We found 19 providers with an interest in heart failure and who accept Cigna Bronze HMO near Houston, TX.

Dr. Wanda Circe Miller-Hance, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Anesthesiology, Pediatric Cardiology, Cardiac Anesthesiology, General Pediatrics
6621 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Wanda Miller-Hance's specialties are pediatric anesthesiology, pediatric cardiology, and cardiac anesthesiology. Her areas of expertise include the following: video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS), heart failure, and bronchoscopy. Dr. Miller-Hance takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and United Healthcare Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. She graduated from the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health. Dr. Miller-Hance's medical residency was performed at Children's Medical Center Dallas and Massachusetts General Hospital. She is professionally affiliated with Texas Children’s Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Texas Heart Institute (THI).

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All Interests: Bronchoscopy, Ultrasound, Invasive Cardiology, Non-Invasive Cardiology, Video-Assisted ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Amin Karim is a specialist in adult cardiology. Patient reviews placed him at an average 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 is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare HSA, ValueOptions, and more. Dr. Karim attended Dow Medical College for medical school and subsequently trained at Sinai Hospital of Baltimore for residency. Dr. Karim (or staff) is conversant in Urdu, Gujarati, and Hindi. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist and Park Plaza Hospital. He has an open panel.

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

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

Dr. Philip Haas works as an adult cardiologist and interventional cardiologist. His areas of expertise include the following: heart failure, hypertension (high blood pressure), and high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia). Dr. Haas is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist, Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital, and Memorial Hermann Memorial City Medical Center. He attended medical school at Western University of Health Sciences, College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific. For his residency, Dr. Haas trained at Mayo Clinic. On average, patients gave Dr. Haas a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. He takes Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Haas is accepting new patients.

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

Dr. Akira Nishikawa, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, General Internal Medicine, Interventional Cardiology
6400 Fannin Street; Suite 3000
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Akira Nishikawa is a physician who specializes in adult cardiology, interventional cardiology, and general internal medicine. These areas are among Dr. Nishikawa's clinical interests: renal angioplasty, heart valve disease, and high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia). He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice. After attending Keio University for medical school, he completed his residency training at the University of Kansas Medical Center. He has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. Dr. Nishikawa welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , heart failure

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

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

Dr. Michele Sartori is a Houston, TX physician who specializes in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. His clinical interests include arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), heart valve disease, and angioplasty. Dr. Sartori is affiliated with Houston Methodist, Park Plaza Hospital, and Texas Heart Institute (THI). He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. He is open to new patients. Dr. Sartori studied medicine at the University of Parma Faculty of Medicine and Surgery. Dr. Sartori (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish, French, and Italian.

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

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

Dr. Domingo Gonzalez is a specialist in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. He studied medicine at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. His areas of expertise include the following: arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia), and angioplasty. Dr. Gonzalez's average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Gonzalez accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star, as well as other insurance carriers. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Houston Methodist, Texas Heart Institute (THI), and Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital. He is open to new patients.

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

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

Dr. Masroor Khan is a specialist in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. His areas of expertise include the following: heart failure, angioplasty, and coronary artery disease. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star. Dr. Khan studied medicine at Dow Medical College. He is affiliated with Houston Methodist, Memorial Hermann, and Park Plaza Hospital. His practice is open to new patients.

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All Interests: Invasive Cardiology, Ischemic Cardiomyopathy, Heart Problems, Angiogram, Stents, 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's areas of specialization are adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. His clinical interests include heart failure, hypertension (high blood pressure), and high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia). Dr. Patel's hospital/clinic affiliations include Houston Methodist, Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital, and Memorial Hermann Memorial City Medical Center. He is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. Dr. Patel's education and training includes medical school at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine.

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

Dr. David Alexander Samuels, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
6400 Fannin; Suite 3000
Houston, TX
 

Dr. David Samuels' areas of specialization are adult cardiology and interventional cardiology; he sees patients in Houston, TX. Areas of expertise for Dr. Samuels include high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia), angioplasty, and mitral valve disease. He is affiliated with Houston Methodist. Dr. Samuels attended medical school at Harvard Medical School. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Samuels accepts. Dr. Samuels has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , heart failure

All Interests: Hypertension, Ischemic Cardiomyopathy, Heart Problems, Angiogram, Stents, High Cholesterol, Heart ... (Read more)

Dr. Kevin Arlie Lisman, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology, Nuclear Cardiology
6400 Fannin; Suite 3000
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Kevin Lisman works as an adult cardiologist, interventional cardiologist, and nuclear cardiology specialist. His areas of expertise include the following: arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), mitral valve prolapse, and high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia). Dr. Lisman is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Lisman studied medicine at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. He has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. Dr. Lisman is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , heart failure

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

Dr. Mark John Hausknecht, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
6400 Fannin; Suite 3000
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Mark Hausknecht's medical specialty is adult cardiology. His patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. Dr. Hausknecht's areas of expertise include the following: arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia), and angioplasty. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Hausknecht has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , heart failure

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

Dr. Timothy Kevin Doyle, MD
Specializes in Interventional Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Timothy Doyle is a medical specialist in interventional cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). He is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Doyle's clinical interests include arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), ablation, and heart failure. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Houston Methodist and St. Joseph Medical Center (Houston). Dr. Doyle welcomes new patients.

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All Interests: Heart Problems, Arrhythmias, Electrophysiological Study, Heart Failure, Implantable ... (Read more)

Dr. Howard Stanton Rubin, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
6400 Fannin; Suite 3000
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Howard Rubin works as an adult cardiologist and interventional cardiologist in Houston, TX. Areas of expertise for Dr. Rubin include arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), mitral valve prolapse, and high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia). Dr. Rubin is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. He studied medicine at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. Patient ratings for Dr. Rubin average 4.0 stars out of 5. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , heart failure

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

Dr. Albert E Raizner, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Albert Raizner's specialties are adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. He practices in Houston, TX. Dr. Raizner has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. His areas of expertise include renal angioplasty, mitral valve prolapse, and heart attack. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine. Dr. Raizner has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. He is affiliated with Houston Methodist. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Raizner's office for an appointment.

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All Interests: Renal Angioplasty, Invasive Cardiology, Hypertension, Valvuloplasty, Ischemic Cardiomyopathy, ... (Read more)

Dr. Surendra Kumar Jain, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
6624 Fannin; Suite 2320
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Surendra Jain works as an adult cardiologist and interventional cardiologist in Houston, TX. He has a special interest in heart failure and cardiac catheterization. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Jain accepts. Dr. Jain studied medicine at All India Institute of Medical Sciences. Dr. Jain is affiliated with Texas Heart Institute (THI) and CHI St. Luke's Health.

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All Interests: Heart Failure, Cardiac Catheterization

Dr. Andres Mesa, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
6624 Fannin Suite; 2320
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Andres Mesa specializes in adult cardiology. He is professionally affiliated with Texas Heart Institute (THI) and CHI St. Luke's Health. Dr. Mesa studied medicine at El Bosque University, Colombian School of Medicine. He honors 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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All Interests: Laser Treatment, Aneurysm, Stents, Nuclear Scan, Heart Failure, Atherectomy, Transplant Procedures, ... (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.