We found 12 providers with an interest in heart attack and who accept United Healthcare Gold EPO near Sugar Land, TX.

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

Dr. Hue-Teh Shih specializes in adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). Dr. Shih (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and Chinese. His areas of expertise include the following: ablation, implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD) insertion, and electrophysiological (EP) study. Dr. Shih's hospital/clinic affiliations include Houston Methodist, Park Plaza Hospital, and Houston Northwest Medical Center. After completing medical school at Taipei Medical University, he performed his residency at Henry Ford Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. Patients gave Dr. Shih an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Shih has received professional recognition including the following: American Federation For Clinical Research; Trainee Award; and American College Of Cardiology/bristol Labs. He has an open panel.

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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's specialty is adult cardiology. These areas are among his clinical interests: arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), mitral valve prolapse, and heart attack. He is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital and Houston Methodist. Dr. Chen's education and training includes medical school at Central South University and residency at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Chen has an open panel.

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

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

Dr. Sangeeta Saikia works as a cardiologist. Her patients gave her an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. These areas are among her clinical interests: arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia), and mitral valve disease. 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 for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston for residency. Dr. Saikia is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. She has an open panel.

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

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

Dr. B. Ellis, who practices in Sugar Land, TX and Houston, TX, is a medical specialist in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. Dr. Ellis studied medicine at Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine. His residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Tulane University. His areas of expertise include arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), mitral valve prolapse, and carotid artery stenting. His average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Ellis takes. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. Dr. Ellis's practice is open to new patients.

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

Dr. John Murrah Passmore Jr., MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
16655 Southwest Freeway
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. John Passmore is a cardiologist in Houston, TX and Sugar Land, TX. Areas of expertise for Dr. Passmore include arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), hypotension (low blood pressure), and heart failure. He is affiliated with Houston Methodist. He attended Vanderbilt University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with Indiana University. The average patient rating for Dr. Passmore is 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Passmore is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Passmore has an open panel.

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

Dr. Earl Mangin is an adult cardiology specialist in Houston, TX and Sugar Land, TX. His clinical interests include arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), mitral valve prolapse, and high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia). Dr. Mangin is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Mangin attended medical school at Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans and Louisiana State University School of Medicine in Shreveport. He is affiliated with Houston Methodist. He welcomes new patients.

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

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

Dr. Htut Win works as a cardiologist, interventional cardiologist, and nuclear cardiology specialist. His areas of expertise include heart valve disease, angioplasty, and heart attack. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Win honors. He studied medicine at the University of Medicine 1, Yangon. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. Dr. Win has an open panel.

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

Dr. George Paul Hanna, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology, Nuclear Medicine
16655 Southwest Freeway
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. George Hanna's areas of specialization are adult cardiology, interventional cardiology, and nuclear medicine; he sees patients in Bay City, TX and Sugar Land, TX. He is a graduate of the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. Clinical interests for Dr. Hanna include mitral valve prolapse, sleep apnea, and heart attack. Patients gave Dr. Hanna an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. Dr. Hanna is affiliated with Houston Methodist. His practice is open to new patients.

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

Dr. Tapan Rami specializes in adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). These areas are among his clinical interests: arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), ablation, and electrophysiological (EP) study. He is affiliated with Houston Methodist. Dr. Rami graduated from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. He is open to new patients.

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

Dr. George Chung Li, MD
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. He studied medicine at Baylor College of Medicine. These areas are among his clinical interests: renal angioplasty, mitral valve prolapse, and heart attack. Dr. Li honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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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. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Stony Brook University Medical Center, Dr. Koo attended medical school at New York Medical College. These areas are among his clinical interests: renal angioplasty, arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), and high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia). Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Koo accepts. Dr. Koo is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist and Northport VA Medical Center. His practice is open to new patients.

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All Interests: Renal Angioplasty, Hypertension, Valvuloplasty, Ischemic Cardiomyopathy, Heart Problems, Laser ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Frederick Brown's specialties are family medicine and sports medicine. He studied medicine at the University of Nevada School of Medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Brown include warts, depression, and adolescent issues. Dr. Brown's average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, United Healthcare Plans, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist.

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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.