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We found 20 providers with an interest in heart failure and who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO 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 specialty is adult cardiology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Chen include arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), mitral valve prolapse, and heart attack. Dr. Chen is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital and Houston Methodist. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star, as well as other insurance carriers. His practice is open to new patients. Dr. Chen attended Central South University for medical school and subsequently trained at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center for residency.

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Relevant Interests: , heart failure

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 is an adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm) specialist in Houston, TX and Sugar Land, TX. His clinical interests include ablation, implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD) insertion, and electrophysiological (EP) study. Patient ratings for Dr. Shih average 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Shih is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Shih attended medical school at Taipei Medical University. He completed his residency training at Henry Ford Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. His distinctions include: American Federation For Clinical Research; Trainee Award; and American College Of Cardiology/bristol Labs. Dr. Shih (or staff) speaks Spanish and Chinese. Dr. Shih is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist, Park Plaza Hospital, and Houston Northwest Medical Center. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , heart failure

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 works as an adult cardiologist and interventional cardiologist in Houston, TX and Sugar Land, TX. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna Medicare. Dr. Grinstead is a graduate of the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. He has received professional recognition including the following: 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: Heart Failure, Coronary Angioplasty, Pacemaker

Dr. Sherman Yuan-Hsien Tang, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
16655 Southwest Freeway
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Sherman Tang is a specialist in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. He works in Sugar Land, TX and Wharton, TX. His areas of expertise include renal angioplasty, heart failure, and hypertension (high blood pressure). Patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Tang honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at China Medical University, Taiwan, Dr. Tang performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. He has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. He is affiliated with Houston Methodist. He is accepting new patients.

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All Interests: Renal Angioplasty, Hypertension, Ischemic Cardiomyopathy, Heart Problems, High Cholesterol, Heart ... (Read more)

Dr. Byron Keith Ellis, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
16655 Southwest Freeway
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. B. Ellis sees patients in Sugar Land, TX and Houston, TX. His medical specialties are adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. Dr. Ellis's clinical interests include arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), mitral valve prolapse, and high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia). He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. He graduated from Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Tulane University. Patient ratings for Dr. Ellis average 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Ellis accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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All Interests: Carotid Artery Stenting, Hypertension, Ischemic Cardiomyopathy, Non-Invasive Cardiology, Heart ... (Read more)

Dr. John Murrah Passmore Jr., MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
16655 Southwest Freeway
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. John Passmore is a physician who specializes in adult cardiology. He obtained his medical school training at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Indiana University. These areas are among Dr. Passmore's clinical interests: arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), hypotension (low blood pressure), and heart failure. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Passmore is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. He is accepting new patients.

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

Dr. George Paul Hanna, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology, Nuclear Medicine
16655 Southwest Freeway
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. George Hanna specializes in adult cardiology, interventional cardiology, and nuclear medicine and practices in Bay City, TX and Sugar Land, TX. Patient ratings for Dr. Hanna average 5.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include the following: mitral valve prolapse, sleep apnea, and heart attack. Dr. Hanna honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. He graduated from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. Dr. Hanna is affiliated with Houston Methodist. He has an open panel.

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

Dr. George Chung Li, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
17510 W. Grand Parkway South; Suite 460
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. George Li is an adult cardiology and interventional cardiology specialist. His areas of expertise include renal angioplasty, mitral valve prolapse, and heart attack. He is affiliated with Houston Methodist. Dr. Li takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, United Healthcare Choice, and more. His practice is open to new patients. Dr. Li studied medicine at Baylor College of Medicine.

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All Interests: Renal Angioplasty, Invasive Cardiology, Hypertension, Ischemic Cardiomyopathy, Non-Invasive ... (Read more)

Dr. Kesavan Shan, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology, Nuclear Cardiology
16651 Southwest Freeway Mob1; Suite 450
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Kesavan Shan's medical specialty is adult cardiology, interventional cardiology, and nuclear cardiology. After attending Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry for medical school, he completed his residency training at Cleveland Clinic. Clinical interests for Dr. Shan include diabetes, heart failure, and aortic aneurysm. He has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Shan takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, United Healthcare Choice, and more. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , heart failure

All Interests: Hypertension, Heart Problems, Diabetes, Aortic Aneurysm, Heart Failure, Mitral Valve Disease, ... (Read more)

Dr. Tapan Girish Rami, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology
16655 Southwest Freeway
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Tapan Rami, who practices in Houston, TX, Cypress, TX, and Sugar Land, TX, is a medical specialist in adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). Areas of expertise for Dr. Rami include arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), ablation, and electrophysiological (EP) study. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. Dr. Rami 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. Dr. Rami welcomes new patients. He graduated from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , heart failure

All Interests: Invasive Cardiology, Hypotension, Implantable Cardioverter-Defibrillator, Hypertension, Ischemic ... (Read more)

Dr. Elizabeth W Wang-Giuffre, DO
Specializes in Pediatric Cardiology, General Pediatrics
16655 Southwest Freeway
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Elizabeth Wang-Giuffre works as a pediatric cardiologist and general pediatrician. Areas of expertise for Dr. Wang-Giuffre include obesity, arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), and mitral valve prolapse. She honors several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. She is a graduate of the University of North Texas Health Science Center, Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Wang-Giuffre trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston for residency. She is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. Her practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , heart failure

All Interests: Hypertension, Mitral Valve Prolapse, Heart Problems, Mitral Valve Disease, Obesity, Arrhythmias, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Sudha Chittaluru is a Sugar Land, TX physician who specializes in general internal medicine. Dr. Chittaluru's clinical interests include anemia, hay fever (allergic rhinitis), and stroke. She is affiliated with Houston Methodist Sugar Land Hospital. She attended medical school at Kakatiya Medical College. She has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by her patients. Dr. Chittaluru accepts 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. New patients are welcome to contact her 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 works as a nephrologist. Clinical interests for Dr. Baranowska-Daca include kidney stones, anemia, and high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia). Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Baranowska-Daca accepts. She attended medical school at Medical University of Lublin. She speaks Polish. Dr. Baranowska-Daca's hospital/clinic affiliations include Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital, and Houston Methodist. She is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , heart failure

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 specialty is general internal medicine. These areas are among his clinical interests: sleep disorders, diabetes, and gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star, in addition to other insurance carriers. 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). He is affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital and Houston Methodist. His practice is open to 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's specialties are family medicine and sports medicine. He practices in Missouri City, TX and Sugar Land, TX. His clinical interests include warts, depression, and adolescent issues. Dr. Brown is rated highly 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. Dr. Brown is a graduate of 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)

Dr. Hanh Hoang Truong, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
16651 Southwest Freeway; #340
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Hanh Truong is an internist. Dr. Truong has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by her patients. Areas of expertise for Dr. Truong include warts, depression, and moles. She is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. She studied medicine at Baylor College of Medicine. She is affiliated with Houston Methodist. Dr. Truong has an open panel.

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All Interests: Warts, Depression, Adolescent Issues, Amenorrhea, Sleep Disorders, Incontinence, Neck Pain, ... (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.