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

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

Dr. Michael Rothkopf specializes in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology and practices in Irving, TX. He graduated from Yale School of Medicine. These areas are among his clinical interests: coronary angioplasty (PTCA), diagnostic cardiac catheterization, and cardioversion. Patients rated Dr. Rothkopf highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Rothkopf is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health.

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Relevant Interests: , heart failure

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

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

Dr. Armando Yepes' specialties are adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. Dr. Yepes studied medicine at Our Lady of the Rosary University, School of Medicine and Health Sciences. For his professional training, Dr. Yepes completed a residency program at Jackson Memorial Medical Center. His areas of expertise include coronary angioplasty (PTCA), diagnostic cardiac catheterization, and cardioversion. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Yepes accepts. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. He is professionally 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 specializes in adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm) and practices in Irving, TX. He graduated from Aga Khan University Medical College. Dr. Kizilbash is especially interested in ablation, heart failure, and syncope (fainting). He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. 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 is an adult cardiologist and interventional cardiologist in Irving, TX and Houston, TX. Patients rated Dr. Manhas highly, giving him an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. He is especially interested in leg pain, peripheral artery disease (PAD), and heart failure. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. He graduated from Baylor College of Medicine. He is conversant in 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. Blake Robert Barker, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
5323 Harry Hines Blvd Mail; Code 9126
Dallas, TX
 

Dr. Blake Barker works as a general internist in Dallas, TX. His areas of expertise consist of diabetes, heart failure, and hypertension (high blood pressure). Dr. Barker is professionally affiliated with the University of Texas (UT) Southwestern Medical Center. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. He attended Baylor College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Northwestern University for residency. He has received the following distinctions: 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.