We found 22 providers with an interest in heart failure and who accept Aetna Bronze EPO near Houston, TX.

Dr. Hue-Teh Teh Shih, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Hue-Teh Shih sees patients in Houston, TX and Sugar Land, TX. His medical specialties are adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). His average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Shih's clinical interests include ablation, implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD) insertion, and electrophysiological (EP) study. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star. He attended Taipei Medical University and then went on to complete his residency at Henry Ford Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. Awards and/or distinctions Dr. Shih has received include American Federation For Clinical Research Trainee Award and American College Of Cardiology/bristol Labs Affiliate-In-Training Travel Award. Dr. Shih (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and Chinese. Dr. Shih is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist, Park Plaza Hospital, and Houston Northwest Medical Center. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , heart failure

All Interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Non-Invasive Cardiology, Heart Problems, Arrhythmias, Electrophysiological ... (Read more)

Dr. Michael Charles Mitschke, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
1631 North Loop W; #520
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Michael Mitschke's area of specialization is adult cardiology. These areas are among his clinical interests: arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), heart valve disease, and high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia). He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist, Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital, and Memorial Hermann Memorial City Medical Center. Dr. Mitschke studied medicine at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. Dr. Mitschke's average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Amerigroup Star, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Mitschke's practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , heart failure

All Interests: Invasive Cardiology, Hypertension, Heart Problems, Aneurysm, Angiogram, Aortic Aneurysm, Stent, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Adult Cardiology
6620 Main Street; Suite 1100
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Roberta Bogaev is an adult cardiology specialist in Houston, TX and San Antonio, TX. She is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Bogaev obtained her medical school training at the University of Virginia School of Medicine and the University of Vermont College of Medicine and performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Virginia. She has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. She is affiliated with Texas Children’s Hospital and Texas Heart Institute (THI).

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Relevant Interests: , heart failure

All Interests: Heart Transplant, Heart Failure, Mechanical Circulatory Support Devices

Dr. Attiya Shaheen Khan, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology, Other
1631 North Loop W; Suite 220
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Attiya Khan's specialties are adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. She practices in Cypress, TX and Houston, TX. She has indicated that her clinical interests include holter monitoring, angioplasty, and echocardiogram (echo). Dr. Khan takes Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna Medicare, as well as other insurance carriers. She studied medicine at Fatima Jinnah Medical College for Women. Dr. Khan's residency was performed at Sound Shore Medical Center. Dr. Khan (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Urdu and Spanish. She is affiliated with Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital and Memorial Hermann.

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Relevant Interests: , heart failure

All Interests: Hypertension, Stent, Heart Failure, Peripheral Angioplasty, Electrocardiogram, Preventive ... (Read more)

Dr. Philip Clay Haas, DO
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
2000 Crawford Street; Suite 1700
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Philip Haas is an adult cardiologist and interventional cardiologist in Houston, TX and Katy, TX. The average patient rating for Dr. Haas is 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Haas's clinical interests include heart failure, hypertension (high blood pressure), and high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia). His professional affiliations include Houston Methodist, Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital, and Memorial Hermann Memorial City Medical Center. Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Haas takes. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. Dr. Haas graduated from Western University of Health Sciences, College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific and then he performed his residency at Mayo Clinic.

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Relevant Interests: , heart failure

All Interests: Invasive Cardiology, Hypertension, Ischemic Cardiomyopathy, Heart Problems, Heart Attack, ... (Read more)

Dr. Anil Chhotubhai Odhav, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
18400 Katy Freeway, Suite 600; Medical Office Building 1
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Anil Odhav sees patients in Houston, TX and Katy, TX. His medical specialty is adult cardiology. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Zambia School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Tennessee. His areas of expertise include arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), mitral valve prolapse, and high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia). Dr. Odhav's patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. Dr. Odhav takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. His professional affiliations include Houston Methodist, Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital, and Memorial Hermann Memorial City Medical Center. He is open to new patients.

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All Interests: Hypertension, Heart Problems, Surgical Procedures, Angiogram, Aortic Aneurysm, Arrhythmias, High ... (Read more)

Dr. Palur V Balakrishnan, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Palur Balakrishnan is a specialist in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. He works in Houston, TX, Nassau Bay, TX, and Pasadena, TX. His areas of expertise include high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia), angioplasty, and stroke. Dr. Balakrishnan is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star. He is a graduate of Kilpauk Medical College and Madras Medical College. His residency was performed at Metropolitan Hospital Center, New York and Saint Vincent Catholic Medical Centers. Dr. Balakrishnan is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital, Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, and Houston Methodist. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , heart failure

All Interests: Invasive Cardiology, Hypertension, Ischemic Cardiomyopathy, Heart Problems, Angiogram, Diabetes, ... (Read more)

Dr. Biswajit Kar, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
6400 Fannin Street; Suite 2500
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Biswajit Kar is a physician who specializes in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. Dr. Kar has a special interest in advanced heart failure. He accepts Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. After completing medical school at the University of Delhi and Armed Forces Medical College, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. He has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. He is affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital, Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center - Main Facility, and Memorial Hermann Memorial City Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , advanced heart failure

All Interests: Advanced Heart Failure

Dr. Heinrich Taegtmeyer, PhD, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
6410 Fannin Street; 600
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Heinrich Taegtmeyer sees patients in Houston, TX. His medical specialty is adult cardiology. After attending the University of Freiburg Faculty of Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at Boston Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Harvard Medical School. Clinical interests for Dr. Taegtmeyer include diabetes, obesity, and heart failure. Dr. Taegtmeyer takes Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann and Texas Heart Institute (THI).

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All Interests: Diabetes, Obesity, Heart Failure

Dr. George P Mammen, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
18400 Katy Freeway, Suite 600; Medical Office Building 1
Houston, TX
 

Dr. George Mammen is a cardiologist and interventional cardiologist. On average, patients gave Dr. Mammen a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include the following: heart failure, hypertension (high blood pressure), and coronary angioplasty (PTCA). His professional affiliations include Houston Methodist, Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital, and Memorial Hermann Memorial City Medical Center. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. His practice is open to new patients. Dr. Mammen graduated from Government Medical College, Thiruvananthapuram.

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All Interests: Hypertension, Heart Problems, Angiogram, High Cholesterol, Stroke, Transient Ischemic Attack, Heart ... (Read more)

Dr. Rajen Kanu Mehta, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
18400 Katy Freeway, Suite 600; Medical Office Building 1
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Rajen Mehta, who practices in Houston, TX and Katy, TX, is a medical specialist in adult cardiology. Dr. Mehta's patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. His clinical interests encompass heart problems and cardiac catheterization. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, United Healthcare Choice, and more. He graduated from the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. Dr. Mehta is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist, Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital, and Memorial Hermann Memorial City Medical Center. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , heart failure

All Interests: Hypertension, Heart Problems, Heart Failure, Chest Pain, Preventive Cardiology, Coronary ... (Read more)

Dr. Masroor Abdul-Qadir Khan, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Masroor Khan practices adult cardiology and interventional cardiology in Tyler, TX and Houston, TX. These areas are among his clinical interests: heart failure, angioplasty, and coronary artery disease. He is affiliated with Houston Methodist, Memorial Hermann, and Park Plaza Hospital. Dr. Khan is a graduate of Dow Medical College. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star, as well as other insurance carriers. He welcomes new patients.

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All Interests: Invasive Cardiology, Ischemic Cardiomyopathy, Heart Problems, Angiogram, Stent, Heart Failure, ... (Read more)

Dr. Pareshkumar Kashiram Patel, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
2000 Crawford Street; Suite 1700
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Pareshkumar Patel is a physician who specializes in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Patel include heart failure, hypertension (high blood pressure), and high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia). Dr. Patel's professional affiliations include Houston Methodist, Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital, and Memorial Hermann Memorial City Medical Center. Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Patel accepts. Dr. Patel attended medical school at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Patel completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , heart failure

All Interests: Invasive Cardiology, Hypertension, Ischemic Cardiomyopathy, Heart Problems, Angiogram, ... (Read more)

Dr. Elizabeth Michelle Volz, MD
Specializes in General Practice, Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
6400 Fannin Street; Suite 2500
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Elizabeth Volz specializes in general practice, adult cardiology, and interventional cardiology. In her practice, Dr. Volz focuses on advanced heart failure. Her professional affiliations include Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital, Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, and Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital. Dr. Volz accepts several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. She graduated from SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences and then she performed her residency at Duke University Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , advanced heart failure

All Interests: Advanced Heart Failure

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

Dr. Andrew Civitello practices adult cardiology and interventional cardiology in Houston, TX. His areas of expertise include advanced heart failure. Dr. Civitello is affiliated with Texas Heart Institute (THI) and CHI St. Luke's Health. 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. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, Dr. Civitello attended the University of Texas Medical School at Houston for medical school.

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Relevant Interests: , advanced heart failure, heart failure

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

Dr. Kennedy Ram Thiagarajan, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
2000 Crawford Street; Suite 1700
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Kennedy Thiagarajan is an adult cardiology and interventional cardiology specialist in Houston, TX and Katy, TX. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Thiagarajan's areas of expertise include high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia), angioplasty, and heart attack. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist, Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital, and Memorial Hermann Memorial City Medical Center. Dr. Thiagarajan takes Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. His practice is open to new patients. He graduated from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. Dr. Thiagarajan's residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Emory University.

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Relevant Interests: , heart failure

All Interests: Brain AVM, Invasive Cardiology, Hypertension, Ischemic Cardiomyopathy, Heart Problems, Heart ... (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.
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