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's areas of specialization are cardiac surgery, general surgery, and thoracic surgery. His clinical interests include aortic valve replacement, heart attack, and mitral valve disease. Dr. Letsou's hospital/clinic affiliations include Baylor Clinic, Houston Methodist, and Texas Heart Institute (THI). He is a graduate of Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons and a graduate of Yale-New Haven Hospital's residency program. Dr. Letsou honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. He has an open panel.

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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 works as an adult cardiologist and interventional cardiologist. His areas of expertise include the following: heart failure, hypertension (high blood pressure), and high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia). Dr. Haas is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist, Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital, and Memorial Hermann Memorial City Medical Center. He attended medical school at Western University of Health Sciences, College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific. For his residency, Dr. Haas trained at Mayo Clinic. On average, patients gave Dr. Haas a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. He takes Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Haas is accepting new patients.

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

Dr. Domingo Gonzalez is a specialist in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. He studied medicine at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. His areas of expertise include the following: arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia), and angioplasty. Dr. Gonzalez's average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Gonzalez accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star, as well as other insurance carriers. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Houston Methodist, Texas Heart Institute (THI), and Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital. He is open to new patients.

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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. His clinical interests include heart failure, hypertension (high blood pressure), and high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia). Dr. Patel's hospital/clinic affiliations include Houston Methodist, Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital, and Memorial Hermann Memorial City Medical Center. He is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. Dr. Patel's education and training includes medical school at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine.

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

Dr. Robert Hust practices adult cardiology in Houston, TX and Angleton, TX. His clinical interests include arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia), and angioplasty. Dr. Hust is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice. He attended medical school at Baylor College of Medicine. He has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Hust is affiliated with Houston Methodist. He is accepting new patients.

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

Dr. Kevin Lisman works as an adult cardiologist, interventional cardiologist, and nuclear cardiology specialist. His areas of expertise include the following: arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), mitral valve prolapse, and high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia). Dr. Lisman is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Lisman studied medicine at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. He has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. Dr. Lisman is accepting new patients.

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

Dr. Stuart Solomon's areas of specialization are adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. Dr. Solomon studied medicine at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine. His areas of expertise include the following: renal angioplasty, arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), and heart attack. 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, United Healthcare Choice, and more. Dr. Solomon has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. He is affiliated with Houston Methodist. Dr. Solomon has an open panel.

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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 a cardiologist. His areas of expertise include the following: arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), mitral valve prolapse, and high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia). Patients gave him an average rating 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 attended medical school at Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans and Louisiana State University School of Medicine in Shreveport. Dr. Mangin is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. He has an open panel.

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

Dr. Albert Raizner's specialties are adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. He practices in Houston, TX. Dr. Raizner has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. His areas of expertise include renal angioplasty, mitral valve prolapse, and heart attack. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine. Dr. Raizner has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. He is affiliated with Houston Methodist. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Raizner's office for an appointment.

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

Dr. Howard Rubin works as an adult cardiologist and interventional cardiologist in Houston, TX. Areas of expertise for Dr. Rubin include arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), mitral valve prolapse, and high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia). Dr. Rubin is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. He studied medicine at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. Patient ratings for Dr. Rubin average 4.0 stars out of 5. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice. He is open to new patients.

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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's medical specialty is adult cardiology, interventional cardiology, and nuclear cardiology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Win include heart valve disease, angioplasty, and heart attack. Dr. Win accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at the University of Medicine 1, Yangon. He is affiliated with Houston Methodist. He welcomes new patients.

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

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

Dr. George Li is a medical specialist in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. He attended medical school at Baylor College of Medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Li include renal angioplasty, mitral valve prolapse, and heart attack. Dr. Li accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. Dr. Li is accepting new patients.

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

Dr. A. Saleem is a general internist and adult pulmonologist in Houston, TX. Dr. Saleem is a graduate of the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine. His areas of expertise include thyroid problems, depression, and adolescent issues. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. Dr. Saleem is affiliated with Houston Methodist and St. Joseph Medical Center (Houston). His 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.