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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, who practices in Houston, TX, Nassau Bay, TX, and Baytown, TX, is a medical specialist in cardiac surgery, general surgery, and thoracic surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Letsou include aortic valve replacement, heart attack, and mitral valve disease. Dr. Letsou accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons. Dr. Letsou trained at Yale-New Haven Hospital for his residency. He is professionally affiliated with Baylor Clinic, Houston Methodist, and Texas Heart Institute (THI). He has an open panel.

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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 a specialist in adult cardiology. His areas of expertise include hypertension (high blood pressure), mitral valve disease, and heart attack. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. Dr. Bhalla graduated from All India Institute of Medical Sciences. Dr. Bhalla is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. He is open to new patients.

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

Dr. Haroonur Rashid is a physician who specializes in adult cardiology. These areas are among Dr. Rashid's clinical interests: hypotension (low blood pressure), hypertension (high blood pressure), and high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia). He is affiliated with Houston Methodist. After completing medical school at Rawalpindi Medical College and Government Medical College, Patiala, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Alabama. Dr. Rashid 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. He has an open panel.

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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. Dr. Nguyen's areas of expertise 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 attended the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. Dr. Nguyen 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 works as an adult cardiologist 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 average rating from his patients is 3.5 stars out of 5. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at Bangalore Medical College and Research Institute and St. John's Medical College. He trained at John Stroger Hospital of Cook County for residency. Dr. Abreo is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. Dr. Abreo is accepting 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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