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We found 5 providers with an interest in heart failure and who accept Aetna Bronze $15 Copay near Houston, TX.

Dr. Roberta Camden Bogaev, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
6620 Main Street; Suite 1100
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Roberta Bogaev, who practices in Houston, TX and San Antonio, TX, is a medical specialist in adult cardiology. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Bogaev include advanced heart failure. Dr. Bogaev honors Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. She attended the University of Virginia School of Medicine and the University of Vermont College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Virginia for residency. She has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Bogaev's professional affiliations include Texas Children’s Hospital and Texas Heart Institute (THI).

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Relevant Interests: , advanced heart failure, heart failure

All Interests: Heart Problems, Heart Failure, Transplant Procedures, Advanced Heart Failure, Mechanical ... (Read more)

Dr. Andrew Brian Civitello, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
1200 Binz Street; Suite #1290
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Andrew Civitello is a cardiologist and interventional cardiologist. Dr. Civitello's clinical interests encompass advanced heart failure. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended the University of Texas Medical School at Houston for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston for residency. Dr. Civitello's hospital/clinic affiliations include Texas Heart Institute (THI) and CHI St. Luke's Health.

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Relevant Interests: , advanced heart failure, heart failure

All Interests: Heart Failure, CT Angiogram, Transplant Procedures, Advanced Heart Failure, Cardiac ... (Read more)

Dr. Leo Simpson, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology
1200 Binz Street; Suite 1290
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Leo Simpson is a specialist in adult cardiology, interventional cardiology, and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). Dr. Simpson's areas of expertise include advanced heart failure, heart transplant, and electrophysiological (EP) study. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of All India Institute of Medical Sciences. He is affiliated with Texas Heart Institute (THI) and CHI St. Luke's Health.

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Relevant Interests: , advanced heart failure, heart failure

All Interests: Heart Problems, Heart Transplant, Electrophysiological Study, Heart Failure, Transplant Procedures, ... (Read more)

Dr. Deborah Ellen Meyers, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
6431 Fannin; Suite Msb 1.246
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Deborah Meyers is an adult cardiology specialist. She studied medicine at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Meyers include advanced heart failure, heart transplant, and palliative care. Dr. Meyers honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. She is affiliated with Texas Heart Institute (THI).

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Relevant Interests: , advanced heart failure, heart failure

All Interests: Heart Transplant, Cardiac Rehabilitation Treatment, Heart Failure, Marfan Syndrome, Transplant ... (Read more)

Dr. George Vasilios Letsou, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, General Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
6410 Fannin; Suite 450
Houston, TX
 

Dr. George Letsou is a heart surgeon, general surgeon, and thoracic surgeon. Dr. Letsou's areas of expertise include the following: aortic valve replacement, lung cancer, and heart attack. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Baylor Clinic, Houston Methodist, and Texas Heart Institute (THI). He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Letsou's office for an appointment. He graduated from Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons. He trained at Yale-New Haven Hospital for his residency.

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Relevant Interests: , heart failure

All Interests: Heart Bypass Surgery, Lung Biopsy, Beating Heart Coronary Bypass Surgery, Lung Tumor Resection, ... (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.