We found 4 providers with an interest in heart failure and who accept Gold Compass Balanced 500 near Cypress, TX.

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Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Nuclear Cardiology
21212 Northwest Freeway; Suite 415
Cypress, TX
 

Dr. Aditya Samal is an adult cardiologist and nuclear cardiology specialist. Dr. Samal's areas of expertise include the following: heart failure, chest pain, and electrocardiogram (EKG). His professional affiliations include Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Houston Northwest Medical Center. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. Dr. Samal has an open panel. He obtained his medical school training at S.C.B. Medical College, Cuttack and performed his residency at Jersey City Medical Center. Dr. Samal (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish, Chinese, and Vietnamese.

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All Interests: Sinus Problems, Heart Problems, Angiogram, Stroke, Transient Ischemic Attack, Heart Failure, ... (Read more)

Dr. John S Nguyen, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
21216 Northwest Freeway; Suite 420
Cypress, TX
 

Dr. John Nguyen is an adult cardiologist in Cypress, TX and Houston, TX. Areas of expertise for Dr. Nguyen include arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), mitral valve prolapse, and high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia). Dr. Nguyen is professionally affiliated with Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital and Houston Methodist. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. He welcomes new patients. Dr. Nguyen studied medicine at Baylor College of Medicine. His residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University.

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

Specializes in Interventional Cardiology, Other, Nuclear Medicine
21216 Northwest Freeway; Suite 420
Cypress, TX
 

Dr. Cyril Tawa's areas of specialization are interventional cardiology and nuclear medicine. The average patient rating for Dr. Tawa is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Tawa's areas of expertise include renal angioplasty, mitral valve prolapse, and heart attack. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. His education and training includes medical school at American University of Beirut Faculty of Medicine and residency at Rhode Island Hospital. Dr. Tawa is conversant in Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital and Houston Methodist. He is accepting new patients.

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

Dr. Tapan Girish Rami, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology
21212 Northwest Freeway; Suite 285
Cypress, TX
 

Dr. Tapan Rami is an adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm) specialist in Houston, TX, Cypress, TX, and Sugar Land, TX. Clinical interests for Dr. Rami include arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), ablation, and electrophysiological (EP) study. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Rami accepts. He is a graduate of the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. He is affiliated with Houston Methodist. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Rami's office for an appointment.

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