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We found 19 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 specializes in adult cardiology. Clinical interests for Dr. Chen include arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), mitral valve prolapse, and heart attack. His professional affiliations include Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital and Houston Methodist. Dr. Chen is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star, as well as other insurance carriers. He welcomes new patients. He is a graduate of Central South University and a graduate of Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center's residency program.

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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's specialties are adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). He practices in Houston, TX and Sugar Land, TX. His areas of expertise include ablation, implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD) insertion, and electrophysiological (EP) study. Patients rated Dr. Shih highly, giving him an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star. He studied medicine at Taipei Medical University. His medical residency was performed at Henry Ford Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Shih has received the following distinctions: American Federation For Clinical Research; Trainee Award; and American College Of Cardiology/bristol Labs. In addition to English, Dr. Shih (or staff) speaks Spanish and Chinese. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist, Park Plaza Hospital, and Houston Northwest Medical Center. Dr. Shih 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. Dr. Grinstead's professional affiliations include Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital and Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital. He is in-network for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Aetna Medicare, and more. He attended medical school at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors.

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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 medical specialist in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. After attending China Medical University, Taiwan for medical school, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Tang's areas of expertise include the following: renal angioplasty, heart failure, and hypertension (high blood pressure). On average, patients gave him a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Tang takes. Dr. Tang has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. He is affiliated with Houston Methodist. Dr. Tang is accepting new patients.

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

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

Dr. John Passmore works as an adult cardiologist. Dr. Passmore's clinical interests include arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), hypotension (low blood pressure), and heart failure. He is affiliated with Houston Methodist. After completing medical school at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Indiana University. He has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Passmore accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Passmore 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 is a medical specialist in adult cardiology, interventional cardiology, and nuclear medicine. Dr. Hanna's average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Hanna include mitral valve prolapse, sleep apnea, and heart attack. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Hanna accepts. He studied medicine at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. He is affiliated with Houston Methodist. Dr. Hanna has an open panel.

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All Interests: Sleep Disorders, Hypertension, Ischemic Cardiomyopathy, Non-Invasive Cardiology, Heart Problems, ... (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 works as a cardiologist, interventional cardiologist, and nuclear cardiology specialist. Dr. Shan is rated highly by his patients. His clinical interests include diabetes, heart failure, and aortic aneurysm. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Shan accepts. He is a graduate of Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry and a graduate of Cleveland Clinic's residency program. Dr. Shan is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. He has an open panel.

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

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

Dr. B. Ellis, who practices in Houston, TX and Sugar Land, TX, is a medical specialist in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. Dr. Ellis's areas of expertise include the following: arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), mitral valve prolapse, and high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia). He 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. On average, patients gave him a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Ellis honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice. He is accepting new patients.

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

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Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
17510 W. Grand Parkway South; Suite 460
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. George Li is a physician who specializes in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. Dr. Li's clinical interests include renal angioplasty, mitral valve prolapse, and heart attack. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Li's office for an appointment. He graduated from Baylor College of Medicine.

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

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

Dr. Tapan Rami practices adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). His clinical interests include arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), ablation, and electrophysiological (EP) study. He is affiliated with Houston Methodist. Dr. Rami studied medicine at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. Dr. Rami accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , heart failure

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

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

Dr. Sudha Chittaluru practices general internal medicine. These areas are among Dr. Chittaluru's clinical interests: anemia, hay fever (allergic rhinitis), and stroke. She is affiliated with Houston Methodist Sugar Land Hospital. She is a graduate of Kakatiya Medical College. Patients rated her highly, giving her an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Chittaluru accepts. 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 is a nephrologist. She studied medicine at Medical University of Lublin. Dr. Baranowska-Daca's areas of expertise include the following: kidney stones, anemia, and high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia). She takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is conversant in Polish. Dr. Baranowska-Daca is affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital, and Houston Methodist. She is accepting 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. Frederick Anthony Brown, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine, Sports Medicine
16655 Southwest Freeway
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Frederick Brown is a physician who specializes in family medicine and sports medicine. Dr. Brown is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. 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, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of the University of Nevada School of Medicine. Dr. Brown is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist.

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

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

Dr. Viren Shah is a Sugar Land, TX physician who specializes in general internal medicine. His areas of expertise include the following: sleep disorders, diabetes, and gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). Dr. Shah's hospital/clinic affiliations include Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital and Houston Methodist. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star, in addition to other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. Dr. Shah attended Medical College Baroda and Government Medical College, Surat for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ) for residency.

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

Dr. Quntao Yu, MD
Specializes in General Practice, General Pediatrics
16655 Southwest Freeway
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Quntao Yu's specialties are general practice and general pediatrics. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. Dr. Yu's areas of clinical interest consist of heart failure, asthma, and general care. He is affiliated with Texas Children’s Hospital and Houston Methodist. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Yu's office for an appointment. He graduated from Qingdao University. For his professional training, Dr. Yu completed a residency program at Driscoll Children's Hospital.

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All Interests: Circumcision, General Care, Heart Failure, Asthma

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

Dr. Hanh Truong sees patients in Sugar Land, TX. Her medical specialty is general internal medicine. Dr. Truong has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Areas of expertise for Dr. Truong include warts, depression, and moles. She accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. She attended medical school at Baylor College of Medicine. She is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. Dr. Truong is open to new patients.

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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.