We found 11 providers with an interest in heart attack and who accept United Healthcare Gold EPO near Sugar Land, TX.

Dr. Hue-Teh Shih, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology
16655 Southwest Freeway
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Hue-Teh Shih's specialties are adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). Before performing his residency at Henry Ford Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine, Dr. Shih attended Taipei Medical University for medical school. His areas of expertise include ablation, implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD) insertion, and electrophysiological (EP) study. Patient ratings for Dr. Shih average 5.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star. Dr. Shih has received the following distinctions: American Federation For Clinical Research Trainee Award and American College Of Cardiology/bristol Labs Affiliate-In-Training Travel Award. Dr. Shih (or staff) speaks Spanish and Chinese. Dr. Shih's hospital/clinic affiliations include Houston Methodist, Memorial Hermann - Texas Medical Center (TMC), and Park Plaza Hospital. His practice is open to new patients.

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All Interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Non-Invasive Cardiology, Heart Problems, Arrhythmias, Electrophysiological ... (Read more)

Dr. Xiaoguang Xiaoguang Chen, PhD, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
1111 Highway 6 South; Suite 196
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Chris Chen specializes in adult cardiology and practices in Sugar Land, TX. His areas of expertise include arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), mitral valve prolapse, and heart attack. Dr. Chen is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star. He obtained his medical school training at Central South University and performed his residency at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital and Houston Methodist. He is accepting new patients.

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All Interests: Invasive Cardiology, Ischemic Cardiomyopathy, Heart Problems, Aortic Aneurysm, Arrhythmias, Heart ... (Read more)

Dr. Michael Hosung Koo, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, General Internal Medicine, Interventional Cardiology
16651 Southwest Freeway Mob1; Suite 400
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Michael Koo specializes in adult cardiology, interventional cardiology, and general internal medicine. Patient reviews placed Dr. Koo at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Koo include renal angioplasty, arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), and high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia). He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Koo graduated from New York Medical College. For his professional training, Dr. Koo completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Stony Brook University Medical Center. His professional affiliations include Houston Methodist and Northport VA Medical Center. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Koo's office for an appointment.

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Dr. Htut Kyaw Win, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology, Nuclear Cardiology
16655 Southwest Freeway
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Htut Win is a physician who specializes in adult cardiology, interventional cardiology, and nuclear cardiology. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Medicine 1, Yangon and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Win include heart valve disease, angioplasty, and heart attack. Dr. Win honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Win's office for an appointment.

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All Interests: Valvuloplasty, Ischemic Cardiomyopathy, Heart Problems, Angiogram, Stent, Heart Valve Disease, ... (Read more)

Dr. Byron Keith Ellis, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
16651 Southwest Freeway; Mob 1, Suite 400
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Byron Ellis' medical specialty is adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Ellis include arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), mitral valve prolapse, and carotid artery stenting. Dr. Ellis takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Ellis completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Tulane University. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. Dr. Ellis is open to new patients.

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

Dr. Sangeeta Saikia, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Other
15200 Southwest Freeway; Suite 290
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Sangeeta Saikia is an adult cardiology specialist. Her clinical interests include arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia), and mitral valve disease. She is rated highly by her patients. Dr. Saikia is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice. She attended Gauhati Medical College and Hospital and then went on to complete her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. She is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Saikia's office for an appointment.

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Dr. Earl Lewis Mangin Jr., MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
16605 Southwest Freeway; #420
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Earl Mangin, who practices in Houston, TX and Sugar Land, TX, is a medical specialist in adult cardiology. He is rated highly by his patients. His areas of expertise include arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), mitral valve prolapse, and high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia). Dr. Mangin is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, United Healthcare Choice, and more. Dr. Mangin is accepting new patients. He studied medicine at Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans and Louisiana State University School of Medicine in Shreveport.

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Specializes in Interventional Cardiology, Nuclear Medicine
16655 Southwest Freeway
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. George Hanna sees patients in Bay City, TX and Sugar Land, TX. His medical specialties are interventional cardiology and nuclear medicine. On average, patients gave him a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. These areas are among Dr. Hanna's clinical interests: mitral valve prolapse, sleep apnea, and heart attack. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. Dr. Hanna studied medicine at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. He is accepting new patients.

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

Dr. Tapan Girish Rami, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology
16655 Southwest Freeway
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Tapan Rami is a medical specialist in adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). Areas of expertise for Dr. Rami include arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), ablation, and electrophysiological (EP) study. He is affiliated with Houston Methodist. Dr. Rami attended medical school at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. He welcomes new patients.

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All Interests: Invasive Cardiology, Hypotension, Implantable Cardioverter-Defibrillator, Hypertension, Ischemic ... (Read more)

Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
17510 W. Grand Parkway South; Suite 460
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. George Li specializes in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology and practices in Houston, TX and Sugar Land, TX. Areas of expertise for Dr. Li include renal angioplasty, mitral valve prolapse, and heart attack. Dr. Li is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice. He studied medicine at Baylor College of Medicine. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. Dr. Li welcomes new patients.

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Dr. Frederick Anthony Brown, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine, Sports Medicine
16655 Southwest Freeway
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Frederick Brown works as a family practice physician and sports medicine specialist in Missouri City, TX and Sugar Land, TX. Clinical interests for Dr. Brown include warts, depression, and adolescent issues. Dr. Brown is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. He attended medical school at the University of Nevada School of Medicine. Dr. Brown is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, United Healthcare Plans, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers.

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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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