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

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 areas of specialization are adult cardiology, interventional cardiology, and general internal medicine; he sees patients in Pearland, TX and Houston, TX. His areas of clinical interest consist of heart failure, heart valve disease, and coronary artery disease. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. Dr. Barker is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended Boston University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. Dr. Barker has received the distinction of Texas Rising Stars. He speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with Houston Methodist. He is open to new patients.

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

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

Dr. Palur Balakrishnan's medical specialty is adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. These areas are among Dr. Balakrishnan's clinical interests: high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia), angioplasty, and stroke. He is affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital, Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, and Houston Methodist. 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 in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Amerigroup Star, and more. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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

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 specializes in adult cardiology and general internal medicine. Dr. Chang's medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Chang include arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), heart failure, and heart valve disease. His average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is affiliated with Houston Methodist. Dr. Chang is open to new patients.

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

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

Dr. Craig Pratt's medical specialty is adult cardiology. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. These areas are among his clinical interests: renal angioplasty, mitral valve prolapse, and heart attack. Dr. Pratt is affiliated with Houston Methodist. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice. His practice is open to new patients. Dr. Pratt studied medicine at the University of California, Irvine, School of Medicine.

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

Dr. Miguel A 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 is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. Dr. Quinones attended medical school at the University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine. Dr. Quinones has a 5.0 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 has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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

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

Dr. L. Chebrolu's specialty is adult cardiology. Her areas of expertise include the following: arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), aortic aneurysm, and heart failure. She honors several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Before completing her residency at Albert Einstein Medical Center, Philadelphia, Dr. Chebrolu attended medical school at Guntur Medical College. She is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. Dr. Chebrolu has an open panel.

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

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

Dr. Sherif Nagueh specializes in adult cardiology and practices in Houston, TX and Pearland, TX. He is rated highly by his patients. Clinical interests for Dr. Nagueh include arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), mitral valve prolapse, and high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia). Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Nagueh accepts. Dr. Nagueh graduated from Cairo University, Kasr Al-Ainy Faculty of Medicine. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. His practice is open to new patients.

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