We found 6 providers with an interest in heart failure and who accept United Healthcare Bronze near Nassau Bay, TX.

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

Dr. Siddhartha Acharya is a specialist in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. He works in Texas City, TX, Friendswood, TX, and Nassau Bay, TX. He attended Medical College Baroda and then went on to complete his residency at Jamaica Hospital Medical Center. Dr. Acharya's areas of expertise include arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), mitral valve prolapse, and high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia). His average patient rating is 2.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Amerigroup Star, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. He is affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital and Houston Methodist. Dr. Acharya welcomes 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 works as an adult cardiologist and interventional cardiologist. These areas are among his clinical interests: high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia), angioplasty, and stroke. Dr. Balakrishnan honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star, in addition to other insurance carriers. He obtained his medical school training at Kilpauk Medical College and Madras Medical College and performed his residency at Metropolitan Hospital Center, New York and Saint Vincent Catholic Medical Centers. He is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital, Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, and Houston Methodist. Dr. Balakrishnan's practice is open to new patients.

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

Dr. Malladi Reddy's area of specialization is adult cardiology. Dr. Reddy is a graduate of Osmania Medical College. 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, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is affiliated with Houston Methodist. He has an open panel.

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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. Dr. Hadidi's clinical interests include arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia), and angioplasty. He has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Workers' Compensation, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Hadidi studied medicine at the University of Damascus Faculty of Medicine. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. He is open to new patients.

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All Interests: Hypertension, Heart Problems, Aneurysm, Angiogram, Aortic Aneurysm, Cardiac Rehabilitation ... (Read more)

Dr. Christine Huong Le, MD, DO
Specializes in Family Medicine, General Internal Medicine
18300 St. John Drive
Nassau Bay, TX
 

Dr. Christine Le sees patients in Houston, TX and Nassau Bay, TX. Her medical specialties are family medicine and general internal medicine. She attended the University of Maryland School of Medicine and Touro University College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at the University of Maryland Medical Center for residency. Clinical interests for Dr. Le include diabetes, heart failure, and hypertension (high blood pressure). She is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. Dr. Le (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and Vietnamese. She is affiliated with Houston Methodist. Dr. Le's practice is open to new patients.

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

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All Interests: Heart Bypass Surgery, Lung Biopsy, Beating Heart Coronary Bypass Surgery, Lung Tumor Resection, ... (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.
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