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Dr. George Vasilios Letsou, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, General Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
4401 Garth Road
Baytown, TX
 

Dr. George Letsou, who practices in Houston, TX, Nassau Bay, TX, and Baytown, TX, is a medical specialist in cardiac surgery, general surgery, and thoracic surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Letsou include aortic valve replacement, heart attack, and mitral valve disease. Dr. Letsou accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons. Dr. Letsou trained at Yale-New Haven Hospital for his residency. He is professionally affiliated with Baylor Clinic, Houston Methodist, and Texas Heart Institute (THI). He has an open panel.

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Dr. Malladi Sudhaker Reddy, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Other
4201 Garth Road, Suite 315; Plaza I
Baytown, TX
 

Dr. Malladi Reddy sees patients in Nassau Bay, TX, Houston, TX, and Baytown, TX. His medical specialty is adult cardiology. Dr. Reddy attended medical school at Osmania Medical College. His areas of expertise include arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), mitral valve prolapse, and high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia). He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. Dr. Reddy is affiliated with Houston Methodist. He welcomes new patients.

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Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology, Nuclear Cardiology
4201 Garth Road; Suite 100
Baytown, TX
 

Dr. Shehzad Sami is a specialist in adult cardiology, interventional cardiology, and nuclear cardiology. He works in Baytown, TX and Houston, TX. His clinical interests include mitral valve prolapse, heart failure, and hypertension (high blood pressure). Dr. Sami is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from Aga Khan University Medical College. Dr. Sami's training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. He is affiliated with Houston Methodist.

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Specializes in Family Medicine
4002 Garth Road; Suite 150
Baytown, TX
 

Dr. Fariborz Nazari-Adli works as a family practice physician. His areas of expertise include the following: warts, mitral valve prolapse, and thyroid problems. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Nazari-Adli accepts. He studied medicine at American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. He has an open panel.

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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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