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Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
21216 Nw Freeway; Suite 330
Cypress, TX
 

Dr. Mohammed Khan is a medical specialist in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Khan include renal angioplasty, mitral valve prolapse, and high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia). Dr. Khan accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. Before performing Dr. Khan's residency at Newark Beth Israel Medical Center, Dr. Khan attended Ross University School of Medicine. Dr. Khan is professionally affiliated with Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Houston Northwest Medical Center. Dr. Khan welcomes new patients.

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Dr. John S Nguyen, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
21216 Northwest Freeway; Suite 420
Cypress, TX
 

Dr. John Nguyen practices adult cardiology in Cypress, TX and Houston, TX. His areas of expertise include arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), mitral valve prolapse, and high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia). Dr. Nguyen is professionally affiliated with Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital and Houston Methodist. He is a graduate of Baylor College of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. Dr. Nguyen is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. His practice is open to new patients.

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Specializes in Interventional Cardiology, Other, Nuclear Medicine
21216 Northwest Freeway; Suite 420
Cypress, TX
 

Dr. Cyril Tawa's medical specialty is interventional cardiology and nuclear medicine. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. These areas are among Dr. Tawa's clinical interests: renal angioplasty, mitral valve prolapse, and heart attack. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital and Houston Methodist. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Tawa honors. He welcomes new patients. After attending American University of Beirut Faculty of Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at Rhode Island Hospital. He speaks Spanish.

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Specializes in General Internal Medicine
12609 Louetta Road
Cypress, TX
 

Dr. Lisa Chan is a physician who specializes in general internal medicine. Dr. Chan (or staff) is conversant in Spanish, Chinese, and Vietnamese. Areas of expertise for Dr. Chan include gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), ulcers, and osteomyelitis. Her professional affiliations include Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital and Houston Methodist. After completing medical school at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine, she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. Dr. Chan welcomes new patients.

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All Interests: Hypertension, Gastrointestinal Problems, Heart Problems, Osteomyelitis, Liver Disease, Diabetes, ... (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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