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Dr. George Vasilios Letsou, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
18300 St. John Drive
Nassau Bay, 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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Specializes in Adult Cardiology
18300 St. John Drive
Nassau Bay, TX
 

Dr. Haroonur Rashid specializes in adult cardiology and practices in Webster, TX and Nassau Bay, TX. Dr. Rashid's clinical interests include hypotension (low blood pressure), hypertension (high blood pressure), and high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia). He is affiliated with Houston Methodist. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. He attended medical school at Rawalpindi Medical College and Government Medical College, Patiala. Dr. Rashid trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Alabama for residency.

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Dr. Rajinder K Bhalla, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
18300 St. John Drive
Nassau Bay, TX
 

Dr. Rajinder Bhalla, who practices in Houston, TX and Nassau Bay, TX, is a medical specialist in adult cardiology. These areas are among his clinical interests: hypertension (high blood pressure), mitral valve disease, and heart attack. Dr. Bhalla's patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Bhalla accepts. He is a graduate of All India Institute of Medical Sciences. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. Dr. Bhalla has an open panel.

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Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
18300 St. John Drive
Nassau Bay, TX
 

Dr. Vince Nguyen's areas of specialization are adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. Dr. Nguyen's clinical interests include hypertension (high blood pressure), mitral valve disease, and heart attack. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. Dr. Nguyen is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Dr. Gerard Abreo, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
18300 St. John Drive
Nassau Bay, TX
 

Dr. Gerard Abreo, who practices in Webster, TX and Nassau Bay, TX, is a medical specialist in adult cardiology. He is a graduate of Bangalore Medical College and Research Institute and a graduate of John Stroger Hospital of Cook County's residency program. Dr. Abreo's areas of expertise include the following: arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), mitral valve prolapse, and hypertension (high blood pressure). On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. Dr. Abreo has an open panel.

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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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