We found 50 providers with an interest in heart attack and who accept Blue Choice Bronze PPO 006 near Houston, TX.

Dr. Hue-Teh Shih, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology
6400 Fannin; #2030
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Hue-Teh Shih's specialties are adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). Before performing his residency at Henry Ford Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine, Dr. Shih attended Taipei Medical University for medical school. His areas of expertise include ablation, implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD) insertion, and electrophysiological (EP) study. Patient ratings for Dr. Shih average 5.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star. Dr. Shih has received the following distinctions: American Federation For Clinical Research Trainee Award and American College Of Cardiology/bristol Labs Affiliate-In-Training Travel Award. Dr. Shih (or staff) speaks Spanish and Chinese. Dr. Shih's hospital/clinic affiliations include Houston Methodist, Memorial Hermann - Texas Medical Center (TMC), and Park Plaza Hospital. His practice is open to new patients.

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

Dr. George Vasilios Letsou, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, General Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, 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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All Interests: Heart Bypass Surgery, Lung Biopsy, Beating Heart Coronary Bypass Surgery, Lung Tumor Resection, ... (Read more)

Dr. Hildreth Vernon Anderson, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
6410 Fannin Street; 600
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Hildreth Anderson, who practices in Houston, TX and Katy, TX, is a medical specialist in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Emory University, Dr. Anderson attended Emory University School of Medicine. He has a special interest in heart problems. Dr. Anderson honors several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. Dr. Anderson has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Memorial Hermann - Texas Medical Center (TMC), Texas Heart Institute (THI), and the University of Texas (UT) Physicians.

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All Interests: Chest Pain, Vascular Disease, Ischemic Cardiomyopathy, Heart Problems, Heart Attack, Heart Stent ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Michael Mitschke works as a cardiologist. These areas are among his clinical interests: arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), heart valve disease, and high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia). His professional affiliations include Greater Heights Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital. Dr. Mitschke studied medicine at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Mitschke trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. He is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Mitschke 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 has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. He is open to new patients.

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

Dr. Devinder Singh Bhatia, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, General Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Devinder Bhatia works as a heart surgeon, general surgeon, and vascular surgeon in Humble, TX, Houston, TX, and Sugar Land, TX. The average patient rating for Dr. Bhatia is 4.5 stars out of 5. These areas are among Dr. Bhatia's clinical interests: maze procedure, video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS), and minor surgery. He is professionally affiliated with Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Tomball Regional Medical Center. Dr. Bhatia honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Secure Horizons. He has an open panel. After completing medical school at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences College of Medicine, he performed his residency at Carolinas Medical Center, a hospital affiliated with the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, and a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish.

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All Interests: Heart Bypass Surgery, Peritoneal Catheter Placement, Lung Biopsy, Maze Procedure, Lung Tumor ... (Read more)

Dr. George P Mammen, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
18400 Katy Freeway, Suite 600; Medical Office Building 1
Houston, TX
 

Dr. George Mammen is a physician who specializes in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. These areas are among his clinical interests: heart failure, hypertension (high blood pressure), and coronary angioplasty (PTCA). Dr. Mammen is affiliated with Houston Methodist, Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital, and Memorial Hermann Memorial City Medical Center. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Mammen welcomes new patients. He studied medicine at Government Medical College, Thiruvananthapuram.

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All Interests: Hypertension, Heart Problems, Angiogram, High Cholesterol, Stroke, Transient Ischemic Attack, Heart ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Philip Berman is a cardiologist and interventional cardiologist in Houston, TX, Bellview, TX, and Katy, TX. He has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. His areas of expertise consist of arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), heart attack, and cardiac catheterization. Dr. Berman's professional affiliations include Greater Heights Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Amerigroup Star, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Berman has an open panel. He graduated from New York Medical College. He has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors.

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

Dr. Mahboob Alam, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
2002 Holcombe Boulevard
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Mahboob Alam's specialty is adult cardiology. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from Aga Khan University Medical College. Dr. Alam completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Alam (or staff) is conversant in Urdu. His professional affiliations include Texas Children's Hospital, Texas Heart Institute (THI), and Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center - Main Facility.

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All Interests: Cardiomyopathy, Ischemic Cardiomyopathy, Peripheral Artery Disease, Percutaneous Coronary ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Randall Morris' specialty is adult cardiology. He is a graduate of Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine. His areas of expertise include the following: mitral valve prolapse, high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia), and angioplasty. On average, patients gave Dr. Morris a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Amerigroup Star, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. He is professionally affiliated with Greater Heights Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital. Dr. Morris welcomes new patients.

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

Dr. Pareshkumar K Patel, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
2000 Crawford Street; Suite 1700
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Pareshkumar Patel is an adult cardiologist and interventional cardiologist. His areas of expertise include the following: heart failure, hypertension (high blood pressure), and high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia). His hospital/clinic affiliations include Greater Heights Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital. Dr. Patel accepts several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. He graduated from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine.

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

Dr. Philip C Haas, DO
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
2000 Crawford Street; Suite 1700
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Philip Haas sees patients in Houston, TX and Katy, TX. His medical specialties are adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. Dr. Haas's clinical interests include heart failure, hypertension (high blood pressure), and high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia). He is affiliated with Greater Heights Hospital, Houston Methodist, and the University of Texas (UT) Physicians. Before performing his residency at Mayo Clinic, Dr. Haas attended Western University of Health Sciences, College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific for medical school. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Haas honors Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. He is open to new patients.

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

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

Dr. John Isaac specializes in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology and practices in Houston, TX. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Isaac include arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), mitral valve prolapse, and high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia). Dr. Isaac is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University, Dr. Isaac attended the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. Dr. Isaac is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. He is open to new patients.

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

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

Dr. Dipan Shah's medical specialty is adult cardiology. Patient reviews placed Dr. Shah at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Shah include renal angioplasty, mitral valve prolapse, and heart attack. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. Dr. Shah accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, United Healthcare Choice, and more. He is accepting new patients. He attended medical school at Medical College of Wisconsin.

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Dr. Anil C Odhav, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
18400 Katy Freeway, Suite 600; Medical Office Building 1
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Anil Odhav is an adult cardiology specialist. Dr. Odhav is rated highly by his patients. His areas of expertise include the following: arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), mitral valve prolapse, and high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia). He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. Dr. Odhav studied medicine at the University of Zambia School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Tennessee. His professional affiliations include Houston Methodist, Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital, and Memorial Hermann Memorial City Medical Center. Dr. Odhav's practice is open to new patients.

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Dr. Palur V Balakrishnan, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Palur Balakrishnan's medical specialty is adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. These areas are among Dr. Balakrishnan's clinical interests: high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia), angioplasty, and stroke. He is affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital, Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, and Houston Methodist. He obtained his medical school training at Kilpauk Medical College and Madras Medical College and performed his residency at Metropolitan Hospital Center, New York and Saint Vincent Catholic Medical Centers. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Amerigroup Star, and more. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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

Dr. Domingo Gil Gonzalez Jr., MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
2000 Crawford Street; Suite 1700
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Domingo Gonzalez specializes in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. His average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Gonzalez's areas of expertise include the following: arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia), and angioplasty. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Gonzalez studied medicine at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. He is affiliated with Greater Heights Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Texas Heart Institute (THI). He 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.
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