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

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

Dr. Irfan Iftikhar is a specialist in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. His areas of expertise include arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), heart failure, and aortic aneurysm. Dr. Iftikhar has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Iftikhar is a graduate of Dow Medical College. His training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. He has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. He is affiliated with Houston Methodist and Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Iftikhar's office for an appointment.

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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 works as an adult cardiologist and interventional cardiologist. His areas of expertise include the following: heart failure, hypertension (high blood pressure), and high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia). Dr. Haas is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist, Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital, and Memorial Hermann Memorial City Medical Center. He attended medical school at Western University of Health Sciences, College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific. For his residency, Dr. Haas trained at Mayo Clinic. On average, patients gave Dr. Haas a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. He takes Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Haas is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , heart failure

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 works as a cardiologist. Patient ratings for Dr. Odhav average 4.5 stars out of 5. These areas are among Dr. Odhav's clinical interests: arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), mitral valve prolapse, and high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia). Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Odhav accepts. After attending 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. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Odhav's office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , heart failure

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 areas of specialization are adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. His clinical interests include heart failure, hypertension (high blood pressure), and high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia). Dr. Patel's hospital/clinic affiliations include Houston Methodist, Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital, and Memorial Hermann Memorial City Medical Center. He is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. Dr. Patel's education and training includes medical school at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , heart failure

All Interests: Invasive Cardiology, Hypertension, Ischemic Cardiomyopathy, Heart Problems, Angiogram, ... (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's areas of specialization are adult cardiology and interventional cardiology; he sees patients in Houston, TX and Katy, TX. He is rated highly by his patients. Areas of expertise for Dr. Mammen include heart failure, hypertension (high blood pressure), and coronary angioplasty (PTCA). Dr. Mammen'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. Mammen honors. Dr. Mammen welcomes new patients. He graduated from Government Medical College, Thiruvananthapuram.

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Relevant Interests: , heart failure

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 is an adult cardiology specialist in Houston, TX and Katy, TX. Dr. Mehta is a graduate of the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. His clinical interests include heart problems and cardiac catheterization. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is affiliated with Houston Methodist, Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital, and Memorial Hermann Memorial City Medical Center. Dr. Mehta has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , heart failure

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

Dr. John Y Sunew, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
1331 W Grand Parkway N; Suite 130
Katy, TX
 

Dr. John Sunew specializes in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology and practices in Houston, TX, Katy, TX, and Fulshear, TX. His areas of expertise include arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), heart failure, and heart valve disease. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Sunew attended SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at George Washington University Medical Center for residency. His professional affiliations include Houston Methodist, Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital, and Memorial Hermann Memorial City Medical Center. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , heart failure

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. She studied medicine at SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences. Dr. Volz completed her residency training at Duke University Medical Center. Her clinical interests encompass advanced heart failure. She takes Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. Her professional 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. 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 takes Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan. In addition to English, Dr. Nguyen speaks Vietnamese.

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Relevant Interests: , heart failure

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 area of specialization is general internal medicine. His areas of expertise include knee problems, prostate problems, and gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). Dr. Kalapatapu's professional affiliations include Houston Methodist and Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Kalapatapu takes. He has an open panel. He is a graduate of American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine.

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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.