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We found 10 providers with an interest in heart attack and who accept Humana Simplicity HMO Open Access Gold 02/100 near Katy, TX.

Dr. Hildreth Vernon Anderson, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
23923 Cinco Ranch Boulevard
Katy, TX
 

Dr. H. Anderson sees patients in Houston, TX and Katy, TX. His medical specialties are adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Anderson include heart problems. He is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Anderson graduated from Emory University School of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Emory University. Dr. Anderson has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Memorial Hermann and Texas Heart Institute (THI).

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

Dr. Philip Clay Haas, DO
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
23960 Katy Freeway; Suite 200
Katy, 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. Kamalakannan Kamalakannan, MD
Specializes in Interventional Cardiology
18500 Katy Freeway
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Kamalakannan Desikan's medical specialty is interventional cardiology. These areas are among his clinical interests: hypertension (high blood pressure), high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia), and angioplasty. Dr. Desikan is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has an open panel. He attended medical school at Madras Medical College.

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All Interests: Hypertension, Non-Invasive Cardiology, Heart Problems, Angiogram, Stents, Atherosclerosis, High ... (Read more)

Dr. Anil Chhotubhai Odhav, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
1331 W Grand Parkway N; Suite 130
Katy, TX
 

Dr. Anil Odhav's medical specialty is adult cardiology. Patient ratings for Dr. Odhav average 4.5 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Odhav include arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), mitral valve prolapse, and high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia). Dr. Odhav's professional affiliations include Houston Methodist, Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital, and Memorial Hermann Memorial City Medical Center. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. Dr. Odhav attended the University of Zambia School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Tennessee.

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All Interests: Hypertension, Heart Problems, Surgical Procedures, Angiogram, Aortic Aneurysm, Arrhythmias, High ... (Read more)

Dr. George P Mammen, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
1331 W Grand Parkway N; Suite 130
Katy, TX
 

Dr. George Mammen is an adult cardiologist and interventional cardiologist. Dr. Mammen attended medical school at Government Medical College, Thiruvananthapuram. Areas of expertise for Dr. Mammen include heart failure, hypertension (high blood pressure), and coronary angioplasty (PTCA). His average rating from his patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, United Healthcare Choice, and more. Dr. Mammen's hospital/clinic affiliations include Houston Methodist, Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital, and Memorial Hermann Memorial City Medical Center. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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

Dr. John Y Sunew, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
1331 W Grand Parkway N; Suite 130
Katy, TX
 

Dr. John Sunew specializes in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology and practices in Houston, TX and Katy, TX. Areas of expertise for Dr. Sunew include arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), heart failure, and heart valve disease. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Sunew takes. He attended SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at George Washington University Medical Center. His professional affiliations include Houston Methodist, Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital, and Memorial Hermann Memorial City Medical Center. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Sunew's office for an appointment.

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All Interests: Invasive Cardiology, Heart Problems, Arrhythmias, Heart Failure, Heart Valve Disease, Heart Attack, ... (Read more)

Dr. Pareshkumar Kashiram Patel, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
23960 Katy Freeway; Suite 200
Katy, 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. Amir Kashani, MS, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
1331 W Grand Parkway N; Suite 130
Katy, TX
 

Dr. Amir Kashani is a specialist in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. He works in Houston, TX and Katy, TX. These areas are among his clinical interests: mitral valve prolapse, electrophysiological (EP) study, and high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia). He is affiliated with Houston Methodist, Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital, and Memorial Hermann Memorial City Medical Center. Dr. Kashani 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. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. He is a graduate of Ross University School of Medicine.

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Dr. Prakash Balan, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
23923 Cinco Ranch Boulevard
Katy, TX
 

Dr. Prakash Balan's areas of specialization are adult cardiology and interventional cardiology; he sees patients in Katy, TX, Houston, TX, and Bellaire, TX. He is affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital. He graduated from the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Rush University Medical Center. Dr. Balan accepts Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more.

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All Interests: Percutaneous Coronary Intervention, Heart Valve Disease, Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement, ... (Read more)

Dr. Iyad K Radwan, MD
Specializes in Vascular Surgery, General Internal Medicine, Thoracic Surgery
21324 Provincial Boulevard; Suite B
Katy, TX
 

Dr. Iyad Radwan works as a vascular surgeon, general internist, and thoracic surgeon in Katy, TX and Houston, TX. These areas are among his clinical interests: warts, thyroid problems, and sleep apnea. He is affiliated with Houston Methodist. Dr. Radwan honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Radwan's office for an appointment. He is a graduate of Al-Mustansiriya College of Medicine.

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All Interests: Warts, Hypertension, Sleep Apnea, Physical Exams, Diabetes, Obesity, Skin Biopsy, Diabetic ... (Read more)

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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.