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We found 3 providers with an interest in heart failure and who accept Humana Platinum near Tomball, TX.

Dr. Maged Answer Amine, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
13406 Medical Complex Drive; Suite 110
Tomball, TX
 

Dr. Maged Amine is an adult cardiologist and interventional cardiologist in Houston, TX and Tomball, TX. Areas of expertise for Dr. Amine include renal angioplasty, mitral valve prolapse, and high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia). Dr. Amine's hospital/clinic affiliations include Houston Methodist, Tomball Regional Medical Center, and Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital. He attended Ain Shams University Faculty of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at UPMC Shadyside. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star, as well as other insurance carriers. He has an open panel.

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Dr. Arsalan Shahzad, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology, Nuclear Medicine
455 School Street; Suite 11
Tomball, TX
 

Dr. Arsalan Shahzad is a physician who specializes in adult cardiology, interventional cardiology, and nuclear medicine. Dr. Shahzad attended UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School for residency. His areas of expertise include the following: renal angioplasty, mitral valve prolapse, and heart attack. He is rated highly by his patients. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Shahzad takes. Dr. Shahzad is affiliated with Houston Methodist and Tomball Regional Medical Center. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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

Dr. Samuel John Ferris, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
308 Holderreith
Tomball, TX
 

Dr. Samuel Ferris is a medical specialist in adult cardiology. Clinical interests for Dr. Ferris include arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), mitral valve prolapse, and high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia). Dr. Ferris is professionally affiliated with Ochsner and Houston Methodist. He graduated from Tulane University School of Medicine. Dr. Ferris accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. He is open to new patients.

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All Interests: Heart Valve Disease, Invasive Cardiology, Hypotension, Hypertension, Ischemic Cardiomyopathy, ... (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.