Peripheral Angiography and Stenting in Houston

Area Cardiologist, Dr. Annie Varughese MD, FACC, has some thrilling things happening at her practice, advanced Cardiovascular Care Center. Since April, Dr. Varughese, who has been in practice in Northwest  Houston and The Woodlands area for 20 years, has also acquired the practices of Dr. Alan Mobley in  Conroe and Dr. Harmohinder Bhatia in Spring formerly on Cypress Station Drive. Both Dr. Mobley and Dr. Bhatia had planned to retire but they are so happy and excited about the changes they see happening in their practices since the merger with Dr. Varughese and the opportunity to provide such advanced care to patients that they have decided to continue practicing alongside Dr. Varughese. Dr. Bhatia says he now wants to stay in practice forever. Dr. Varughese, who practices what is known as Preventive and Interventional Cardiology, focuses on just that: the prevention and intervention of cardiac incidence. She does this through state of the art analysis and preventative treatments, testing, nutrition and exercise. Dr. Varughese is supported also in her endeavor to provide outstanding procedural care for her patients by her associate Dr. Kozhaya Sokhon who brings to the mix of physician’s high quality procedural techniques including that of vascular stenting and electro physiologic evaluation and intervention.

Advanced lipid tests are sent to what she considers one of the best labs in the country, which is located in Boston, where they do extensive testing on the blood to evaluate the genetic tendency toward vascular disease which allows Dr. Varughese to diagnose From Heart Passionate and compassionate care from Dr. Annie Varughese of Advanced Cardiovascular Care Center problems such as diabetes and clot formation early to prevent the devastating entities of heart attack and stroke. Patients are also evaluated for their specific needs for nutrition to support cardiovascular health. Dr. Varughese also provides referrals for Nutritional and Personal Training evaluations both locally and through her affiliation as physician leader with an International Organization of Health and Wellness known as Unicity International. Dr. Varughese has even created her own brand of supplements known as Cardiovits, part of her Dolce Vita Cardio line of wellness products to support cardiovascular health. She also teaches her patients and colleagues regarding a weight loss therapy, Bios Life Slim, which is a clinically proven, safe and effective, natural product for removing fat and inches and also allows for the stabilization of blood sugar and insulin levels and therefore is fabulous for the diabetic as well as cardiovascular patient. At Advanced Cardiovascular Care Center, Dr. Varughese is also performing the seemingly well-kept secret, External Counter Pulsation. In this procedure collateral blood vessels in the muscle of the heart are dilated. This allows patients to benefit from better blood flow in the coronary arteries of the heart. Dr. Varughese says it is highly effective and beneficial and can be done once a year with most insurances companies and every other year with Medicare. Her goal is to ‘prevent cardiac incidence by providing fabulous care to people all over the world.’
Dr. Annie Varughese is so much more than just a cardiologist. She is multi-talented, gifted, warm and friendly but first and foremost, she wants you to know that she’s a Christian and believes that she has been able to achieve all that she has not only through the support of her family, but because ‘God opens every door so your heart’s desire can come to life.’ Of Indian descent, her family immigrated to this country when Annie was only three years old. Her father came here as a Bible school scholar and her family comes from a long line of Christians. He longed to bring his children to this land of opportunity where they could glean the best of what this country has to offer. She grew up in Mayfield, Kentucky and Augusta, Georgia and when she was six she told her daddy that she wanted to ‘be a heart doctor and take care of people’s hearts.’ She has achieved that dream in spades. Dr. Varughese had fabulous training at some of the most highly regarded facilities in the U.S. including Emory University and The University of Texas at the Texas Medical Center as well as The Texas Heart Institute and St. Lukes Episcopal Hospital . She was rewarded for her hard work last year when she was voted one of America’s top cardiologists for 2011. Very impressive for a small town girl! She has earned many awards and accolades which include being a Member of Trademark’s Who’s Who among Professionals in America. She is Board Certified in Cardiovascular Disease, Certified in Interventional Cardiology and Nuclear Cardiology, Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine at University of Texas, Houston, and Member of America’s Top Cardiologists by Consumer Research Council of America to name a few. She is an avid international speaker on multiple topics including that of women and heart disease. She is also a recording artist and has authored two books, How to Become a Healthier, Slimmer You and a second book, which is coming out soon and which speaks to the health needs of adolescents. But her complete passion is for her patients. She comforts them when they are frightened by singing them her favorite hymns, Amazing Grace and How Great Thou Art. She takes them by the hand, walks them through their life and shows them the way to Amazing Health.

Dr. Varughese is presently assembling a package including several tests which screen High School athletes for the conditions that cause Sudden Cardiac Death. She is offering this package at minimal cost to families to help prevent further occurrence of this senseless tragedy.

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