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We found 4 providers with an interest in heart problems and who accept Humana Simplicity near Dallas, TX.

Dr. Amy Nicole Stancoven, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
5323 Harry Hines Boulevard
Dallas, TX

Dr. Amy Stancoven, who practices in Round Rock, TX, Dallas, TX, and Georgetown, TX, is a medical specialist in adult cardiology. She studied medicine at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. Dr. Stancoven trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas for her residency. She 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. She has received the distinction of Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society. She is affiliated with Scott & White Healthcare.

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Relevant Interests: , endocarditis, heart valve disease, heart failure, cardiomyopathy, coronary artery disease

All Interests: Endocarditis, Cardiomyopathy, Heart Valve Disease, Cardiac Imaging, Heart Failure, Coronary Artery ... (Read more)

Dr. Khristopher "kris" M. Heinzman, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology
5323 Harry Hines Boulevard; 5323 Harry Hines Boulevard
Dallas, TX

Dr. Khristopher Heinzman practices adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm) in Austin, TX, Round Rock, TX, and Kyle, TX. Dr. Heinzman's clinical interests include heart problems. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and TriWest are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Heinzman honors. He attended the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and then went on to complete his residency at Parkland Health & Hospital System. Dr. Heinzman is professionally affiliated with Seton Healthcare Family. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , heart problems

All Interests: Heart Problems, Electrophysiological Study

Dr. Bibhuti Bhusan Das, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Cardiology
1935 Medical District Drive
Dallas, TX

Dr. Bibhuti Das' area of specialization is pediatric cardiology. His medical residency was performed at SMS Medical College & Attached Hospitals, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, and Lincoln Medical and Mental Health Center. Dr. Das is especially interested in heart transplant, heart failure, and ventricular assist device (VAD). He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. He has received the following distinctions: Fellow of American College of Cardiology; Fellow of American Academy of Pediatrics; and Better Patient Care Award Kosair Children s Hospital, Louisville, KY. He is professionally affiliated with the University of Texas (UT) Southwestern Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , heart problems, heart failure

All Interests: Heart Problems, Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation, Heart Transplant, Ventricular Assist Device, ... (Read more)

Dr. Jose C Mendez, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Organ Transplantation, Adult Cardiology
3410 Worth Street; 250
Dallas, TX

Dr. Jose Mendez practices adult critical care, organ transplantation, and adult cardiology. In addition to English, Dr. Mendez (or staff) speaks Spanish and German. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Mendez include heart transplant, heart failure, and hair transplant. He is professionally affiliated with Baylor Jack and Jane Hamilton Heart and Vascular Hospital. He attended medical school at Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Mendez trained at Mercy Hospital and Medical Center, Chicago and a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. United Healthcare Choice, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare EPO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Mendez takes.

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Relevant Interests: , heart problems, heart failure

All Interests: Hair Transplant, Heart Problems, Heart Transplant, Heart Failure

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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.