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

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

Dr. Hue-Teh Shih's specialties are adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). Before performing his residency at Henry Ford Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine, Dr. Shih attended Taipei Medical University for medical school. His areas of expertise include ablation, implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD) insertion, and electrophysiological (EP) study. Patient ratings for Dr. Shih average 5.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star. Dr. Shih has received the following distinctions: American Federation For Clinical Research Trainee Award and American College Of Cardiology/bristol Labs Affiliate-In-Training Travel Award. Dr. Shih (or staff) speaks Spanish and Chinese. Dr. Shih's hospital/clinic affiliations include Houston Methodist, Memorial Hermann - Texas Medical Center (TMC), and Park Plaza Hospital. His practice is open to new patients.

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

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

Dr. Chris Chen specializes in adult cardiology and practices in Sugar Land, TX. His areas of expertise include arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), mitral valve prolapse, and heart attack. Dr. Chen is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star. He obtained his medical school training at Central South University and performed his residency at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital and Houston Methodist. He is accepting new patients.

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

Dr. William Carter 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 honors Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna Medicare, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. Dr. Grinstead has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Grinstead's professional affiliations include Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital and Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital.

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All Interests: Coronary Angioplasty, Pacemaker, Heart Failure

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

Dr. George Hanna sees patients in Bay City, TX and Sugar Land, TX. His medical specialties are interventional cardiology and nuclear medicine. On average, patients gave him a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. These areas are among Dr. Hanna's clinical interests: mitral valve prolapse, sleep apnea, 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. Dr. Hanna studied medicine at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. He is accepting new patients.

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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 practices general internal medicine in Sugar Land, TX. Dr. Chittaluru is a graduate of Kakatiya Medical College. Her clinical interests include anemia, hay fever (allergic rhinitis), and stroke. She has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Chittaluru is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. She has received the following distinction: Internal Medicine - Board Certified. She is affiliated with Houston Methodist Sugar Land Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Chittaluru's office for an appointment.

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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 practices adult nephrology in Houston, TX, Lack Jackson, TX, and Sugar Land, TX. Areas of expertise 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. Dr. Baranowska-Daca attended medical school at Medical University of Lublin. She speaks Polish. Dr. Baranowska-Daca is affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital, and Houston Methodist. She has an open panel.

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

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

Dr. Viren Shah sees patients in Sugar Land, TX. His medical specialty is general internal medicine. His areas of expertise include the following: 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, and Amerigroup Star, in addition to other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at Medical College Baroda, Dr. Shah performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ). His hospital/clinic affiliations include Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital and Houston Methodist. He is accepting new patients.

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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 works as a family practice physician and sports medicine specialist in Missouri City, TX and Sugar Land, TX. Clinical interests for Dr. Brown include warts, depression, and adolescent issues. Dr. Brown is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. He attended medical school at the University of Nevada School of Medicine. Dr. Brown is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, United Healthcare Plans, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers.

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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's area of specialization is family medicine. She studied medicine at Guntur Medical College. Clinical interests for Dr. Sista include sinusitis (sinus infection), depression, and adolescent issues. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Sista honors. In addition to English, Dr. Sista (or staff) speaks Hindi. She is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. Dr. Sista welcomes new patients.

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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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