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We found 10 providers with an interest in heart failure and who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze near Katy, TX.

Dr. Irfan Iftikhar, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
20903 Kingsland Boulevard
Katy, TX
 

Dr. Irfan Iftikhar specializes in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology and practices in Houston, TX and Katy, TX. His average rating from his patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Iftikhar's areas of expertise include the following: arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), heart failure, and aortic aneurysm. He is affiliated with Houston Methodist and Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Iftikhar has an open panel. He attended Dow Medical College and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Iftikhar has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , heart failure

All Interests: Heart Problems, Angiogram, Aortic Aneurysm, Arrhythmias, Heart Failure, Mitral Valve Disease, ... (Read more)

Dr. Philip Clay 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. His areas of expertise include heart failure, hypertension (high blood pressure), and high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia). His hospital/clinic affiliations include Houston Methodist, Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital, and Memorial Hermann Memorial City Medical Center. Dr. Haas attended Western University of Health Sciences, College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific for medical school and subsequently trained at Mayo Clinic for residency. He has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Haas accepts Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. He welcomes new patients.

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

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

Dr. Anil Odhav sees patients in Houston, TX and Katy, TX. His medical specialty is adult cardiology. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), mitral valve prolapse, and high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia). Dr. Odhav is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. Dr. Odhav attended the University of Zambia School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Tennessee for residency. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Houston Methodist, Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital, and Memorial Hermann Memorial City Medical Center. His practice is open to new patients.

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

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

Dr. Rajen Mehta works as an adult cardiologist in Houston, TX and Katy, TX. In his practice, Dr. Mehta focuses on heart problems and cardiac catheterization. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist, Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital, and Memorial Hermann Memorial City Medical Center. Dr. Mehta is a graduate of the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. 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 welcomes new patients.

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

Dr. Rohan Ravindra Wagle, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, General Internal Medicine
21660 Kingsland Boulevard
Katy, TX
 

Dr. Rohan Wagle works as an adult cardiologist and internist. In his practice, Dr. Wagle focuses on heart problems. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University, Dr. Wagle attended medical school at Baylor College of Medicine. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist, Kelsey-Seybold Clinic - Katy Clinic, and San Francisco VA Medical Center (SFVAMC). New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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All Interests: Hypertension, Heart Problems, Arrhythmias, High Cholesterol, Heart Failure, Chest Pain, Preventive ... (Read more)

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

Dr. George Mammen works as an adult cardiologist and interventional cardiologist. Patient ratings for Dr. Mammen average 4.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include the following: heart failure, hypertension (high blood pressure), and coronary angioplasty (PTCA). Dr. Mammen honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Mammen studied medicine at Government Medical College, Thiruvananthapuram. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist, Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital, and Memorial Hermann Memorial City Medical Center. He is accepting new patients.

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

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

Dr. Pareshkumar Patel's areas of specialization are adult cardiology and interventional cardiology; he sees patients in Houston, TX and Katy, TX. 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. His areas of expertise include heart failure, hypertension (high blood pressure), and high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia). Dr. Patel accepts Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist, Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital, and Memorial Hermann Memorial City Medical Center.

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

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

Dr. John Sunew practices adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. His clinical interests include arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), heart failure, and heart valve disease. He is an in-network provider for 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 a graduate of SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine and a graduate of George Washington University Medical Center's residency program. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Houston Methodist, Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital, and Memorial Hermann Memorial City Medical Center. Dr. Sunew welcomes 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
23960 Katy Freeway; Suite 200
Katy, TX
 

Dr. Elizabeth Volz specializes in general practice, adult cardiology, and interventional cardiology. She is especially interested in advanced heart failure. She is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Volz's education and training includes medical school at SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences and residency at Duke University Medical Center. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital, Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, and Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , advanced heart failure

All Interests: Advanced Heart Failure

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

Dr. Viswanath Kalapatapu's area of specialization is general internal medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Kalapatapu include knee problems, prostate problems, and gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist and Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital. Dr. Kalapatapu graduated from American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine. Dr. Kalapatapu takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, United Healthcare Choice, and more. He has an open panel.

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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.