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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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Relevant Interests: , pulmonary valve disease, arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), heart problems, angina, heart attack, mitral valve disease, aortic valve disease, heart failure, endocarditis, cardiomyopathy, enlarged heart (cardiomegaly), congenital heart disease, coronary artery disease, tricuspid valve disease

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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Relevant Interests: , pulmonary valve disease, arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), heart problems, angina, heart attack, mitral valve disease, aortic valve disease, heart failure, endocarditis, cardiomyopathy, enlarged heart (cardiomegaly), congenital heart disease, coronary artery disease, tricuspid valve disease

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 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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Relevant Interests: , pulmonary valve disease, arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), heart problems, angina, heart attack, mitral valve disease, aortic valve disease, heart failure, endocarditis, cardiomyopathy, enlarged heart (cardiomegaly), congenital heart disease, coronary artery disease, tricuspid valve disease

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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Relevant Interests: , pulmonary valve disease, arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), heart problems, angina, heart attack, mitral valve disease, aortic valve disease, heart failure, endocarditis, cardiomyopathy, enlarged heart (cardiomegaly), congenital heart disease, coronary artery disease, tricuspid valve disease

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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Relevant Interests: , pulmonary valve disease, arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), heart problems, angina, heart attack, mitral valve disease, aortic valve disease, heart failure, endocarditis, cardiomyopathy, enlarged heart (cardiomegaly), congenital heart disease, coronary artery disease, tricuspid valve disease

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

Dr. Karuna Ahuja, MD
Specializes in Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
759 Harley Strickland Boulevard
Orange City, FL
 

Dr. Karuna Ahuja specializes in critical care (intensive care medicine) and adult pulmonology. Her average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. She takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Ahuja graduated from GSVM Medical College and then she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with State University of New York (SUNY). Dr. Ahuja (or staff) speaks Hindi. She is professionally affiliated with Central Florida Regional Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , pulmonary valve disease, arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), heart failure, cardiomyopathy, heart attack, mitral valve disease, enlarged heart (cardiomegaly), aortic valve disease, coronary artery disease, tricuspid valve disease

All Interests: Chest CT Scan, Bronchoscopy, Cardiomyopathy, Enlarged Heart, Hypertension, Tricuspid Valve Disease, ... (Read more)

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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Relevant Interests: , heart problems, heart attack

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

Dr. Kottapurath K Kunjumoideen, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
765 Image Way
Orange City, FL
 

Dr. Kottapurath Kunjumoideen is an adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology specialist in Lake Mary, FL, Orange City, FL, and Deland, FL. Dr. Kunjumoideen is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He is a graduate of Calicut Medical College. He trained at Brookdale University Hospital and Medical Center for his residency. He is professionally affiliated with Central Florida Regional Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , heart problems

All Interests: Brain Cancer, Sickle Cell Disease, Liver Cancer, Skin Cancer, Oral Cancer, Rectal Cancer, Heart ... (Read more)

Specializes in Adult Infectious Disease
955 Town Center Drive; Suite 100
Orange City, FL
 

Dr. Godson Oguchi is a specialist in adult infectious disease. He works in Orange City, FL and Deland, FL. Dr. Oguchi accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He is a graduate of the University of Nigeria Faculty of Medical Sciences. He is affiliated with Central Florida Regional Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , endocarditis

All Interests: Cellulitis, Wound Infection, Antibiotics, Lyme Disease, Hepatitis, Hepatitis C, Endocarditis, ... (Read more)

Specializes in General Internal Medicine
2555 S Volusia Avenue
Orange City, FL
 

Dr. Syed Ahmed's area of specialization is general internal medicine. He is affiliated with Central Florida Regional Hospital. He obtained his medical school training at Dow Medical College and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Connecticut. Patients gave Dr. Ahmed an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , heart attack

All Interests: Alcohol Abuse, Depression, Osteoporosis, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Parkinson's Disease, ... (Read more)

Dr. Vinny M Varghese, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
2720 Rebecca Lane; 2
Orange City, FL
 

Dr. Vinny Varghese is a general internist in Orange City, FL. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. After completing medical school at St. John's Medical College, he performed his residency at Mercy Catholic Medical Center. Dr. Varghese is professionally affiliated with Central Florida Regional Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , heart problems

All Interests: Osteoporosis, Hypertension, Heart Problems, Diabetes, Arthritis, Asthma

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What are Heart Problems?

The heart is one of the most important organs in the body. This smooth muscle expands and contracts rhythmically our entire lifetime, pumping blood to our lungs and then to every other cell in our body. When heart problems occur, it becomes difficult for the body to get the nutrients and oxygen it needs via the blood. So while there are a variety of illnesses and disorders that affect the heart, most of them make you feel weak, tired, and short of breath. The most common heart conditions include heart disease, angina, arrhythmia, and valve disorders.

Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States for both men and women. This includes coronary artery disease, heart attacks, congestive heart failure, and congenital heart disease. Some conditions, such as genetics, cannot be controlled. But there are many other things you can do to lower your risk for heart disease. Controlling high blood pressure and cholesterol levels, reducing or stopping smoking, exercising more and losing weight if needed, and eating a diet low in sodium can all protect your heart.

Angina is a squeezing type of chest pain that happens when the muscles around your heart don’t get enough oxygen. It can be regular or infrequent. Usually, angina is caused by coronary heart disease. However, not all chest pain is angina. Chest pain can also be caused by a lung infection or panic attack, for example, so it is important to have any sudden pain checked.

Arrhythmia is the word for when the heart beats too fast, too slow, or irregularly with skipped beats. It can feel frightening, and depending on the type it can be dangerous, but in most cases arrhythmia is not serious and can be treated. It is very common, especially in older adults.

Heart valve problems can happen in any one of the the heart’s four valves that keep blood flowing where it needs to go. Babies can be born with problems in their heart valves, or valves can be damaged by infections. The valves can stiffen and become less mobile, or they can stop closing properly and ‘leak’ when the heart beats. Valve problems can usually be repaired surgically.
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