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We found 4 providers with an interest in heart problems and who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO near Conroe, TX.

Dr. Ramesh Hariharan, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology
17350 St. Luke S Way; Suite 320
The Woodlands, TX
 

Dr. Ramesh Hariharan's medical specialty is adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). Dr. Hariharan (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: French, Tamil, and Hindi. His professional affiliations include Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital, Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, and Houston Methodist. Dr. Hariharan studied medicine at Kilpauk Medical College, Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education & Research (JIPMER), and King's College London School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education & Research (JIPMER), Memorial Hermann, and a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. He has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Hariharan honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , heart problems

All Interests: Heart Problems, Electrophysiological Study

Dr. Stephen Peter Maniscalco, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
3251 Interstate 45 N; Suite 100
Conroe, TX
 

Dr. Stephen Maniscalo, who practices in Shenandoah, TX and Conroe, TX, is a medical specialist in cardiac surgery, vascular surgery, and thoracic surgery. Dr. Maniscalo's clinical interests include heart failure, heart surgery, and aneurysm. He is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine, Dr. Maniscalo attended the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. Dr. Maniscalo takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , heart failure

All Interests: Vascular Surgery Procedures, Aneurysm, Thoracic Surgery Procedures, Heart Surgery, Heart Failure, ... (Read more)

Dr. Timothy Kevin Doyle, MD
Specializes in Interventional Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology
500 Medical Center Boulevard; Suite 310
Conroe, TX
 

Dr. Timothy Doyle is an interventional cardiologist and cardiac electrophysiologist. Areas of expertise for Dr. Doyle include arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), ablation, and heart failure. He is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Doyle accepts. He attended medical school at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. Dr. Doyle is affiliated with Houston Methodist and St. Joseph Medical Center (Houston). He has an open panel.

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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. Rajesh Venkataraman, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology
503 Medical Ctr Boulevard; Suite 110
Conroe, TX
 

Dr. Rajesh Venkataraman is a cardiologist and cardiac electrophysiologist. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. Dr. Venkataraman attended the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine and Stanley Medical College for medical school and subsequently trained at Mercy Catholic Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of Alabama for residency. Dr. Venkataraman (or staff) speaks Telugu, Tamil, and Hindi. His professional affiliations include Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital, 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

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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.