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We found 5 providers with an interest in heart attack and who accept Humana Basic 6850/HMO Premier near Nassau Bay, TX.

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

Dr. Raj Bhalla, who practices in Houston, TX and Nassau Bay, TX, is a medical specialist in adult cardiology. Dr. Bhalla's average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include the following: hypertension (high blood pressure), mitral valve disease, and heart attack. 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. Bhalla attended medical school at All India Institute of Medical Sciences. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. He has an open panel.

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Dr. George Vasilios Letsou, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, General Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
18300 St. John Drive
Nassau Bay, TX
 

Dr. George Letsou works as a cardiac surgeon, general surgeon, and chest surgeon. Areas of expertise for Dr. Letsou include aortic valve replacement, heart attack, and mitral valve disease. He is professionally affiliated with Baylor Clinic, Houston Methodist, and Texas Heart Institute (THI). Dr. Letsou is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. He has an open panel. Dr. Letsou is a graduate of Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons and a graduate of Yale-New Haven Hospital's residency program.

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Dr. Haroonur Rashid, MD
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. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Alabama, Dr. Rashid attended medical school at Rawalpindi Medical College and Government Medical College, Patiala. Clinical interests for Dr. Rashid include hypotension (low blood pressure), hypertension (high blood pressure), and high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia). He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. He is affiliated with Houston Methodist. His practice is open to new patients.

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Dr. Vince Thuan Nguyen, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
18300 St. John Drive
Nassau Bay, TX
 

Dr. Vince Nguyen's areas of specialization are adult cardiology and interventional cardiology; he sees patients in Houston, TX, Nassau Bay, TX, and Galveston, TX. Dr. Nguyen's clinical interests include hypertension (high blood pressure), mitral valve disease, and heart attack. 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 the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston for residency. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. Dr. Nguyen has an open panel.

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

Dr. Gerard Abreo's area of specialization is adult cardiology. He has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Areas of expertise for Dr. Abreo include arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), mitral valve prolapse, and hypertension (high blood pressure). Dr. Abreo is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. His practice is open to new patients. Dr. Abreo attended Bangalore Medical College and Research Institute and St. John's Medical College and then went on to complete his residency at John Stroger Hospital of Cook County.

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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.