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We found 7 providers with an interest in heart problems and who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas near Pasadena, TX.

Dr. Anne Hamilton Dougherty, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology
11476 Space Center Boulevard; Suite 100
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Anne Dougherty specializes in adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm) and practices in Houston, TX. These areas are among her clinical interests: electrophysiological (EP) study and atrial fibrillation. Dr. Dougherty is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. She graduated from the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. Dr. Dougherty's residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston.

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Relevant Interests: , arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), atrial fibrillation

All Interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Arrhythmias, Electrophysiological Study

Dr. Palur V Balakrishnan, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
4102 Woodlawn; Suite 110
Pasadena, TX
 

Dr. Palur Balakrishnan works as an adult cardiologist and interventional cardiologist in Houston, TX, Nassau Bay, TX, and Pasadena, TX. Dr. Balakrishnan's areas of expertise include the following: high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia), angioplasty, and stroke. He is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital, Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, and Houston Methodist. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star, as well as other insurance carriers. He is accepting new patients. Dr. Balakrishnan attended Kilpauk Medical College and Madras Medical College for medical school and subsequently trained at Metropolitan Hospital Center, New York and Saint Vincent Catholic Medical Centers for residency.

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Relevant Interests: , heart problems, heart failure, heart attack, mitral valve disease, coronary artery disease, ischemic cardiomyopathy

All Interests: Invasive Cardiology, Hypertension, Ischemic Cardiomyopathy, Heart Problems, Angiogram, Diabetes, ... (Read more)

Dr. Julia Vladimirovna Adrogue, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
11476 Space Center Boulevard; 11476 Space Center Boulevard
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Julia Adrogue's medical specialty is adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. On average, patients gave Dr. Adrogue a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Adrogue include coronary artery disease and angiogram (angiography). Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Adrogue accepts. She is a graduate of Moscow Medical Stomatological Institute. Dr. Adrogue's hospital/clinic affiliations include Houston Methodist and the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth). She is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , heart problems, coronary artery disease

All Interests: Heart Problems, Angiogram, Coronary Artery Disease

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Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
3337 Plainview; Building B
Pasadena, TX
 

Dr. Michael Sweeney's specialties are cardiac surgery and thoracic surgery. Patient ratings for Dr. Sweeney average 3.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Sweeney include aortic aneurysm, biopsy, and mitral valve disease. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. He graduated from Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Sweeney has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , heart problems, heart valve disease, mitral valve disease

All Interests: Valvuloplasty, Lung Tumor Resection, Heart Problems, Aneurysm, Thoracic Surgery Procedures, Aortic ... (Read more)

Dr. Mohammad Madjid, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
11452 Space Ctr Boulevard
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Mohammad Madjid practices adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. Dr. Madjid's areas of expertise include atherosclerosis and research. He takes Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. He attended medical school at Tehran University of Medical Sciences. His training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Madjid's hospital/clinic affiliations include Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital and Texas Heart Institute (THI).

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Relevant Interests: , coronary artery disease

All Interests: Research, Coronary Angioplasty, Heart Stent Placement, Atherosclerosis, High Cholesterol, Coronary ... (Read more)

Dr. Suresh Kumar Rajendran, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
4211 Fairmont Parkway
Pasadena, TX
 

Dr. Suresh Rajendran's area of specialization is adult gastroenterology. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star. He graduated from Christian Medical College, Ludhiana. Dr. Rajendran (or staff) is conversant in Spanish, Vietnamese, and Hindi. He is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , heart problems

All Interests: Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Burns, Heart Problems, Colon Cancer, Ulcers, Therapeutic Endoscopy, ... (Read more)

Dr. Francisco Roberto Maislos, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
7109 B Lawndale
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Francisco Maislos' area of specialization is adult cardiology. His average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Maislos attended National University of Cordoba Faculty of Medical Sciences for medical school and subsequently trained at Memorial Hospital of Rhode Island and Sinai Hospital of Detroit for residency. Dr. Maislos is affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , heart attack, coronary artery disease

All Interests: Hypertension, Diabetes, Heart Attack, Stress Management, Coronary Artery Disease

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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.