We found 18 providers with an interest in heart failure and who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO 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 sees patients in Houston, TX and Sugar Land, TX. His medical specialties are adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). His average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Shih's clinical interests include ablation, implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD) insertion, and electrophysiological (EP) study. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star. He attended Taipei Medical University and then went on to complete 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 Affiliate-In-Training Travel Award. Dr. Shih (or staff) is conversant in 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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All Interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Non-Invasive Cardiology, Heart Problems, Arrhythmias, Electrophysiological ... (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 sees patients in Sugar Land, TX and Houston, TX. His medical specialties are adult cardiology, interventional cardiology, and nuclear cardiology. Patient ratings for Dr. Shan average 4.5 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Shan include diabetes, heart failure, and aortic aneurysm. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Shan accepts. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. After attending Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry for medical school, Dr. Shan completed his residency training at Cleveland Clinic.

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

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

Dr. Chris Chen is an adult cardiologist. His areas of expertise include the following: arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), mitral valve prolapse, and heart attack. Dr. Chen's professional affiliations include 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, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has an open panel. He graduated from Central South University and then he performed his residency at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center.

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

Dr. Byron Keith Ellis, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
16651 Southwest Freeway; Mob 1, Suite 400
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. B. Ellis is a medical specialist in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. His areas of expertise include the following: arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), mitral valve prolapse, and carotid artery stenting. Dr. Ellis is affiliated with Houston Methodist. He obtained his medical school training at Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Tulane University. Dr. Ellis's patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, United Healthcare Choice, and more. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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All Interests: Hypertension, Ischemic Cardiomyopathy, Non-Invasive Cardiology, Heart Problems, Angiogram, ... (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 is an adult cardiologist and interventional cardiologist. He takes several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna Medicare. 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 hospital/clinic 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 is an adult cardiology, interventional cardiology, and nuclear medicine specialist. His average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Hanna's areas of expertise include mitral valve prolapse, sleep apnea, and heart attack. He is affiliated with Houston Methodist. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Hanna honors. He has an open panel. He is a graduate of the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School.

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

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

Dr. Tapan Rami works as an adult cardiologist and cardiac electrophysiologist in Houston, TX, Cypress, TX, and Sugar Land, TX. He attended medical school at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Rami include arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), ablation, and electrophysiological (EP) study. Dr. Rami accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. He is affiliated with Houston Methodist. Dr. Rami's practice is open to new patients.

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

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

Dr. Sherman Tang is a physician who specializes in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. These areas are among his clinical interests: renal angioplasty, heart failure, and hypertension (high blood pressure). Patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Tang is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice. He studied medicine at China Medical University, Taiwan. His training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Tang has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Tang is affiliated with Houston Methodist. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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

Specializes in Pediatric Cardiology, General Pediatrics
16655 Southwest Freeway
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Elizabeth Wang-Giuffre specializes in pediatric cardiology and general pediatrics. Her areas of expertise include obesity, arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), and mitral valve prolapse. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Before performing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, Dr. Wang-Giuffre attended the University of Texas and the University of North Texas Health Science Center, Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school. Dr. Wang-Giuffre's professional affiliations include Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Children's Memorial Hermann Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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All Interests: Hypertension, Heart Problems, Obesity, Arrhythmias, High Cholesterol, Heart Failure, Mitral Valve ... (Read more)

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 in Houston, TX and Sugar Land, TX. Clinical interests for Dr. Li include renal angioplasty, mitral valve prolapse, and heart attack. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Li studied medicine at Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Li is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. His practice is open to new patients.

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All Interests: Renal Angioplasty, Invasive Cardiology, Hypertension, Ischemic Cardiomyopathy, Non-Invasive ... (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 is an internist in Sugar Land, TX. Patient reviews placed her at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Chittaluru include anemia, hay fever (allergic rhinitis), and stroke. She is affiliated with Houston Methodist Sugar Land Hospital. Dr. Chittaluru honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. Her practice is open to new patients. She is a graduate of Kakatiya Medical College. She has received the distinction of Internal Medicine - Board Certified.

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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. Her areas of expertise include kidney stones, anemia, and high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia). She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star. Dr. Baranowska-Daca studied medicine at Medical University of Lublin. Dr. Baranowska-Daca is conversant in Polish. Her professional affiliations include Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital, and Houston Methodist. She welcomes new patients.

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All Interests: Kidney Stones, Hypertension, Kidney Transplant, Neuropathy, Diabetes, Lupus, High Cholesterol, ... (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. These areas are among her clinical interests: warts, depression, and moles. Her average rating from her patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Truong honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. She graduated from 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)

Dr. Sarah Moid Zaidi, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Adolescent Medicine
1229 Creek Way Drive; Suite 101
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Sarah Zaidi's specialties are general internal medicine and adolescent medicine. She practices in Sugar Land, TX. These areas are among Dr. Zaidi's clinical interests: prostate problems, thyroid problems, and depression. She accepts 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 Dow Medical College. She is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. She is accepting new patients.

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All Interests: Prostate Problems, Depression, Amenorrhea, Neck Pain, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Scleroderma, ... (Read more)

Specializes in General Internal Medicine
16605 Southwest Freeway; Suite 350
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Wen-Li Chang's area of specialization is general internal medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Chang include heart failure, anemia, and hay fever (allergic rhinitis). She is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. She studied medicine at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. She is affiliated with Houston Methodist. Dr. Chang welcomes new patients.

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All Interests: Hypertension, Ischemic Cardiomyopathy, Hormone Replacement Therapy, High Cholesterol, Heart ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Viren Shah practices general internal medicine. These areas are among his clinical interests: sleep disorders, diabetes, and gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). He is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital and Houston Methodist. Dr. Shah accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star, as well as other insurance carriers. He has an open panel. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ), Dr. Shah attended Medical College Baroda and Government Medical College, Surat for medical school.

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