We found 6 providers with an interest in heart attack and who accept Cigna Gold near Garland, TX.

Dr. Brent Andrew Patterson, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Nuclear Cardiology
700 Walter Reed Boulevard; Suite 208
Garland, TX
 

Dr. Brent Patterson is a specialist in adult cardiology and nuclear cardiology. He works in Garland, TX, Mesquite, TX, and Dallas, TX. Dr. Patterson graduated from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and then he performed his residency at Legacy Emanuel Medical Center. Areas of expertise for Dr. Patterson include coronary angiogram, cardiac risk reduction, and cardioversion. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Baylor Jack and Jane Hamilton Heart and Vascular Hospital, HeartPlace, and Texas Health Dallas.

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All Interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Women's Heart Disease, Peripheral Angiogram, Cardiomyopathy, Cardiac Stress ... (Read more)

Dr. Ryan Steven Williams, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology
9330 Poppy Drive; Suite 507
Dallas, TX
 

Dr. Ryan Williams is a physician who specializes in adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). These areas are among his clinical interests: advanced heart failure, bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, and heart attack. Dr. Williams is affiliated with Baylor Jack and Jane Hamilton Heart and Vascular Hospital. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He graduated from Oregon Health & Science University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Stanford University Medical Center. He speaks Spanish.

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All Interests: Cryosurgery, Atrial Fibrillation, Women's Heart Disease, Cardiac Stress Testing, Nuclear Stress ... (Read more)

Dr. L Keith Routh, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
700 Walter Reed Boulevard; Suite 208
Garland, TX
 

Dr. L. Routh is a medical specialist in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. Dr. Routh graduated from Texas A & M Health Science Center College of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Mayo Clinic. His areas of expertise include coronary angiogram, cardiac risk reduction, and cardioversion. The average patient rating for Dr. Routh is 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Routh takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. His hospital/clinic affiliations include HeartPlace, Baylor Scott & White Health, and Texas Health Dallas.

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All Interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Women's Heart Disease, Cardiomyopathy, Cardiac Stress Testing, Bicuspid Aortic ... (Read more)

Dr. Rolando M Solis, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
700 Walter Reed Boulevard; Suite 205
Garland, TX
 

Dr. Rolando Solis is a cardiologist and interventional cardiologist. These areas are among his clinical interests: coronary angiogram, rheumatic heart disease, and shortness of breath (dyspnea). Dr. Solis honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at Far Eastern University, Nicanor Reyes Medical Foundation. Dr. Solis is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health.

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

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's areas of specialization are general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care); she sees patients in Dallas, TX and Garland, TX. She is a graduate of Government Medical College, Kottayam. Dr. Vengalil's clinical interests include atrial fibrillation, hearing evaluation, and diabetes screening. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. She is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Vengalil is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health.

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All Interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Eczema, Hearing Evaluation, Diabetes Screening, Diabetes Management, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Hashim Majeed is an internist in Garland, TX. Dr. Majeed speaks Spanish. His areas of expertise include the following: depression, athlete's foot, and wheezing. He is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health. He is a graduate of Dow Medical College and a graduate of Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center's residency program. Dr. Majeed accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold.

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All Interests: Depression, Athlete's Foot, Atrial Fibrillation, Wheezing, Eczema, Diabetes Screening, Bone Spurs, ... (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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