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

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. Clinical interests for Dr. Chen include arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), mitral valve prolapse, and heart attack. His professional affiliations include Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital and Houston Methodist. Dr. Chen is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star, as well as other insurance carriers. He welcomes new patients. He is a graduate of Central South University and a graduate of Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center's residency program.

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

Dr. Hue-Teh 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). He practices in Houston, TX and Sugar Land, TX. His areas of expertise include ablation, implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD) insertion, and electrophysiological (EP) study. Patients rated Dr. Shih highly, giving him an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star. He studied medicine at Taipei Medical University. His medical residency was performed at Henry Ford Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Shih has received the following distinctions: American Federation For Clinical Research; Trainee Award; and American College Of Cardiology/bristol Labs. In addition to English, Dr. Shih (or staff) speaks Spanish and Chinese. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist, Park Plaza Hospital, and Houston Northwest Medical Center. Dr. Shih has an open panel.

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All Interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Non-Invasive Cardiology, Heart Problems, Arrhythmias, Electrophysiological ... (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. Patients rated Dr. Saikia highly, giving her an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. These areas are among her clinical interests: arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia), and mitral valve disease. She is affiliated with Houston Methodist. She takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice. Dr. Saikia is open to new patients. Before completing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, Dr. Saikia attended medical school at Gauhati Medical College and Hospital.

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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 works as an adult cardiologist. Dr. Passmore's clinical interests include arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), hypotension (low blood pressure), and heart failure. He is affiliated with Houston Methodist. After completing medical school at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Indiana University. He has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Passmore accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Passmore is accepting new patients.

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

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

Dr. George Hanna is a medical specialist in adult cardiology, interventional cardiology, and nuclear medicine. Dr. Hanna's average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Hanna include mitral valve prolapse, sleep apnea, and heart attack. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Hanna accepts. He studied medicine at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. He is affiliated with Houston Methodist. Dr. Hanna has an open panel.

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Dr. Htut Kyaw Win, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology, Nuclear Cardiology
17510 W. Grand Parkway South; Suite 460
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Htut Win specializes in adult cardiology, interventional cardiology, and nuclear cardiology. Dr. Win's areas of expertise include the following: heart valve disease, angioplasty, and heart attack. He is affiliated with Houston Methodist. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Win takes. He is accepting new patients. He graduated from the University of Medicine 1, Yangon.

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

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

Dr. Earl Mangin is a medical specialist in adult cardiology. His areas of expertise include the following: arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), mitral valve prolapse, and high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia). The average patient rating for Dr. Mangin is 4.5 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. Mangin honors. Dr. Mangin graduated from Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans and Louisiana State University School of Medicine in Shreveport. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. He is open to new patients.

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

Dr. B. Ellis, who practices in Houston, TX and Sugar Land, TX, is a medical specialist in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. Dr. Ellis's areas of expertise include the following: arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), mitral valve prolapse, and high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia). He is affiliated with Houston Methodist. He obtained his medical school training at Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Tulane University. On average, patients gave him a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Ellis honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice. He is accepting new patients.

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

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

Dr. George Li is a physician who specializes in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. Dr. Li's clinical interests include renal angioplasty, mitral valve prolapse, and heart attack. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Li's office for an appointment. He graduated from Baylor College of Medicine.

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

Dr. Tapan Rami practices adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). His clinical interests include arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), ablation, and electrophysiological (EP) study. He is affiliated with Houston Methodist. Dr. Rami studied medicine at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. Dr. Rami accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. His practice is open to new patients.

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All Interests: Invasive Cardiology, Hypotension, Implantable Cardioverter-Defibrillator, Hypertension, Ischemic ... (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 works as an adult cardiologist, interventional cardiologist, and internist. Patient ratings for Dr. Koo average 4.5 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Koo include renal angioplasty, arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), and high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia). Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Koo takes. He is a graduate of New York Medical College. His medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Stony Brook University Medical Center. Dr. Koo is affiliated with Houston Methodist and Northport VA Medical Center. Dr. Koo welcomes 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 is a physician who specializes in family medicine and sports medicine. Dr. Brown is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. These areas are among his clinical interests: warts, depression, and adolescent issues. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, United Healthcare Plans, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of the University of Nevada School of Medicine. Dr. Brown 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.