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We found 39 providers with an interest in heart attack and who accept Aetna HMO near Houston, TX.

Dr. Michael Charles Mitschke, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
1631 North Loop W; #520
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Michael Mitschke is a physician who specializes in adult cardiology. These areas are among his clinical interests: arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), heart valve disease, and high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia). Dr. Mitschke's patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Amerigroup Star, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. Dr. Mitschke has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Houston Methodist, Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital, and Memorial Hermann Memorial City Medical Center. He is accepting new patients.

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All Interests: Invasive Cardiology, Hypertension, Heart Problems, Aneurysm, Angiogram, Aortic Aneurysm, Stents, ... (Read more)

Dr. Jamil Chaudhry Mohsin, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology, Nuclear Cardiology
6550 Fannin; Smith Tower 1901
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Jamil Mohsin is an adult cardiologist, interventional cardiologist, and nuclear cardiology specialist. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Medical College of Wisconsin, Dr. Mohsin attended medical school at Medical College of Wisconsin. His clinical interests include arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), mitral valve prolapse, and angioplasty. On average, patients gave Dr. Mohsin a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. He is affiliated with Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Tomball Regional Medical Center. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Mohsin's office for an appointment.

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

Dr. Hue-Teh Teh Shih, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Hue-Teh Shih's specialties are adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). He practices in Houston, TX and Sugar Land, TX. His areas of expertise include ablation, implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD) insertion, and electrophysiological (EP) study. Patients rated Dr. Shih highly, giving him an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star. He studied medicine at Taipei Medical University. His medical residency was performed at Henry Ford Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Shih has received the following distinctions: American Federation For Clinical Research; Trainee Award; and American College Of Cardiology/bristol Labs. In addition to English, Dr. Shih (or staff) speaks Spanish and Chinese. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist, Park Plaza Hospital, and Houston Northwest Medical Center. Dr. Shih has an open panel.

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All Interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Non-Invasive Cardiology, Heart Problems, Arrhythmias, Electrophysiological ... (Read more)

Dr. Randall Emmett Morris, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
1631 North Loop W; Suite 520
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Randall Morris is a specialist in adult cardiology. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Morris include mitral valve prolapse, high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia), and angioplasty. His professional affiliations include Houston Methodist, Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital, and Memorial Hermann Memorial City Medical Center. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Amerigroup Star, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. Dr. Morris studied medicine at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine.

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

Dr. Philip Leonard Berman, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
1631 North Loop W; Suite 520
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Philip Berman is a physician who specializes in adult cardiology. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. His areas of clinical interest consist of arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), heart attack, and cardiac catheterization. Dr. Berman's hospital/clinic affiliations include Houston Methodist, Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital, and Memorial Hermann Memorial City Medical Center. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Amerigroup Star, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. Dr. Berman is accepting new patients. He graduated from New York Medical College. He has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors.

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All Interests: Heart Problems, Stress Testing, Arrhythmias, Chest Pain, Echocardiogram, Coronary Angioplasty, ... (Read more)

Dr. Faisal Nabi, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Faisal Nabi's medical specialty is adult cardiology. His clinical interests include arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), mitral valve prolapse, and ablation. He is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Nabi accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Nabi is a graduate of Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Rising Stars. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Nabi's office for an appointment.

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

Dr. Sonia Jacob Lahoti, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology, Other
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Sonia Jacob is a specialist in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. Her areas of expertise include the following: heart failure, aortic aneurysm, and heart valve disease. Dr. Jacob is affiliated with Houston Methodist and Park Plaza Hospital. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Jacob accepts. She is open to new patients. After completing medical school at the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine, she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. In addition to English, Dr. Jacob speaks Spanish.

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All Interests: Hypertension, Heart Problems, Aortic Aneurysm, High Cholesterol, Heart Failure, Heart Valve ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Interventional Cardiology, Other, Nuclear Medicine
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Cyril Tawa practices interventional cardiology and nuclear medicine. He obtained his medical school training at American University of Beirut Faculty of Medicine and performed his residency at Rhode Island Hospital. Dr. Tawa's areas of expertise include the following: renal angioplasty, mitral valve prolapse, and heart attack. His average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Tawa is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Tawa is affiliated with Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital and Houston Methodist. He has an open panel.

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

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Specializes in Adult Cardiology
6624 Fannin; Suite 2000
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Haroonur Rashid specializes in adult cardiology. His clinical interests include hypotension (low blood pressure), hypertension (high blood pressure), and high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia). He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Rashid's education and training includes medical school at Rawalpindi Medical College and Government Medical College, Patiala and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Alabama. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. Dr. Rashid is accepting new patients.

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All Interests: Hypertension, Ischemic Cardiomyopathy, Heart Problems, High Cholesterol, Stroke, Hypotension, Heart ... (Read more)

Dr. Guillermo A Torre-Amione, PhD, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Guillermo Torre's medical specialty is adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. Clinical interests for Dr. Torre include renal angioplasty, mitral valve prolapse, and heart attack. He is professionally affiliated with Texas Heart Institute (THI) and Houston Methodist Hospital. He studied medicine at Monterrey Institute of Technology and Higher Education (ITESM) School of Medicine. His average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Torre has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors.

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

Dr. Scott Alan Scheinin, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
6560 Fannin Street; Suite 1750
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Scott Scheinin is a medical specialist in cardiac surgery, vascular surgery, and thoracic surgery. He attended medical school at Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Scheinin's areas of expertise include lung transplant, mitral valve prolapse, and lung cancer. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Scheinin accepts. He has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Scheinin is affiliated with Houston Methodist. Dr. Scheinin has an open panel.

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All Interests: Lung Biopsy, Lung Tumor Resection, Kidney Transplant, Surgical Procedures, Thoracic Surgery ... (Read more)

Dr. Dipan Jogendra Shah, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Dipan Shah, who practices in Houston, TX, is a medical specialist in adult cardiology. He is a graduate of Medical College of Wisconsin. Dr. Shah's areas of expertise include the following: renal angioplasty, mitral valve prolapse, and heart attack. His average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Shah takes. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. He is accepting new patients.

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All Interests: Renal Angioplasty, Invasive Cardiology, Hypertension, Valvuloplasty, Ischemic Cardiomyopathy, ... (Read more)

Dr. Robert Geoffrey Hust, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
6400 Fannin; Suite 3000
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Robert Hust is an adult cardiology specialist in Houston, TX and Angleton, TX. The average patient rating for Dr. Hust is 4.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include the following: arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia), and angioplasty. Dr. Hust is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. He welcomes new patients. Dr. Hust studied medicine at Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Hust has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , heart attack

All Interests: Hypertension, Ischemic Cardiomyopathy, Heart Problems, Aneurysm, Angiogram, Aortic Aneurysm, ... (Read more)

Dr. Kevin Arlie Lisman, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology, Nuclear Cardiology
6400 Fannin; Suite 3000
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Kevin Lisman is an adult cardiologist, interventional cardiologist, and nuclear cardiology specialist in Houston, TX. Dr. Lisman attended medical school at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. Clinical interests for Dr. Lisman include arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), mitral valve prolapse, and high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia). Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice. He has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Lisman is affiliated with Houston Methodist. Dr. Lisman is accepting new patients.

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All Interests: Invasive Cardiology, Hypertension, Ischemic Cardiomyopathy, Heart Problems, Aneurysm, Angiogram, ... (Read more)

Dr. Amir Kashani, MS, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Amir Kashani's specialties are adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. His areas of expertise include mitral valve prolapse, electrophysiological (EP) study, 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, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Kashani studied medicine at Ross University School of Medicine. His professional affiliations include Houston Methodist, Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital, and Memorial Hermann Memorial City Medical Center. He is accepting new patients.

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Dr. John Charles Isaac, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
6560 Fannin Street; Suite 620
Houston, TX
 

Dr. John Isaac is a physician who specializes in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. He is a graduate of the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. He trained at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University for his residency. Clinical interests for Dr. Isaac include arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), mitral valve prolapse, and high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia). He is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Isaac honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice. He is affiliated with Houston Methodist. He is open to 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.