We found 5 providers with an interest in heart problems and who accept Cigna Bronze HMO near Baytown, TX.

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

Dr. George Letsou practices cardiac surgery, general surgery, and thoracic surgery. His areas of expertise include aortic valve replacement, heart attack, and mitral valve disease. Dr. Letsou is professionally affiliated with Baylor Clinic, Houston Methodist, and Texas Heart Institute (THI). He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. His practice is open to new patients. Dr. Letsou is a graduate of Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons. For his professional training, Dr. Letsou completed a residency program at Yale-New Haven Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , heart failure, heart attack, mitral valve disease, coronary artery disease

All Interests: Heart Bypass Surgery, Lung Biopsy, Beating Heart Coronary Bypass Surgery, Lung Tumor Resection, ... (Read more)

Dr. Mahesh K Ramchandani, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery
4401 Garth Road
Baytown, TX
 

Dr. Mahesh Ramchandani specializes in cardiac surgery and practices in Houston, TX, Sugar Land, TX, and Baytown, TX. These areas are among his clinical interests: arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), aortic aneurysm, and heart valve disease. Dr. Ramchandani is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. He studied medicine at the University of Cambridge School of Clinical Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Ramchandani trained at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Ramchandani's patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice. He has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Ramchandani welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), heart valve disease

All Interests: Surgical Procedures, Thoracic Surgery Procedures, Aortic Aneurysm, Heart Surgery, Arrhythmias, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Malladi Reddy's specialty is cardiology (heart disease). Areas of expertise for Dr. Reddy include arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), mitral valve prolapse, and high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia). He is in-network for 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 Osmania Medical College. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. Dr. Reddy has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), mitral valve prolapse, heart problems, heart failure, heart attack, mitral valve disease

All Interests: Invasive Cardiology, Hypertension, Heart Problems, Surgical Procedures, Angiogram, Cardiac ... (Read more)

Dr. Wanda C Miller-Hance, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Anesthesiology, Cardiac Anesthesiology, General Pediatrics
4401 Garth Road
Baytown, TX
 

Dr. Wanda Miller-Hance works as a pediatric anesthesiologist, cardiac anesthesiologist, and pediatrician. Her areas of expertise include video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS), heart failure, and bronchoscopy. Dr. Miller-Hance accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and United Healthcare Choice. She is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health. For her professional training, Dr. Miller-Hance completed residency programs at Children's Medical Center Dallas and Massachusetts General Hospital. She is professionally affiliated with Texas Children's Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Texas Heart Institute (THI).

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Relevant Interests: , heart problems, heart failure

All Interests: Bronchoscopy, Ultrasound, Invasive Cardiology, Non-Invasive Cardiology, Video-Assisted ... (Read more)

Specializes in Family Medicine, Emergency Medicine
2802 Garth Road; Suite 211
Baytown, TX
 

Dr. Mohammad Ahmed is a family medicine physician and emergency medicine specialist. His areas of expertise include the following: gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), depression, and heart problems. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Ahmed takes. Dr. Ahmed attended medical school at King Edward Medical University. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , heart problems

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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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