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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, who practices in Houston, TX and Baytown, TX, is a medical specialist in pediatric cardiology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Denfield include arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), ablation, and angioplasty. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Texas Children’s Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Texas Heart Institute (THI). Dr. Denfield accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is open to new patients. She is a graduate of Michigan State University College of Human Medicine. Dr. Denfield trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of North Carolina (UNC) for her residency. Dr. Denfield has received the distinction of 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 is an adult cardiology specialist in Nassau Bay, TX, Houston, TX, and Baytown, TX. His areas of expertise include arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), mitral valve prolapse, and high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia). He is affiliated with Houston Methodist. Dr. Reddy is a graduate of Osmania Medical College. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Reddy is open to new patients.

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

Dr. Shehzad Sami, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology, Nuclear Cardiology
4201 Garth Road; Suite 100
Baytown, TX
 

Dr. Shehzad Sami's areas of specialization are adult cardiology, interventional cardiology, and nuclear cardiology. His areas of expertise include the following: mitral valve prolapse, heart failure, and hypertension (high blood pressure). Dr. Sami is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Sami honors. Dr. Sami graduated from Aga Khan University Medical College and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston.

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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 specializes in adult cardiology. Patient ratings for Dr. Hadidi average 3.5 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include the following: arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia), and angioplasty. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Workers' Compensation are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Hadidi accepts. He is a graduate of the University of Damascus Faculty of Medicine. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. Dr. Hadidi has an open panel.

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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's areas of specialization are cardiac surgery, general surgery, and thoracic surgery. His clinical interests include aortic valve replacement, heart attack, and mitral valve disease. Dr. Letsou's hospital/clinic affiliations include Baylor Clinic, Houston Methodist, and Texas Heart Institute (THI). He is a graduate of Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons and a graduate of Yale-New Haven Hospital's residency program. Dr. Letsou honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. 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.