We found 4 providers with an interest in heart failure and who accept Gold Compass Balanced 500 near Cypress, TX.

Dr. Aditya Kumar Samal, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Nuclear Cardiology
21212 Northwest Freeway; Suite 415
Cypress, TX
 

Dr. Aditya Samal specializes in adult cardiology and nuclear cardiology and practices in Houston, TX and Cypress, TX. In addition to English, Dr. Samal (or staff) speaks Spanish, Chinese, and Vietnamese. These areas are among his clinical interests: heart failure, chest pain, and electrocardiogram (EKG). His hospital/clinic affiliations include Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Houston Northwest Medical Center. He is a graduate of S.C.B. Medical College, Cuttack. Dr. Samal trained at Jersey City Medical Center for his residency. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is accepting new patients.

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All Interests: Sinus Problems, Heart Problems, Angiogram, Stroke, Transient Ischemic Attack, Heart Failure, ... (Read more)

Dr. Cyril B Tawa, MD
Specializes in Interventional Cardiology, Other, Nuclear Medicine
21216 Northwest Freeway; Suite 420
Cypress, TX
 

Dr. Cyril Tawa sees patients in Cypress, TX and Houston, TX. His medical specialties are interventional cardiology and nuclear medicine. Dr. Tawa is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. His areas of expertise include renal angioplasty, mitral valve prolapse, and heart attack. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital and Houston Methodist. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. He welcomes new patients. After attending American University of Beirut Faculty of Medicine for medical school, Dr. Tawa completed his residency training at Rhode Island Hospital. He is conversant in Spanish.

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All Interests: Renal Angioplasty, Hypertension, Ischemic Cardiomyopathy, Non-Invasive Cardiology, Heart Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. John Son Nguyen, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
21216 Northwest Freeway; Suite 420
Cypress, TX
 

Dr. John Nguyen specializes in adult cardiology. Clinical interests for Dr. Nguyen include arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), mitral valve prolapse, and high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia). He is professionally affiliated with Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital and Houston Methodist. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. He is accepting new patients. Dr. Nguyen graduated from Baylor College of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University.

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All Interests: Invasive Cardiology, Hypertension, Ischemic Cardiomyopathy, Non-Invasive Cardiology, Heart ... (Read more)

Dr. Tapan Girish Rami, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology
21212 Northwest Freeway; Suite 285
Cypress, TX
 

Dr. Tapan Rami specializes in adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). These areas are among his clinical interests: arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), ablation, and electrophysiological (EP) study. He is affiliated with Houston Methodist. Dr. Rami graduated from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. He is open to new patients.

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All Interests: Invasive Cardiology, Hypotension, Implantable Cardioverter-Defibrillator, Hypertension, Ischemic ... (Read more)

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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.