We found 26 providers with an interest in heart failure and who accept CIGNA Choice Fund near Houston, TX.

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

Dr. Myung Park, who practices in Houston, TX, is a medical specialist in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. She obtained her medical school training at Temple University School of Medicine and performed her residency at Temple University Hospital. Areas of expertise for Dr. Park include lung transplant, heart transplant, and heart failure. Patients rated her highly, giving her an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Park is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice. She is affiliated with Houston Methodist and VA Maryland Health Care System. She is open to new patients.

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

Dr. Colin Barker's specialties are adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. He practices in Pearland, TX and Houston, TX. Dr. Barker's average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include the following: heart failure, heart valve disease, and coronary artery disease. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, United Healthcare Choice, and more. He attended medical school at Boston University School of Medicine. He trained at Vanderbilt University Medical Center for his residency. Dr. Barker has received the distinction of Texas Rising Stars. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. Dr. Barker welcomes new patients.

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

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

Dr. Valentina Ugolini's specialty is adult cardiology. Her patients gave her an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. Clinical interests for Dr. Ugolini include arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), heart failure, and hypertension (high blood pressure). Dr. Ugolini 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. Ugolini accepts. Her practice is open to new patients. Dr. Ugolini is a graduate of Sapienza University of Rome. Dr. Ugolini's medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. She has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Ugolini (or staff) speaks Spanish, French, and Italian.

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

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

Dr. Dipan Shah's specialty is adult cardiology. Clinical interests for Dr. Shah include renal angioplasty, mitral valve prolapse, and heart attack. Dr. Shah is affiliated with Houston Methodist. He graduated from Medical College of Wisconsin. He is rated highly by his patients. Dr. Shah accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is accepting new patients.

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

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

Dr. Karla Kurrelmeyer is a specialist in adult cardiology. Patient ratings for Dr. Kurrelmeyer average 5.0 stars out of 5. These areas are among her clinical interests: arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), mitral valve prolapse, and high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia). Dr. Kurrelmeyer honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. She is a graduate of the University of Minnesota Medical School. Dr. Kurrelmeyer has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. She is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. Dr. Kurrelmeyer is accepting new patients.

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

Dr. Su-Min Min Chang, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Su Chang is a physician who specializes in adult cardiology. Dr. Chang trained at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine for residency. His areas of expertise include the following: arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), heart failure, and heart valve disease. His patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is affiliated with Houston Methodist. Dr. Chang is open to new patients.

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Dr. Earl Lewis Mangin Jr., MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
6400 Fannin Street; Suite 3000
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Earl Mangin is an adult cardiologist. Dr. Mangin graduated from Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans and Louisiana State University School of Medicine in Shreveport. For his residency, Dr. Mangin trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. Areas of expertise for Dr. Mangin include arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), peripheral artery disease (PAD), and heart valve disease. His average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Mangin is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, United Healthcare Choice, and more. He is affiliated with Houston Methodist. Dr. Mangin has an open panel.

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All Interests: Peripheral Artery Disease, Arrhythmias, Heart Failure, Heart Valve Disease, Echocardiogram, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Craig Pratt sees patients in Houston, TX and Pearland, TX. His medical specialty is adult cardiology. Dr. Pratt is a graduate of the University of California, Irvine, School of Medicine. His clinical interests include renal angioplasty, mitral valve prolapse, and heart attack. He has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Pratt honors. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. Dr. Pratt's practice is open to new patients.

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

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

Dr. Guillermo Torre practices adult cardiology, interventional cardiology, and advanced heart failure and transplant cardiology in Houston, TX. Dr. Torre's average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Torre include renal angioplasty, mitral valve prolapse, and heart attack. His professional affiliations include Texas Heart Institute (THI) and Houston Methodist Hospital. Dr. Torre honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at Monterrey Institute of Technology and Higher Education (ITESM) School of Medicine. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors.

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

Dr. Neal Kleiman works as an adult cardiologist and interventional cardiologist. His areas of expertise include renal angioplasty, mitral valve prolapse, and heart attack. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. Dr. Kleiman is a graduate of Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Kleiman honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. His practice is open to new patients.

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

Dr. Imad Hussain, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Imad Hussain's medical specialty is adult cardiology. His clinical interests include heart transplant, heart valve disease, and heart failure. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. After completing medical school at Aga Khan University Medical College, Dr. Hussain performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Emory University. He is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He has an open panel.

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

Dr. John Mahmarian specializes in adult cardiology and practices in Houston, TX. Patient ratings for Dr. Mahmarian average 5.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia), and angioplasty. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice. He studied medicine at New York Medical College. Dr. Mahmarian is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. He has an open panel.

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

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

Dr. William Zoghbi's specialty is adult cardiology. His areas of expertise include the following: arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), mitral valve prolapse, and high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia). Dr. Zoghbi is affiliated with Houston Methodist. He graduated from Meharry Medical College. Patients gave Dr. Zoghbi an average rating 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 following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. He welcomes new patients.

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

Dr. Douglas Bree's specialties are adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. He practices in Houston, TX. Areas of expertise for Dr. Bree include renal angioplasty, arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), and mitral valve prolapse. Dr. Bree's average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice. He graduated from Southern Illinois University School of Medicine and the University of Illinois College of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at Barnes-Jewish Hospital. Dr. Bree has received the following distinction: Texas Rising Stars. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Bree's office for an appointment.

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

Dr. Miguel Quinones is an adult cardiologist in Houston, TX and Pearland, TX. His patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. Areas of expertise for Dr. Quinones include hypotension (low blood pressure), heart failure, and hypertension (high blood pressure). Dr. Quinones is affiliated with Houston Methodist. Dr. Quinones is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, United Healthcare Choice, and more. He has an open panel. He is a graduate of the University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine. He has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors.

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

Dr. Elizabeth Wang Wang-Giuffre, DO
Specializes in Pediatric Cardiology, General Pediatrics
6410 Fannin Street; Suite 370
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Elizabeth Giuffre specializes in pediatric cardiology and general pediatrics. Clinical interests for Dr. Giuffre include obesity, arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), and mitral valve prolapse. She is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann Greater Heights Hospital, Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital, and Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital. Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Giuffre honors. Her practice is open to new patients. She attended the University of Texas and the University of North Texas Health Science Center, Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston for residency.

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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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