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Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
8845 Six Pines Drive
Shenandoah, TX
 

Dr. Christopher Nguyen's medical specialty is adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. Dr. Nguyen 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 Tulane University School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. He is affiliated with Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital and Houston Northwest Medical Center. He welcomes new patients.

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Dr. Ramesh Hariharan, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology
920 Medical Plaza Drive; Suite 495
The Woodlands, TX
 

Dr. Ramesh Hariharan is an adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm) specialist in Houston, TX, The Woodlands, TX, and Webster, TX. Dr. Hariharan's patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice. His education and training includes medical school at Kilpauk Medical College, Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education & Research (JIPMER), and King's College London School of Medicine and residency at Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education & Research (JIPMER), Memorial Hermann, and a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. In addition to English, Dr. Hariharan (or staff) speaks French, Tamil, and Hindi. He is affiliated with Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital, Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, and Houston Methodist. He is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Heart Problems, Electrophysiological Study

Dr. Kozhaya Chehade Sokhon, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology, Vascular & Interventional Radiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology
43 N Pathfinders Circle
Spring, TX
 

Dr. Kozhaya Sokhon is a medical specialist in adult cardiology, interventional cardiology, and vascular & interventional radiology. He has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Clinical interests for Dr. Sokhon include electrophysiological (EP) study, peripheral vascular interventions, and catheter ablation. Dr. Sokhon is affiliated with Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital and Houston Northwest Medical Center. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star. Dr. Sokhon studied medicine at Lebanese University Faculty of Medical Sciences. His residency was performed at Staten Island University Hospital. Dr. Sokhon (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Mandarin, Arabic, and Spanish.

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Clinical interests: Cardiac Devices, Catheter Ablation, Angiogram, Stents, Electrophysiological Study, Arterial ... (Read more)

Dr. Faustino Gustavo Ramos, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Cardiology
920 Medical Plaza Drive; Suite 140
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Faustino Ramos is a medical specialist in pediatric cardiology. He graduated from Weill Cornell Medical College. He trained at Children's Hospital of Orange County and a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas for residency. Dr. Ramos is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. He speaks Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital, Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, and Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital.

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Dr. Christopher Hohlt Lavergne, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
8845 Six Pines Drive
Shenandoah, TX
 

Dr. Christopher Lavergne's specialty is adult cardiology. Dr. Lavergne is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Amerigroup Star, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas, Dr. Lavergne attended the University of Texas Medical School at Houston and Baylor College of Medicine for medical school. He is conversant in Spanish. His professional affiliations include Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital and Houston Northwest Medical Center.

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Dr. Gary Merrill Coleman, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
8845 Six Pines Drive
Shenandoah, TX
 

Dr. Gary Coleman, who practices in The Woodlands, TX, Houston, TX, and Shenandoah, TX, is a medical specialist in adult cardiology. His areas of expertise consist of preventive cardiology and cardiac catheterization. He is affiliated with Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital and Houston Northwest Medical Center. Dr. Coleman graduated from the University of Texas Medical School at Houston and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. Patient reviews placed Dr. Coleman at an average of 3.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Amerigroup Star, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors.

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Clinical interests: Preventive Cardiology, Cardiac Catheterization

Dr. Brenda Kay Peabody, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
8845 Six Pines Drive
Shenandoah, TX
 

Dr. Brenda Peabody is an adult cardiology specialist in The Woodlands, TX, Houston, TX, and Shenandoah, TX. She is rated 3.0 stars out of 5 by her patients. She accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Amerigroup Star, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. Dr. Peabody graduated from Texas A & M Health Science Center College of Medicine and then she performed her residency at Scott and White Healthcare. Dr. Peabody is affiliated with Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital and Houston Northwest Medical Center.

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Clinical interests: Hypertension, Diabetes, Nuclear Scan, Preventive Care, Counseling Services

Dr. Vincent (None) Aquino, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
8845 Six Pines Drive
Shenandoah, TX
 

Dr. Vincent Aquino practices adult cardiology. Dr. Aquino has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Amerigroup Star, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. He graduated from the University of Florida College of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas for his residency. Dr. Aquino has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital and Houston Northwest Medical Center.

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Dr. James Leland Strickland, MD
Specializes in Interventional Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology
9303 Pinecroft; Suite 250
The Woodlands, TX
 

Dr. James Strickland is an interventional cardiologist and cardiac electrophysiologist. Dr. Strickland's areas of expertise include the following: ablation, implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD), and electrophysiological (EP) study. He is affiliated with Houston Methodist, Tomball Regional Medical Center, and Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Aetna Medicare, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Strickland welcomes new patients. He studied medicine at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. His medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. He is conversant in Spanish.

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Clinical interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Heart Problems, Arrhythmias, Electrophysiological Study, Syncope, Implantable ... (Read more)

Dr. Bernardo De La Guardia, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
17350 St Lukes Way; Suite 400
The Woodlands, TX
 

Dr. Bernardo De La Guardia is an adult cardiologist and interventional cardiologist in The Woodlands, TX and Houston, TX. He is conversant in Spanish. Clinical interests for Dr. De La Guardia include cardiac catheterization. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital and Houston Northwest Medical Center. After completing medical school at Monterrey Institute of Technology and Higher Education (ITESM) School of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Arizona. Dr. De La Guardia is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Amerigroup Star, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Clinical interests: Cardiac Catheterization

Dr. Gustavo Adolfo Grieco, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
9305 Pinecroft; Suite 300
The Woodlands, TX
 

Dr. Gustavo Grieco works as a cardiologist and interventional cardiologist in Houston, TX and The Woodlands, TX. He is affiliated with Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital and Houston Northwest Medical Center. After attending Central University of Venezuela Faculty of Medicine and Baylor College of Medicine for medical school, Dr. Grieco completed his residency training at Good Samaritan Hospital, Cincinnati and a hospital affiliated with the University of Cincinnati. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna Medicare.

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Dr. Mohinder Kumar Thapar, MD
Specializes in General Practice, Pediatric Cardiology
1011 Medical Plaza Drive; Suite 100
The Woodlands, TX
 

Dr. Mohinder Thapar's specialties are general practice and pediatric cardiology. He practices in Houston, TX and The Woodlands, TX. Clinical interests for Dr. Thapar include intensive care. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Thapar is a graduate of Government Medical College and Guru Nanak Dev University. His training includes residency programs at Safdarjang Hospital and a hospital affiliated with the University of Tennessee. He is professionally affiliated with Texas Children’s Hospital, Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital, and Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Intensive Care

Dr. Annie Thomas Varughese, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
9200 Pinecroft; Suite 460
The Woodlands, TX
 

Dr. Annie Varughese practices adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. Before completing her residency at Atlanta Medical Center, a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas, and a hospital affiliated with Emory University, Dr. Varughese attended medical school at Georgia Regents University, Medical College of Georgia. Areas of expertise for Dr. Varughese include echocardiogram (echo), cardiac catheterization, and arterial angioplasty (arterioplasty). Dr. Varughese is rated 3.0 stars out of 5 by her patients. She takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. She is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Varughese is affiliated with Houston Northwest Medical Center.

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Clinical interests: Nuclear Stress Test, Laser Treatment, Stress Testing, Stents, Arterial Angioplasty, Peripheral ... (Read more)

Dr. Amilcar Avendano, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
9305 Pinecroft Drive; Suite 300
The Woodlands, TX
 

Dr. Amilcar Avendano, who practices in Shenandoah, TX, Houston, TX, and The Woodlands, TX, is a medical specialist in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. After attending Francisco Marroquin University Faculty of Medicine and Baylor College of Medicine for medical school, Dr. Avendano completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. The average patient rating for Dr. Avendano is 4.5 stars out of 5. He accepts Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna Medicare, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is affiliated with Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital and Houston Northwest Medical Center.

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Dr. Hina Farooq Siddiqui, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Electrophysiology
9303 Pinecroft; Suite #250
The Woodlands, TX
 

Dr. Hina Siddiqui is a cardiac electrophysiologist in The Woodlands, TX, Houston, TX, and Tomball, TX. Dr. Siddiqui's areas of clinical interest consist of electrophysiological (EP) study, implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD), and syncope (fainting). She honors Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna Medicare, in addition to other insurance carriers. Her education and training includes medical school at Dow Medical College and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. Dr. Siddiqui (or staff) speaks the following languages: Urdu, Spanish, and Hindi. Dr. Siddiqui's professional affiliations include Tomball Regional Medical Center, Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital, and Houston Northwest Medical Center.

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Clinical interests: Syncope, Atrial Fibrillation, Implantable Cardioverter-Defibrillator, Pacemaker, Arrhythmias, ... (Read more)

Dr. Bruce Scot Lachterman, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
8845 Six Pines Drive
Shenandoah, TX
 

Dr. Bruce Lachterman is a specialist in adult cardiology. He works in The Woodlands, TX, Houston, TX, and Shenandoah, TX. He is a graduate of Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas for residency. Dr. Lachterman accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Amerigroup Star, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. He is affiliated with Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital and Houston Northwest Medical Center.

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What is Cardiology?

Cardiology is the study of the heart and blood vessels, and a cardiologist makes sure they are functioning well. Patients see cardiologists for many issues affecting the circulatory system, including:
  • Hypertension, or high blood pressure
  • Heart attack prevention and treatment
  • Congestive Heart Failure, where the heart cannot pump enough blood to meet the needs of the body
  • Heart transplant evaluation and care after surgery
  • Peripheral vascular disease, where arteries in the limbs narrow and reduce blood flow
  • Aneurysm, or a swelling in the blood vessels
  • Coronary Artery Disease, where the blood vessels delivering oxygen and nutrients to the heart become blocked

After performing a physical exam, a cardiologist may order a number of imaging tests in order to get a better understanding of what disease or complication might be causing problems in the heart and blood vessels. Some of these might include:
  • An electrocardiogram, which checks the heart’s electrical activity
  • X-rays to see tissues more clearly
  • Cardiac catheterization, where a small tube is directed into the heart to test pressure, oxygen levels, and blood flow

Although some cardiologists provide primary care, cardiologists more typically work as consultants to primary care physicians when a heart issue comes up. Cardiologists do not perform surgery, but they can perform “interventional” procedures, such as balloon angioplasty (where a balloon is used to stretch open narrowed veins) or stent placement to keep blood flowing.