We found 7 providers with an interest in heart failure and who accept Aetna near Pearland, TX.

Dr. Palur V Balakrishnan, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
2211 E Broadway Street
Pearland, TX
 

Dr. Palur Balakrishnan's areas of specialization are adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. Dr. Balakrishnan's clinical interests include high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia), angioplasty, and stroke. He is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital, Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, and Houston Methodist. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Amerigroup Star, and more. Dr. Balakrishnan is accepting new patients. 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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All Interests: Invasive Cardiology, Hypertension, Ischemic Cardiomyopathy, Heart Problems, Angiogram, Diabetes, ... (Read more)

Dr. Colin Macleod Barker, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, General Internal Medicine, Interventional Cardiology
8520 W. Broadway Street; Suite 230
Pearland, TX
 

Dr. Colin Barker's medical specialty is adult cardiology, interventional cardiology, and general internal medicine. Dr. Barker's areas of clinical interest consist of heart failure, heart valve disease, and coronary artery disease. Patient ratings for Dr. Barker average 4.5 stars out of 5. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Boston University School of Medicine. He trained at Vanderbilt University Medical Center for residency. Dr. Barker has received the following distinction: Texas Rising Stars. Dr. Barker is conversant in Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. He is accepting new patients.

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All Interests: Stent, Heart Failure, Heart Valve Disease, Peripheral Vascular Disease, Coronary Artery Disease

Dr. Su-Min Min Chang, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, General Internal Medicine
8520 W. Broadway Street; Suite 230
Pearland, TX
 

Dr. Su-Min Chang's specialties are adult cardiology and general internal medicine. Dr. Chang's clinical interests include arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), heart failure, and heart valve disease. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Buenos Aires Faculty of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. Patient ratings for Dr. Chang average 5.0 stars out of 5. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice. He is accepting new patients.

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All Interests: Hypertension, Ischemic Cardiomyopathy, Heart Problems, Aneurysm, Arrhythmias, Atherosclerosis, High ... (Read more)

Dr. Craig Murdoch Pratt, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
8520 W. Broadway; Suite 230
Pearland, TX
 

Dr. Craig Pratt is an adult cardiology specialist. The average patient rating for Dr. Pratt is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Pratt's areas of expertise include the following: renal angioplasty, mitral valve prolapse, and heart attack. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, United Healthcare Choice, and more. He graduated from the University of California, Irvine, School of Medicine. He is affiliated with Houston Methodist. Dr. Pratt is accepting new patients.

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All Interests: Renal Angioplasty, Invasive Cardiology, Hypertension, Valvuloplasty, Ischemic Cardiomyopathy, Heart ... (Read more)

Dr. Miguel Adolfa Quinones, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
2950 Cullen Parkway; Suite 111
Pearland, TX
 

Dr. Miguel Quinones is an adult cardiology specialist in Houston, TX and Pearland, TX. His clinical interests include hypotension (low blood pressure), heart failure, and hypertension (high blood pressure). He has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Quinones is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Quinones is a graduate of the University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. Dr. Quinones's practice is open to new patients.

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All Interests: Hypertension, Ischemic Cardiomyopathy, Non-Invasive Cardiology, Heart Problems, Atherosclerosis, ... (Read more)

Dr. Sherif Fathalla Nagueh, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
8520 W. Broadway Street; Suite 230
Pearland, TX
 

Dr. Sherif Nagueh practices adult cardiology in Houston, TX and Pearland, TX. Clinical interests for Dr. Nagueh include arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), mitral valve prolapse, and high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia). His average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice. He attended medical school at Cairo University, Kasr Al-Ainy Faculty of Medicine. He is affiliated with Houston Methodist. Dr. Nagueh is accepting new patients.

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All Interests: Valvuloplasty, Ischemic Cardiomyopathy, Heart Problems, Heart Transplant, Arrhythmias, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Adult Cardiology
8520 W. Broadway Street; Suite 230
Pearland, TX
 

Dr. L. Chebrolu works as a cardiologist in Pearland, TX and Houston, TX. Clinical interests for Dr. Chebrolu include arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), aortic aneurysm, and heart failure. She accepts Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Chebrolu's education and training includes medical school at Guntur Medical College and residency at Albert Einstein Medical Center, Philadelphia. She is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. She welcomes new patients.

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All Interests: Heart Valve Disease, Hypertension, Preventive Care, Ischemic Cardiomyopathy, Non-Invasive ... (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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