We found 22 providers with an interest in heart failure and who accept Aetna Bronze EPO near Houston, TX.

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Dr. Hue-Teh Shih, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology
6400 Fannin; #2030
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Hue-Teh Shih works as a cardiologist and cardiac electrophysiologist. Dr. Shih (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and Chinese. Dr. Shih's areas of expertise include the following: ablation, implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD) insertion, and electrophysiological (EP) study. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist, Memorial Hermann - Texas Medical Center (TMC), and Park Plaza Hospital. Dr. Shih 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. His patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Amerigroup Star, and more. His distinctions include: American Federation For Clinical Research Trainee Award and American College Of Cardiology/bristol Labs Affiliate-In-Training Travel Award. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , heart failure

All Interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Non-Invasive Cardiology, Heart Problems, Arrhythmias, Electrophysiological ... (Read more)

Dr. Michael Charles Mitschke, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
1631 North Loop W; #520
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Michael Mitschke works as a cardiologist. Patient reviews placed Dr. Mitschke at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include the following: arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), heart valve disease, and high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia). He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. His residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. Dr. Mitschke has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann Greater Heights Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , heart failure

All Interests: Invasive Cardiology, Hypertension, Heart Problems, Aneurysm, Angiogram, Aortic Aneurysm, Stent, ... (Read more)

Dr. Rajen Kanu Mehta, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
18400 Katy Freeway, Suite 600; Medical Office Building 1
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Rajen Mehta is a physician who specializes in adult cardiology. His average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include heart problems and cardiac catheterization. Dr. Mehta is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist, Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital, and Memorial Hermann Memorial City Medical Center. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, United Healthcare Choice, and more. He has an open panel. Dr. Mehta attended medical school at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine.

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All Interests: Hypertension, Heart Problems, Heart Failure, Chest Pain, Preventive Cardiology, Coronary ... (Read more)

Dr. Attiya Shaheen Khan, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Other
1631 North Loop W; Suite 220
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Attiya Khan sees patients in Cypress, TX and Houston, TX. Her medical specialty is adult cardiology. She has a special interest in holter monitoring, angioplasty, and echocardiogram (echo). She honors Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. After attending Fatima Jinnah Medical College for Women for medical school, Dr. Khan completed her residency training at Sound Shore Medical Center. Dr. Khan (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Urdu and Spanish. She is affiliated with Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital and Memorial Hermann Greater Heights Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , heart failure

All Interests: Hypertension, Stent, Heart Failure, Peripheral Angioplasty, Electrocardiogram, Preventive ... (Read more)

Dr. Philip C Haas, DO
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
2000 Crawford Street; Suite 1700
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Philip Haas is a medical specialist in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. Before performing his residency at Mayo Clinic, Dr. Haas attended Western University of Health Sciences, College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific for medical school. His clinical interests include heart failure, hypertension (high blood pressure), and high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia). Dr. Haas's average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Amerigroup Star, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Haas is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann Greater Heights Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Memorial Hermann - Texas Medical Center (TMC). He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , heart failure

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

Dr. Masroor Abdul-Qadir Khan, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Masroor Khan, who practices in Tyler, TX and Houston, TX, is a medical specialist in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. Dr. Khan attended medical school at Dow Medical College. Areas of expertise for Dr. Khan include heart failure, angioplasty, and coronary artery disease. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Khan takes. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Houston Methodist, Memorial Hermann - Texas Medical Center (TMC), and Park Plaza Hospital. Dr. Khan welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , heart failure

All Interests: Invasive Cardiology, Ischemic Cardiomyopathy, Heart Problems, Angiogram, Stent, Heart Failure, ... (Read more)

Dr. Anil C Odhav, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
18400 Katy Freeway, Suite 600; Medical Office Building 1
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Anil Odhav's area of specialization is adult cardiology. Clinical interests for Dr. Odhav include arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), mitral valve prolapse, and high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia). Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Tennessee, Dr. Odhav attended the University of Zambia School of Medicine. Dr. Odhav's professional affiliations include Houston Methodist, Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital, and Memorial Hermann Memorial City Medical Center. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , heart failure

All Interests: Hypertension, Heart Problems, Angiogram, Aortic Aneurysm, Arrhythmias, High Cholesterol, Heart ... (Read more)

Dr. John Y Sunew, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
18400 Katy Freeway, Suite 600; Medical Office Building 1
Houston, TX
 

Dr. John Sunew's specialties are adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. Clinical interests for Dr. Sunew include arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), heart failure, and heart valve disease. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. Dr. Sunew graduated from SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine. He completed his residency training at George Washington University Medical Center. His professional affiliations include Houston Methodist, Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital, and Memorial Hermann Memorial City Medical Center. Dr. Sunew welcomes new patients.

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All Interests: Invasive Cardiology, Heart Problems, Arrhythmias, Heart Failure, Heart Valve Disease, Heart Attack, ... (Read more)

Dr. Palur V Balakrishnan, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Palur Balakrishnan sees patients in Houston, TX, Nassau Bay, TX, and Pearland, TX. His medical specialties are adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. His areas of expertise include the following: high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia), angioplasty, and stroke. He is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital, Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, and Houston Methodist. Dr. Balakrishnan obtained his medical school training at Kilpauk Medical College and Madras Medical College and performed his residency at Metropolitan Hospital Center, New York and Saint Vincent Catholic Medical Centers. He is in-network for 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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Relevant Interests: , heart failure

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

Dr. Biswajit Kar, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
6400 Fannin Street; Suite 2500
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Biswajit Kar is a medical specialist in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. He has indicated that his clinical interests include advanced heart failure. Dr. Kar honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Amerigroup Star, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Delhi and residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. He has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Memorial Hermann Greater Heights Hospital, Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital, and Memorial Hermann - Texas Medical Center (TMC).

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Relevant Interests: , advanced heart failure

All Interests: Advanced Heart Failure

Dr. George Mammen, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
18400 Katy Freeway, Suite 600; Medical Office Building 1
Houston, TX
 

Dr. George Mammen's areas of specialization are adult cardiology and interventional cardiology; he sees patients in Houston, TX and Katy, TX. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include heart failure, hypertension (high blood pressure), and coronary angioplasty (PTCA). Dr. Mammen is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist, Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital, and Memorial Hermann Memorial City Medical Center. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. He welcomes new patients. Dr. Mammen studied medicine at Government Medical College, Thiruvananthapuram.

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Relevant Interests: , heart failure

All Interests: Hypertension, Heart Problems, Angiogram, High Cholesterol, Stroke, Transient Ischemic Attack, Heart ... (Read more)

Dr. Heinrich Taegtmeyer, PhD, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
6410 Fannin Street; 600
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Heinrich Taegtmeyer is a physician who specializes in adult cardiology. Dr. Taegtmeyer's education and training includes medical school at the University of Freiburg Faculty of Medicine and residency at Boston Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Harvard Medical School. Clinical interests for Dr. Taegtmeyer include diabetes, obesity, and heart failure. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Amerigroup Star, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. He is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann - Texas Medical Center (TMC), Texas Heart Institute (THI), and the University of Texas (UT) Physicians.

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Relevant Interests: , heart failure

All Interests: Diabetes, Obesity, Heart Failure

Dr. Leo Simpson, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology
1200 Binz Street; Suite 1290
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Leo Simpson practices adult cardiology, interventional cardiology, and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm) in Houston, TX. Clinical interests for Dr. Simpson include advanced heart failure, heart transplant, and electrophysiological (EP) study. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Texas Heart Institute (THI) and CHI St. Luke's Health. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. Dr. Simpson is a graduate of All India Institute of Medical Sciences.

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Relevant Interests: , advanced heart failure, heart failure

All Interests: Heart Problems, Heart Transplant, Electrophysiological Study, Heart Failure, Percutaneous Coronary ... (Read more)

Dr. Andrew B Civitello, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
1200 Binz Street; Suite #1290
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Andrew Civitello is an adult cardiologist and interventional cardiologist. He graduated from the University of Texas Medical School at Houston and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Civitello include advanced heart failure. Dr. Civitello honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , advanced heart failure

All Interests: Advanced Heart Failure, Heart Transplant, Cardiac Catheterization, Mechanical Circulatory Support ... (Read more)

Dr. Kennedy R Thiagarajan, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
2000 Crawford Street; Suite 1700
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Kennedy Thiagarajan's medical specialty is adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. His average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Thiagarajan include high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia), angioplasty, and heart attack. Dr. Thiagarajan accepts several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Emory University, Dr. Thiagarajan attended the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. Dr. Thiagarajan's professional affiliations include Memorial Hermann Greater Heights Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Memorial Hermann - Texas Medical Center (TMC). New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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All Interests: Brain AVM, Invasive Cardiology, Hypertension, Ischemic Cardiomyopathy, Heart Problems, Angiogram, ... (Read more)

Dr. Pranav Loyalka, MD
Specializes in General Practice, Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
6400 Fannin Street; Suite 2500
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Pranav Loyalka's areas of specialization are general practice, adult cardiology, and interventional cardiology; he sees patients in Houston, TX. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Loyalka include advanced heart failure. He is affiliated with Memorial Hermann Greater Heights Hospital, Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital, and Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Amerigroup Star, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Loyalka takes. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Tulane University, Dr. Loyalka attended the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , advanced heart failure

All Interests: Advanced Heart Failure

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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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