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

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

Dr. Irfan Iftikhar sees patients in Houston, TX and Katy, TX. His medical specialties are adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. Dr. Iftikhar's areas of expertise include the following: arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), heart failure, and aortic aneurysm. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist and Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital. He obtained his medical school training at Dow Medical College and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Iftikhar's average rating from his patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. He is accepting new patients.

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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 is an adult cardiologist and interventional cardiologist in Houston, TX and Katy, TX. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Haas's areas of expertise include heart failure, hypertension (high blood pressure), and high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia). He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist, Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital, and Memorial Hermann Memorial City Medical Center. He honors Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is accepting new patients. Dr. Haas studied medicine at Western University of Health Sciences, College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific. He completed his residency training at Mayo Clinic.

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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's specialty is adult cardiology. Dr. Odhav is rated highly by his patients. These areas are among his clinical interests: arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), mitral valve prolapse, and high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia). He is affiliated with Houston Methodist, Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital, and Memorial Hermann Memorial City Medical Center. Dr. Odhav takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. He welcomes new patients. He attended the University of Zambia School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Tennessee.

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

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

Dr. Pareshkumar Patel's specialties are adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Patel include heart failure, hypertension (high blood pressure), and high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia). Dr. Patel is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. After attending the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. He is affiliated with Houston Methodist, Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital, and Memorial Hermann Memorial City Medical Center.

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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 an adult cardiology and interventional cardiology specialist. His areas of expertise include the following: heart failure, hypertension (high blood pressure), and coronary angioplasty (PTCA). His hospital/clinic affiliations include Houston Methodist, Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital, and Memorial Hermann Memorial City Medical Center. Dr. Mammen is a graduate of Government Medical College, Thiruvananthapuram. The average patient rating for Dr. Mammen is 4.0 stars out of 5. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, United Healthcare Choice, and more. Dr. Mammen is open to new patients.

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

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

Dr. Rajen Mehta's area of specialization is adult cardiology. His areas of clinical interest consist of heart problems and cardiac catheterization. His average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Mehta honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice. Dr. Mehta graduated from the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. He is affiliated with Houston Methodist, Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital, and Memorial Hermann Memorial City Medical Center. He is open to new patients.

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

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

Dr. John Sunew is a physician who specializes in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. His areas of expertise include arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), heart failure, and heart valve disease. Dr. Sunew's hospital/clinic affiliations include Houston Methodist, Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital, and Memorial Hermann Memorial City Medical Center. He studied medicine at SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine. His residency was performed at George Washington University Medical Center. Dr. Sunew accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. He is open to 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's specialties are general practice, adult cardiology, and interventional cardiology. Her areas of expertise include advanced heart failure. She is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital, Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, and Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital. Dr. Volz accepts several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. Dr. Volz graduated from SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences. She trained at Duke University Medical Center for her residency.

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All Interests: Advanced Heart Failure

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

Dr. Phuc Nguyen's area of specialization is adult cardiology. He is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. After attending the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan. In addition to English, Dr. Nguyen speaks Vietnamese.

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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 is an internist in Houston, TX and Katy, TX. Dr. Kalapatapu studied medicine at American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine. His clinical interests include knee problems, prostate problems, and gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Kalapatapu's professional affiliations include Houston Methodist and Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital. 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.
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