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We found 63 providers with an interest in heart problems and who accept Texas True Choice near Houston, TX.

Dr. Wayne Jay Franklin, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Pediatric Cardiology
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Wayne Franklin specializes in adult cardiology and pediatric cardiology and practices in Houston, TX. In Dr. Franklin's practice, he is particularly interested in congenital heart disease. He is professionally affiliated with Texas Children’s Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Texas Heart Institute (THI). Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Franklin honors. He is accepting new patients. After completing medical school at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Duke University Medical Center. Dr. Franklin has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , heart problems, congenital heart disease

All Interests: Heart Problems, Congenital Heart Disease

Dr. Susan Warren Denfield, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Cardiology
6621 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Susan Denfield, who practices in Houston, TX and Baytown, TX, is a medical specialist in pediatric cardiology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Denfield include arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), ablation, and angioplasty. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Texas Children’s Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Texas Heart Institute (THI). Dr. Denfield accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is open to new patients. She is a graduate of Michigan State University College of Human Medicine. Dr. Denfield trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of North Carolina (UNC) for her residency. Dr. Denfield has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), heart problems, heart failure

All Interests: Non-Invasive Cardiology, Heart Problems, Angiogram, Heart Transplant, Aortic Aneurysm, Heart ... (Read more)

Dr. Miguel Valderrabano, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology
2002 Holcombe Boulevard
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Miguel Valderrabano, who practices in Houston, TX, is a medical specialist in adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). Dr. Valderrabano is rated highly by his patients. His areas of expertise include the following: arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), ablation, and electrophysiological (EP) study. 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. Dr. Valderrabano is a graduate of Autonomous University of Madrid Faculty of Medicine and a graduate of West Los Angeles VA Medical Center's residency program. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Houston Methodist and Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center - Main Facility. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats)

All Interests: Arrhythmias, Electrophysiological Study, Implantable Cardioverter-Defibrillator, Ablation, Pacemaker

Dr. George Vasilios Letsou, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, General Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
6410 Fannin; Suite 450
Houston, TX
 

Dr. George Letsou's areas of specialization are cardiac surgery, general surgery, and thoracic surgery. His clinical interests include aortic valve replacement, heart attack, and mitral valve disease. Dr. Letsou's hospital/clinic affiliations include Baylor Clinic, Houston Methodist, and Texas Heart Institute (THI). He is a graduate of Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons and a graduate of Yale-New Haven Hospital's residency program. Dr. Letsou honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , heart failure, heart attack, mitral valve disease, coronary artery disease

All Interests: Heart Bypass Surgery, Lung Biopsy, Beating Heart Coronary Bypass Surgery, Lung Tumor Resection, ... (Read more)

Dr. Randall Emmett Morris, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
1631 North Loop W; Suite 520
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Randall Morris specializes in adult cardiology and practices in Houston, TX, Bellview, TX, and Katy, TX. Clinical interests for Dr. Morris include mitral valve prolapse, high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia), and angioplasty. His average rating from his patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Amerigroup Star, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. He attended medical school at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine. His professional affiliations include Houston Methodist, Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital, and Memorial Hermann Memorial City Medical Center. Dr. Morris welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , mitral valve prolapse, heart problems, heart attack, mitral valve disease, ischemic cardiomyopathy

All Interests: Invasive Cardiology, Hypertension, Ischemic Cardiomyopathy, Non-Invasive Cardiology, Heart ... (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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Relevant Interests: , heart problems, heart failure

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

Dr. James Leland Strickland, MD
Specializes in Interventional Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology
2000 Crawford; Suite 925
Houston, TX
 

Dr. James Strickland's areas of specialization are interventional cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). His clinical interests include ablation, implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD), and electrophysiological (EP) study. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist, Tomball Regional Medical Center, and Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital. Dr. Strickland honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Aetna Medicare, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. His practice is open to new patients. He attended the University of Texas Medical School at Houston and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. Dr. Strickland is conversant in Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), heart problems, atrial fibrillation

All Interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Heart Problems, Arrhythmias, Electrophysiological Study, Syncope, Implantable ... (Read more)

Dr. Nilesh Sudhir Mathuria, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology
St. Lukes O'quinn Medical Towers
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Nilesh Mathuria specializes in adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm) and practices in Houston, TX and Katy, TX. Areas of expertise for Dr. Mathuria include arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), ablation, and electrophysiological (EP) study. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Mathuria is a graduate of Texas A & M Health Science Center College of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Mathuria trained at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Mathuria's professional affiliations include Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital, Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, and Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats)

All Interests: Arrhythmias, Electrophysiological Study, Implantable Cardioverter-Defibrillator, Ablation, Pacemaker

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

Dr. Valentina Ugolini is an adult cardiologist in Houston, TX. After attending Sapienza University of Rome for medical school, Dr. Ugolini completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. Her areas of expertise include the following: arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), heart failure, and hypertension (high blood pressure). Patient ratings for Dr. Ugolini average 5.0 stars out of 5. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, United Healthcare Choice, and more. She has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Ugolini (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish, French, and Italian. Dr. Ugolini is affiliated with Houston Methodist. She welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), heart failure, coronary artery disease

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

Dr. Hema Latha Korlakunta, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
1 Baylor Plaza
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Hema Korlakunta works as an adult cardiologist and interventional cardiologist. After completing medical school at Osmania Medical College, she performed her residency at Mayo Clinic and a hospital affiliated with Creighton University. Dr. Korlakunta's clinical interests include arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), heart failure, and coronary artery disease. She is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Korlakunta (or staff) speaks Telugu and Hindi. Her professional affiliations include Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Denton and Medical Center of Lewisville. She has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), heart failure, coronary artery disease

All Interests: Arrhythmias, Heart Failure, Coronary Artery Disease

Dr. Faisal Nabi, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Faisal Nabi works as a cardiologist. Patient ratings for Dr. Nabi average 5.0 stars out of 5. These areas are among his clinical interests: arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), mitral valve prolapse, and ablation. Dr. Nabi is affiliated with Houston Methodist. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, United Healthcare Choice, and more. He is accepting new patients. Dr. Nabi graduated from Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine. Dr. Nabi has received the following distinction: Texas Rising Stars.

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Relevant Interests: , arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), mitral valve prolapse, heart problems, heart valve disease, heart attack, coronary artery disease, ischemic cardiomyopathy

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

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

Dr. Colin Barker's specialties are adult cardiology, interventional cardiology, and general internal medicine. He practices in Pearland, TX and Houston, TX. His areas of expertise include heart failure, heart valve disease, and coronary artery disease. Dr. Barker has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice. Dr. Barker is a graduate of Boston University School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Rising Stars. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Barker is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , heart failure, heart valve disease, coronary artery disease

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

Dr. William Pennock Laird II, MD
Specializes in Other, Pediatric Interventional Cardiology
7400 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. W. Laird, who practices in Dallas, TX, Arlington, TX, and Houston, TX, is a medical specialist in pediatric interventional cardiology. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Laird's hospital/clinic affiliations include Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital, Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Allen, and Texas Health Arlington Memorial Hospital. He attended medical school at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. His residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Laird takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , heart problems

All Interests: Heart Problems

Dr. Mahesh Kalachand Ramchandani, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
6560 Fannin Street; Suite 1836
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Mahesh Ramchandani is a medical specialist in cardiac surgery and thoracic surgery. Dr. Ramchandani's areas of expertise include the following: arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), aortic aneurysm, and heart valve disease. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 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. Dr. Ramchandani graduated from the University of Cambridge School of Clinical Medicine. His residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), heart valve disease

All Interests: Surgical Procedures, Thoracic Surgery Procedures, Aortic Aneurysm, Heart Surgery, Arrhythmias, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Guillermo Torre is a specialist in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. The average patient rating for Dr. Torre is 5.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include renal angioplasty, mitral valve prolapse, and heart attack. Dr. Torre takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, United Healthcare Choice, and more. He studied medicine at Monterrey Institute of Technology and Higher Education (ITESM) School of Medicine. He has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Torre's hospital/clinic affiliations include Texas Heart Institute (THI) and Houston Methodist Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), mitral valve prolapse, heart problems, heart failure, heart valve disease, heart attack, mitral valve disease, coronary artery disease, ischemic cardiomyopathy

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

Dr. George Schroth, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
6431 Fannin; Msb 1.256
Houston, TX
 

Dr. George Schroth is a specialist in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. He works in Houston, TX and Pearland, TX. On average, patients gave him a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Schroth include arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), aortic aneurysm, and angioplasty. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist and Texas Heart Institute (THI). He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Schroth has an open panel. He attended medical school at the University of Manitoba Faculty of Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), heart problems, ischemic cardiomyopathy

All Interests: Ischemic Cardiomyopathy, Heart Problems, Angiogram, Aortic Aneurysm, Arrhythmias, Marfan Syndrome, ... (Read more)

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What are Heart Problems?

The heart is one of the most important organs in the body. This smooth muscle expands and contracts rhythmically our entire lifetime, pumping blood to our lungs and then to every other cell in our body. When heart problems occur, it becomes difficult for the body to get the nutrients and oxygen it needs via the blood. So while there are a variety of illnesses and disorders that affect the heart, most of them make you feel weak, tired, and short of breath. The most common heart conditions include heart disease, angina, arrhythmia, and valve disorders.

Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States for both men and women. This includes coronary artery disease, heart attacks, congestive heart failure, and congenital heart disease. Some conditions, such as genetics, cannot be controlled. But there are many other things you can do to lower your risk for heart disease. Controlling high blood pressure and cholesterol levels, reducing or stopping smoking, exercising more and losing weight if needed, and eating a diet low in sodium can all protect your heart.

Angina is a squeezing type of chest pain that happens when the muscles around your heart don’t get enough oxygen. It can be regular or infrequent. Usually, angina is caused by coronary heart disease. However, not all chest pain is angina. Chest pain can also be caused by a lung infection or panic attack, for example, so it is important to have any sudden pain checked.

Arrhythmia is the word for when the heart beats too fast, too slow, or irregularly with skipped beats. It can feel frightening, and depending on the type it can be dangerous, but in most cases arrhythmia is not serious and can be treated. It is very common, especially in older adults.

Heart valve problems can happen in any one of the the heart’s four valves that keep blood flowing where it needs to go. Babies can be born with problems in their heart valves, or valves can be damaged by infections. The valves can stiffen and become less mobile, or they can stop closing properly and ‘leak’ when the heart beats. Valve problems can usually be repaired surgically.