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We found 9 providers with an interest in heart failure and who accept Humana Premier near Katy, TX.

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

Dr. Irfan Iftikhar works as a cardiologist and interventional cardiologist. Clinical interests for Dr. Iftikhar include arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), heart failure, and aortic aneurysm. The average patient rating for Dr. Iftikhar is 4.0 stars out of 5. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star. Dr. Iftikhar's education and training includes medical school at Dow Medical College and residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. He has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist and Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital. Dr. Iftikhar has an open panel.

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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 specializes in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. Clinical interests for Dr. Haas include heart failure, hypertension (high blood pressure), and high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia). He is affiliated with Houston Methodist, Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital, and Memorial Hermann Memorial City Medical Center. He is a graduate of Western University of Health Sciences, College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific. For his professional training, Dr. Haas completed a residency program at Mayo Clinic. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. He is accepting 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 is a medical specialist in adult cardiology. Dr. Odhav's average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Odhav include arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), mitral valve prolapse, and high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia). He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist, Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital, and Memorial Hermann Memorial City Medical Center. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. After attending the University of Zambia School of Medicine, Dr. Odhav completed his residency training 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. George P Mammen, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
1331 W Grand Parkway N; Suite 130
Katy, TX
 

Dr. George Mammen is a cardiologist and interventional cardiologist. He graduated from Government Medical College, Thiruvananthapuram. Areas of expertise for Dr. Mammen include heart failure, hypertension (high blood pressure), and coronary angioplasty (PTCA). Dr. Mammen's average rating from his patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, United Healthcare Choice, and more. He is affiliated with Houston Methodist, Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital, and Memorial Hermann Memorial City Medical Center. Dr. Mammen has an open panel.

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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 is a cardiologist in Houston, TX and Katy, TX. Dr. Mehta is a graduate of the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Mehta include heart problems and cardiac catheterization. He has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice. Dr. Mehta is professionally affiliated with 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, Heart Failure, Chest Pain, Preventive Cardiology, Coronary ... (Read more)

Dr. Pareshkumar Kashiram 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 in Houston, TX and Katy, TX. Areas of expertise for Dr. Patel include heart failure, hypertension (high blood pressure), and high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia). Dr. Patel's professional affiliations include Houston Methodist, Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital, and Memorial Hermann Memorial City Medical Center. He attended the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine for residency. He honors Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , heart failure

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's specialties are adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. His areas of expertise include the following: arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), heart failure, and heart valve disease. Dr. Sunew honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. He graduated from SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine and then he performed his residency at George Washington University Medical Center. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Houston Methodist, Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital, and Memorial Hermann Memorial City Medical Center. He has an open panel.

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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 areas of specialization are general practice, adult cardiology, and interventional cardiology; she sees patients in Houston, TX and Katy, TX. Her clinical interests include advanced heart failure. Dr. Volz is affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital, Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, and Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital. She is in-network for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Volz studied medicine at SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences. For her professional training, Dr. Volz completed a residency program at Duke University Medical Center.

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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 specialty is general internal medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Kalapatapu include knee problems, prostate problems, and gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). Dr. Kalapatapu's professional affiliations include Houston Methodist and Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital. He graduated from American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, United Healthcare Choice, and more. Dr. Kalapatapu welcomes 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.