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We found 24 providers with an interest in heart failure and who accept CIGNA Choice Fund near Houston, TX.

Dr. Valentina Ugolini, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Valentina Ugolini is a physician who specializes in adult cardiology. Dr. Ugolini (or staff) is conversant in Spanish, French, and Italian. Her areas of expertise include arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), heart failure, and hypertension (high blood pressure). She is affiliated with Houston Methodist. Dr. Ugolini obtained her medical school training at Sapienza University of Rome and performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. Her patients gave her an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. She takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. She has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Ugolini is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , heart failure

All Interests: Hypertension, Aneurysm, Cardiac Rehabilitation Treatment, Arrhythmias, Atherosclerosis, High ... (Read more)

Dr. Colin Macleod Barker, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, General Internal Medicine, Interventional Cardiology
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Colin Barker practices adult cardiology, interventional cardiology, and general internal medicine in Pearland, TX and Houston, TX. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Clinical interests for Dr. Barker include heart failure, heart valve disease, and coronary artery disease. Dr. Barker is affiliated with Houston Methodist. He graduated from Boston University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. Patient reviews placed Dr. Barker at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. 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 has received the distinction of Texas Rising Stars. Dr. Barker's practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , heart failure

All Interests: Stents, Heart Failure, Heart Valve Disease, Peripheral Vascular Disease, Coronary Artery Disease

Dr. Myung Hee Park, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Myung Park's areas of specialization are adult cardiology and interventional cardiology; she sees patients in Houston, TX. Her clinical interests include lung transplant, heart transplant, and heart failure. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Houston Methodist and VA Maryland Health Care System. Dr. Park is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice. Her practice is open to new patients. Before completing her residency at Temple University Hospital, Dr. Park attended medical school at Temple University School of Medicine.

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All Interests: Hypertension, Kidney Transplant, Heart Problems, Heart Transplant, Heart Surgery, Lung Surgery, ... (Read more)

Dr. Guillermo A Torre-Amione, PhD, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Guillermo Torre's medical specialty is adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. Clinical interests for Dr. Torre include renal angioplasty, mitral valve prolapse, and heart attack. He is professionally affiliated with Texas Heart Institute (THI) and Houston Methodist Hospital. He studied medicine at Monterrey Institute of Technology and Higher Education (ITESM) School of Medicine. His average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Torre has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , heart failure

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

Dr. Karla Marie Kurrelmeyer, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, General Internal Medicine
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Karla Kurrelmeyer's medical specialty is adult cardiology and general internal medicine. Her clinical interests include arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), mitral valve prolapse, and high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia). She is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. Dr. Kurrelmeyer is a graduate of the University of Minnesota Medical School. Patients gave her an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Kurrelmeyer honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. She has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Kurrelmeyer is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , heart failure

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

Dr. William Antoine Zoghbi, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. William Zoghbi's specialty is adult cardiology. These areas are among his clinical interests: arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), mitral valve prolapse, and high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia). The average patient rating for Dr. Zoghbi is 5.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Meharry Medical College. Dr. Zoghbi has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. He is affiliated with Houston Methodist. Dr. Zoghbi welcomes new patients.

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

Dr. Dipan Jogendra Shah, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Dipan Shah, who practices in Houston, TX, is a medical specialist in adult cardiology. He is a graduate of Medical College of Wisconsin. Dr. Shah's areas of expertise include the following: renal angioplasty, mitral valve prolapse, and heart attack. His average rating from his patients is 5.0 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. Shah takes. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , heart failure

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

Dr. Douglas R Bree, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
6560 Fannin Street; #620
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Douglas Bree, who practices in Houston, TX, is a medical specialist in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. Dr. Bree's patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. Areas of expertise for Dr. Bree include renal angioplasty, arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), and mitral valve prolapse. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. After attending Southern Illinois University School of Medicine and the University of Illinois College of Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at Barnes-Jewish Hospital. Dr. Bree has received the distinction of Texas Rising Stars. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , heart failure

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

Dr. Su-Min Min Chang, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, General Internal Medicine
6550 Fannin Sm 677
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Su-Min Chang's areas of specialization are adult cardiology and general internal medicine. The average patient rating for Dr. Chang is 5.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Chang include arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), heart failure, and heart valve disease. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Chang accepts. He has an open panel. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Buenos Aires Faculty of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , heart failure

All Interests: Hypertension, Ischemic Cardiomyopathy, Heart Problems, Aneurysm, Arrhythmias, Atherosclerosis, High ... (Read more)

Dr. Craig Murdoch Pratt, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Craig Pratt is an adult cardiology specialist. He graduated from the University of California, Irvine, School of Medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Pratt include renal angioplasty, mitral valve prolapse, and heart attack. Dr. Pratt's average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, United Healthcare Choice, and more. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. Dr. Pratt's practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , heart failure

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

Dr. Miguel Adolfa Quinones, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Miguel Quinones' area of specialization is adult cardiology. His clinical interests include hypotension (low blood pressure), heart failure, and hypertension (high blood pressure). Dr. Quinones has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of the University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine. He has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Quinones is affiliated with Houston Methodist. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , heart failure

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

Dr. Neal S Kleiman, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
6565 Fannin Street; F1035
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Neal Kleiman, who practices in Houston, TX, is a medical specialist in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. These areas are among Dr. Kleiman's clinical interests: renal angioplasty, mitral valve prolapse, and heart attack. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. He welcomes new patients. Dr. Kleiman is a graduate of Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons. He has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , heart failure

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

Dr. Sanjay Kunapuli, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Sanjay Kunapuli practices adult cardiology and interventional cardiology in Houston, TX. Clinical interests for Dr. Kunapuli include arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), mitral valve prolapse, and angioplasty. He is rated highly by his patients. Dr. Kunapuli takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, United Healthcare Choice, and more. He graduated from St. George's University School of Medicine. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Rising Stars. Dr. Kunapuli is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , heart failure

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

Dr. John Joseph Mahmarian, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Nuclear Cardiology
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. John Mahmarian is a specialist in adult cardiology and nuclear cardiology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Mahmarian include arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia), and angioplasty. He is rated highly by his patients. 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 is a graduate of New York Medical College. Dr. Mahmarian is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , heart failure

All Interests: Hypertension, Ischemic Cardiomyopathy, Heart Problems, Laser Treatment, Aneurysm, Surgical ... (Read more)

Dr. William Lewis Winters Jr., MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. William Winters is a cardiologist. Dr. Winters's clinical interests include heart valve disease, heart failure, and stroke. He honors Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at Temple University Hospital, Dr. Winters attended Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist.

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Relevant Interests: , heart failure

All Interests: Heart Valve Disease, Heart Problems, Stroke, Heart Failure, Coronary Artery Disease

Dr. Anton Peter Nielsen, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Anton Nielsen specializes in adult cardiology. Patient ratings for Dr. Nielsen average 5.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), heart failure, and heart valve disease. He is affiliated with Houston Methodist. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Nielsen honors. He is accepting new patients. He studied medicine at Duke University School of Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , heart failure

All Interests: Ischemic Cardiomyopathy, Heart Problems, Arrhythmias, Heart Failure, Heart Valve Disease, ... (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.