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We found 5 providers with an interest in heart failure near College Station, TX.

Dr. Bao Hoai Le, DO
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
800 Scott and White Drive
College Station, TX
 

Dr. Bao Le's areas of specialization are adult cardiology and interventional cardiology; he sees patients in College Station, TX and Temple, TX. Dr. Le honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. He is a graduate of the University of North Texas Health Science Center, Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine. He completed his residency training at Scott and White Healthcare. Dr. Le has received distinctions including Best Abstract Presentation, ACP Regional Meeting; Best Abstract Presentation, Scott & White Research Day, 2008, 2007; and Sparks Scholarship. He speaks Vietnamese. He is professionally affiliated with Scott & White Healthcare.

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Relevant Interests: , heart failure

All Interests: Cardiomyopathy, Heart Valve Disease, Heart Attack, Pacemaker, Peripheral Artery Disease, Cardiac ... (Read more)

Dr. Curtis Clarence Stauffer, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
800 Scott & White Drive
College Station, TX
 

Dr. Curtis Stauffer practices adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Stauffer obtained his medical school training at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Texas A & M Health Science Center. He has received distinctions including Texas Super Doctors and "Super Doctor," Texas Monthly, 2011-2015. Dr. Stauffer is professionally affiliated with Scott & White Healthcare.

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Relevant Interests: , heart failure

All Interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Electrocardiogram, Echocardiogram, Stent Placement, Heart Attack, CT Scan, ... (Read more)

Dr. Albert James Hicks III, MPH, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Hospital Medicine
700 Scott and White Drive
College Station, TX
 

Dr. Albert Hicks practices adult cardiology and hospital medicine (hospitalist). His education and training includes medical school at Temple University School of Medicine and residency at Hahnemann University Hospital. His areas of expertise consist of advanced heart failure and heart transplant. Dr. Hicks is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Johns Hopkins Hospital, MedStar Franklin Square Medical Center, and Scott & White Healthcare. Dr. Hicks has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , advanced heart failure

All Interests: Advanced Heart Failure, Heart Transplant

Dr. Gadiel A Berrio, MD
Specializes in Interventional Cardiology, Internal Medicine
800 Scott and White Drive
College Station, TX
 

Dr. Gadiel Berrio is an interventional cardiology specialist. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. He trained at a hospital affiliated with Southern Illinois University for his residency. Dr. Berrio is conversant in Spanish. He is affiliated with Scott & White Healthcare.

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Relevant Interests: , heart failure

All Interests: Coronary Angiogram, Heart Valve Disease, Echocardiogram, Heart Attack, Peripheral Artery Disease, ... (Read more)

Dr. Laneece Delaine Marley, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
1700 University Drive East
College Station, TX
 

Dr. Laneece Marley's area of specialization is family medicine. Dr. Marley's clinical interests include heart failure, hypertension (high blood pressure), and high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia). She is professionally affiliated with Scott & White Healthcare. She obtained her medical school training at Texas A & M Health Science Center College of Medicine and performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with Texas A & M Health Science Center. Dr. Marley is rated 3.0 stars out of 5 by her patients. She takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold.

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Relevant Interests: , heart failure

All Interests: Heart Problems, High Cholesterol, Heart Failure, Hypertension

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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.