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Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
3337 Plainview; Building B
Pasadena, TX

Dr. Michael Sweeney's areas of specialization are cardiac surgery and thoracic surgery. Dr. Sweeney's average rating from his patients is 3.0 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS), aortic aneurysm, and biopsy. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. He graduated from Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Sweeney has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist Hospital. Dr. Sweeney has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , heart problems, heart valve disease, mitral valve disease

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

Dr. Suresh Kumar Rajendran, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
4211 Fairmont Parkway
Pasadena, TX

Dr. Suresh Rajendran specializes in adult gastroenterology. He is affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Rajendran studied medicine at Christian Medical College, Ludhiana. Dr. Rajendran (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish, Vietnamese, and Hindi.

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Relevant Interests: , heart problems

All Interests: Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Burns, Heart Problems, Colon Cancer, Ulcers, Therapeutic Endoscopy, ... (Read more)

Dr. Francisco R Maislos, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
7109 B Lawndale
Houston, TX

Dr. Francisco Maislos is an adult cardiology specialist. Patients gave Dr. Maislos an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star. After attending National University of Cordoba Faculty of Medical Sciences for medical school, Dr. Maislos completed his residency training at Memorial Hospital of Rhode Island and Sinai Hospital of Detroit.

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Relevant Interests: , heart attack, coronary artery disease

All Interests: Hypertension, Heart Attack, Diabetes, Stress Management, Coronary Artery Disease

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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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