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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. He is conversant in Vietnamese. Dr. Le is affiliated with Scott & White Healthcare. After completing medical school at the University of North Texas Health Science Center, Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine, he performed his residency at Scott and White Healthcare. Dr. Le accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Le include: Best Abstract Presentation, ACP Regional Meeting; Best Abstract Presentation, Scott & White Research Day, 2008, 2007; and Sparks Scholarship.

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Relevant Interests: , heart failure

All Interests: Cardiomyopathy, Heart Valve Disease, Heart Attack, Pacemaker, Peripheral Artery Disease, Cardiac ... (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' areas of specialization are adult cardiology and hospital medicine (hospitalist). In his practice, Dr. Hicks focuses on advanced heart failure and heart transplant. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Hicks is a graduate of Temple University School of Medicine and a graduate of Hahnemann University Hospital's residency program. He is professionally affiliated with Johns Hopkins Hospital, MedStar Franklin Square Medical Center, and Scott & White Healthcare. Dr. Hicks is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , advanced heart failure

All Interests: Advanced Heart Failure, Heart Transplant

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

Dr. Curtis Stauffer's areas of specialization are adult cardiology and interventional cardiology; he sees patients in College Station, TX. Dr. Stauffer is affiliated with Scott & White Healthcare. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. He is a graduate of the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Stauffer completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Texas A & M Health Science Center. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Stauffer include: Texas Super Doctors and "Super Doctor," Texas Monthly, 2011-2015.

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Relevant Interests: , heart failure

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

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 in Temple, TX and College Station, TX. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Berrio is professionally affiliated with Scott & White Healthcare. His training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Southern Illinois University. Dr. Berrio takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more.

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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 specialty is family medicine. Her education and training includes medical school at Texas A & M Health Science Center College of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with Texas A & M Health Science Center. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Marley include heart failure, hypertension (high blood pressure), and high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia). Dr. Marley's average rating from her patients is 3.0 stars out of 5. She accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is professionally affiliated with Scott & White Healthcare.

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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.