We found 24 providers with an interest in heart failure and who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze near Plano, TX.

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Dr. David A Schwartz, MPH, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Adult Pulmonology, Preventive Medicine
1100 Allied Drive
Plano, TX
 

Dr. David Schwartz's specialties are adult cardiology, adult pulmonology, and preventive medicine. His clinical interests include coronary angioplasty (PTCA), diagnostic cardiac catheterization, and carotid artery disease. Dr. Schwartz is affiliated with Legacy Heart Center, the University of Colorado Health (UCHealth), and CU Medicine. He is a graduate of the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine and the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), School of Medicine and a graduate of Boston Medical Center's residency program. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. Dr. Schwartz has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors.

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All Interests: Cardiomyopathy, Nuclear Stress Test, Consultative Cardiology, Hypertension, Abdominal Aortic ... (Read more)

Dr. Thomas Allen Waller, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
1100 Allied Drive
Plano, TX
 

Dr. Thomas Waller specializes in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. Clinical interests for Dr. Waller include coronary angiogram, intensive care, and coronary angioplasty (PTCA). Dr. Waller is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. He is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health, Texas Health Plano, and Cardiovascular Consultants. His practice is open to new patients.

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All Interests: Cardiomyopathy, Cardiac Stress Testing, Nuclear Stress Test, Stress Echo, Consultative Cardiology, ... (Read more)

Dr. Patrick Lee Kennedy, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
1100 Allied Drive
Plano, TX
 

Dr. Patrick Kennedy works as a cardiologist and interventional cardiologist in Plano, TX. His areas of expertise include stent placement (stenting), coronary angioplasty (PTCA), and diagnostic cardiac catheterization. Dr. Kennedy's average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and Gujarat University and performed his residency at Monmouth Medical Center. He has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Kennedy is conversant in Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Legacy Heart Center.

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Dr. Hema L Korlakunta, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
1100 Allied Drive
Plano, TX
 

Dr. Hema Korlakunta is a physician who specializes in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. These areas are among her clinical interests: arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), heart failure, and coronary artery disease. She takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Before performing her residency at Mayo Clinic and a hospital affiliated with Creighton University, Dr. Korlakunta attended Osmania Medical College for medical school. In addition to English, Dr. Korlakunta (or staff) speaks Telugu and Hindi. She is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health, Texas Health Denton, and Medical City Lewisville. Dr. Korlakunta welcomes new patients.

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All Interests: Arrhythmias, Heart Failure, Coronary Artery Disease

Dr. Marcus Edward McKenzie, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
4700 Alliance Boulevard
Plano, TX
 

Dr. Marcus McKenzie is a specialist in adult cardiology. Dr. McKenzie attended the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Sinai Hospital of Baltimore for residency. Areas of expertise for Dr. McKenzie include coronary angioplasty (PTCA), diagnostic cardiac catheterization, and cardioversion. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. Dr. McKenzie is professionally affiliated with Legacy Heart Center.

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All Interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Cardiomyopathy, Nuclear Stress Test, Consultative Cardiology, Hypertension, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
4700 Alliance Boulevard
Plano, TX
 

Dr. Steven Kindsvater practices adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. Clinical interests for Dr. Kindsvater include arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), permanent pacemaker implantation, and heart failure. His professional affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health and Gulf Coast Veterans Health Care System. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Wilford Hall Medical Center.

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All Interests: Permanent Pacemaker Implantation, Vascular Surgery Procedures, Heart Problems, Peripheral Vascular ... (Read more)

Dr. Vishnu Varma Kalidindi, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology, Other
1100 Allied Drive
Plano, TX
 

Dr. Vishnu Kalidindi is an adult cardiologist and interventional cardiologist. Areas of expertise for Dr. Kalidindi include holter monitoring, carotid artery stenting, and angioplasty. Dr. Kalidindi is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from All India Institute of Medical Sciences and Rangaraya Medical College and then he performed his residency at Chicago Medical School. Dr. Kalidindi (or staff) is conversant in Telugu, Spanish, and Gujarati. Dr. Kalidindi's hospital/clinic affiliations include Centennial Medical Center and Baylor Scott & White Health.

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All Interests: Nuclear Stress Test, Hypertension, Heart Problems, Lung Problems, Stress Testing, Stent, Transient ... (Read more)

Dr. Larry C Moore, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
1100 Allied Drive
Plano, TX
 

Dr. Larry Moore is a specialist in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. He is a graduate of the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with Louisiana State University for residency. Clinical interests for Dr. Moore include heart failure and ischemic cardiomyopathy. He is rated highly by his patients. Dr. Moore is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health and Lake Pointe Medical Center.

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All Interests: Ischemic Cardiomyopathy, Heart Failure

Dr. Biren H Parikh, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
2821 East President George Bush Hig; Suite 506
Richardson, TX
 

Dr. Biren Parikh works as an adult cardiologist and interventional cardiologist in Garland, TX and Richardson, TX. Dr. Parikh (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish, Gujarati, and Hindi. Areas of expertise for Dr. Parikh include angina, angioplasty, and cardioversion. Dr. Parikh is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health. Dr. Parikh studied medicine at Stony Brook University Medical Center, School of Medicine. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Parikh takes. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Rising Stars.

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All Interests: Hypertension, Heart Problems, Consultation, Stress Testing, Tachycardia, Arrhythmias, Heart ... (Read more)

Dr. Phillip A Morales, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
4700 Alliance Boulevard
Plano, TX
 

Dr. Philip Morales, who practices in Plano, TX, is a medical specialist in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. Dr. Morales studied medicine at Weill Cornell Medical College. For his residency, Dr. Morales trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. Clinical interests for Dr. Morales include coronary angioplasty (PTCA), diagnostic cardiac catheterization, and cardioversion. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is professionally affiliated with Legacy Heart Center.

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All Interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Cardiomyopathy, Nuclear Stress Test, Consultative Cardiology, Hypertension, ... (Read more)

Dr. Sarah A Samaan, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
4700 Alliance Boulevard
Plano, TX
 

Dr. Sarah Samaan, who practices in Plano, TX, is a medical specialist in adult cardiology. Dr. Samaan's areas of expertise include coronary angioplasty (PTCA), diagnostic cardiac catheterization, and cardioversion. Patient ratings for Dr. Samaan average 5.0 stars out of 5. She takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. She studied medicine at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine. Dr. Samaan has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish. She is affiliated with Legacy Heart Center.

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All Interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Cardiomyopathy, Nuclear Stress Test, Consultative Cardiology, Hypertension, ... (Read more)

Dr. David W Prewitt, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
4700 Alliance Boulevard
Plano, TX
 

Dr. David Prewitt sees patients in Plano, TX and McKinney, TX. His medical specialties are adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. His areas of expertise include coronary angioplasty (PTCA), diagnostic cardiac catheterization, and cardioversion. Dr. Prewitt is professionally affiliated with Legacy Heart Center. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. Before completing his residency at Barnes-Jewish Hospital, Dr. Prewitt attended medical school at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. Dr. Prewitt has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , heart failure

All Interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Cardiomyopathy, Nuclear Stress Test, Consultative Cardiology, Hypertension, ... (Read more)

Dr. Asad Asad Karim, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology, Other
1100 Allied Drive
Plano, TX
 

Dr. M. Karim is a medical specialist in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. Dr. Karim's areas of expertise include the following: coronary angiogram, pacemaker implantation, and coronary angioplasty (PTCA). His hospital/clinic affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health and Medical City McKinney (MCM). He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. After attending Dow Medical College for medical school, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. Dr. Karim (or staff) speaks the following languages: Urdu, Telugu, and Hindi.

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All Interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Diabetes Management, Women's Heart Disease, Cardiomyopathy, Cardiac Stress ... (Read more)

Dr. Ambarish Gopal, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
1100 Allied Drive
Plano, TX
 

Dr. Ambarish Gopal practices adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. These areas are among his clinical interests: intra-aortic balloon pump (IABP), transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR), and diagnostic cardiac catheterization. He is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health. Dr. Gopal is a graduate of Madras Medical College and Chengalpattu Medical College. He completed his residency training at Henry Ford Hospital. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold.

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All Interests: Intra-Aortic Balloon Pump, Mitral Stenosis, Aortic Stenosis, Research, Hemodialysis Access ... (Read more)

Dr. Marc S Shalek, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
4700 Alliance Boulevard
Plano, TX
 

Dr. Marc Shalek's specialty is adult cardiology. Dr. Shalek's clinical interests include stent placement (stenting), coronary angioplasty (PTCA), and diagnostic cardiac catheterization. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Emory University, Dr. Shalek attended New York Medical College for medical school. He has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Shalek is professionally affiliated with Legacy Heart Center.

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All Interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Cardiomyopathy, Nuclear Stress Test, Consultative Cardiology, Hypertension, ... (Read more)

Dr. David A Rawitscher, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Advanced Heart Failure and Transplant Cardiology
4700 Alliance Boulevard
Plano, TX
 

Dr. David Rawitscher specializes in adult cardiology and advanced heart failure and transplant cardiology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Rawitscher include coronary angioplasty (PTCA), heart attack, and diagnostic cardiac catheterization. He is professionally affiliated with Legacy Heart Center. Before performing his residency at the University of Chicago Medical Center, Dr. Rawitscher attended the University of Texas Medical School at Houston for medical school. He is rated highly by his patients. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Rawitscher has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors.

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All Interests: Diabetes Management, Nuclear Stress Test, Hypertension, Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm, Stent Placement, ... (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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