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We found 38 providers with an interest in heart failure and who accept Blue Advantage Security HMO 100 near Houston, TX.

Dr. Jamil Chaudhry Mohsin, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology, Nuclear Cardiology
6550 Fannin; Smith Tower 1901
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Jamil Mohsin is an adult cardiologist, interventional cardiologist, and nuclear cardiology specialist. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Medical College of Wisconsin, Dr. Mohsin attended medical school at Medical College of Wisconsin. His clinical interests include arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), mitral valve prolapse, and angioplasty. On average, patients gave Dr. Mohsin a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. He is affiliated with Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Tomball Regional Medical Center. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Mohsin's office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , heart failure

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

Dr. Susan Warren Denfield, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Cardiology
6621 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Susan Denfield is a pediatric cardiology specialist. Clinical interests for Dr. Denfield include arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), ablation, and angioplasty. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Texas Children’s Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Texas Heart Institute (THI). She is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. Dr. Denfield is open to new patients. She obtained her medical school training at Michigan State University College of Human Medicine and performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of North Carolina (UNC). She has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , heart failure

All Interests: Non-Invasive Cardiology, Heart Problems, Angiogram, Heart Transplant, Aortic Aneurysm, Heart ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Roberta Bogaev practices adult cardiology. She is especially interested in advanced heart failure. Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Bogaev accepts. She attended medical school at the University of Virginia School of Medicine and the University of Vermont College of Medicine. Dr. Bogaev's residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Virginia. She has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. She is professionally affiliated with 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. William Jeffrey Dreyer, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Cardiology
6621 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. William Dreyer practices pediatric cardiology in Houston, TX. He is especially interested in heart transplant, heart failure, and mechanical circulatory support devices. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Dreyer graduated from the University of Florida College of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Texas Children’s Hospital and Texas Heart Institute (THI).

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Relevant Interests: , heart failure

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

Dr. Amin Haji Karim, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Amin Karim is a specialist in adult cardiology. He works in Houston, TX. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Karim include heart failure, hypertension (high blood pressure), and high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia). Dr. Karim's professional affiliations include Houston Methodist and Park Plaza Hospital. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare HSA, and ValueOptions, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Karim's practice is open to new patients. His education and training includes medical school at Dow Medical College and residency at Sinai Hospital of Baltimore. In addition to English, Dr. Karim (or staff) speaks Urdu, Gujarati, and Hindi.

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All Interests: Hypertension, Heart Problems, Angiogram, Stress Testing, Stents, High Cholesterol, Heart Failure, ... (Read more)

Dr. David Aguilar, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
2002 Holcombe Boulevard
Houston, TX
 

Dr. David Aguilar is a specialist in adult cardiology. He is conversant in Spanish. He has indicated that his clinical interests include heart failure, metabolic disorders, and non-invasive cardiology. Dr. Aguilar's hospital/clinic affiliations include Texas Children’s Hospital and Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center - Main Facility. He attended medical school at Baylor College of Medicine. His training includes residency programs at Brigham and Women's Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Harvard Medical School. Dr. Aguilar takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , heart failure

All Interests: Metabolic Disorders, Imaging Procedures, Non-Invasive Cardiology, Heart Problems, Heart Failure

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

Dr. Palur Balakrishnan works as an adult cardiologist and interventional cardiologist in Houston, TX, Nassau Bay, TX, and Pasadena, TX. Dr. Balakrishnan's areas of expertise include the following: high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia), angioplasty, and stroke. He is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital, Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, and Houston Methodist. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star, as well as other insurance carriers. He is accepting new patients. Dr. Balakrishnan attended Kilpauk Medical College and Madras Medical College for medical school and subsequently trained at Metropolitan Hospital Center, New York and Saint Vincent Catholic Medical Centers for residency.

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Relevant Interests: , heart failure

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

Dr. Sonia Jacob Lahoti, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology, Other
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Sonia Jacob is a specialist in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. Her areas of expertise include the following: heart failure, aortic aneurysm, and heart valve disease. Dr. Jacob is affiliated with Houston Methodist and Park Plaza Hospital. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Jacob accepts. She is open to new patients. After completing medical school at the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine, she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. In addition to English, Dr. Jacob speaks Spanish.

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All Interests: Hypertension, Heart Problems, Aortic Aneurysm, High Cholesterol, Heart Failure, Heart Valve ... (Read more)

Dr. Raymond Franklin Iii Stainback III, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
6624 Fannin Street; Suite 2480
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Raymond Stainback specializes in adult cardiology. Clinical interests for Dr. Stainback include heart valve disease, heart failure, and transesophageal echocardiography (TEE). He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Stainback studied medicine at Baylor College of Medicine. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Stainback is professionally affiliated with Texas Heart Institute (THI).

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Relevant Interests: , heart failure

All Interests: Heart Valve Disease, Preventive Care, Echocardiogram, Heart Failure, Coronary Artery Disease, ... (Read more)

Dr. Michele P Sartori, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Michele Sartori's areas of specialization are adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. He attended medical school at the University of Parma Faculty of Medicine and Surgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Sartori include arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), heart valve disease, and angioplasty. Dr. Sartori takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. Dr. Sartori (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish, French, and Italian. He is affiliated with Houston Methodist, Park Plaza Hospital, and Texas Heart Institute (THI). He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , heart failure

All Interests: Hypertension, Valvuloplasty, Heart Problems, Laser Treatment, Angiogram, Stents, Arrhythmias, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Attiya Khan practices adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. Dr. Khan (or staff) speaks the following languages: Urdu and Spanish. Areas of expertise for Dr. Khan include holter monitoring, angioplasty, and echocardiogram (echo). Her professional affiliations include Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital and Memorial Hermann. She studied medicine at Fatima Jinnah Medical College for Women. For her professional training, Dr. Khan completed a residency program at Sound Shore Medical Center. Dr. Khan accepts Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna Medicare, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , heart failure

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

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Specializes in Interventional Cardiology, Other, Nuclear Medicine
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Cyril Tawa practices interventional cardiology and nuclear medicine. He obtained his medical school training at American University of Beirut Faculty of Medicine and performed his residency at Rhode Island Hospital. Dr. Tawa's areas of expertise include the following: renal angioplasty, mitral valve prolapse, and heart attack. His average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Tawa is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Tawa is affiliated with Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital and Houston Methodist. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , heart failure

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

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

Dr. Masroor Khan is an adult cardiologist and interventional cardiologist. Clinical interests for Dr. Khan include heart failure, angioplasty, and coronary artery disease. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Khan honors. He attended medical school at Dow Medical College. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Houston Methodist, Memorial Hermann, and Park Plaza Hospital. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , heart failure

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

Dr. Domingo Gil Gonzalez Jr., MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
2000 Crawford Street; Suite 1700
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Domingo Gonzalez specializes in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology and practices in Houston, TX. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Gonzalez include arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia), and angioplasty. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist, Park Plaza Hospital, and Texas Heart Institute (THI). He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Amerigroup Star, and more. Dr. Gonzalez's practice is open to new patients. He attended medical school at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School.

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Dr. Hema Latha Korlakunta, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
1 Baylor Plaza
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Hema Korlakunta is an adult cardiologist and interventional cardiologist in Lewisville, TX, Denton, TX, and Houston, TX. Her areas of expertise include the following: arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), heart failure, and coronary artery disease. She honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Korlakunta graduated from Osmania Medical College and then she performed her residency at Mayo Clinic and a hospital affiliated with Creighton University. Dr. Korlakunta (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Telugu and Hindi. Dr. Korlakunta's professional affiliations include Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Denton and Medical Center of Lewisville. She has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , heart failure

All Interests: Arrhythmias, Heart Failure, Coronary Artery Disease

Dr. John Alan Farmer, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
6620 Main Street, Suite 1225; Bcm 621
Houston, TX
 

Dr. John Farmer is a medical specialist in adult cardiology. He is especially interested in heart failure, preventive cardiology, and cholesterol problems (lipid disorders). Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Farmer takes. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine, Dr. Farmer attended medical school at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. He has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Farmer's professional affiliations include Texas Children’s Hospital, Baylor Clinic, and Baylor College of Medicine.

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All Interests: Preventive Cardiology, Cholesterol Problems, Heart Failure

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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.