We found 9 providers with an interest in heart failure and who accept Aetna Bronze near Sugar Land, TX.

Dr. Xiaoguang Xiaoguang Chen, PhD, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
1111 Highway 6 South; Suite 196
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Chris Chen's area of specialization is adult cardiology. His clinical interests include arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), mitral valve prolapse, and heart attack. Dr. Chen is affiliated with Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital and Houston Methodist. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Amerigroup Star, and more. Dr. Chen welcomes new patients. He is a graduate of Central South University. He trained at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center for his residency.

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All Interests: Invasive Cardiology, Ischemic Cardiomyopathy, Heart Problems, Aortic Aneurysm, Arrhythmias, Heart ... (Read more)

Dr. Hue-Teh Teh Shih, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology
16655 Southwest Freeway
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Hue-Teh Shih, who practices in Houston, TX and Sugar Land, TX, is a medical specialist in adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). These areas are among Dr. Shih's clinical interests: ablation, implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD) insertion, and electrophysiological (EP) study. On average, patients gave him a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Amerigroup Star, and more. He graduated from Taipei Medical University and then he performed his residency at Henry Ford Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. Awards and/or distinctions Dr. Shih has received include American Federation For Clinical Research; Trainee Award; and American College Of Cardiology/bristol Labs. Dr. Shih (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and Chinese. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist, Park Plaza Hospital, and Houston Northwest Medical Center. He has an open panel.

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All Interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Non-Invasive Cardiology, Heart Problems, Arrhythmias, Electrophysiological ... (Read more)

Dr. William Carter Iii Grinstead III, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
16902 Southwest Freeway; Suite 210
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. William Grinstead practices adult cardiology and interventional cardiology in Houston, TX and Sugar Land, TX. He studied medicine at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. He is in-network for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna Medicare, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Grinstead has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital and Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital.

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All Interests: Coronary Angioplasty, Pacemaker, Heart Failure

Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology, Nuclear Medicine
16655 Southwest Freeway
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. George Hanna's specialties are adult cardiology, interventional cardiology, and nuclear medicine. He practices in Bay City, TX and Sugar Land, TX. Areas of expertise for Dr. Hanna include mitral valve prolapse, sleep apnea, and heart attack. Patient ratings for Dr. Hanna average 5.0 stars out of 5. He 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. Dr. Hanna graduated from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. He is affiliated with Houston Methodist. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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

Dr. Naga Sudha Naga Chittaluru, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
1111 Highway 6 South; Suite 130
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Sudha Chittaluru's specialty is general internal medicine. Her areas of expertise include the following: anemia, hay fever (allergic rhinitis), and stroke. She is affiliated with Houston Methodist Sugar Land Hospital. Dr. Chittaluru graduated from Kakatiya Medical College. Patient ratings for Dr. Chittaluru average 4.5 stars out of 5. She takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Chittaluru has received professional recognition including the following: Internal Medicine - Board Certified. Dr. Chittaluru welcomes new patients.

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All Interests: Gallstones, Heart Problems, Diabetes, Arthritis, Hormone Replacement Therapy, Stroke, Transient ... (Read more)

Dr. Elzbieta Janina Baranowska Daca, PhD, MD
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
16655 Southwest Freeway
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Elzbieta Baranowska-Daca specializes in adult nephrology and practices in Houston, TX, Lack Jackson, TX, and Sugar Land, TX. Dr. Baranowska-Daca studied medicine at Medical University of Lublin. Clinical interests for Dr. Baranowska-Daca include kidney stones, anemia, and high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia). She honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star, in addition to other insurance carriers. She speaks Polish. Dr. Baranowska-Daca is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital, and Houston Methodist. Her practice is open to new patients.

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All Interests: Kidney Stones, Hypertension, Kidney Transplant, Neuropathy, Diabetes, Lupus, High Cholesterol, ... (Read more)

Dr. Viren Navinchandra Shah, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
1235 Lake Pointe Parkway; Suite 101
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Viren Shah's area of specialization is general internal medicine. After attending Medical College Baroda and Government Medical College, Surat for medical school, Dr. Shah completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ). These areas are among his clinical interests: sleep disorders, diabetes, and gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Amerigroup Star, and more. His professional affiliations include Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital and Houston Methodist. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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All Interests: Sleep Disorders, Gastrointestinal Problems, Heart Problems, Neuropathy, Diabetes, Heart Failure, ... (Read more)

Dr. Frederick Anthony Brown, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine, Sports Medicine
16655 Southwest Freeway
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Frederick Brown's medical specialty is family medicine and sports medicine. Patient ratings for Dr. Brown average 5.0 stars out of 5. These areas are among his clinical interests: warts, depression, and adolescent issues. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, United Healthcare Plans, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Brown studied medicine at the University of Nevada School of Medicine. He is affiliated with Houston Methodist.

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All Interests: Prostate Problems, Warts, Depression, Adolescent Issues, Amenorrhea, Sports Health, Bone Spurs, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Family Medicine
15200 Southwest Freeway; Suite 301
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Sathyadevi Sista practices family medicine in Sugar Land, TX. Clinical interests for Dr. Sista include sinusitis (sinus infection), depression, and adolescent issues. She is affiliated with Houston Methodist. Dr. Sista is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. Her practice is open to new patients. Dr. Sista graduated from Guntur Medical College. Dr. Sista (or staff) is conversant in Hindi.

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All Interests: Depression, Adolescent Issues, Incontinence, Bursitis, Hypertension, Diabetes, Hemorrhoids, ... (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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