We found 5 providers with an interest in heart failure and who accept Humana Bronze 4850/Houston HMOx near Katy, TX.

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

Dr. Anil Odhav is an adult cardiology specialist. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Tennessee, Dr. Odhav attended medical school at the University of Zambia School of Medicine. These areas are among his clinical interests: arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), mitral valve prolapse, and high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia). On average, patients gave Dr. Odhav a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist, Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital, and Memorial Hermann Memorial City Medical Center. Dr. Odhav welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , heart failure

All Interests: Hypertension, Heart Problems, Surgical Procedures, Angiogram, Aortic Aneurysm, Arrhythmias, High ... (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 is an adult cardiology and interventional cardiology specialist in Houston, TX and Katy, TX. Dr. Mammen graduated from Government Medical College, Thiruvananthapuram. His clinical interests include heart failure, hypertension (high blood pressure), and coronary angioplasty (PTCA). The average patient rating for Dr. Mammen is 4.0 stars out of 5. He accepts 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. Mammen's practice 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 sees patients in Houston, TX and Katy, TX. His medical specialty is adult cardiology. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Mehta include heart problems and cardiac catheterization. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Houston Methodist, Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital, and Memorial Hermann Memorial City Medical Center. He is a graduate of the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Mehta's practice is open to new patients.

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All Interests: Hypertension, Heart Problems, Heart Failure, Chest Pain, Preventive Cardiology, Coronary ... (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 medical specialty is general practice, adult cardiology, and interventional cardiology. In her practice, Dr. Volz focuses on advanced heart failure. Dr. Volz is in-network for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. She attended SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences for medical school and subsequently trained at Duke University Medical Center for residency. She is professionally affiliated with 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 is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Nguyen is a graduate of the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed 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

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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.