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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's areas of specialization are adult cardiology and interventional cardiology; he sees patients in Houston, TX and Katy, TX. He studied medicine at Emory University School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Emory University. Dr. Anderson's clinical interests include heart problems. He 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 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 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. Anil Chhotubhai Odhav, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
1331 W Grand Parkway N; Suite 130
Katy, TX
 

Dr. Anil Odhav sees patients in Houston, TX and Katy, TX. His medical specialty is adult cardiology. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), mitral valve prolapse, and high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia). Dr. Odhav is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. Dr. Odhav attended the University of Zambia School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Tennessee for residency. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Houston Methodist, Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital, and Memorial Hermann Memorial City Medical Center. His practice is open to new patients.

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

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Specializes in Interventional Cardiology
18500 Katy Freeway
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Kamalakannan Desikan specializes in interventional cardiology and practices in Houston, TX, Katy, TX, and Sealy, TX. Areas of expertise for Dr. Desikan include hypertension (high blood pressure), high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia), and angioplasty. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, United Healthcare Choice, and more. He graduated from Madras Medical College. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. He has an open panel.

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All Interests: Hypertension, Non-Invasive Cardiology, Heart Problems, Angiogram, Stents, Atherosclerosis, 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 works as an adult cardiologist and interventional cardiologist. Patient ratings for Dr. Mammen average 4.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include the following: heart failure, hypertension (high blood pressure), and coronary angioplasty (PTCA). Dr. Mammen honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Mammen studied medicine at Government Medical College, Thiruvananthapuram. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist, Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital, and Memorial Hermann Memorial City Medical Center. He is accepting new patients.

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

Dr. Pareshkumar Kashiram Patel, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
23960 Katy Freeway; Suite 200
Katy, 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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All Interests: Invasive Cardiology, Hypertension, Ischemic Cardiomyopathy, Heart Problems, Angiogram, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
1331 W Grand Parkway N; Suite 130
Katy, TX
 

Dr. John Sunew practices adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. His clinical interests include arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), heart failure, and heart valve disease. He 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. Dr. Sunew is a graduate of SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine and a graduate of George Washington University Medical Center's residency program. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Houston Methodist, Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital, and Memorial Hermann Memorial City Medical Center. Dr. Sunew welcomes new patients.

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All Interests: Invasive Cardiology, Heart Problems, Arrhythmias, Heart Failure, Heart Valve Disease, Heart Attack, ... (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's specialties are adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. His areas of expertise include mitral valve prolapse, electrophysiological (EP) study, and high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia). He 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. Dr. Kashani studied medicine at Ross University School of Medicine. His professional affiliations include Houston Methodist, Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital, and Memorial Hermann Memorial City Medical Center. He is accepting new patients.

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

Dr. Prakash Balan practices adult cardiology and interventional cardiology in Katy, TX, Houston, TX, and Bellaire, TX. Dr. Balan is affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital. He is in-network for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. Before performing his residency at Rush University Medical Center, Dr. Balan attended the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine.

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

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Specializes in Vascular Surgery, General Internal Medicine, Thoracic Surgery
21324 Provincial Boulevard; Suite B
Katy, TX
 

Dr. Iyad Radwan practices vascular surgery, general internal medicine, and thoracic surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Radwan include warts, thyroid problems, and sleep apnea. He is affiliated with Houston Methodist. He is a graduate of Al-Mustansiriya College of Medicine. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Radwan honors. 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.