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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 physician who specializes in cardiac surgery, general surgery, and thoracic surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Letsou include aortic valve replacement, lung cancer, and heart attack. Dr. Letsou is affiliated with Baylor Clinic, Houston Methodist, and Texas Heart Institute (THI). Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Letsou takes. He is accepting new patients. He attended medical school at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons. Dr. Letsou trained at Yale-New Haven Hospital for his residency.

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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 sees patients in Houston, TX and Katy, TX. His medical specialties are adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. His areas of expertise include heart failure, hypertension (high blood pressure), and high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia). His hospital/clinic affiliations include Houston Methodist, Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital, and Memorial Hermann Memorial City Medical Center. Dr. Haas attended Western University of Health Sciences, College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific for medical school and subsequently trained at Mayo Clinic for residency. He has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Haas accepts Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. He welcomes new patients.

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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 specializes in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology and practices in Houston, TX. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Gonzalez include arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia), and angioplasty. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist, Park Plaza Hospital, and Texas Heart Institute (THI). He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Amerigroup Star, and more. Dr. Gonzalez's practice is open to new patients. He attended medical school at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School.

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

Dr. Pareshkumar Patel's areas of specialization are adult cardiology and interventional cardiology; he sees patients in Houston, TX and Katy, TX. 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. His areas of expertise include heart failure, hypertension (high blood pressure), and high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia). Dr. Patel accepts Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist, Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital, and Memorial Hermann Memorial City Medical Center.

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

Dr. Howard Rubin's specialties are adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. He graduated from the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. Dr. Rubin's clinical interests include arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), mitral valve prolapse, and high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia). His patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, United Healthcare Choice, and more. Dr. Rubin is affiliated with Houston Methodist. He welcomes new patients.

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Dr. Htut Kyaw Win, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology, Nuclear Cardiology
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Htut Win specializes in adult cardiology, interventional cardiology, and nuclear cardiology. Dr. Win's areas of expertise include the following: heart valve disease, angioplasty, and heart attack. He is 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. Win takes. He is accepting 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)

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Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
6400 Fannin; Suite 3000
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Stuart Solomon's specialties are adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. He practices in Houston, TX. Clinical interests for Dr. Solomon include renal angioplasty, arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), and heart attack. He has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Solomon accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Solomon is a graduate of 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 affiliated with Houston Methodist. He has an open panel.

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

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

Dr. Earl Mangin is a medical specialist in adult cardiology. His areas of expertise include the following: arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), mitral valve prolapse, and high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia). The average patient rating for Dr. Mangin is 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. Mangin honors. Dr. Mangin graduated from Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans and Louisiana State University School of Medicine in Shreveport. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. He is open to new patients.

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Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
6400 Fannin; Suite 3000
Houston, TX
 

Dr. George Li is a physician who specializes in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. Dr. Li's clinical interests include renal angioplasty, mitral valve prolapse, and heart attack. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Li's office for an appointment. He graduated from Baylor College of Medicine.

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

Dr. Albert Raizner is a medical specialist in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. He is a graduate of SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine. Dr. Raizner's clinical interests include renal angioplasty, mitral valve prolapse, and heart attack. He has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice. Dr. Raizner has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. He has an open panel.

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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's specialties are general internal medicine and adult pulmonology. Patient reviews placed Dr. Saleem at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Saleem include thyroid problems, depression, and adolescent issues. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. He attended medical school at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine. His professional affiliations include Houston Methodist and St. Joseph Medical Center (Houston). Dr. Saleem's practice 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.