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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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Relevant Interests: , heart failure, heart attack, mitral valve disease, coronary artery disease

All Interests: Heart Bypass Surgery, Lung Biopsy, Beating Heart Coronary Bypass Surgery, Lung Tumor Resection, ... (Read more)

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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Relevant Interests: , heart problems, heart attack, mitral valve disease, ischemic cardiomyopathy

All Interests: Hypertension, Ischemic Cardiomyopathy, Heart Problems, High Cholesterol, Stroke, Hypotension, Heart ... (Read more)

Dr. Laurens Russell Pickard, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Surgery, General Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
18300 St. John Drive
Nassau Bay, TX
 

Dr. Laurens Pickard is a pediatric surgery, general surgery, and vascular surgery specialist in Houston, TX, Nassau Bay, TX, and Baytown, TX. Clinical interests for Dr. Pickard include aortic aneurysm, heart valve disease, and valvuloplasty. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. Dr. Pickard 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 is open to new patients. Dr. Pickard graduated from the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , heart valve disease, coronary artery disease

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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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Relevant Interests: , heart problems, heart attack, mitral valve disease, ischemic cardiomyopathy

All Interests: Hypertension, Ischemic Cardiomyopathy, Non-Invasive Cardiology, Heart Problems, Stroke, Transient ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Palur Balakrishnan's specialties are adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Balakrishnan include high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia), angioplasty, and stroke. His professional affiliations include Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital, Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, and Houston Methodist. Dr. Balakrishnan is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is open to new patients. Dr. Balakrishnan obtained his medical school training at Kilpauk Medical College and Madras Medical College and performed his residency at Metropolitan Hospital Center, New York and Saint Vincent Catholic Medical Centers.

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Relevant Interests: , heart problems, heart failure, heart attack, mitral valve disease, coronary artery disease, ischemic cardiomyopathy

All Interests: Invasive Cardiology, Hypertension, Ischemic Cardiomyopathy, Heart Problems, Angiogram, Diabetes, ... (Read more)

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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Relevant Interests: , heart problems, heart attack, mitral valve disease, ischemic cardiomyopathy

All Interests: Hypertension, Ischemic Cardiomyopathy, Non-Invasive Cardiology, Heart Problems, Stroke, Transient ... (Read more)

Dr. Malladi S Reddy, PhD, MD
Specializes in Other, Cardiology
2045 Space Park Drive; Suite 100/180
Nassau Bay, TX
 

Dr. Malladi Reddy is a cardiologist in Nassau Bay, TX, Houston, TX, and Baytown, TX. Clinical interests for Dr. Reddy include arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), mitral valve prolapse, and high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia). Dr. Reddy is affiliated with Houston Methodist. He graduated from Osmania Medical College. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Reddy's office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), mitral valve prolapse, heart problems, heart failure, heart attack, mitral valve disease

All Interests: Invasive Cardiology, Hypertension, Heart Problems, Surgical Procedures, Angiogram, Cardiac ... (Read more)

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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Relevant Interests: , arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), mitral valve prolapse, heart problems, heart attack, mitral valve disease, coronary artery disease, ischemic cardiomyopathy

All Interests: Hypertension, Ischemic Cardiomyopathy, Non-Invasive Cardiology, Heart Problems, Arrhythmias, Mitral ... (Read more)

Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, General Surgery
450 W Medical Center Boulevard; Suite 201
Webster, TX
 

Dr. Cesar Nahas works as a heart surgeon and general surgeon. In his practice, he is particularly interested in mitral valve disease, carotid endarterectomy, and coronary artery disease. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. Dr. Nahas is affiliated with Houston Methodist. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , mitral valve disease, coronary artery disease

All Interests: Mitral Valve Disease, Carotid Endarterectomy, Coronary Artery Disease

Dr. Smriti Dubey Choudhary, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
18300 St. John Drive
Nassau Bay, TX
 

Dr. Smriti Choudhary's specialty is general internal medicine. Dr. Choudhary is a graduate of Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine and the University of Mumbai. Her areas of expertise include diabetes, obesity, and gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). Her average rating from her patients is 2.5 stars out of 5. She takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Choudhary is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. Her practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , heart problems

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Dr. Suresh Kumar Rajendran, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
2060 Space Park Drive; Suite 306
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Suresh Rajendran is a specialist in adult gastroenterology. He works in Houston, TX, Webster, TX, and Pasadena, TX. In addition to English, Dr. Rajendran (or staff) speaks Spanish, Vietnamese, and Hindi. He is affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital. He graduated from Christian Medical College, Ludhiana. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , heart problems

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What are Heart Problems?

The heart is one of the most important organs in the body. This smooth muscle expands and contracts rhythmically our entire lifetime, pumping blood to our lungs and then to every other cell in our body. When heart problems occur, it becomes difficult for the body to get the nutrients and oxygen it needs via the blood. So while there are a variety of illnesses and disorders that affect the heart, most of them make you feel weak, tired, and short of breath. The most common heart conditions include heart disease, angina, arrhythmia, and valve disorders.

Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States for both men and women. This includes coronary artery disease, heart attacks, congestive heart failure, and congenital heart disease. Some conditions, such as genetics, cannot be controlled. But there are many other things you can do to lower your risk for heart disease. Controlling high blood pressure and cholesterol levels, reducing or stopping smoking, exercising more and losing weight if needed, and eating a diet low in sodium can all protect your heart.

Angina is a squeezing type of chest pain that happens when the muscles around your heart don’t get enough oxygen. It can be regular or infrequent. Usually, angina is caused by coronary heart disease. However, not all chest pain is angina. Chest pain can also be caused by a lung infection or panic attack, for example, so it is important to have any sudden pain checked.

Arrhythmia is the word for when the heart beats too fast, too slow, or irregularly with skipped beats. It can feel frightening, and depending on the type it can be dangerous, but in most cases arrhythmia is not serious and can be treated. It is very common, especially in older adults.

Heart valve problems can happen in any one of the the heart’s four valves that keep blood flowing where it needs to go. Babies can be born with problems in their heart valves, or valves can be damaged by infections. The valves can stiffen and become less mobile, or they can stop closing properly and ‘leak’ when the heart beats. Valve problems can usually be repaired surgically.
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