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We found 5 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 is a medical specialist in adult cardiology. After attending the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. These areas are among Dr. Mitschke's clinical interests: arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), heart valve disease, and high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia). On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Amerigroup Star, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Mitschke has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. He is affiliated with Houston Methodist, Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital, and Memorial Hermann Memorial City Medical Center. Dr. Mitschke's practice is open to new patients.

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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's medical specialty is adult cardiology, interventional cardiology, and nuclear cardiology. He attended Medical College of Wisconsin and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with Medical College of Wisconsin. Dr. Mohsin's areas of expertise include arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), mitral valve prolapse, and angioplasty. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Mohsin accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. He is professionally affiliated with Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Tomball Regional Medical Center. He welcomes new patients.

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

Dr. Amin Karim is an adult cardiology specialist in Houston, TX. Clinical interests for Dr. Karim include heart failure, hypertension (high blood pressure), and high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia). Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare HSA, and ValueOptions. He studied medicine at Dow Medical College. Dr. Karim completed his residency training at Sinai Hospital of Baltimore. In addition to English, Dr. Karim (or staff) speaks Urdu, Gujarati, and Hindi. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist and Park Plaza Hospital. Dr. Karim is accepting new patients.

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

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Specializes in Interventional Cardiology, Other, Nuclear Medicine
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Cyril Tawa works as an interventional cardiologist and nuclear medicine specialist in Cypress, TX and Houston, TX. In addition to English, Dr. Tawa speaks Spanish. His clinical interests include renal angioplasty, mitral valve prolapse, and heart attack. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital and Houston Methodist. He graduated from American University of Beirut Faculty of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Rhode Island Hospital. He has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Tawa is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. Dr. Tawa has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. He has an open panel.

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

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Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology, Nuclear Cardiology
6410 Fannin Street; Suite 600
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Shehzad Sami is a cardiologist, interventional cardiologist, and nuclear cardiology specialist in Baytown, TX and Houston, TX. Dr. Sami's areas of expertise include the following: mitral valve prolapse, heart failure, and hypertension (high blood pressure). He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist and Memorial Hermann. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at Aga Khan University Medical College. He trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston for his residency.

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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.