Hello and welcome to HealingWell. I saw your post in the anxiety forum and will stop back there but for now I wanted to share with you - this thread is the newest one on this topic and there is a ton of info here.
Here is a link for the surgeons at Cleveland FYI.
I know you are interested in finding the best Dr. you can in TX- I am not promoting any of these hospitals or DRS. merely sharing way I look when I want some names of hospitals and DRS. then I talk with other Drs. and patients who have been treated at or by one of the hospitals.
Cleveland Hospital has been at the top with Mayo MN right behind it for several years now.
As far a cardiothoracic surgeon - here is a link for just Texas:
I hope this gets you started on learning all you want right now. I know some of these DRS. do telephone consultations. Also when you ask the Drs. about running do they give you an answer to why the do or don't feel you should run?
It must be frustrating as well as fear provoking to have received this dx. Please continue to talk to us here in the forum or in the anxiety forum.
We have another member that is excellent in responding to members of the Heart Forum. I will put out a message for him to read your post.
Thinking of you,
and Heart/Cardiovascular Disease. "She Stood in the Storm & When the Wind Did Not Blow Her Away, She Adjusted Her Sails."