We found 5 providers with an interest in heart failure and who accept Aetna PPO near Baytown, TX.

Dr. Susan W Denfield, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Cardiology
4401 Garth Road
Baytown, TX
 

Dr. Susan Denfield is a pediatric cardiologist in Houston, TX and Baytown, TX. Her clinical interests include arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), ablation, and angioplasty. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Denfield is a graduate of Michigan State University College of Human Medicine. Dr. Denfield's medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of North Carolina (UNC). She has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. She is affiliated with Texas Children's Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Texas Heart Institute (THI). New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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All Interests: Non-Invasive Cardiology, Heart Problems, Angiogram, Heart Transplant, Aortic Aneurysm, Heart ... (Read more)

Dr. Fayez Hussin Jahed Hadidi, MD
Specializes in Other, Cardiology
4301 Garth Road Road; Suite 101
Baytown, TX
 

Dr. Fayez Hadidi works as a cardiologist. His areas of expertise include the following: arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia), and angioplasty. Dr. Hadidi is affiliated with Houston Methodist. He studied medicine at the University of Damascus Faculty of Medicine. On average, patients gave him a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Workers' Compensation, as well as other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Hadidi's office for an appointment.

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All Interests: Hypertension, Heart Problems, Aneurysm, Angiogram, Aortic Aneurysm, Cardiac Rehabilitation ... (Read more)

Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology, Nuclear Cardiology
4201 Garth Road; Suite 100
Baytown, TX
 

Dr. Shehzad Sami practices adult cardiology, interventional cardiology, and nuclear cardiology. These areas are among his clinical interests: mitral valve prolapse, heart failure, and hypertension (high blood pressure). Dr. Sami is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. He attended Aga Khan University Medical College and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. He is affiliated with Houston Methodist.

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All Interests: Hypertension, Heart Problems, High Cholesterol, Heart Failure, Wounds, Mitral Valve Prolapse, Heart ... (Read more)

Dr. Malladi S Reddy, MD
Specializes in Other, Cardiology
4201 Garth Road, Suite 315; Plaza I
Baytown, TX
 

Dr. Malladi Reddy's specialty is cardiology (heart disease). Areas of expertise for Dr. Reddy include arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), mitral valve prolapse, and high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia). He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at Osmania Medical College. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. Dr. Reddy has an open panel.

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All Interests: Invasive Cardiology, Hypertension, Heart Problems, Surgical Procedures, Angiogram, Cardiac ... (Read more)

Dr. George Vasilios Letsou, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, General Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
4401 Garth Road
Baytown, TX
 

Dr. George Letsou practices cardiac surgery, general surgery, and thoracic surgery. His areas of expertise include aortic valve replacement, heart attack, and mitral valve disease. Dr. Letsou is professionally affiliated with Baylor Clinic, Houston Methodist, and Texas Heart Institute (THI). He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. His practice is open to new patients. Dr. Letsou is a graduate of Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons. For his professional training, Dr. Letsou completed a residency program at Yale-New Haven Hospital.

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All Interests: Heart Bypass Surgery, Lung Biopsy, Beating Heart Coronary Bypass Surgery, Lung Tumor Resection, ... (Read more)

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What is Heart Failure?

Heart failure is a progressive disease where the heart muscle isn’t able to pump as effectively as it needs to. When a patient has heart failure, not enough blood is reaching the cells of the body to supply needed amounts of oxygen.

At the onset of heart failure, the body compensates for the reduced blood flow by enlarging the heart muscle, making the heart beat faster, or narrowing the blood vessels to increase blood pressure. Because the body is so adept at compensating for the early stages of heart failure, many people do not notice symptoms until they have been sick for some time. This is one reason annual check-ups are important, especially if you have any risk factors for heart disease. Symptoms a person might feel as heart failure progresses include fatigue, breathlessness, a rapid heartbeat, or swelling in the feet and legs.

A doctor can check for heart failure using blood tests, x-rays, an electrocardiogram, or an exercise stress test. If heart failure is diagnosed, lifestyle modifications such as weight loss, exercise, sodium restriction, and avoiding alcohol and cigarettes are recommended in order to protect the heart. There are a large number of medications on the market that used to treat heart failure, in several different classes. Some of these are ACE inhibitors, beta blockers, and statin drugs. Although it’s not as common, surgery will sometimes be recommended for heart failure, for example if a patient needs a transplant or bypass surgery.
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