We found 14 providers with an interest in heart problems and who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO near Nassau Bay, TX.

Dr. Siddhartha Arjundeva Acharya, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
18300 St. John Drive
Nassau Bay, TX
 

Dr. Siddhartha Acharya practices adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. His clinical interests include arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), mitral valve prolapse, and high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia). Dr. Acharya's average rating from his patients is 2.0 stars out of 5. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Amerigroup Star, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. He attended medical school at Medical College Baroda. Dr. Acharya trained at Jamaica Hospital Medical Center for his residency. He is affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital and Houston Methodist. Dr. Acharya has an open panel.

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

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

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

Dr. George Letsou's areas of specialization are cardiac surgery, general surgery, and thoracic surgery. His clinical interests include 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 is a graduate of Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons and a graduate of Yale-New Haven Hospital's residency program. Dr. Letsou honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. He has an open panel.

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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)

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

Dr. Raj Bhalla is an adult cardiology specialist. Dr. Bhalla attended medical school at All India Institute of Medical Sciences. His areas of expertise include the following: hypertension (high blood pressure), mitral valve disease, and heart attack. He has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Bhalla is 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, Non-Invasive Cardiology, Heart Problems, Stroke, Transient ... (Read more)

Dr. Haroonur Rashid, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
18300 St. John Drive
Nassau Bay, TX
 

Dr. Haroonur Rashid is a specialist in adult cardiology. He works in Webster, TX, Nassau Bay, TX, and Houston, TX. Dr. Rashid's areas of expertise include hypotension (low blood pressure), hypertension (high blood pressure), and high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia). He is affiliated with Houston Methodist. He attended medical school at Rawalpindi Medical College and Government Medical College, Patiala. He completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Alabama. Dr. Rashid 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 has an open panel.

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

Dr. Palur Balakrishnan's medical specialty is adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. He is a graduate of Kilpauk Medical College and Madras Medical College. For his residency, Dr. Balakrishnan trained at Metropolitan Hospital Center, New York and Saint Vincent Catholic Medical Centers. Dr. Balakrishnan's areas of expertise include the following: high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia), angioplasty, and stroke. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star. He is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital, Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, and Houston Methodist. Dr. Balakrishnan welcomes new patients.

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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)

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

Dr. Vince Nguyen is an adult cardiologist and interventional cardiologist. Dr. Nguyen's clinical interests include hypertension (high blood pressure), mitral valve disease, and heart attack. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston, Dr. Nguyen attended the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine. Dr. Nguyen 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. Gerard Abreo, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
18300 St. John Drive
Nassau Bay, TX
 

Dr. Gerard Abreo's area of specialization is adult cardiology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Abreo include arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), mitral valve prolapse, and hypertension (high blood pressure). He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. Dr. Abreo obtained his medical school training at Bangalore Medical College and Research Institute and St. John's Medical College and performed his residency at John Stroger Hospital of Cook County. His average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. Dr. Abreo welcomes 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)

Dr. Malladi Sudhaker Reddy, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Other
2045 Space Park Drive; Suite 180
Nassau Bay, TX
 

Dr. Malladi Reddy is an adult cardiology specialist in Nassau Bay, TX, Houston, TX, and Baytown, TX. His areas of expertise include arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), mitral valve prolapse, and high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia). He is affiliated with Houston Methodist. Dr. Reddy is a graduate of Osmania Medical College. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Reddy is open to new patients.

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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. Fayez Hussin Jahed Hadidi, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Other
17625 El Camino Real; Suite 250
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Fayez Hadidi specializes in adult cardiology. Patient ratings for Dr. Hadidi average 3.5 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include the following: arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia), and angioplasty. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Workers' Compensation are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Hadidi accepts. He is a graduate of the University of Damascus Faculty of Medicine. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. Dr. Hadidi has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), heart problems, heart failure

All Interests: Hypertension, Heart Problems, Aneurysm, Angiogram, Aortic Aneurysm, Cardiac Rehabilitation ... (Read more)

Dr. Cesar Nahas, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, General Surgery
450 W Medical Center Boulevard; Suite 201
Webster, TX
 

Dr. Cesar Nahas practices cardiac surgery and general surgery. Dr. Nahas graduated from Saint Joseph University of Beirut. These areas are among his clinical interests: mitral valve disease, carotid endarterectomy, and coronary artery disease. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. He is professionally 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. Laurens Russell Pickard, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, Pediatric Surgery, General Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
18300 St. John Drive
Nassau Bay, TX
 

Dr. Laurens Pickard works as a heart surgeon, pediatric surgeon, and general surgeon in Houston, TX, Nassau Bay, TX, and Baytown, TX. He graduated from the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. Dr. Pickard's areas of expertise include the following: aortic aneurysm, heart valve disease, and valvuloplasty. 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. He is affiliated with Houston Methodist. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Pickard's office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , heart valve disease, coronary artery disease

All Interests: Valvuloplasty, Lung Tumor Resection, Surgical Procedures, Thoracic Surgery Procedures, Aortic ... (Read more)

Dr. Christine Huong Le, MD, DO
Specializes in Family Medicine, General Internal Medicine
18300 St. John Drive
Nassau Bay, TX
 

Dr. Christine Le's specialties are family medicine and general internal medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Le include diabetes, heart failure, and hypertension (high blood pressure). She is affiliated with Houston Methodist. Dr. Le is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. Her practice is open to new patients. Dr. Le is a graduate of the University of Maryland School of Medicine and Touro University College of Osteopathic Medicine and a graduate of the University of Maryland Medical Center's residency program. Dr. Le (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and Vietnamese.

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Relevant Interests: , heart failure

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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 studied medicine at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine, the University of Mumbai, and L.T. Municipal Medical College. Clinical interests for Dr. Choudhary include diabetes, obesity, and gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). She is rated 2.5 stars out of 5 by her patients. Dr. Choudhary honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. She is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. She welcomes 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 sees patients in Houston, TX, Webster, TX, and Pasadena, TX. His medical specialty is adult gastroenterology. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Rajendran accepts. He graduated from Christian Medical College, Ludhiana. Dr. Rajendran (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish, Vietnamese, and Hindi. He is affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital.

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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.