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

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

Dr. Michael Rothkopf practices adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Rothkopf's areas of expertise include coronary angioplasty (PTCA), diagnostic cardiac catheterization, and cardioversion. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. Dr. Rothkopf attended medical school at 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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Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
1901 N. Macarthur Boulevard
Irving, TX
 

Dr. Amit Manhas specializes in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology and practices in Irving, TX and Houston, TX. His areas of expertise include leg pain, peripheral artery disease (PAD), and heart failure. His average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Manhas takes. He studied medicine at Baylor College of Medicine. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Manhas is professionally 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. Ali M Kizilbash, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology
1901 N. Macarthur Boulevard
Irving, TX
 

Dr. Ali Kizilbash is an adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm) specialist in Irving, TX. He has a special interest in ablation, heart failure, and syncope (fainting). He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Kizilbash is a graduate of Aga Khan University Medical College. Dr. Kizilbash is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health.

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

Dr. Padmavathy Uppalapati, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
1901 N. Macarthur Boulevard
Irving, TX
 

Dr. Padmavathy Uppalapati specializes in adult cardiology. Her average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Uppalapati include leg pain, peripheral artery disease (PAD), and heart failure. Dr. Uppalapati is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. She studied medicine at Sri Venkateswara University. Dr. Uppalapati (or staff) speaks the following languages: Telugu and Hindi. She is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health.

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

Dr. Blake Barker is an internist. His areas of clinical interest consist of diabetes, heart failure, and hypertension (high blood pressure). He is professionally affiliated with the University of Texas (UT) Southwestern Medical Center. Dr. Barker is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. He studied medicine at Baylor College of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Barker completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Northwestern University. Dr. Barker has received the following distinctions: Graduation Marshal UT Southwestern Medical School Class of 2016; Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society; and DFW Best Doctors D Magazine.

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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.
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