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

Dr. Ratan Ahuja sees patients in Lake Mary, FL and Orange City, FL. His medical specialty is adult cardiology. In addition to English, Dr. Ahuja (or staff) speaks Hindi. Areas of expertise for Dr. Ahuja include coronary angiogram, pulmonary valve disease, and stent placement (stenting). He is affiliated with Central Florida Regional Hospital. He attended the University of Delhi, University College of Medical Sciences and then went on to complete his residency at Maulana Azad Medical Center. Patient ratings for Dr. Ahuja average 3.0 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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All Interests: Chest CT Scan, Cardiomyopathy, Enlarged Heart, Nuclear Stress Test, Hypertension, Tricuspid Valve ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Rajendra Hippalgaonkar is an adult cardiologist in Sanford, FL and Orange City, FL. He speaks Indian Languages. Areas of expertise for Dr. Hippalgaonkar include pulmonary valve disease, coronary angioplasty (PTCA), and carotid artery disease. Dr. Hippalgaonkar is professionally affiliated with Central Florida Regional Hospital. Dr. Hippalgaonkar obtained his medical school training at Osmania Medical College and performed his residency at Mount Sinai Medical Center. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. He accepts 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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All Interests: Chest CT Scan, Cardiomyopathy, Enlarged Heart, Nuclear Stress Test, Hypertension, Tricuspid Valve ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Pontenciano Gonzales is a physician who specializes in family medicine. His areas of expertise include depression, cystic fibrosis (CF), and sleep apnea. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Gonzales accepts. Dr. Gonzales is a graduate of the University of Santo Tomas Faculty of Medicine and Surgery. In addition to English, Dr. Gonzales (or staff) speaks Filipino and Spanish. He is affiliated with Central Florida Regional Hospital.

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All Interests: Alcohol Abuse, Depression, Substance Abuse, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Hypertension, Hypoglycemia, ... (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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