We found 4 cardiologists who accept Gold Compass Balanced 500 near Brownsville, TX.

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Specializes in Adult Cardiology
100 Uptown Avenue
Brownsville, TX
 

Dr. Jaime Silva is an adult cardiologist in Brownsville, TX. For his residency, Dr. Silva trained at the University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center. Dr. Silva accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received distinctions including Master of Laws in USA Law/Washignton University School of Law and Master Science in Health Law Nova University. He speaks Spanish. He is accepting new patients.

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Specializes in Adult Cardiology
160 Plaza Santa Rosa
Brownsville, TX
 

Dr. Jaime Gomez is an adult cardiology specialist in Brownsville, TX. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Gomez attended medical school at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston.

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Specializes in Pediatric Cardiology
100b E Alton Gloor Boulevard; Suite 110
Brownsville, TX
 

Dr. Amer Salhadar's area of specialization is pediatric cardiology. Dr. Salhadar has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in Pediatric Cardiology
864 Central Boulevard
Brownsville, TX
 

Dr. Carlos Monarrez is a pediatric cardiologist. The average patient rating for Dr. Monarrez is 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Monarrez takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold.

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What is Cardiology?

Cardiology is the study of the heart and blood vessels, and a cardiologist makes sure they are functioning well. Patients see cardiologists for many issues affecting the circulatory system, including:
  • Hypertension, or high blood pressure
  • Heart attack prevention and treatment
  • Congestive Heart Failure, where the heart cannot pump enough blood to meet the needs of the body
  • Heart transplant evaluation and care after surgery
  • Peripheral vascular disease, where arteries in the limbs narrow and reduce blood flow
  • Aneurysm, or a swelling in the blood vessels
  • Coronary Artery Disease, where the blood vessels delivering oxygen and nutrients to the heart become blocked

After performing a physical exam, a cardiologist may order a number of imaging tests in order to get a better understanding of what disease or complication might be causing problems in the heart and blood vessels. Some of these might include:
  • An electrocardiogram, which checks the heart’s electrical activity
  • X-rays to see tissues more clearly
  • Cardiac catheterization, where a small tube is directed into the heart to test pressure, oxygen levels, and blood flow

Although some cardiologists provide primary care, cardiologists more typically work as consultants to primary care physicians when a heart issue comes up. Cardiologists do not perform surgery, but they can perform “interventional” procedures, such as balloon angioplasty (where a balloon is used to stretch open narrowed veins) or stent placement to keep blood flowing.
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