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

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

Dr. Susan Denfield is a physician who specializes in pediatric cardiology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Denfield include arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), ablation, and angioplasty. She is professionally affiliated with Texas Children’s Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Texas Heart Institute (THI). Dr. Denfield accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. Dr. Denfield is open to new patients. Before completing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of North Carolina (UNC), Dr. Denfield attended medical school at Michigan State University College of Human Medicine. She 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. Malladi Sudhaker Reddy, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Other
4201 Garth Road, Suite 315; Plaza I
Baytown, TX
 

Dr. Malladi Reddy sees patients in Nassau Bay, TX, Houston, TX, and Baytown, TX. His medical specialty is adult cardiology. Dr. Reddy attended medical school at Osmania Medical College. His areas of expertise include arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), mitral valve prolapse, and high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia). He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. Dr. Reddy is affiliated with Houston Methodist. He welcomes new patients.

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

Dr. Shehzad Sami is a specialist in adult cardiology, interventional cardiology, and nuclear cardiology. He works in Baytown, TX and Houston, TX. His clinical interests 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. He graduated from Aga Khan University Medical College. Dr. Sami's training includes a residency program 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. Fayez Hussin Jahed Hadidi, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Other
4301 Garth Road Road; Suite 101
Baytown, TX
 

Dr. Fayez Hadidi is an adult cardiologist in Baytown, TX and Houston, TX. His areas of expertise include arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia), and angioplasty. Patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Hadidi honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Workers' Compensation, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Hadidi graduated from the University of Damascus Faculty of Medicine. He is affiliated with Houston Methodist. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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

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

Dr. George Letsou, who practices in Houston, TX, Nassau Bay, TX, and Baytown, TX, is a medical specialist in cardiac surgery, general surgery, and thoracic surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Letsou include aortic valve replacement, heart attack, and mitral valve disease. Dr. Letsou accepts 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 Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons. Dr. Letsou trained at Yale-New Haven Hospital for his residency. He is professionally affiliated with Baylor Clinic, Houston Methodist, and Texas Heart Institute (THI). He has an open panel.

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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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