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

Dr. George Letsou is a medical specialist in cardiac surgery and thoracic surgery. His areas of expertise include the following: 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 accepts 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 attended Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons for medical school and subsequently trained at Yale-New Haven Hospital for residency.

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

Dr. Haroonur Rashid's area of specialization is adult cardiology. His areas of expertise include the following: hypotension (low blood pressure), hypertension (high blood pressure), and high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia). He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. After completing medical school at Rawalpindi Medical College and Government Medical College, Patiala, Dr. Rashid performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Alabama. Dr. Rashid is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. He welcomes new patients.

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Dr. Rajinder K Bhalla, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
18300 St. John Drive
Nassau Bay, TX
 

Dr. Raj Bhalla is a medical specialist in adult cardiology. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Bhalla include hypertension (high blood pressure), mitral valve disease, and heart attack. Dr. Bhalla honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Bhalla graduated from All India Institute of Medical Sciences. He is affiliated with Houston Methodist. He is accepting new patients.

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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 and Nassau Bay, TX. He graduated from the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. Areas of expertise for Dr. Nguyen include hypertension (high blood pressure), mitral valve disease, and heart attack. Dr. Nguyen honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. He is affiliated with Houston Methodist. His practice is open to 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. Areas of expertise for Dr. Abreo include arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), mitral valve prolapse, and hypertension (high blood pressure). He is affiliated with Houston Methodist. After attending Bangalore Medical College and Research Institute for medical school, Dr. Abreo completed his residency training at John Stroger Hospital of Cook County. The average patient rating for Dr. Abreo is 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Abreo honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. 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.
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