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's area of specialization is adult cardiology. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. His areas of expertise 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. Before performing his residency at Sinai Hospital of Baltimore, Dr. Karim attended Dow Medical College for medical school. Dr. Karim (or staff) speaks the following languages: Urdu, Gujarati, and Hindi. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Houston Methodist and Park Plaza Hospital. Dr. Karim is accepting new patients.

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

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 medical specialty is pediatric anesthesiology, pediatric cardiology, and cardiac anesthesiology. Her areas of expertise include the following: video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS), heart failure, and bronchoscopy. She is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, United Healthcare Choice, and more. Dr. Miller-Hance's education and training includes medical school at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health and residency at Children's Medical Center Dallas and Massachusetts General Hospital. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include 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. Michele P Sartori, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Michele Sartori is an adult cardiology and interventional cardiology specialist in Houston, TX. Dr. Sartori (or staff) speaks Spanish, French, and Italian. His areas of expertise include arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), heart valve disease, and angioplasty. Dr. Sartori is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist, Park Plaza Hospital, and Texas Heart Institute (THI). He graduated from the University of Parma Faculty of Medicine and Surgery. Dr. Sartori is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. He is accepting new patients.

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

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

Dr. Philip Haas practices adult cardiology and interventional cardiology in Houston, TX and Katy, TX. He graduated from Western University of Health Sciences, College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific and then he performed his residency at Mayo Clinic. Dr. Haas's areas of expertise include heart failure, hypertension (high blood pressure), and high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia). Patient ratings for Dr. Haas average 4.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is affiliated with Houston Methodist, Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital, and Memorial Hermann Memorial City Medical Center. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Haas's office for an appointment.

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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, Interventional Cardiology
6400 Fannin Street; Suite 3000
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Akira Nishikawa is a medical specialist in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. His areas of expertise include the following: renal angioplasty, heart valve disease, and high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia). He is affiliated with Houston Methodist. Dr. Nishikawa takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Nishikawa's office for an appointment. He attended Keio University for medical school and subsequently trained at the University of Kansas Medical Center for residency. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors.

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

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

Dr. Masroor Khan's areas of specialization are adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. Clinical interests for Dr. Khan include heart failure, angioplasty, and coronary artery disease. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist, Memorial Hermann, and Park Plaza Hospital. Dr. Khan studied medicine at Dow Medical College. Dr. Khan honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star. He is open to new patients.

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All Interests: Invasive Cardiology, Ischemic Cardiomyopathy, Heart Problems, Angiogram, Stent, 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 is an adult cardiology and interventional cardiology specialist. Dr. Gonzalez's clinical interests include arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia), and angioplasty. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Houston Methodist, Texas Heart Institute (THI), and Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital. He is a graduate of the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Gonzalez honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Amerigroup Star, and more. He has an open panel.

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

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

Dr. Pareshkumar Patel practices adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. He is a graduate of the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Patel include heart failure, hypertension (high blood pressure), and high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia). He is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. He is affiliated with Houston Methodist, Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital, and Memorial Hermann Memorial City Medical Center.

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

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

Dr. David Samuels sees patients in Houston, TX. His medical specialties are adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. His clinical interests include high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia), angioplasty, and mitral valve disease. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice. Dr. Samuels studied medicine at Harvard Medical School. He has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. He is affiliated with Houston Methodist. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Samuels's office for an appointment.

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All Interests: Hypertension, Ischemic Cardiomyopathy, Heart Problems, Angiogram, Stent, 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 is an adult cardiology, interventional cardiology, and nuclear cardiology specialist in Houston, TX. He graduated from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. Clinical interests for Dr. Lisman include arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), mitral valve prolapse, and high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia). Dr. Lisman's patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Lisman is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , heart failure

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

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

Dr. Timothy Doyle, who practices in Houston, TX, Conroe, TX, and Huntsville, TX, is a medical specialist in interventional cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). He attended medical school at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. These areas are among Dr. Doyle's clinical interests: arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), ablation, and heart failure. Patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Doyle's professional affiliations include 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)

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

Dr. Mark Hausknecht specializes in adult cardiology. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include the following: arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia), and angioplasty. 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. Dr. Hausknecht studied medicine at Baylor College of Medicine. He has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. He welcomes new patients.

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All Interests: Hypertension, Heart Problems, Aortic Aneurysm, Stent, Arrhythmias, High Cholesterol, Heart Failure, ... (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. He is rated highly by his patients. Areas of expertise for Dr. Rubin include arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), mitral valve prolapse, and high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia). Dr. Rubin is affiliated with Houston Methodist. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, United Healthcare Choice, and more. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. Dr. Rubin is a graduate of the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine.

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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 is a physician who specializes in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. Dr. Raizner studied medicine at SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine. His clinical interests include renal angioplasty, mitral valve prolapse, and heart attack. His average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Raizner honors. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. He is affiliated with Houston Methodist. Dr. Raizner welcomes new patients.

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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 is a Houston, TX physician who specializes in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Jain include heart failure and cardiac catheterization. He is affiliated with Texas Heart Institute (THI) and CHI St. Luke's Health. Dr. Jain attended medical school at All India Institute of Medical Sciences. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold.

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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 professionally affiliated with Texas Heart Institute (THI) and CHI St. Luke's Health. He graduated from El Bosque University, Colombian School of Medicine. Dr. Mesa 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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All Interests: Laser Treatment, Aneurysm, Heart Transplant, Stent, Nuclear Scan, Heart Failure, Atherectomy, ... (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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