We found 5 providers with an interest in heart problems and who accept Cigna Bronze HMO near Baytown, TX.

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

Dr. George Letsou's areas of specialization are cardiac surgery and thoracic surgery. Before performing his residency at Yale-New Haven Hospital, Dr. Letsou attended Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons for medical school. Clinical interests for Dr. Letsou include aortic valve replacement, heart attack, and mitral valve disease. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Baylor Clinic, Houston Methodist, and Texas Heart Institute (THI). New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , heart failure, heart attack, mitral valve disease, coronary artery disease

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

Dr. Mahesh K Ramchandani, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery
4401 Garth Road
Baytown, TX
 

Dr. Mahesh Ramchandani works as a cardiac surgeon in Houston, TX, Sugar Land, TX, and Baytown, TX. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. Clinical interests for Dr. Ramchandani include arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), aortic aneurysm, and heart valve disease. Dr. Ramchandani is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. He has an open panel. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine, Dr. Ramchandani attended medical school at the University of Cambridge School of Clinical Medicine. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), heart valve disease

All Interests: Surgical Procedures, Thoracic Surgery Procedures, Aortic Aneurysm, Heart Surgery, Arrhythmias, ... (Read more)

Dr. Malladi S Reddy, PhD, MD
Specializes in Other, Cardiology
4201 Garth Road, Suite 315; Plaza I
Baytown, TX
 

Dr. Malladi Reddy, who practices in Nassau Bay, TX, Houston, TX, and Baytown, TX, is a medical specialist in cardiology (heart disease). Dr. Reddy's clinical interests include arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), mitral valve prolapse, and high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia). Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Reddy takes. He attended medical school at Osmania Medical College. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), mitral valve prolapse, heart problems, heart failure, heart attack, mitral valve disease

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

Dr. Wanda C Miller-Hance, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Anesthesiology, Cardiac Anesthesiology, General Pediatrics
4401 Garth Road
Baytown, TX
 

Dr. Wanda Miller-Hance is a physician who specializes in pediatric anesthesiology, cardiac anesthesiology, and general pediatrics. Clinical interests for Dr. Miller-Hance include atrial septal defect, video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS), and heart failure. Dr. Miller-Hance is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and United Healthcare Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health, she performed her residency at Children's Medical Center Dallas and Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Miller-Hance is affiliated with Texas Children's Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Texas Heart Institute (THI).

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Relevant Interests: , atrial septal defect, heart problems, heart failure

All Interests: Atrial Septal Defect, Bronchoscopy, Ultrasound, Invasive Cardiology, Non-Invasive Cardiology, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Family Medicine, Emergency Medicine
2802 Garth Road; Suite 211
Baytown, TX
 

Dr. Mohammad Ahmed works as a family practitioner and emergency medicine specialist. Clinical interests for Dr. Ahmed include gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), depression, and heart problems. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at King Edward Medical University. He is affiliated with Houston Methodist. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , heart problems

All Interests: Depression, Adolescent Issues, Sleep Disorders, Hypertension, Gastrointestinal Problems, Heart ... (Read more)

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What are Heart Problems?

The heart is one of the most important organs in the body. This smooth muscle expands and contracts rhythmically our entire lifetime, pumping blood to our lungs and then to every other cell in our body. When heart problems occur, it becomes difficult for the body to get the nutrients and oxygen it needs via the blood. So while there are a variety of illnesses and disorders that affect the heart, most of them make you feel weak, tired, and short of breath. The most common heart conditions include heart disease, angina, arrhythmia, and valve disorders.

Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States for both men and women. This includes coronary artery disease, heart attacks, congestive heart failure, and congenital heart disease. Some conditions, such as genetics, cannot be controlled. But there are many other things you can do to lower your risk for heart disease. Controlling high blood pressure and cholesterol levels, reducing or stopping smoking, exercising more and losing weight if needed, and eating a diet low in sodium can all protect your heart.

Angina is a squeezing type of chest pain that happens when the muscles around your heart don’t get enough oxygen. It can be regular or infrequent. Usually, angina is caused by coronary heart disease. However, not all chest pain is angina. Chest pain can also be caused by a lung infection or panic attack, for example, so it is important to have any sudden pain checked.

Arrhythmia is the word for when the heart beats too fast, too slow, or irregularly with skipped beats. It can feel frightening, and depending on the type it can be dangerous, but in most cases arrhythmia is not serious and can be treated. It is very common, especially in older adults.

Heart valve problems can happen in any one of the the heart’s four valves that keep blood flowing where it needs to go. Babies can be born with problems in their heart valves, or valves can be damaged by infections. The valves can stiffen and become less mobile, or they can stop closing properly and ‘leak’ when the heart beats. Valve problems can usually be repaired surgically.
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