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We found 4 providers with an interest in heart failure and who accept Health Net POS near Houston, TX.

Dr. Michael Charles Mitschke, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
1631 North Loop W; #520
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Michael Mitschke's specialty is adult cardiology. Dr. Mitschke is a graduate of the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. His residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. Clinical interests for Dr. Mitschke include arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), heart valve disease, and high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia). He is rated highly by his patients. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Amerigroup Star, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Mitschke has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Mitschke is affiliated with Houston Methodist, Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital, and Memorial Hermann Memorial City Medical Center. He has an open panel.

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

Dr. Jamil Chaudhry Mohsin, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology, Nuclear Cardiology
6550 Fannin; Smith Tower 1901
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Jamil Mohsin is an adult cardiologist, interventional cardiologist, and nuclear cardiology specialist. The average patient rating for Dr. Mohsin is 4.5 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Mohsin include arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), mitral valve prolapse, and angioplasty. Dr. Mohsin's hospital/clinic affiliations include Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Tomball Regional Medical Center. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Mohsin takes. Dr. Mohsin is open to new patients. He studied medicine at Medical College of Wisconsin. For his residency, Dr. Mohsin trained at a hospital affiliated with Medical College of Wisconsin.

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

Dr. Amin Haji Karim, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Amin Karim is a specialist in adult cardiology. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Karim 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. Dr. Karim attended Dow Medical College for medical school and subsequently trained at Sinai Hospital of Baltimore for residency. Dr. Karim (or staff) is conversant in Urdu, Gujarati, and Hindi. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist and Park Plaza Hospital. He has an open panel.

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

Dr. Shehzad Sami, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology, Nuclear Cardiology
4545 Post Oak Place; Suite 130
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Shehzad Sami's areas of specialization are adult cardiology, interventional cardiology, and nuclear cardiology. His areas of expertise include the following: mitral valve prolapse, heart failure, and hypertension (high blood pressure). Dr. Sami is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Sami honors. Dr. Sami graduated from Aga Khan University Medical College and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston.

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All Interests: Hypertension, Heart Problems, High Cholesterol, Heart Failure, Wounds, Mitral Valve Prolapse, Heart ... (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.