We found 34 providers with an interest in heart failure and who accept Blue Advantage Security HMO 100 near Houston, TX.

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

Dr. David Aguilar is a physician who specializes in adult cardiology. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. He has indicated that his clinical interests include heart failure, metabolic disorders, and non-invasive cardiology. Dr. Aguilar is affiliated with Texas Children's Hospital and Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center - Main Facility. Before performing his residency at Brigham and Women's Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Harvard Medical School, Dr. Aguilar attended Baylor College of Medicine for medical school. He 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. William J Dreyer, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Cardiology
6621 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. William Dreyer specializes in pediatric cardiology and practices in Houston, TX. He attended the University of Florida College of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). Dr. Dreyer's areas of clinical interest consist of heart transplant, heart failure, and mechanical circulatory support devices. 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. Dreyer's hospital/clinic affiliations include Texas Children's Hospital, Texas Heart Institute (THI), and Texas Medical Center (TMC).

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Relevant Interests: , heart failure

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

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

Dr. Susan Denfield is a pediatric cardiologist in Houston, TX and Baytown, TX. Her clinical interests include arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), ablation, and angioplasty. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Denfield is a graduate of Michigan State University College of Human Medicine. Dr. Denfield's medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of North Carolina (UNC). She has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. She is affiliated with Texas Children's Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Texas Heart Institute (THI). New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , heart failure

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

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

Dr. Amin Karim works as a cardiologist in Houston, TX. He has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Areas of expertise for Dr. Karim include heart failure, hypertension (high blood pressure), and high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia). He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist and Park Plaza Hospital. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare HSA, and ValueOptions, as well as other insurance carriers. He is accepting new patients. Dr. Karim attended Dow Medical College for medical school and subsequently trained at Sinai Hospital of Baltimore for residency. Dr. Karim (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Urdu, Gujarati, and Hindi.

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Relevant Interests: , heart failure

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

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

Dr. Raymond Stainback is an adult cardiology specialist. Dr. Stainback has a special interest in heart valve disease, heart failure, and transesophageal echocardiography (TEE). He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He is a graduate of Baylor College of Medicine. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. He is 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. Hema L Korlakunta, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
1 Baylor Plaza
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Hema Korlakunta is an adult cardiology and interventional cardiology specialist in Denton, TX and Houston, TX. Dr. Korlakunta (or staff) speaks Telugu and Hindi. Areas of expertise for Dr. Korlakunta include arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), heart failure, and coronary artery disease. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Denton and Medical Center of Lewisville. Dr. Korlakunta's education and training includes medical school at Osmania Medical College and residency at Mayo Clinic and a hospital affiliated with Creighton University. She takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. She is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , heart failure

All Interests: Arrhythmias, Heart Failure, Coronary Artery Disease

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

Dr. Masroor Khan works as a cardiologist and interventional cardiologist in Tyler, TX and Houston, TX. Clinical interests for Dr. Khan include heart failure, angioplasty, and coronary artery disease. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star. He graduated from Dow Medical College. He is affiliated with Houston Methodist, Memorial Hermann - Texas Medical Center (TMC), and Park Plaza Hospital. Dr. Khan's practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , heart failure

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

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

Dr. Roberta Bogaev practices adult cardiology in Houston, TX and San Antonio, TX. Dr. Bogaev accepts Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. She 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 the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. Her professional affiliations include 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. Michele P Sartori, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Michele Sartori's specialties are adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. Dr. Sartori (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish, French, and Italian. His areas of expertise include the following: arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), heart valve disease, and angioplasty. Dr. Sartori's professional affiliations include Houston Methodist, Park Plaza Hospital, and Texas Heart Institute (THI). He studied medicine at the University of Parma Faculty of Medicine and Surgery. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. Dr. Sartori's practice is open to new patients.

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

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

Dr. Attiya Khan practices adult cardiology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Khan include holter monitoring, angioplasty, and echocardiogram (echo). Her professional affiliations include Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital and Greater Heights Hospital. She accepts Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna Medicare, as well as other insurance carriers. She attended Fatima Jinnah Medical College for Women and then went on to complete her residency at Sound Shore Medical Center. Dr. Khan (or staff) speaks the following languages: Urdu and Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , heart failure

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

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

Dr. John Farmer practices adult cardiology. He has a special interest in heart failure, preventive cardiology, and cholesterol problems (lipid disorders). He is professionally affiliated with Texas Children's Hospital, Baylor Clinic, and Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Farmer attended the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine for residency. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Farmer has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , heart failure

All Interests: Preventive Cardiology, Cholesterol Problems, Heart Failure

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

Dr. Anil Odhav is an adult cardiology specialist. Dr. Odhav is rated highly by his patients. His areas of expertise include the following: arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), mitral valve prolapse, and high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia). He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. Dr. Odhav studied medicine at the University of Zambia School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Tennessee. His professional affiliations include Houston Methodist, Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital, and Memorial Hermann Memorial City Medical Center. Dr. Odhav's practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , heart failure

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's medical specialty is adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. These areas are among Dr. Balakrishnan's clinical interests: high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia), angioplasty, and stroke. He is affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital, Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, and Houston Methodist. He obtained his medical school training at Kilpauk Medical College and Madras Medical College and performed his residency at Metropolitan Hospital Center, New York and Saint Vincent Catholic Medical Centers. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Amerigroup Star, and more. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , heart failure

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

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

Dr. Andrew Civitello practices adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. He attended the University of Texas Medical School at Houston and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. In his practice, Dr. Civitello focuses on advanced heart failure. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. 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 Transplant, Heart Failure, CT Angiogram, Advanced Heart Failure, Cardiac Catheterization, ... (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. His average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Gonzalez's areas of expertise include the following: arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia), and angioplasty. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Gonzalez studied medicine at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. He is affiliated with Greater Heights Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Texas Heart Institute (THI). He is accepting new patients.

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

Specializes in Adult Cardiology, General Internal Medicine, Other
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Nadim Zacca works as an adult cardiologist and internist in Houston, TX and Cleveland, TX. Patient reviews placed Dr. Zacca at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Zacca include arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), heart failure, and aortic aneurysm. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. After attending American University of Beirut Faculty of Medicine and Baylor College of Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Zacca's hospital/clinic affiliations include Memorial Hermann - Texas Medical Center (TMC), Houston Methodist, and Memorial Hermann Northeast Hospital. He has an open panel.

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All Interests: Invasive Cardiology, Heart Problems, Aneurysm, Angiogram, Aortic Aneurysm, Cardiac Rehabilitation ... (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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