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Dr. Rajinder Kumar Bhalla, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
2045 Space Park Drive; Suite 100
Nassau Bay, TX
 

Dr. Raj Bhalla is an adult cardiologist. He is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Areas of expertise for Dr. Bhalla include hypertension (high blood pressure), mitral valve disease, and heart attack. Dr. Bhalla 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. He studied medicine at All India Institute of Medical Sciences. He is affiliated with Houston Methodist. Dr. Bhalla welcomes new patients.

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Dr. Palur V Balakrishnan, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
18300 St. John Drive
Nassau Bay, TX
 

Dr. Palur Balakrishnan is a specialist in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. He works in Houston, TX, Nassau Bay, TX, and Pasadena, TX. His areas of expertise include high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia), angioplasty, and stroke. Dr. Balakrishnan is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star. He is a graduate of Kilpauk Medical College and Madras Medical College. His residency was performed at Metropolitan Hospital Center, New York and Saint Vincent Catholic Medical Centers. Dr. Balakrishnan is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital, Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, and Houston Methodist. He welcomes new patients.

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Specializes in Adult Cardiology
18300 St. John Drive
Nassau Bay, TX
 

Dr. Haroonur Rashid practices adult cardiology in Webster, TX, Nassau Bay, TX, and Houston, TX. These areas are among Dr. Rashid's clinical interests: hypotension (low blood pressure), hypertension (high blood pressure), and high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia). He 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. He graduated from Rawalpindi Medical College and Government Medical College, Patiala. Dr. Rashid's training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Alabama. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. His practice is open to new patients.

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Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
18300 St. John Drive
Nassau Bay, TX
 

Dr. Vince Nguyen is an adult cardiologist and interventional cardiologist in Houston, TX, Nassau Bay, TX, and Galveston, TX. His clinical interests include hypertension (high blood pressure), mitral valve disease, and heart attack. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. After completing medical school at the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine, Dr. Nguyen performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. Dr. Nguyen accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. He welcomes new patients.

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Dr. Gerard Abreo, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
18300 St. John Drive
Nassau Bay, TX
 

Dr. Gerard Abreo specializes in adult cardiology and practices in Webster, TX and Nassau Bay, TX. These areas are among Dr. Abreo's clinical interests: arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), mitral valve prolapse, and hypertension (high blood pressure). His patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. Before completing his residency at John Stroger Hospital of Cook County, Dr. Abreo attended medical school at Bangalore Medical College and Research Institute and St. John's Medical College. He is affiliated with Houston Methodist. Dr. Abreo welcomes 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.
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