We found 11 providers with an interest in heart problems and who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO near Nassau Bay, TX.

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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 is a specialist in cardiac surgery and thoracic surgery. 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 takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. Dr. Letsou obtained his medical school training at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons and performed his residency at Yale-New Haven Hospital.

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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)

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

Dr. Haroonur Rashid is a medical specialist in adult cardiology. He graduated from Rawalpindi Medical College and Government Medical College, Patiala. His medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Alabama. Dr. Rashid's clinical interests include hypotension (low blood pressure), hypertension (high blood pressure), and high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia). Dr. Rashid 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. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , heart problems, heart attack, mitral valve disease, ischemic cardiomyopathy

All Interests: Hypertension, Ischemic Cardiomyopathy, Heart Problems, High Cholesterol, Stroke, Hypotension, Heart ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Rajinder Bhalla is an adult cardiology specialist. Clinical interests for Dr. Bhalla include hypertension (high blood pressure), mitral valve disease, and heart attack. The average patient rating for Dr. Bhalla is 4.5 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, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Bhalla attended medical school at All India Institute of Medical Sciences. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , heart problems, heart attack, mitral valve disease, ischemic cardiomyopathy

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

Dr. Palur V Balakrishnan, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
18300 St. John Drive
Nassau Bay, TX
 

Dr. Palur Balakrishnan is a medical specialist in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. Dr. Balakrishnan's education and training includes medical school at Kilpauk Medical College and Madras Medical College and residency at Metropolitan Hospital Center, New York and Saint Vincent Catholic Medical Centers. Areas of expertise for Dr. Balakrishnan include high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia), angioplasty, and stroke. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital, Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, and Houston Methodist. He is accepting new patients.

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

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

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

Dr. Vince Nguyen works as a cardiologist and interventional cardiologist. Dr. Nguyen's areas of expertise 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, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. He graduated from the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. He is affiliated with Houston Methodist. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , heart problems, heart attack, mitral valve disease, ischemic cardiomyopathy

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Dr. Laurens Russell Pickard, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Surgery, General Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
18300 St. John Drive
Nassau Bay, TX
 

Dr. Laurens Pickard works as a pediatric surgeon, general surgeon, and vascular surgeon in Houston, TX, Nassau Bay, TX, and Baytown, TX. Dr. Pickard is a graduate of the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Pickard include atrial septal defect, aortic aneurysm, and heart valve disease. 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 is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , atrial septal defect, heart valve disease, coronary artery disease

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Dr. Malladi S Reddy, PhD, MD
Specializes in Other, Cardiology
2045 Space Park Drive; Suite 100/180
Nassau Bay, 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 affiliated with Houston Methodist. Dr. Reddy honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. His practice is open to new patients. Dr. Reddy attended medical school at Osmania Medical College.

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

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

Dr. Gerard Abreo practices adult cardiology. After completing medical school at Bangalore Medical College and Research Institute, Dr. Abreo performed his residency at John Stroger Hospital of Cook County. Areas of expertise for Dr. Abreo include arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), mitral valve prolapse, and hypertension (high blood pressure). He has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. Dr. Abreo is affiliated with Houston Methodist. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), mitral valve prolapse, heart problems, heart attack, mitral valve disease, coronary artery disease, ischemic cardiomyopathy

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

Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, General Surgery
450 W Medical Center Boulevard; Suite 201
Webster, TX
 

Dr. Cesar Nahas is a heart surgeon and general surgeon in Webster, TX and Houston, TX. His clinical interests include mitral valve disease, carotid endarterectomy, and coronary artery disease. He is affiliated with Houston Methodist. Dr. Nahas is in-network for 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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Relevant Interests: , mitral valve disease, coronary artery disease

All Interests: Mitral Valve Disease, Carotid Endarterectomy, Coronary Artery Disease

Dr. Smriti Dubey Choudhary, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
18300 St. John Drive
Nassau Bay, TX
 

Dr. Smriti Choudhary practices general internal medicine. Dr. Choudhary's average patient rating is 2.5 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Choudhary include diabetes, obesity, and gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). She is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. She is a graduate of Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine and the University of Mumbai. She is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. Dr. Choudhary is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , heart problems

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Dr. Suresh K Rajendran, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
2060 Space Park Drive; Suite 306
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Suresh Rajendran works as an adult gastroenterologist in Houston, TX, Webster, TX, and Pasadena, TX. He is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital. Dr. Rajendran honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star. He is a graduate of Panjab University, Chandigarh.

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Relevant Interests: , heart problems

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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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