Cardiology Services Baytown
Dr. Shehzad Sami, a board-certified cardiologist, offers cardiology services to patients in Baytown, Dayton, Liberty, Mont Belvieu, Anahuac, Cleveland and Houston, Texas.
Heart disease remains a leading threat to the health of Americans. That’s why he is committed to delivering expert care for your heart. Here at Houston Cardiovascular Institute, We offer a broad spectrum of cardiac services, from non-invasive tests for early diagnosis and treatment to Interventional cardiac catheterizations to treat coronary artery disease. We believe in treating the whole person, not just the disease. At Houston Cardiovascular Institute, you can expect a personalized, coordinated approach and the caring attention you deserve – all aimed toward achieving great results.
Dr. Sami offers both preventive and consultative cardiology. Preventive cardiology helps patients manage risk factors related to cardiovascular health so they can live a longer, happier and healthier life.
If a patient recently suffered a heart attack, preventive cardiology is a key element in living a happy and healthy life. Dr. Sami reviews a patient’s medical records, obtains a thorough and comprehensive medical history and performs a complete physical exam. He then determines the best course of action after detailed discussion with the patient and their family. His recommendations for secondary prevention (to prevent future episodes) may include further cardiac testing, aerobic exercise, diet adjustments and other steps.
Diagnostic services are provided to help a patient understand the specific cardiovascular problem that is causing an issue in your body. Board-certified cardiologists such as Dr. Sami are qualified to perform these services.
Diagnostic services include electrocardiograms, echocardiograms, cardiac event monitoring, holter monitoring, exercise treadmill stress testing, nuclear stress testing and trans-esophageal echocardiograms.
These tests are often the key to an accurate diagnosis, which is crucial for building a successful treatment plan.
When a patient is showing symptoms of a heart problem, a cardiologist must perform tests to get a better indication of what is going on. Dr. Sami uses cardiac imaging to gain a better look at the heart and its valves.
Cardiac imaging is a series of tests that offers cardiac images, which help in the diagnosis and treatment of heart conditions. Depending on a patient’s condition, cardiac imaging may include Transthoracic echocardiography, Transesophageal echocardiography, and Three-dimensional echocardiography.
Invasive and Interventional Cardiology
Suffering from atherosclerosis or a congenital heart disease is scary, but patients should know that open heart surgery is not the only valid treatment option. Dr. Sami specializes in invasive and interventional cardiology, where cutting edge diagnostic tests and nonsurgical interventional treatments are used to help save lives.
Therapies may include using Percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty (PTCA) and cardiac stents.
Dr. Sami will talk you through your condition, and explain the procedure he believes will offer the best chance of a full and lasting recovery.
Peripheral Artery Disease Services
Peripheral arterial disease, or PAD, is a circulation problem where the arteries that take blood to our legs and arms are narrowed or clogged. The condition can cause patients pain, while it can also result in other complications. Treatments for PAD range from lifestyle modifications to angioplasty and stenting to atherectomy. By running some tests, Dr. Sami can better understand whether lifestyle changes are enough, or if invasive procedures will be necessary.