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We found 13 providers with an interest in heart attack and who accept Cigna Silver near Houston, TX.

Dr. George Vasilios Letsou, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, General Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
6410 Fannin; Suite 450
Houston, TX
 

Dr. George Letsou is a cardiac surgeon, general surgeon, and thoracic surgeon. These areas are among his clinical interests: aortic valve replacement, heart attack, and mitral valve disease. Dr. Letsou's professional affiliations include Baylor Clinic, Houston Methodist, and Texas Heart Institute (THI). He attended Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons for medical school and subsequently trained at Yale-New Haven Hospital for residency. Dr. Letsou is an in-network provider 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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Dr. Philip Clay Haas, DO
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
2000 Crawford Street; Suite 1700
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Philip Haas is a cardiologist and interventional cardiologist. He is rated highly by his patients. Areas of expertise for Dr. Haas include heart failure, hypertension (high blood pressure), and high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia). Dr. Haas is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. After attending Western University of Health Sciences, College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific for medical school, Dr. Haas completed his residency training at Mayo Clinic. He is affiliated with Houston Methodist, Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital, and Memorial Hermann Memorial City Medical Center. He has an open panel.

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

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

Dr. Domingo Gonzalez works as a cardiologist and interventional cardiologist. Clinical interests for Dr. Gonzalez include arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia), and angioplasty. He is affiliated with Houston Methodist, Park Plaza Hospital, and Texas Heart Institute (THI). Dr. Gonzalez is a graduate of the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. He has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Gonzalez welcomes new patients.

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

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

Dr. Pareshkumar Patel is a cardiologist and interventional cardiologist in Katy, TX and Houston, TX. His areas of expertise include the following: heart failure, hypertension (high blood pressure), and high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia). Dr. Patel is in-network for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. He studied medicine at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine for residency. He is affiliated with Houston Methodist, Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital, and Memorial Hermann Memorial City Medical Center.

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

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

Dr. Robert Hust works as a cardiologist in Houston, TX and Angleton, TX. Clinical interests for Dr. Hust include arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia), and angioplasty. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Hust has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Hust's office for an appointment.

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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 cardiology, interventional cardiology, and nuclear cardiology specialist. His areas of expertise include arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), mitral valve prolapse, and high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia). Patient reviews placed Dr. Lisman at an average of 4.0 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. Lisman takes. Dr. Lisman studied medicine at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. He has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. He is affiliated with Houston Methodist. Dr. Lisman has an open panel.

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

Dr. Stuart Lowell Solomon, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
6400 Fannin; Suite 3000
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Stuart Solomon works as a cardiologist and interventional cardiologist. He is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Solomon's clinical interests include renal angioplasty, arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), and heart attack. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice. Dr. Solomon studied medicine at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. Dr. Solomon has an open panel.

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Dr. Howard Stanton Rubin, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
6400 Fannin; Suite 3000
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Howard Rubin is an adult cardiology and interventional cardiology specialist. The average patient rating for Dr. Rubin is 4.0 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), mitral valve prolapse, and high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia). Dr. Rubin is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Rubin accepts. His practice is open to new patients. Dr. Rubin is a graduate of the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine.

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Dr. Htut Kyaw Win, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology, Nuclear Cardiology
6400 Fannin Street; Suite 3000
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Htut Win is a cardiologist, interventional cardiologist, and nuclear cardiology specialist in Sugar Land, TX and Houston, TX. Dr. Win's areas of expertise include heart valve disease, angioplasty, and heart attack. He is affiliated with Houston Methodist. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. He is open to new patients. He graduated from the University of Medicine 1, Yangon.

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All Interests: Valvuloplasty, Ischemic Cardiomyopathy, Heart Problems, Angiogram, Stents, Heart Valve Disease, ... (Read more)

Dr. George Chung Li, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
6400 Fannin; Suite 3000
Houston, TX
 

Dr. George Li's specialties are adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. His clinical interests include renal angioplasty, mitral valve prolapse, and heart attack. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. Dr. Li honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, United Healthcare Choice, and more. He is open to new patients. Dr. Li is a graduate of Baylor College of Medicine.

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Dr. Earl Lewis Mangin Jr., MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
6400 Fannin Street; Suite 3000
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Earl Mangin is an adult cardiologist in Houston, TX and Sugar Land, TX. Clinical interests for Dr. Mangin include arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), mitral valve prolapse, and high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia). He is affiliated with Houston Methodist. Dr. Mangin graduated from Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans and Louisiana State University School of Medicine in Shreveport. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Mangin accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, United Healthcare Choice, and more. He is open to new patients.

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Dr. Albert E Raizner, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Albert Raizner practices adult cardiology and interventional cardiology in Houston, TX. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Raizner's areas of expertise include the following: renal angioplasty, mitral valve prolapse, and heart attack. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. Dr. Raizner is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. He is open to new patients. He graduated from SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine. He has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors.

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

Dr. Agha Sahir Saleem, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Adult Pulmonology
1919 North Loop West Suite; 410
Houston, TX
 

Dr. A. Saleem is an internist and adult pulmonologist. The average patient rating for Dr. Saleem is 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Saleem's clinical interests include thyroid problems, depression, and adolescent issues. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. Dr. Saleem attended medical school at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist and St. Joseph Medical Center (Houston). New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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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.