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We found 10 providers with an interest in heart failure and who accept North Texas Healthcare Network near Plano, TX.

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

Dr. David Schwartz specializes in adult cardiology and adult pulmonology. His areas of expertise include the following: coronary angioplasty (PTCA), diagnostic cardiac catheterization, and carotid artery disease. He is affiliated with Legacy Heart Center, the University of Colorado Hospital (UCH), and the University Physicians. Dr. Schwartz studied medicine 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. Dr. Schwartz trained at Boston Medical Center for his residency. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Schwartz honors. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors.

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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 sees patients in Plano, TX. His medical specialties are adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. These areas are among his clinical interests: coronary angiogram, intensive care, and coronary angioplasty (PTCA). Dr. Waller is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health, Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Plano, and Cardiovascular Consultants. He is a graduate of the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He has an open panel.

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

Dr. Manuel Wilfrido Cruz, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
1100 Allied Drive
Plano, TX
 

Dr. Manuel Cruz is a physician who specializes in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. These areas are among his clinical interests: heart failure, hypertension (high blood pressure), and chest pain. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, United Healthcare Choice, United Healthcare HSA, and more. Dr. Cruz is a graduate of Boston University School of Medicine. Dr. Cruz is conversant in Spanish. His professional affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health and Advanced Heart Care.

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All Interests: Chest Pain, Hypertension, Heart Problems, Consultation, Heart Failure

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

Dr. Sarah Samaan's area of specialization is adult cardiology. The average patient rating for Dr. Samaan is 5.0 stars out of 5. These areas are among her clinical interests: coronary angioplasty (PTCA), diagnostic cardiac catheterization, and cardioversion. Dr. Samaan is affiliated with Legacy Heart Center. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. She is a graduate of Vanderbilt University School of Medicine. Dr. Samaan has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Samaan is conversant in Spanish.

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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. Dr. Shalek is a graduate of New York Medical College. His areas of expertise include the following: stent placement (stenting), coronary angioplasty (PTCA), and diagnostic cardiac catheterization. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. Dr. Shalek has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. He speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Legacy Heart Center.

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

Dr. Samuel Woolbert specializes in adult cardiology. These areas are among Dr. Woolbert's clinical interests: coronary angioplasty (PTCA), diagnostic cardiac catheterization, and cardioversion. He 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. Dr. Woolbert studied medicine at Louisiana State University School of Medicine in Shreveport. He has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors.

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

Dr. Philip Morales is a physician who specializes in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Morales include coronary angioplasty (PTCA), diagnostic cardiac catheterization, and cardioversion. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Morales accepts. He 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. 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 is a medical specialist in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. His areas of expertise include intra-aortic balloon pump (IABP), transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR), and percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI). Dr. Gopal is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. Before performing his residency at Henry Ford Hospital, Dr. Gopal attended Madras Medical College and Chengalpattu Medical College for medical school. Dr. Gopal is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health.

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

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

Dr. Marcus McKenzie specializes in adult cardiology and practices in Plano, TX. Areas of expertise for Dr. McKenzie include coronary angioplasty (PTCA), diagnostic cardiac catheterization, and cardioversion. He is affiliated with Legacy Heart Center. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at Sinai Hospital of Baltimore, Dr. McKenzie attended the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine.

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

Dr. Vishnu Kalidindi is a physician who specializes in adult cardiology, interventional cardiology, and nuclear cardiology. Dr. Kalidindi's areas of expertise include the following: holter monitoring, angioplasty, and heart attack. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. He is a graduate of All India Institute of Medical Sciences and Rangaraya Medical College and a graduate of Chicago Medical School's residency program. In addition to English, Dr. Kalidindi (or staff) speaks Telugu and Hindi. He is professionally affiliated with Centennial Medical Center and Baylor Scott & White Health.

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Relevant Interests: , heart failure

All Interests: Carotid Artery Stenting, Nuclear Stress Test, Hypertension, Heart Problems, Lung Problems, Stress ... (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.