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We found 5 providers with an interest in heart failure and who accept United Healthcare EPO near Irving, TX.

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

Dr. Armando Yepes is a medical specialist in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. Dr. Yepes obtained his medical school training at Our Lady of the Rosary University, School of Medicine and Health Sciences and performed his residency at Jackson Memorial Medical Center. His clinical interests include coronary angioplasty (PTCA), diagnostic cardiac catheterization, and cardioversion. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Yepes is conversant in Spanish. 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. Michael Rothkopf, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
1901 N. Macarthur Boulevard
Irving, TX
 

Dr. Michael Rothkopf is a specialist in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. His clinical interests include coronary angioplasty (PTCA), diagnostic cardiac catheterization, and cardioversion. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Rothkopf is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. He studied medicine at Yale School of Medicine. He has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Rothkopf 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). He works in Irving, TX. Dr. Kizilbash's areas of expertise include ablation, heart failure, and syncope (fainting). He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. 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' medical specialty is adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. These areas are among his clinical interests: leg pain, peripheral artery disease (PAD), and heart failure. Dr. Manhas accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. He studied medicine at Baylor College of Medicine. He 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)

Dr. Blake Robert Barker, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
5323 Harry Hines Blvd Mail; Code 9126
Dallas, TX
 

Dr. Blake Barker's area of specialization is general internal medicine. His clinical interests include diabetes, heart failure, and hypertension (high blood pressure). He is professionally affiliated with the University of Texas (UT) Southwestern Medical Center. Dr. Barker attended medical school at Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Barker's training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Northwestern University. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. He has received professional recognition including the following: Contributed Services Faculty Awardee chosen from among all community practice faculty and Teaching Award Northwestern Memorial Hospital Department of Internal Medicine.

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All Interests: Hypertension, Preventive Care, Heart Problems, Diabetes, Cholesterol Problems, High 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.