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Dr. James Leland Strickland, PhD, MD
Specializes in Interventional Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology
455 School Street; Suite 12
Tomball, TX
 

Dr. James Strickland is an interventional cardiologist and cardiac electrophysiologist. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. His clinical interests include ablation, implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD), and electrophysiological (EP) study. Dr. Strickland's hospital/clinic affiliations include Houston Methodist, Tomball Regional Medical Center (TRMC), and Memorial Hermann - Texas Medical Center (TMC). After completing medical school at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Aetna Medicare, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Strickland is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), heart problems, atrial fibrillation

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

Dr. Waqar A Khan, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
425 Holderrieth Street; Suite 212
Tomball, TX
 

Dr. Waqar Khan is a medical specialist in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. His areas of expertise include the following: angioplasty, heart attack, and pacemaker. Dr. Khan is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Khan graduated from King Edward Medical University. His medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. He has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with Tomball Regional Medical Center (TRMC), Houston Methodist, and Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital. Dr. Khan is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , heart problems, heart attack

All Interests: Non-Invasive Cardiology, Heart Problems, Surgical Procedures, Angiogram, Stent, Heart Attack, ... (Read more)

Dr. Ahmad Adnan Aslam, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
308 Holderrieth Road
Tomball, TX
 

Dr. Ahmad Aslam is a medical specialist in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. His areas of expertise include the following: arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), mitral valve prolapse, and ablation. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Amerigroup Star, and more. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Dr. Aslam attended Allama Iqbal Medical College for medical school. In addition to English, Dr. Aslam (or staff) speaks Urdu and Spanish. Dr. Aslam's hospital/clinic affiliations include Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital, Tomball Regional Medical Center (TRMC), and Houston Methodist. He is accepting new patients.

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

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

Dr. Penny Lynn Hiipakka, MD, DO
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
308 Holderrieth Road
Tomball, TX
 

Dr. Penny D'souza works as a cardiologist. Areas of expertise for Dr. D'souza include arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), hypotension (low blood pressure), and hypertension (high blood pressure). Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital, Tomball Regional Medical Center (TRMC), and Houston Methodist. Dr. D'souza's education and training includes medical school at Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine and the University of Michigan Medical School and residency at Garden City Hospital. She takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more.

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Relevant Interests: , arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), heart problems, coronary artery disease

All Interests: Invasive Cardiology, Hypertension, Heart Problems, Angiogram, Arrhythmias, High Cholesterol, ... (Read more)

Dr. Daljit S Muttiana, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
355 School Street
Tomball, TX
 

Dr. Daljit Muttiana is a specialist in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. Dr. Muttiana's average rating from his patients is 2.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include renal angioplasty, stroke, and mitral valve disease. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Houston Methodist and Tomball Regional Medical Center (TRMC). He 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. Dr. Muttiana graduated from Guru Nanak Dev University.

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

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

Dr. Kuldeep Danny Talwar, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology
308 Holderrieth Road
Tomball, TX
 

Dr. Kuldeep Talwar specializes in adult cardiology, interventional cardiology, and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm) and practices in Tomball, TX, Houston, TX, and Magnolia, TX. His areas of expertise include arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), mitral valve prolapse, and electrophysiological (EP) study. Dr. Talwar is professionally affiliated with Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital, Tomball Regional Medical Center (TRMC), and Houston Methodist. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star. Dr. Talwar is open to new patients. He graduated from the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine and the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. He trained at a hospital affiliated with Tulane University and a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston for residency.

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

All Interests: Hypertension, Heart Problems, Angiogram, Stent, Arrhythmias, Electrophysiological Study, High ... (Read more)

Dr. Imran Sattar Nathani, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
27721 Tomball Parkway; Suite 200
Tomball, TX
 

Dr. Imran Nathani practices general internal medicine in Tomball, TX and Houston, TX. Dr. Nathani's average rating from his patients is 3.0 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include thyroid problems, depression, and crohn's disease. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. Before performing his residency at Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois, Dr. Nathani attended Dow Medical College for medical school. Dr. Nathani's hospital/clinic affiliations include Houston Methodist, Tomball Regional Medical Center (TRMC), and Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , coronary artery disease

All Interests: Depression, Incontinence, Bursitis, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Contact Dermatitis, Hypertension, ... (Read more)

Dr. Muhammad Irfan, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
27721 Tomball Parkway; Suite 200
Tomball, TX
 

Dr. Muhammad Irfan's area of specialization is general internal medicine. His areas of expertise include knee problems, mitral valve prolapse, and thyroid problems. He is affiliated with Houston Methodist and Tomball Regional Medical Center (TRMC). After completing medical school at Dow Medical College, Dr. Irfan performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Irfan accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , mitral valve prolapse, heart problems, heart valve disease

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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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