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We found 4 providers with an interest in heart failure and who accept Cigna HSA near Irving, TX.

Dr. Armando Yepes, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
1901 N. Macarthur Boulevard
Irving, TX
 

Dr. Armando Yepes specializes in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. In addition to English, Dr. Yepes speaks Spanish. These areas are among his clinical interests: coronary angioplasty (PTCA), diagnostic cardiac catheterization, and cardioversion. He is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health. He is a graduate of Our Lady of the Rosary University, School of Medicine and Health Sciences and a graduate of Jackson Memorial Medical Center's residency program. Dr. Yepes honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers.

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All Interests: Cardiac Stress Testing, Nuclear Stress Test, Consultative Cardiology, Hypertension, Stent ... (Read more)

Dr. Michael Rothkopf, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
1901 N. Macarthur Boulevard
Irving, TX
 

Dr. Michael Rothkopf, who practices in Irving, TX, is a medical specialist in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Rothkopf include coronary angioplasty (PTCA), diagnostic cardiac catheterization, and cardioversion. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Rothkopf graduated from Yale School of Medicine. He has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. He is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health.

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All Interests: Cardiac Stress Testing, Nuclear Stress Test, Consultative Cardiology, Hypertension, Stent ... (Read more)

Dr. Ali Mehmood Kizilbash, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology
1901 N. Macarthur Boulevard
Irving, TX
 

Dr. Ali Kizilbash is a specialist in adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). His clinical interests include ablation, heart failure, and syncope (fainting). Dr. Kizilbash takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at Aga Khan University Medical College. Dr. Kizilbash is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health.

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All Interests: Syncope, Atrial Fibrillation, Ablation, Arrhythmias, Heart Failure

Dr. Amit Hari Manhas, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
1901 N. Macarthur Boulevard
Irving, TX
 

Dr. Amit Manhas sees patients in Irving, TX and Houston, TX. His medical specialties are adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. His areas of expertise include leg pain, peripheral artery disease (PAD), and heart failure. Dr. Manhas takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at Baylor College of Medicine. In addition to English, Dr. Manhas speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health.

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All Interests: Chest Pain, Hypertension, Heart Problems, Leg Pain, Peripheral Artery Disease, Cholesterol ... (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.