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

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

Dr. Susan Denfield works as a pediatric cardiologist. Her areas of expertise include the following: arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), ablation, and angioplasty. She is affiliated with Texas Children's West Tower, Houston Methodist, and Texas Heart Institute (THI). Dr. Denfield takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. She has an open panel. After attending Michigan State University College of Human Medicine for medical school, she completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of North Carolina (UNC). Dr. Denfield has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors.

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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 is a cardiologist. On average, patients gave Dr. Hadidi a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia), and angioplasty. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Workers' Compensation, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of the University of Damascus Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Hadidi is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. He welcomes new patients.

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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 specializes in adult cardiology, interventional cardiology, and nuclear cardiology. Clinical interests for Dr. Sami include mitral valve prolapse, heart failure, and hypertension (high blood pressure). Dr. Sami 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. His education and training includes medical school at Aga Khan University Medical College and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. He is professionally 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, PhD, MD
Specializes in Other, Cardiology
4201 Garth Road, Suite 315; Plaza I
Baytown, TX
 

Dr. Malladi Reddy is a specialist in cardiology (heart disease). He works in Nassau Bay, TX, Houston, TX, and Baytown, TX. These areas are among his clinical interests: arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), mitral valve prolapse, and high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia). He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. Dr. Reddy studied medicine at Osmania Medical College. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. Dr. Reddy welcomes new patients.

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

Dr. George Letsou is a physician who specializes in cardiac surgery and thoracic surgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Letsou include aortic valve replacement, heart attack, and mitral valve disease. Dr. Letsou's professional affiliations include Baylor Clinic, Houston Methodist, and Texas Heart Institute (THI). He 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. He is open to new patients. Dr. Letsou graduated from Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons and then he performed his residency 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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