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We found 5 providers with an interest in heart failure and who accept PacifiCare near Katy, TX.

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

Dr. Anil Odhav's medical specialty is adult cardiology. Patient ratings for Dr. Odhav average 4.5 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Odhav include arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), mitral valve prolapse, and high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia). Dr. Odhav's professional affiliations include Houston Methodist, Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital, and Memorial Hermann Memorial City Medical Center. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. Dr. Odhav 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. 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 cardiologist and interventional cardiologist. Dr. Mammen attended medical school at Government Medical College, Thiruvananthapuram. Areas of expertise for Dr. Mammen include heart failure, hypertension (high blood pressure), and coronary angioplasty (PTCA). His 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. Dr. Mammen's hospital/clinic 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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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 specialty is adult cardiology. He is especially interested in heart problems and cardiac catheterization. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Mehta is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. 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 has an open panel.

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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 and Katy, TX. Areas of expertise for Dr. Sunew include arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), heart failure, and heart valve disease. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Sunew takes. He attended SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at George Washington University Medical Center. His professional affiliations include Houston Methodist, Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital, and Memorial Hermann Memorial City Medical Center. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Sunew's office for an appointment.

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All Interests: Invasive Cardiology, Heart Problems, Arrhythmias, Heart Failure, Heart Valve Disease, Heart Attack, ... (Read more)

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. Dr. Kalapatapu's areas of expertise include the following: knee problems, prostate problems, and gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Kalapatapu takes. He is a graduate of American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist and Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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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.