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

Dr. Mohammed Khan's specialties are adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. Before completing Dr. Khan's residency at Newark Beth Israel Medical Center, Dr. Khan attended medical school at Ross University School of Medicine. Dr. Khan's clinical interests include renal angioplasty, mitral valve prolapse, and high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia). Dr. Khan 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. Dr. Khan is affiliated with Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Houston Northwest Medical Center. Dr. Khan has an open panel.

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All Interests: Renal Angioplasty, Hypertension, Ischemic Cardiomyopathy, Non-Invasive Cardiology, Heart Problems, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. John Nguyen specializes in adult cardiology. Dr. Nguyen's areas of expertise include arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), mitral valve prolapse, and high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia). He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. He attended Baylor College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University for residency. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital and Houston Methodist. He welcomes new patients.

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

Dr. Cyril Tawa's areas of specialization are interventional cardiology and nuclear medicine; he sees patients in Cypress, TX and Houston, TX. He has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Tawa's areas of expertise include renal angioplasty, mitral valve prolapse, and heart attack. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital and Houston Methodist. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Tawa's office for an appointment. He attended American University of Beirut Faculty of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Rhode Island Hospital. He speaks Spanish.

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All Interests: Renal Angioplasty, Hypertension, Ischemic Cardiomyopathy, Non-Invasive Cardiology, Heart Problems, ... (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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