We found 3 providers with an interest in heart problems and who accept Blue Choice Gold PPO 020 near Conroe, TX.

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Dr. Rajesh Venkataraman, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology
500 Medical Center Boulevard; Suite 235
Conroe, TX

Dr. Rajesh Venkataraman specializes in adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). Dr. Venkataraman attended the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine and Stanley Medical College and then went on to complete his residency at Mercy Catholic Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of Alabama. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Venkataraman takes. Dr. Venkataraman (or staff) speaks the following languages: Telugu, Tamil, and Hindi. His professional affiliations include Memorial Hermann - Texas Medical Center (TMC), Tomball Regional Medical Center, and Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , ventricular tachycardia, atrial fibrillation

All Interests: Ventricular Tachycardia, Atrial Fibrillation, Implantable Cardioverter-Defibrillator, Pacemaker

Specializes in Interventional Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology
500 Medical Center Boulevard; Suite 310
Conroe, TX

Dr. Timothy Doyle practices interventional cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm) in Houston, TX, Conroe, TX, and Huntsville, TX. Areas of expertise for Dr. Doyle include arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), ablation, and heart failure. The average patient rating for Dr. Doyle is 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Doyle is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. He graduated from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. Dr. Doyle is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist and St. Joseph Medical Center (Houston). He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), heart problems, heart failure

All Interests: Heart Problems, Arrhythmias, Electrophysiological Study, Heart Failure, Implantable ... (Read more)

Dr. Don Jose Sarmiento, DO
Specializes in Family Medicine
4015 Interstate 45 N.; Suite 100
Conroe, TX

Dr. Don Sarmiento specializes in family medicine and practices in Conroe, TX and Houston, TX. Dr. Sarmiento graduated from Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences (KCUMB), College of Osteopathic Medicine. He trained at Womack Army Medical Center for his residency. His areas of expertise include the following: diabetes, gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), and pap test. His average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Sarmiento is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , heart problems

All Interests: Adolescent Issues, Sports Health, Hypertension, Gastrointestinal Problems, Heart Problems, ... (Read more)

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What are Heart Problems?

The heart is one of the most important organs in the body. This smooth muscle expands and contracts rhythmically our entire lifetime, pumping blood to our lungs and then to every other cell in our body. When heart problems occur, it becomes difficult for the body to get the nutrients and oxygen it needs via the blood. So while there are a variety of illnesses and disorders that affect the heart, most of them make you feel weak, tired, and short of breath. The most common heart conditions include heart disease, angina, arrhythmia, and valve disorders.

Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States for both men and women. This includes coronary artery disease, heart attacks, congestive heart failure, and congenital heart disease. Some conditions, such as genetics, cannot be controlled. But there are many other things you can do to lower your risk for heart disease. Controlling high blood pressure and cholesterol levels, reducing or stopping smoking, exercising more and losing weight if needed, and eating a diet low in sodium can all protect your heart.

Angina is a squeezing type of chest pain that happens when the muscles around your heart don’t get enough oxygen. It can be regular or infrequent. Usually, angina is caused by coronary heart disease. However, not all chest pain is angina. Chest pain can also be caused by a lung infection or panic attack, for example, so it is important to have any sudden pain checked.

Arrhythmia is the word for when the heart beats too fast, too slow, or irregularly with skipped beats. It can feel frightening, and depending on the type it can be dangerous, but in most cases arrhythmia is not serious and can be treated. It is very common, especially in older adults.

Heart valve problems can happen in any one of the the heart’s four valves that keep blood flowing where it needs to go. Babies can be born with problems in their heart valves, or valves can be damaged by infections. The valves can stiffen and become less mobile, or they can stop closing properly and ‘leak’ when the heart beats. Valve problems can usually be repaired surgically.
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