dr. Ahmed (or staff) speaks Urdu.

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Relevant Interests: , Heart Attack

All Interests: Depression, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Substance Abuse, Osteoporosis, Allergies, Irritab ... (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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