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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 is an adult cardiology and pediatric cardiology specialist. He is especially interested in congenital heart disease. Dr. Franklin's professional affiliations include Texas Children’s Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Texas Heart Institute (THI). He attended medical school at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. His residency was performed at Duke University Medical Center. Dr. Franklin is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , heart problems, congenital heart disease

All Interests: Heart Problems, Congenital Heart Disease

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

Dr. Miguel Valderrabano specializes in adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Valderrabano include arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), ablation, and electrophysiological (EP) study. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, United Healthcare Choice, and more. Before completing his residency at West Los Angeles VA Medical Center, Dr. Valderrabano attended medical school at Autonomous University of Madrid Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Valderrabano's professional affiliations include Houston Methodist and Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center - Main Facility. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats)

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

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

Dr. Susan Denfield is a specialist in pediatric cardiology. She works in Houston, TX and Baytown, TX. Clinical interests for Dr. Denfield include arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), ablation, and angioplasty. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. Her education and training includes medical school at Michigan State University College of Human Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of North Carolina (UNC). She has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. She is affiliated with Texas Children’s Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Texas Heart Institute (THI). Dr. Denfield is open to new patients.

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

Dr. George Letsou works as a cardiac surgeon, general surgeon, and chest surgeon. Areas of expertise for Dr. Letsou include aortic valve replacement, heart attack, and mitral valve disease. He is professionally affiliated with Baylor Clinic, Houston Methodist, and Texas Heart Institute (THI). Dr. Letsou is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. He has an open panel. Dr. Letsou is a graduate of Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons and a graduate of Yale-New Haven Hospital's residency program.

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

Dr. Amin Karim is a cardiologist in Houston, TX. In addition to English, Dr. Karim (or staff) speaks Urdu, Gujarati, and Hindi. Clinical interests for Dr. Karim include heart failure, hypertension (high blood pressure), and high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia). His professional affiliations include Houston Methodist and Park Plaza Hospital. Dr. Karim attended Dow Medical College and then went on to complete his residency at Sinai Hospital of Baltimore. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare HSA, ValueOptions, and more. His practice is open to new patients.

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

Dr. Randall Morris sees patients in Houston, TX, Bellview, TX, and Katy, TX. His medical specialty is adult cardiology. His areas of expertise include the following: mitral valve prolapse, high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia), and angioplasty. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist, Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital, and Memorial Hermann Memorial City Medical Center. Dr. Morris studied medicine at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine. On average, patients gave Dr. Morris a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Amerigroup Star, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. He 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. Valentina Ugolini, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Valentina Ugolini is a cardiologist in Houston, TX. She has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by her patients. These areas are among Dr. Ugolini's clinical interests: arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), heart failure, and hypertension (high blood pressure). Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Ugolini honors. After completing medical school at Sapienza University of Rome, Dr. Ugolini performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. She has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Ugolini (or staff) speaks Spanish, French, and Italian. Dr. Ugolini is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. She has an open panel.

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

Dr. James Strickland's specialties are interventional cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). He practices in The Woodlands, TX, Houston, TX, and Baytown, TX. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. These areas are among his clinical interests: ablation, implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD), and electrophysiological (EP) study. Dr. Strickland's professional affiliations include Houston Methodist, Tomball Regional Medical Center, and Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital. Dr. Strickland studied medicine at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. He trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston for residency. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Aetna Medicare, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Strickland is accepting new patients.

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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. Sonia Jacob Lahoti, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology, Other
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Sonia Jacob is a specialist in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. She works in Houston, TX. Her areas of expertise include heart failure, aortic aneurysm, and heart valve disease. Dr. Jacob is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. She attended the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. Dr. Jacob speaks Spanish. She is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist and Park Plaza Hospital. She is accepting new patients.

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

All Interests: Hypertension, Heart Problems, Aortic Aneurysm, High Cholesterol, Heart Failure, Heart Valve ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Faisal Nabi is a cardiologist. He studied medicine at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Nabi include arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), mitral valve prolapse, and ablation. He is rated highly by his patients. 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. Nabi has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Rising Stars. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. Dr. Nabi is open to new patients.

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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 is an adult cardiologist, interventional cardiologist, and internist. Dr. Barker graduated from Boston University School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Barker include heart failure, heart valve disease, and coronary artery disease. He has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice. Dr. Barker has received the following distinction: Texas Rising Stars. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with Houston Methodist. Dr. Barker is open to 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, Jr., MD
Specializes in Pediatric Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology, Other
7400 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. William Laird is a medical specialist in pediatric cardiology and interventional cardiology. He graduated from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Laird accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Laird is professionally affiliated with Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital, Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Allen, and Texas Health Arlington Memorial Hospital. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , heart problems

All Interests: Heart Problems

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

Dr. George Schroth practices adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. He studied medicine at the University of Manitoba Faculty of Medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Schroth include arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), aortic aneurysm, and angioplasty. He has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Houston Methodist and Texas Heart Institute (THI). New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Schroth's office for an appointment.

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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)

Dr. Thomas Edward Hong, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology
6400 Fannin; Suite 3000
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Thomas Hong specializes in adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). His areas of expertise include arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), ablation, and electrophysiological (EP) study. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Hong attended Baylor College of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats)

All Interests: Surgical Procedures, Arrhythmias, Electrophysiological Study, Implantable ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Hema Korlakunta is a specialist in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. She works in Lewisville, TX, Denton, TX, and Houston, TX. She is especially interested in arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), heart failure, and coronary artery disease. She is an in-network provider 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 is a graduate of Osmania Medical College. For her residency, Dr. Korlakunta trained at Mayo Clinic and a hospital affiliated with Creighton University. Dr. Korlakunta (or staff) is conversant in Telugu and Hindi. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Denton and Medical Center of Lewisville. Her practice is open to new patients.

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

All Interests: Arrhythmias, Heart Failure, Coronary Artery Disease

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

Dr. Douglas Bree sees patients in Houston, TX. His medical specialties are adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. He has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Areas of expertise for Dr. Bree include renal angioplasty, arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), and mitral valve prolapse. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. Dr. Bree takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice. He welcomes new patients. He obtained his medical school training at Southern Illinois University School of Medicine and the University of Illinois College of Medicine and performed his residency at Barnes-Jewish Hospital. He has received the distinction of Texas Rising Stars.

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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, Ischemic Cardiomyopathy, Heart Problems, ... (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.