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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's specialty is adult cardiology. Dr. Ugolini attended Sapienza University of Rome and then went on to complete her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. Her areas of expertise include arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), heart failure, and hypertension (high blood pressure). On average, patients gave her a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. She accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Ugolini has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Ugolini (or staff) is conversant in Spanish, French, and Italian. She is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. Dr. Ugolini's practice is open to 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 works as an adult cardiologist, interventional cardiologist, and general internist in Pearland, TX and Houston, TX. Dr. Barker's areas of expertise consist of heart failure, heart valve disease, and coronary artery disease. His average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice. Before completing his residency at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Dr. Barker attended medical school at Boston University School of Medicine. He has received the following distinction: Texas Rising Stars. Dr. Barker is conversant in Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. He is accepting 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 practices adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. These areas are among Dr. Park's clinical interests: lung transplant, heart transplant, and heart failure. Patient reviews placed her at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. She honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Park is a graduate of Temple University School of Medicine. For her professional training, Dr. Park completed a residency program at Temple University Hospital. She is affiliated with Houston Methodist and VA Maryland Health Care System. She is open to new patients.

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

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

Dr. Douglas Bree specializes in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology and practices in Houston, TX. He attended medical school at Southern Illinois University School of Medicine and the University of Illinois College of Medicine. Dr. Bree completed his residency training at Barnes-Jewish Hospital. Areas of expertise for Dr. Bree include renal angioplasty, arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), and mitral valve prolapse. On average, patients gave Dr. Bree a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. He honors 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 Rising Stars. 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, Ischemic Cardiomyopathy, Heart Problems, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Guillermo Torre's areas of specialization are adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. Dr. Torre's areas of expertise include renal angioplasty, mitral valve prolapse, and heart attack. His average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice. Dr. Torre is a graduate of Monterrey Institute of Technology and Higher Education (ITESM) School of Medicine. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Texas Heart Institute (THI) and Houston Methodist Hospital.

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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 specialties are adult cardiology and general internal medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Kurrelmeyer include arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), mitral valve prolapse, and high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia). Her average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Kurrelmeyer is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice. Dr. Kurrelmeyer graduated from the University of Minnesota Medical School. She has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. She is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. She is accepting 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 practices adult cardiology in Houston, TX. Clinical interests for Dr. Zoghbi include arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), mitral valve prolapse, and high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia). Dr. Zoghbi is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. He attended medical school at Meharry Medical College. His patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. Dr. Zoghbi takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, United Healthcare Choice, and more. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , heart failure

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's medical specialty is adult cardiology. Patient reviews placed Dr. Shah at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. These areas are among his clinical interests: renal angioplasty, mitral valve prolapse, and heart attack. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Shah takes. He graduated from Medical College of Wisconsin. Dr. Shah 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, Valvuloplasty, Ischemic Cardiomyopathy, ... (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. After completing medical school at the University of Buenos Aires Faculty of Medicine, Dr. Chang performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. His areas of expertise include arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), heart failure, and heart valve disease. His patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. Dr. Chang 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 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, 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 practices adult cardiology in Houston, TX and Pearland, TX. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. These areas are among Dr. Pratt's clinical interests: renal angioplasty, mitral valve prolapse, and heart attack. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice. He studied medicine at the University of California, Irvine, School of Medicine. Dr. Pratt is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. He 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' medical specialty is adult cardiology. He is rated highly by his patients. His clinical interests include hypotension (low blood pressure), heart failure, and hypertension (high blood pressure). Dr. Quinones honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice. He studied medicine at the University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Quinones is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Quinones's office for an appointment.

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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's specialties are adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. His clinical interests include renal angioplasty, mitral valve prolapse, and heart attack. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. Dr. Kleiman graduated from Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons. He is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Kleiman takes. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. 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, Heart ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Sanjay Kunapuli's medical specialty is adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. These areas are among his clinical interests: arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), mitral valve prolapse, and angioplasty. Dr. Kunapuli is affiliated with Houston Methodist. Dr. Kunapuli takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice. He has an open panel. He graduated from St. George's University School of Medicine. He has received the following distinction: Texas Rising Stars.

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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 specializes in adult cardiology and nuclear cardiology. He is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. These areas are among Dr. Mahmarian's clinical interests: arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia), and angioplasty. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, United Healthcare Choice, and more. Dr. Mahmarian is accepting new patients. He is a graduate of New York Medical College.

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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' medical specialty is adult cardiology. He has indicated that his clinical interests include heart valve disease, heart failure, and stroke. He is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Winters studied medicine at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at Temple University Hospital. He is 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 practices adult cardiology in Houston, TX. He is rated highly by his patients. Areas of expertise for Dr. Nielsen include arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), heart failure, and heart valve disease. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. Dr. Nielsen is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice. His practice is open to new patients. He attended medical school at Duke University School of Medicine.

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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.