Lone Star Heart and Vascular is a leading facility for state-of-the-art cardiac and vascular care. We also offer treatment of unsightly varicose veins.
Dr. Waqar Khan has extensive experience in peripheral vascular interventions, coronary and carotid artery angioplasty, and stents. He also performs advanced varicose vein treatments in the office. Dr. Khan is board certified in Cardiology as well as Interventional Cardiology and is a Fellow of The American College of Cardiology.
Dr. Alexander Trujillo is bilingual in English and Spanish and is Board Certified in Cardiovascular Disease and Interventional Cardiology. He is experienced in heart catheterizations, coronary and peripheral vascular interventions, nuclear imaging, transthoracic and transesophageal echocardiography.
Our Care Philosophy...
The highest quality of comprehensive cardiac and vascular care is provided with the aim of improving our patient's health status. We are exceedingly dedicated to serving our patients with respect and personal attention.
"Yoga and Aerobic Exercise together may improve Heart-Disease Risk Factors" Nicole Napoli- American College of Cardiology.
Lifestyle intervention has been shown to aid in reducing the risk of death and heart disease comorbidities when used alongside medical management.
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acc.org Yoga and Aerobic Exercise Together May Improve Heart-Disease Risk Factors Study shows significant improvement in heart health when patients practice both activities Oct 19, 2017 Share via: Font Size A A A Contact: Nicole Napoli, firstname.lastname@example.org, 202-375-6523 WASHINGTON (Oct 19, 2017) - Heart disease...
Holiday Heart Syndrome and How To Avoid it!
The holidays are fast approaching... With them comes the Festive Holiday Parties. Consuming too much food, sweets, and alcohol can do more damage to your body then wrecking a diet.
Holiday Heart Syndrome is when overeating and overindulging in alcohol leads to irregular heartbeat...
Read More by clicking on the link Below:
health.clevelandclinic.org Enjoy the holidays while keeping your heart healthy
Thyroid hormone levels tied to increased risk of AFib.
"Higher levels of thyroid hormone in the blood were associated with an increased risk of atrial fibrillation (AFib), even when the levels were within normal range, according to an analysis of 11 studies containing more than 30,000 people." - Daniel Allar
To read more about the article, click the link below:
cardiovascularbusiness.com Higher levels of thyroid hormone in the blood were associated with an increased risk of atrial fibrillation (AFib), even when the levels were within normal range, according to an analysis of 11 studies containing more than 30,000 people.
Today's Heart Failure NOT Like Your Grandfather's- Nichole Lou
medpagetoday.com Shifts in phenotype and prognosis seen in Framingham Heart Study
"Data Support That Diet Can Reverse Heart Disease"
"These diet and lifestyle changes can often dramatically improve patients' quality of life and reverse the progression of their underlying coronary heart disease"
This article highlights that if you are taking medications to improve and or lower your cholesterol or blood pressure, with the addition of changes to your diet, you can drastically improve your quality of life! If you are not taking medications, changing your diet to more healthy choices can help maintain a healthy happy heart.
For more information, please click on the link below...
medpagetoday.com Dean Ornish, MD, and Kim Williams, MD, respond to Nissen video on statins
[08/30/17] Lone Star Heart and Vascular Center will resume regular business hours starting tomorrow, August 30, 2017.
[08/28/17] Lone Star Heart & Vascular Center is closed today and tomorrow due to inclement weather and devastating flooding. We will update you as the week goes on as to our availability. If you are experiencing a MEDICAL EMERGENCY, Tomball Regional Hospital is open and available. Please stay safe.
Do you have varicose or spider veins?
Did you know...
Veins transport blood from the rest of the body to the heart, and they contain one-way valves that prevent blood flowing back to the rest of the body. Varicose veins develop when the valves weaken, allowing blood to pool in the veins instead of being pumped back to the heart.
For more information, call us at 281-766-8800
#SummerRoadTrip #F0amilyVacation #SummerVacation #StayCation
Summer is halfway over-with but there is still time to get away.... Here are a few tips on how to stay healthy while you travel.
1) "Rest Stops" should be active! In between long periods of travel be sure to get up and move around.
2) Snack Healthy... Pre-packing home-made snacks will save both money and calories. TSA Air-Port security allows all NON-LIQUID food to go through security. ALSO- refillable water bottles! The average cost for a bottle of water at the air-port is $4.99.
3) Don't forget to pack active wear. Vacation time is a time to relax and enjoy, but you can also relax and enjoy on the beach while playing Frisbee or paddle boarding.
4) STAY HYDRATED! Last but NOT LEAST. Don't forget to reach for the H2O. Water has no calories, and will help flush your system. Vacations usually consist of unhealthy eating habits, water can help you feel fuller and more alert than that of sugary beverages.
**Summer Cookout Ideas**
Burgers, Sausage, and Steak- Oh My! You don't have to entirely shy away from these, but rather choose healthier versions.
Make a better burger- using leaner beef or swapping the beef altogether for ground chicken, turkey, or even tuna will help save calories and bad cholesterol.
Grilled Steak- Tuna Steak that is! Oily fish such as Tuna or Salmon have great nutritional benefits including omega-3 fatty acids. A little lemon, garlic and or rosemary and you are good to go!
Fries... Let not forget about french fries. How about make them Baked fries? Making homemade BAKED fries is not only healthier but it is also more affordable. Slice white or sweet potatoes into sticks, lightly spray or drizzle EVOO, pepper and paprika and bake for 40 minutes at 375 degrees.
What about dessert???
Ice-pops or homemade frozen lemonade never did anyone any harm... In moderation. Watch for sugar content and enjoy on hot summer days and evenings.
Don't forget to drink plenty of water and stay healthy!
Summer Heat and a Healthy Heart Series: Intro
Tips for Everyone:
If exercise is approved by your physician, when exercising outdoors be sure to avoid noon-3pm as the sun is at it's strongest. Wear well-ventilated shoes and lightweight, light-colored breathable clothes. Stay hydrated and take regular breaks.
Heat exhaustion is NO JOKE. Be aware of the symptoms:
Cool, Moist Skin
Dizzy, light headed
If you experience these symptoms, move to a cooler place and cool down immediately.
Stay Safe and Healthy!
The heart has four chambers, two on the right and two on the left. For the heart to function properly, the four chambers must beat in an organized way. Click the link below to watch an animation.
watchlearnlive.heart.org is an abnormal rhythm of the heart and is caused by problems with your heart's electrical system. The electrical impulses may happen too fast, too slowly, or erratically - causing the heart to beat too fast, too slowly, or erratically. There are two basic kinds of arrhythmias. Bradycardia is when th...
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