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We found 3 providers with an interest in heart problems and who accept Medicare Assignment near Plano, TX.

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Specializes in Pediatric Cardiology, Other
6124 W Parker Rd Mob; 3 Suite 532
Plano, TX

Dr. Tracy Laird is a specialist in pediatric cardiology. She works in Dallas, TX, Waxahachie, TX, and Tyler, TX. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Laird honors. After completing medical school at Tulane University School of Medicine, she performed her residency at Texas Children's Hospital. Dr. Laird has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Laird is affiliated with Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Allen, Texas Health Arlington Memorial Hospital, and Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas. She has an open panel.

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All Interests: Heart Problems

Dr. Faisal Wahid, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
1100 Allied Drive
Plano, TX

Dr. Faisal Wahid is a cardiologist and interventional cardiologist in McKinney, TX and Plano, TX. The average patient rating for Dr. Wahid is 4.0 stars out of 5. In his practice, Dr. Wahid focuses on consultative cardiology, heart problems, and angioplasty. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. He is a graduate of Liaquat University of Medical and Health Sciences. In addition to English, Dr. Wahid (or staff) speaks Urdu. He is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health, Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Allen, and Medical Center of McKinney. His practice is open to new patients.

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All Interests: Consultative Cardiology, Heart Problems, Angioplasty

Dr. Gautam Bhimidi Reddy, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
3801 West 15th Street; Suite 320, Building B
Plano, TX

Dr. Gautam Reddy works as a cardiologist and interventional cardiologist in Plano, TX and Dallas, TX. In Dr. Reddy's practice, he is particularly interested in chest pain, heart attack, and cardiac catheterization. His hospital/clinic affiliations include HeartPlace, Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Allen, and Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Plano. He studied medicine at Gandhi Medical College Hyderabad and the University of Connecticut School of Medicine. Dr. Reddy accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. He is accepting new patients.

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All Interests: Chest Pain, Heart Attack, Cardiac Catheterization

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What are Heart Problems?

The heart is one of the most important organs in the body. This smooth muscle expands and contracts rhythmically our entire lifetime, pumping blood to our lungs and then to every other cell in our body. When heart problems occur, it becomes difficult for the body to get the nutrients and oxygen it needs via the blood. So while there are a variety of illnesses and disorders that affect the heart, most of them make you feel weak, tired, and short of breath. The most common heart conditions include heart disease, angina, arrhythmia, and valve disorders.

Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States for both men and women. This includes coronary artery disease, heart attacks, congestive heart failure, and congenital heart disease. Some conditions, such as genetics, cannot be controlled. But there are many other things you can do to lower your risk for heart disease. Controlling high blood pressure and cholesterol levels, reducing or stopping smoking, exercising more and losing weight if needed, and eating a diet low in sodium can all protect your heart.

Angina is a squeezing type of chest pain that happens when the muscles around your heart don’t get enough oxygen. It can be regular or infrequent. Usually, angina is caused by coronary heart disease. However, not all chest pain is angina. Chest pain can also be caused by a lung infection or panic attack, for example, so it is important to have any sudden pain checked.

Arrhythmia is the word for when the heart beats too fast, too slow, or irregularly with skipped beats. It can feel frightening, and depending on the type it can be dangerous, but in most cases arrhythmia is not serious and can be treated. It is very common, especially in older adults.

Heart valve problems can happen in any one of the the heart’s four valves that keep blood flowing where it needs to go. Babies can be born with problems in their heart valves, or valves can be damaged by infections. The valves can stiffen and become less mobile, or they can stop closing properly and ‘leak’ when the heart beats. Valve problems can usually be repaired surgically.