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

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

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

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

Dr. Pareshkumar Patel is an adult cardiologist and interventional cardiologist. His areas of expertise include the following: heart failure, hypertension (high blood pressure), and high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia). His hospital/clinic affiliations include Greater Heights Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital. Dr. Patel accepts several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. He graduated from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine and then he performed his 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. Akira Nishikawa, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
6400 Fannin Street; Suite 3000
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Akira Nishikawa is an adult cardiology and interventional cardiology specialist. Areas of expertise for Dr. Nishikawa include renal angioplasty, heart valve disease, and high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia). Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Nishikawa honors. He attended Keio University and then went on to complete his residency at the University of Kansas Medical Center. He has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Nishikawa is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. He welcomes new patients.

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

Dr. Philip Haas sees patients in Houston, TX and Katy, TX. His medical specialties are adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. Dr. Haas's clinical interests include heart failure, hypertension (high blood pressure), and high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia). He is affiliated with Greater Heights Hospital, Houston Methodist, and the University of Texas (UT) Physicians. Before performing his residency at Mayo Clinic, Dr. Haas attended Western University of Health Sciences, College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific for medical school. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Haas honors Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. He is open to new patients.

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

Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
6400 Fannin; Suite 3000
Houston, TX
 

Dr. David Samuels specializes in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. His areas of expertise include the following: high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia), angioplasty, and mitral valve disease. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. Dr. Samuels graduated from Harvard Medical School. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Samuels is accepting new patients.

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All Interests: Hypertension, Ischemic Cardiomyopathy, Heart Problems, Angiogram, Stent, High Cholesterol, Heart ... (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
6400 Fannin; Suite 3000
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Mark Hausknecht is an adult cardiology specialist in Houston, TX. He has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Hausknecht's clinical interests include arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia), and angioplasty. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. Dr. Hausknecht is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. His practice is open to new patients. He studied medicine at Baylor College of Medicine. He has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors.

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

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

Dr. Kevin Lisman is an adult cardiologist, interventional cardiologist, and nuclear cardiology specialist. His areas of expertise include arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), mitral valve prolapse, and high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia). Dr. Lisman is rated highly by his patients. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice. Dr. Lisman graduated from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. He is affiliated with Houston Methodist. Dr. Lisman welcomes new patients.

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

Specializes in Interventional Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Timothy Doyle practices interventional cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm) in Houston, TX, Conroe, TX, and Huntsville, TX. Areas of expertise for Dr. Doyle include arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), ablation, and heart failure. The average patient rating for Dr. Doyle is 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Doyle is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. He graduated from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. Dr. Doyle is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist and St. Joseph Medical Center (Houston). He is open to 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 a cardiologist and interventional cardiologist in Houston, TX. His areas of expertise include the following: arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), mitral valve prolapse, and high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia). On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Rubin takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. Dr. Rubin is affiliated with Houston Methodist. He is open to new patients.

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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 is an adult cardiology and interventional cardiology specialist. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. Areas of expertise for Dr. Raizner include renal angioplasty, mitral valve prolapse, and heart attack. Dr. Raizner honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice. He has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Raizner is affiliated with Houston Methodist. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , heart failure

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

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

Dr. Surendra Jain is a specialist in adult cardiology. Clinical interests for Dr. Jain include heart failure and cardiac catheterization. Dr. Jain's hospital/clinic affiliations include Texas Heart Institute (THI) and CHI St. Luke's Health. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. He graduated from All India Institute of Medical Sciences.

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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, who practices in Houston, TX, is a medical specialist in adult cardiology. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He studied medicine at El Bosque University, Colombian School of Medicine. Dr. Mesa is professionally affiliated with Texas Heart Institute (THI) and CHI St. Luke's Health.

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All Interests: Laser Treatment, Aneurysm, Heart Transplant, Stent, Nuclear Scan, Heart Failure, Atherectomy, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
6400 Fannin; Suite 3000
Houston, TX
 

Dr. George Li specializes in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology and practices in Houston, TX and Sugar Land, TX. Areas of expertise for Dr. Li include renal angioplasty, mitral valve prolapse, and heart attack. Dr. Li is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice. He studied medicine at Baylor College of Medicine. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. Dr. Li welcomes new patients.

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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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