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We found 21 providers with an interest in heart failure and who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze near Plano, TX.

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

Dr. David Schwartz's areas of specialization are adult cardiology and adult pulmonology. His clinical interests include coronary angioplasty (PTCA), diagnostic cardiac catheterization, and carotid artery disease. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Legacy Heart Center, the University of Colorado Hospital (UCH), and the University Physicians. Dr. Schwartz's education and training includes medical school at 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 residency at Boston Medical Center. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Schwartz takes. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , heart failure

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

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

Dr. Thomas Waller practices adult cardiology and interventional cardiology in Plano, TX. His clinical interests include coronary angiogram, intensive care, and coronary angioplasty (PTCA). He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Waller is a graduate of the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. Dr. Waller's hospital/clinic affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health, Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Plano, and Cardiovascular Consultants. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , heart failure

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 specializes in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology and practices in Plano, TX. Dr. Kennedy is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. His areas of expertise include the following: stent placement (stenting), coronary angioplasty (PTCA), and diagnostic cardiac catheterization. He is affiliated with Legacy Heart Center. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Kennedy takes. Dr. Kennedy is a graduate of the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. He completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Alabama. He has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. He speaks Spanish.

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

Dr. M. Karim's medical specialty is adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University, Dr. Karim attended medical school at Dow Medical College. Clinical interests for Dr. Karim include coronary angiogram, pacemaker implantation, and coronary angioplasty (PTCA). He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Karim (or staff) speaks Urdu, Telugu, and Hindi. He is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health and Medical Center of McKinney.

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Relevant Interests: , heart failure

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

Dr. Jose Francisio Rivera Guerrero, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
4700 Alliance Boulevard
Plano, TX
 

Dr. Jose Rivera is a specialist in adult cardiology. He works in Plano, TX. His areas of expertise include coronary angioplasty (PTCA), diagnostic cardiac catheterization, and cardioversion. Dr. Rivera is professionally affiliated with Legacy Heart Center. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Rivera graduated from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at Temple University Hospital. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish.

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All Interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Cardiomyopathy, Nuclear Stress Test, Hypertension, Abdominal Problems, Stent ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Sarah Samaan is a specialist in adult cardiology. Dr. Samaan is rated highly by her patients. Her areas of expertise include coronary angioplasty (PTCA), diagnostic cardiac catheterization, and cardioversion. She is professionally affiliated with Legacy Heart Center. She takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. Dr. Samaan graduated from Vanderbilt University School of Medicine. She has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Samaan is conversant in Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , heart failure

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

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

Dr. Biren Parikh, who practices in Garland, TX and Richardson, TX, is a medical specialist in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Parikh include angina, angioplasty, and cardioversion. Dr. Parikh is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He is a graduate of Stony Brook University Medical Center, School of Medicine. Dr. Parikh has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Rising Stars. Dr. Parikh (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish, Gujarati, and Hindi.

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Relevant Interests: , heart failure

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

Dr. Radhakrishnan Govindan Nair, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
4700 Alliance Boulevard
Plano, TX
 

Dr. Radhakrishnan Nair is an adult cardiology specialist. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Clinical interests for Dr. Nair include coronary angioplasty (PTCA), diagnostic cardiac catheterization, and cardioversion. He is professionally affiliated with Legacy Heart Center. He attended medical school at Government Medical College, Thiruvananthapuram. Dr. Nair takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , heart failure

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

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

Dr. Marc Shalek is an adult cardiology specialist in Plano, TX. Clinical interests for Dr. Shalek include stent placement (stenting), coronary angioplasty (PTCA), and diagnostic cardiac catheterization. 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 a graduate of New York Medical College. Dr. Shalek has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. He is conversant in Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Legacy Heart Center.

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Relevant Interests: , heart failure

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

Dr. Samuel Carlin Woolbert, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
4700 Alliance Boulevard
Plano, TX
 

Dr. Samuel Woolbert's area of specialization is adult cardiology. His areas of expertise include the following: coronary angioplasty (PTCA), diagnostic cardiac catheterization, and cardioversion. He is affiliated with Legacy Heart Center. Dr. Woolbert studied medicine at Louisiana State University School of Medicine in Shreveport. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Woolbert has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , heart failure

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Dr. David A Rawitscher, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
4700 Alliance Boulevard
Plano, TX
 

Dr. David Rawitscher practices adult cardiology. He has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. His clinical interests include coronary angioplasty (PTCA), heart attack, and diagnostic cardiac catheterization. Dr. Rawitscher honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. Dr. Rawitscher is a graduate of the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. He has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with Legacy Heart Center.

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Relevant Interests: , heart failure

All Interests: Diabetes Management, Nuclear Stress Test, Hypertension, Abdominal Problems, Stent Placement, Heart ... (Read more)

Dr. Sahil Bakshi, MD, DO
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
4700 Alliance Boulevard
Plano, TX
 

Dr. Sahil Bakshi sees patients in Plano, TX. His medical specialty is adult cardiology. His clinical interests include coronary angioplasty (PTCA), diagnostic cardiac catheterization, and cardioversion. He is affiliated with Legacy Heart Center. Dr. Bakshi is a graduate of Oklahoma State University Center for Health Sciences, College of Osteopathic Medicine and a graduate of Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas' residency program. Dr. Bakshi accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , heart failure

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

Dr. Philip Andrew Morales, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
4700 Alliance Boulevard
Plano, TX
 

Dr. Philip Morales is an adult cardiology and interventional cardiology specialist in Plano, TX. His areas of expertise include the following: coronary angioplasty (PTCA), diagnostic cardiac catheterization, and cardioversion. Dr. Morales is affiliated with Legacy Heart Center. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. He attended Weill Cornell Medical College for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio for residency.

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Relevant Interests: , heart failure

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

Dr. Waenard Livingston Miller Jr., MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
1100 Allied Drive
Plano, TX
 

Dr. Waenard Miller's specialty is adult cardiology. He is rated highly by his patients. Dr. Miller's clinical interests include coronary angioplasty (PTCA), diagnostic cardiac catheterization, and cardioversion. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. He studied medicine at the University of South Carolina School of Medicine and Medical University of South Carolina College of Medicine. Dr. Miller has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. He is affiliated with Legacy Heart Center.

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Relevant Interests: , heart failure

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

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

Dr. Ambarish Gopal works as an adult cardiologist and interventional cardiologist in Plano, TX. He studied medicine at Madras Medical College and Chengalpattu Medical College. For his residency, Dr. Gopal trained at Henry Ford Hospital. Dr. Gopal's areas of expertise include the following: intra-aortic balloon pump (IABP), transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR), and percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI). He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. He is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health.

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Relevant Interests: , heart failure

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

Dr. Marcus McKenzie is a cardiologist. He studied medicine at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. McKenzie completed a residency program at Sinai Hospital of Baltimore. Areas of expertise for Dr. McKenzie include coronary angioplasty (PTCA), diagnostic cardiac catheterization, and cardioversion. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. Dr. McKenzie is affiliated with Legacy Heart Center.

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Relevant Interests: , heart failure

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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.