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Dr. Siddhartha Arjundeva Acharya, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
18300 St. John Drive
Nassau Bay, TX
 

Dr. Siddhartha Acharya's areas of specialization are adult cardiology and interventional cardiology; he sees patients in Texas City, TX, Friendswood, TX, and Nassau Bay, TX. Clinical interests for Dr. Acharya include arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), mitral valve prolapse, and high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia). He is affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital and Houston Methodist. Dr. Acharya obtained his medical school training at Medical College Baroda and performed his residency at Jamaica Hospital Medical Center. He has a 2.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Amerigroup Star, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Acharya honors. He is open to new patients.

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Dr. Palur V Balakrishnan, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
18300 St. John Drive
Nassau Bay, TX
 

Dr. Palur Balakrishnan is a specialist in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. He works in Houston, TX, Nassau Bay, TX, and Pasadena, TX. His areas of expertise include high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia), angioplasty, and stroke. Dr. Balakrishnan is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star. He is a graduate of Kilpauk Medical College and Madras Medical College. His residency was performed at Metropolitan Hospital Center, New York and Saint Vincent Catholic Medical Centers. Dr. Balakrishnan is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital, Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, and Houston Methodist. He welcomes new patients.

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Dr. Malladi Sudhakar Reddy, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Other
2045 Space Park Drive; Suite 180
Nassau Bay, TX
 

Dr. Malladi Reddy specializes in adult cardiology. Clinical interests for Dr. Reddy include arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), mitral valve prolapse, and high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia). 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. He graduated from Osmania Medical College. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. Dr. Reddy's practice is open to new patients.

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Dr. Fayez Hussin Jahed Hadidi, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Other
17625 El Camino Real; Suite 250
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Fayez Hadidi is an adult cardiology specialist. Patient ratings for Dr. Hadidi average 3.5 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include the following: arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia), and angioplasty. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Workers' Compensation are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Hadidi honors. He is accepting new patients. He graduated from the University of Damascus Faculty of Medicine.

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Dr. George Vasilios Letsou, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, General Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
18300 St. John Drive
Nassau Bay, TX
 

Dr. George Letsou specializes in cardiac surgery, general surgery, and thoracic surgery and practices in Houston, TX, Nassau Bay, TX, and Baytown, TX. Clinical interests for Dr. Letsou include aortic valve replacement, heart attack, and mitral valve disease. Dr. Letsou's hospital/clinic affiliations include Baylor Clinic, Houston Methodist, and Texas Heart Institute (THI). He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. Dr. Letsou welcomes new patients. He is a graduate of Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons. His medical residency was performed at Yale-New Haven Hospital.

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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.
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