We found 9 providers with an interest in heart failure and who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze near Katy, TX.

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Dr. George P Mammen, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
1331 W Grand Parkway N; Suite 130
Katy, TX
 

Dr. George Mammen is a physician who specializes in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. These areas are among his clinical interests: heart failure, hypertension (high blood pressure), and coronary angioplasty (PTCA). Dr. Mammen is affiliated with Houston Methodist, Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital, and Memorial Hermann Memorial City Medical Center. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Mammen welcomes new patients. He studied medicine at Government Medical College, Thiruvananthapuram.

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All Interests: Hypertension, Heart Problems, Angiogram, High Cholesterol, Stroke, Transient Ischemic Attack, Heart ... (Read more)

Dr. Pareshkumar K Patel, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
23960 Katy Freeway; Suite 200
Katy, TX
 

Dr. Pareshkumar Patel is an adult cardiologist and interventional cardiologist. His areas of expertise include the following: heart failure, hypertension (high blood pressure), and high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia). His hospital/clinic affiliations include Greater Heights Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital. Dr. Patel accepts several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. He graduated from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine.

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All Interests: Invasive Cardiology, Hypertension, Ischemic Cardiomyopathy, Heart Problems, Angiogram, ... (Read more)

Dr. Rajen Kanu Mehta, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
1331 W Grand Parkway N; Suite 130
Katy, TX
 

Dr. Rajen Mehta is a physician who specializes in adult cardiology. He is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. In his practice, he is particularly interested in heart problems and cardiac catheterization. Dr. Mehta's professional affiliations include Houston Methodist, Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital, and Memorial Hermann Memorial City Medical Center. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Mehta takes. Dr. Mehta is accepting new patients. He attended medical school at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , heart failure

All Interests: Hypertension, Heart Problems, Heart Failure, Chest Pain, Preventive Cardiology, Coronary ... (Read more)

Dr. Philip C Haas, DO
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
23960 Katy Freeway; Suite 200
Katy, TX
 

Dr. Philip Haas sees patients in Houston, TX and Katy, TX. His medical specialties are adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. Dr. Haas's clinical interests include heart failure, hypertension (high blood pressure), and high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia). He is affiliated with Greater Heights Hospital, Houston Methodist, and the University of Texas (UT) Physicians. Before performing his residency at Mayo Clinic, Dr. Haas attended Western University of Health Sciences, College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific for medical school. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Haas honors Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. He is open to new patients.

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All Interests: Invasive Cardiology, Hypertension, Ischemic Cardiomyopathy, Heart Problems, Heart Attack, ... (Read more)

Dr. Anil C Odhav, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
1331 W Grand Parkway N; Suite 130
Katy, TX
 

Dr. Anil Odhav is an adult cardiology specialist. Dr. Odhav is rated highly by his patients. His areas of expertise include the following: arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), mitral valve prolapse, and high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia). He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. Dr. Odhav studied medicine at the University of Zambia School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Tennessee. His professional affiliations include Houston Methodist, Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital, and Memorial Hermann Memorial City Medical Center. Dr. Odhav's practice is open to new patients.

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All Interests: Hypertension, Heart Problems, Surgical Procedures, Angiogram, Aortic Aneurysm, Arrhythmias, High ... (Read more)

Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
1331 W Grand Parkway N; Suite 130
Katy, TX
 

Dr. John Sunew, who practices in Houston, TX, Katy, TX, and Fulshear, TX, is a medical specialist in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. Dr. Sunew's areas of expertise include the following: arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), heart failure, and heart valve disease. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist, Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital, and Memorial Hermann Memorial City Medical Center. Before performing his residency at George Washington University Medical Center, Dr. Sunew attended SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine for medical school. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Sunew is accepting new patients.

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All Interests: Invasive Cardiology, Heart Problems, Arrhythmias, Heart Failure, Heart Valve Disease, Heart Attack, ... (Read more)

Dr. Elizabeth Michelle Volz, MD
Specializes in General Practice, Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology, Advanced Heart Failure and Transplant Cardiology
23960 Katy Freeway; Suite 200
Katy, TX
 

Dr. Elizabeth Volz's areas of specialization are general practice, adult cardiology, and interventional cardiology; she sees patients in Houston, TX and Katy, TX. In her practice, Dr. Volz focuses on advanced heart failure. Her professional affiliations include Greater Heights Hospital, Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital, and Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital. After completing medical school at SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences, she performed her residency at Duke University Medical Center. She is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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All Interests: Advanced Heart Failure

Dr. Phuc Nguyen, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
23923 Cinco Ranch Boulevard
Katy, TX
 

Dr. Phuc Nguyen's area of specialization is adult cardiology. In addition to English, Dr. Nguyen speaks Vietnamese. He is professionally affiliated with the University of Texas (UT) Physicians. He studied medicine at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. Dr. Nguyen trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan for his residency. Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Nguyen takes.

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All Interests: Heart Valve Disease, Arrhythmias, Heart Failure, Coronary Artery Disease

Dr. Viswanath Kalapatapu, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
1331 W Grand Parkway North; Suite 230
Katy, TX
 

Dr. Viswanath Kalapatapu's specialty is general internal medicine. His areas of expertise include the following: knee problems, prostate problems, and gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). He is affiliated with Houston Methodist and Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital. Dr. Kalapatapu studied medicine at American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Kalapatapu accepts. His practice is open to new patients.

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All Interests: Prostate Problems, Depression, Contact Dermatitis, Hypertension, Ischemic Cardiomyopathy, Knee ... (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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