We found 6 providers with an interest in heart failure and who accept United Healthcare Gold EPO near Baytown, TX.

Specializes in Pediatric Cardiology
4401 Garth Road
Baytown, TX
 

Dr. Susan Denfield is a pediatric cardiologist in Houston, TX and Baytown, TX. Her areas of expertise include the following: arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), ablation, and angioplasty. Dr. Denfield honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. After completing medical school at Michigan State University College of Human Medicine, she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of North Carolina (UNC). She has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Denfield is affiliated with Texas Children’s Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Texas Heart Institute (THI). Her practice is open to new patients.

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

Specializes in Pediatric Anesthesiology, Pediatric Cardiology, Cardiac Anesthesiology, General Pediatrics
4401 Garth Road
Baytown, TX
 

Dr. Wanda Miller-Hance is a physician who specializes in pediatric anesthesiology, pediatric cardiology, and cardiac anesthesiology. Dr. Miller-Hance graduated from the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health and then she performed her residency at Children's Medical Center Dallas and Massachusetts General Hospital. Her clinical interests include video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS), heart failure, and bronchoscopy. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and United Healthcare Choice. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Texas Children’s Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Texas Heart Institute (THI).

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All Interests: Bronchoscopy, Ultrasound, Invasive Cardiology, Non-Invasive Cardiology, Video-Assisted ... (Read more)

Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Other
4201 Garth Road, Suite 315; Plaza I
Baytown, TX
 

Dr. Malladi Reddy's area of specialization is adult cardiology. Dr. Reddy is a graduate of Osmania Medical College. Clinical interests for Dr. Reddy 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, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is affiliated with Houston Methodist. He has an open panel.

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

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; he sees patients in Baytown, TX and Houston, TX. Dr. Sami graduated from Aga Khan University Medical College. He trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston for residency. His areas of expertise include mitral valve prolapse, heart failure, and hypertension (high blood pressure). He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. 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)

Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Other
4301 Garth Road Road; Suite 101
Baytown, TX
 

Dr. Fayez Hadidi is an adult cardiology specialist. Dr. Hadidi's clinical interests include arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia), and angioplasty. He has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Workers' Compensation, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Hadidi studied medicine at the University of Damascus Faculty of Medicine. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. He is open to new patients.

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

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. He attended Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons for medical school and subsequently trained at Yale-New Haven Hospital for residency. Clinical interests for Dr. Letsou include aortic valve replacement, heart attack, and mitral valve disease. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. Dr. Letsou's hospital/clinic affiliations include Baylor Clinic, Houston Methodist, and Texas Heart Institute (THI). He is accepting new patients.

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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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