We found 2 providers with an interest in heart failure and who accept Humana Platinum near Tomball, TX.

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Acclaimed Heart & Vascular Center Tomball
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology, Nuclear Cardiology, Preventive Medicine
455 School Street; Suite 11
Tomball, TX

Dr. Arsalan Shahzad is an adult cardiology, interventional cardiology, and nuclear cardiology specialist. Dr. Shahzad's areas of expertise include renal angioplasty, mitral valve prolapse, and heart attack. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Houston Methodist, Tomball Regional Medical Center, and Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital. After attending UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Amerigroup Star, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Shahzad takes.

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

Dr. Daljit S Muttiana, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
355 School Street
Tomball, TX

Dr. Daljit Muttiana is a specialist in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. He works in Tomball, TX and Houston, TX. Dr. Muttiana studied medicine at Guru Nanak Dev University. Clinical interests for Dr. Muttiana include renal angioplasty, stroke, and mitral valve disease. He has received a 2.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist and Tomball Regional Medical Center. Dr. Muttiana has an open panel.

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All Interests: Renal Angioplasty, Invasive Cardiology, Hypertension, Ischemic Cardiomyopathy, Heart Problems, ... (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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