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Mr. George Vasilios Letsou MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
4401 Garth Road
Baytown, TX

Dr. George Letsou is a cardiac surgery and thoracic surgery specialist in Houston, TX, Nassau Bay, TX, and Baytown, TX. Clinical interests for Dr. Letsou include aortic valve replacement, heart attack, and mitral valve disease. His professional affiliations include Baylor Clinic, Houston Methodist, and Texas Heart Institute (THI). He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. His practice is open to new patients. After attending Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons for medical school, he completed his residency training at Yale-New Haven Hospital.

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All Interests: Heart Bypass Surgery, Lung Biopsy, Beating Heart Coronary Bypass Surgery, Lung Tumor Resection, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology, Nuclear Cardiology
4201 Garth Road; Suite 100
Baytown, TX

Dr. Shehzad Sami is an adult cardiology, interventional cardiology, and nuclear cardiology specialist. Clinical interests for Dr. Sami include mitral valve prolapse, heart failure, and hypertension (high blood pressure). Dr. Sami's professional affiliations include Memorial Hermann - Texas Medical Center (TMC) and Houston Methodist. He attended Aga Khan University Medical College and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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All Interests: Hypertension, Heart Problems, High Cholesterol, Heart Failure, Wounds, Mitral Valve Prolapse, Heart ... (Read more)

Malladi S. Reddy PA, M.D., FACC
Specializes in Other, Cardiology
4201 Garth Road; Suite 315
Baytown, TX

Dr. Malladi Reddy's specialty is cardiology (heart disease). These areas are among his clinical interests: arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), mitral valve prolapse, and high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia). He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. Dr. Reddy studied medicine at Osmania Medical College. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. He is open to new patients.

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All Interests: Invasive Cardiology, Hypertension, Heart Problems, Angiogram, Cardiac Rehabilitation Treatment, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Family Medicine
4002 Garth Road; Suite 150
Baytown, TX

Dr. Fariborz Nazari-Adli is a physician who specializes in family medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Nazari-Adli include warts, mitral valve prolapse, and thyroid problems. Dr. Nazari-Adli is affiliated with Houston Methodist. He is a graduate of American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine. Dr. Nazari-Adli takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. He is accepting new patients.

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All Interests: Warts, Sports Health, Sleep Disorders, Neck Pain, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Hypertension, ... (Read more)


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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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