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Vivek Khetpal
(580) 931-0500
1400 Bryan Dr
Durant, OK
Specialty
Cardiology, Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Disease

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Srinivasa Reddy Alla, MD
1901 W University Blvd
Durant, OK
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Guntur Med Coll, Univ Of Hlth Sci, Guntur, Ap, India
Graduation Year: 1991

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Dr.Vivek Khetpal
(580) 931-0500
1400 Bryan Dr # 208
Durant, OK
Gender
M
Education
Medical School: Sind Med Coll, Univ Of Karachi, Karachi
Year of Graduation: 1988
Speciality
Cardiologist
General Information
Hospital: Medical Center Of Southeastern Oklahoma
Accepting New Patients: Yes
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3.8, out of 5 based on 9, reviews.

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Aravind Gangasani
(903) 465-3624
1014 Memorial Dr
Denison, TX
Specialty
Cardiology

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Mario Antonio Bonilla, MD
(903) 465-3624
1014 Memorial Dr Ste G8
Denison, TX
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ De El Salvador, Fac De Med, San Salvador, El Salvador
Graduation Year: 1971

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Vivek Khetpal, MD
(580) 931-0500
1400 Bryan Dr Ste 208
Durant, OK
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Sind Med Coll, Univ Of Karachi, Karachi, Pakistan
Graduation Year: 1988

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Gangasani Aravind, MD
(313) 831-8024
1901 W University Blvd
Durant, OK
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Gandhi Med Coll, Univ Hlth Sci, Vijayawada, Hyderabad, Ap, India
Graduation Year: 1984

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Rick Alan Szumlas, MD
1800 W University Blvd
Durant, OK
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Finch U Of Hs/Chicago Med Sch, North Chicago Il 60664
Graduation Year: 1988

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Mario A Bonilla
(903) 465-3624
1014 Memorial Dr
Denison, TX
Specialty
Cardiology

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Robert J Wilcott
(903) 416-4595
1201 Martin Luther King St
Denison, TX
Specialty
Thoracic Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Cardiac Surgery

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The Truth about

You need serious intervention once your heart starts losing its pumping power.
The best solution is prevention.

By Lisa James

February 2010

Heart failure is one of the most confusing terms in all of medicine—and one of the scariest when coming from your doctor’s lips: What do you mean, my heart is failing? “It’s quite a fearful term for many patients,” says Justine Lachmann, MD, FACC, director of the congestive heart failure program at St. Francis Hospital ( www.stfrancisheartcenter.com ) in Roslyn, New York. “The words may be more fearful than the condition.”

Heart failure is not cardiac arrest, in which the heart stops beating. Rather, heart failure, or HF, is a collective term for “signs and symptoms of fluid buildup,” explains Eileen Hsich, MD of the Cleveland Clinic ( www.clevelandclinic.org ). “It may be caused by a strong heart that does not relax or a weak heart that cannot pump properly.”

According to the American Heart Association, 5.7 million people in the US have HF, and the rate is rising because we as a nation are growing older. “Medical interventions are allowing people to live longer,” Lachmann says. “The presence of HF is increasing exponentially in people over the age of 65.”

Pump Malfunction

To understand HF it helps to know some basic cardiac anatomy. The heart has four chambers, two on each side of a inner wall called the septum. The upper chambers, or atriums, take blood in; the lower ones, or ventricles, pump it out. Blood enters the right side of the heart and is sent to the lungs, where it picks up oxygen. It then enters the left side, from where it is circulated throughout the body. A system of valves controls blood flow in and out of the different chambers.

Controlling Blood Pressure

Avoiding heart failure is a big reason to keep blood pressure under control. “High blood pressure is the number one cause of heart failure,” says Eileen Hsich, MD. Hypertension can also lead to heart attack, stroke, kidney disease and vision problems. What makes this condition particularly hazardous is that it can cause damage for years without producing symptoms.

According to the American Heart Association, normal blood pressure is less than 120, the systolic pressure generated during a heartbeat, over 80, the diastolic pressure between beats.

Prehypertension ranges from 120 to 139 or 80 to 89. Beyond that are two stages of high blood pressure, 140 to 159 or 90 to 99 for stage 1, 160/100 or higher for stage 2.

There are natural ways to help bring down blood pressure. The DASH diet (Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension) emphasizes whole grains and produce while reducing dairy (to learn more, see dashdiet.org ). Cutting salt intake reduces fluid levels, which helps to lower pressure. Exercise relaxes the blood vessels, as do yoga, tai chi and meditation.

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