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We found 3 providers with an interest in heart attack and who accept Evolutions Healthcare Systems near Cypress, TX.

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Dr. Cyril B Tawa, MD
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. Patient ratings for Dr. Tawa average 4.5 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include renal angioplasty, mitral valve prolapse, and heart attack. His professional affiliations include Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital and Houston Methodist. Dr. Tawa accepts 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. He graduated from American University of Beirut Faculty of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Rhode Island Hospital. He has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish.

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

Dr. John Nguyen is a physician who specializes in adult cardiology. These areas are among his clinical interests: arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), mitral valve prolapse, and high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia). Dr. Nguyen's professional affiliations include Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital and Houston Methodist. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. He is accepting new patients. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University, Dr. Nguyen attended medical school at Baylor College of Medicine.

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Dr. Lisa Lai Jen Chan, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
12609 Louetta Road
Cypress, TX
 

Dr. Lisa Chan's specialty is general internal medicine. Dr. Chan (or staff) speaks Spanish, Chinese, and Vietnamese. Her clinical interests include gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), ulcers, and osteomyelitis. She is professionally affiliated with Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital and Houston Methodist. Before completing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, Dr. Chan attended medical school at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine. She honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. Dr. Chan is accepting new patients.

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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.