We found 5 providers with an interest in heart failure and who accept United Healthcare Bronze near Nassau Bay, TX.

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

Dr. Siddhartha Acharya specializes in adult cardiology. Clinical interests for Dr. Acharya include arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), mitral valve prolapse, and high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia). He has a 2.0 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. He graduated from Medical College Baroda. He is affiliated with Houston Methodist. Dr. Acharya is accepting 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 an adult cardiology and interventional cardiology specialist. Areas of expertise for Dr. Balakrishnan include high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia), angioplasty, and stroke. His professional affiliations include Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital, Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, and Houston Methodist. Dr. Balakrishnan is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star. He has an open panel. His education and training includes medical school at Kilpauk Medical College and Madras Medical College and residency at Metropolitan Hospital Center, New York and Saint Vincent Catholic Medical Centers.

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Dr. Malladi S Reddy, PhD, MD
Specializes in Other, Cardiology
2045 Space Park Drive; Suite 100/180
Nassau Bay, TX
 

Dr. Malladi Reddy is a specialist in cardiology (heart disease). He works in Nassau Bay, TX, Houston, TX, and Baytown, TX. These areas are among his clinical interests: arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), mitral valve prolapse, and high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia). He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. Dr. Reddy studied medicine at Osmania Medical College. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. Dr. Reddy welcomes new patients.

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

Dr. George Letsou is a physician who specializes in cardiac surgery and thoracic surgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Letsou include aortic valve replacement, heart attack, and mitral valve disease. Dr. Letsou's professional affiliations include Baylor Clinic, Houston Methodist, and Texas Heart Institute (THI). 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 open to new patients. Dr. Letsou graduated from Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons and then he performed his residency at Yale-New Haven Hospital.

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

Dr. Christine Le specializes in family medicine and general internal medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Le include diabetes, heart failure, and hypertension (high blood pressure). Her professional affiliations include Houston Methodist and Kelsey-Seybold Clinic - Tanglewood Clinic. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Le honors. She welcomes new patients. Dr. Le's education and training includes medical school at the University of Maryland School of Medicine and Touro University College of Osteopathic Medicine and residency at the University of Maryland Medical Center. Dr. Le (or staff) speaks Spanish and Vietnamese.

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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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