We found 7 providers with an interest in heart problems and who accept Blue Advantage Silver HMO 003 near Kyle, TX.

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Dr. Clay A Cauthen, MA, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Advanced Heart Failure and Transplant Cardiology
1180 Seton Parkway; Suite 450
Kyle, TX
 

Dr. Clay Cauthen practices adult cardiology and advanced heart failure and transplant cardiology in Austin, TX and Kyle, TX. In his practice, Dr. Cauthen focuses on echocardiogram (echo) and cardiac catheterization. He is professionally affiliated with Seton Medical Center Austin, the University Medical Center Brackenridge, and Seton Southwest Hospital. After completing medical school at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Medicine, Dr. Cauthen performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Virginia. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and TriWest. Dr. Cauthen has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , advanced heart failure, diastolic heart failure, cardiomyopathy, systolic heart failure

All Interests: Cardiomyopathy, Obesity, Heart Transplant, Cancer, Pulmonary Hypertension, Echocardiogram, Advanced ... (Read more)

Dr. Sachin Mehta, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
1180 Seton Parkway; Suite 450
Kyle, TX
 

Dr. Sachin Mehta's areas of specialization are adult cardiology and interventional cardiology; he sees patients in Austin, TX, Kyle, TX, and Luling, TX. Dr. Mehta is especially interested in peripheral (arm or leg) angiogram and stent. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and TriWest are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Mehta honors. He is a graduate of SUNY Upstate Medical University. Dr. Mehta's training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with the University Medical Center Brackenridge, Seton Northwest Hospital, and Seton Southwest Hospital. Dr. Mehta welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), heart valve disease, coronary artery disease

All Interests: Peripheral Angiogram, Hypertension, Stress Testing, Stent, Arrhythmias, High Cholesterol, Heart ... (Read more)

Dr. Eric James Frischhertz, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Nuclear Medicine
1180 Seton Parkway; Suite 450
Kyle, TX
 

Dr. Eric Frischhertz, who practices in Kyle, TX, Bastrop, TX, and Austin, TX, is a medical specialist in adult cardiology and nuclear medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Frischhertz include heart problems, vascular imaging, and echocardiogram (echo). He is affiliated with the University Medical Center Brackenridge, Seton Southwest Hospital, and Seton Medical Center Hays. Dr. Frischhertz accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and TriWest, as well as other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. Dr. Frischhertz attended medical school at Tulane University School of Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , heart problems

All Interests: Vascular Imaging, Heart Problems, Consultation, Stress Testing, Echocardiogram, Pacemaker

Dr. Kamran Ahmed Shaikh, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Nuclear Cardiology
1180 Seton Parkway; Suite 450
Kyle, TX
 

Dr. Kamran Shaikh is a specialist in adult cardiology and nuclear cardiology. He works in Kyle, TX. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Shaikh include arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), holter monitoring, and diagnostic cardiac catheterization. Dr. Shaikh accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, TriWest, and more. He attended Baylor College of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. He is professionally affiliated with Dell Children's Medical Center of Central Texas, the University Medical Center Brackenridge, and Seton Northwest Hospital. Dr. Shaikh's practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), congenital heart disease

All Interests: Diagnostic Cardiac Catheterization, Stress Testing, Arrhythmias, Holter Monitoring, Echocardiogram, ... (Read more)

Dr. Kristopher "kris" M. Heinzman, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology
1180 Seton Parkway; Suite 450
Kyle, TX
 

Dr. Kristopher Heinzman specializes in adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm) and practices in Austin, TX, Round Rock, TX, and Kyle, TX. He is a graduate of the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. Dr. Heinzman's training includes a residency program at Parkland Health & Hospital System. His areas of expertise include heart problems. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, TriWest, and more. His hospital/clinic affiliations include the University Medical Center Brackenridge, Seton Northwest Hospital, and Seton Southwest Hospital. Dr. Heinzman is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , heart problems

All Interests: Heart Problems, Electrophysiological Study

Anna R Samuel, MS
1180 Seton Parkway; Suite 450
Kyle, TX
 

Ms. Anna Samuel (or staff) is conversant in Hindi and Malayalam. She is professionally affiliated with Seton Healthcare Family. Ms. Samuel takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO.

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Relevant Interests: , heart problems, heart failure

All Interests: Heart Problems, Heart Failure

Tiphany Price, MS, BS
1180 Seton Parkway; Suite 450
Kyle, TX
 

Ms. Tiphany Price's clinical interests include cardiac (heart) stress testing. She is affiliated with Seton Healthcare Family. She honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO.

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Relevant Interests: , heart problems, heart failure, coronary artery disease

All Interests: Heart Problems, Cardiac Stress Testing, Peripheral Vascular Disease, Heart Failure, Coronary Artery ... (Read more)

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What are Heart Problems?

The heart is one of the most important organs in the body. This smooth muscle expands and contracts rhythmically our entire lifetime, pumping blood to our lungs and then to every other cell in our body. When heart problems occur, it becomes difficult for the body to get the nutrients and oxygen it needs via the blood. So while there are a variety of illnesses and disorders that affect the heart, most of them make you feel weak, tired, and short of breath. The most common heart conditions include heart disease, angina, arrhythmia, and valve disorders.

Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States for both men and women. This includes coronary artery disease, heart attacks, congestive heart failure, and congenital heart disease. Some conditions, such as genetics, cannot be controlled. But there are many other things you can do to lower your risk for heart disease. Controlling high blood pressure and cholesterol levels, reducing or stopping smoking, exercising more and losing weight if needed, and eating a diet low in sodium can all protect your heart.

Angina is a squeezing type of chest pain that happens when the muscles around your heart don’t get enough oxygen. It can be regular or infrequent. Usually, angina is caused by coronary heart disease. However, not all chest pain is angina. Chest pain can also be caused by a lung infection or panic attack, for example, so it is important to have any sudden pain checked.

Arrhythmia is the word for when the heart beats too fast, too slow, or irregularly with skipped beats. It can feel frightening, and depending on the type it can be dangerous, but in most cases arrhythmia is not serious and can be treated. It is very common, especially in older adults.

Heart valve problems can happen in any one of the the heart’s four valves that keep blood flowing where it needs to go. Babies can be born with problems in their heart valves, or valves can be damaged by infections. The valves can stiffen and become less mobile, or they can stop closing properly and ‘leak’ when the heart beats. Valve problems can usually be repaired surgically.
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