We found 32 providers with an interest in heart failure and who accept Blue Advantage Security HMO 100 near Houston, TX.

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Dr. Susan W Denfield, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Cardiology
6621 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Susan Denfield is a pediatric cardiologist. Clinical interests for Dr. Denfield include arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), ablation, and angioplasty. Dr. Denfield takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of North Carolina (UNC), Dr. Denfield attended medical school at Michigan State University College of Human Medicine. She has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Denfield's hospital/clinic affiliations include Texas Children's West Tower, Houston Methodist, and Texas Heart Institute (THI). Her practice is open to new patients.

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All Interests: Non-Invasive Cardiology, Heart Problems, Angiogram, Heart Transplant, Aortic Aneurysm, Heart ... (Read more)

Dr. W Jeffrey J Dreyer, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Cardiology
6621 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. William Dreyer's specialty is pediatric cardiology. Dr. Dreyer's areas of expertise include the following: heart transplant, heart failure, and mechanical circulatory support devices. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended the University of Florida College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) for residency. His professional affiliations include Texas Children's West Tower and Texas Heart Institute (THI).

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All Interests: Cardiomyopathy, Heart Transplant, Heart Failure, Mechanical Circulatory Support Devices

Dr. Raymond F Stainback III, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
6624 Fannin Street; Suite 2480
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Raymond Stainback's specialty is adult cardiology. Dr. Stainback studied medicine at Baylor College of Medicine. His areas of expertise include heart valve disease, heart failure, and transesophageal echocardiography (TEE). He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Stainback is professionally affiliated with Texas Heart Institute (THI).

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All Interests: Heart Valve Disease, Preventive Care, Echocardiogram, Heart Failure, Coronary Artery Disease, ... (Read more)

Dr. David Aguilar, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
2002 Holcombe Boulevard
Houston, TX
 

Dr. David Aguilar's specialty is adult cardiology. His areas of expertise include heart failure, metabolic disorders, and non-invasive cardiology. Dr. Aguilar's hospital/clinic affiliations include Texas Children's Hospital and Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center - Main Facility. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Aguilar attended Baylor College of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Brigham and Women's Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Harvard Medical School. He is conversant in Spanish.

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All Interests: Metabolic Disorders, Imaging Procedures, Non-Invasive Cardiology, Heart Problems, Heart Failure

Dr. Hema L Korlakunta, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
1 Baylor Plaza
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Hema Korlakunta's specialties are adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. She practices in Denton, TX, Plano, TX, and Houston, TX. Dr. Korlakunta (or staff) speaks the following languages: Telugu and Hindi. Her areas of clinical interest consist of arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), heart failure, and coronary artery disease. Dr. Korlakunta's hospital/clinic affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health, Texas Health Denton, and Medical City Lewisville. After attending Osmania Medical College for medical school, she completed her residency training at Mayo Clinic and a hospital affiliated with Creighton University. Dr. Korlakunta is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. She is accepting new patients.

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All Interests: Arrhythmias, Heart Failure, Coronary Artery Disease

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

Dr. Attiya Khan practices adult cardiology. Dr. Khan (or staff) speaks Urdu and Spanish. Dr. Khan's areas of expertise include holter monitoring, angioplasty, and echocardiogram (echo). She is professionally affiliated with Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital and Memorial Hermann Greater Heights Hospital. Dr. Khan graduated from Fatima Jinnah Medical College for Women. For her professional training, Dr. Khan completed a residency program at Sound Shore Medical Center. Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna Medicare are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Khan accepts.

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

Dr. Domingo Gil Gonzalez Jr., MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
2000 Crawford Street; Suite 1700
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Domingo Gonzalez specializes in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology and practices in Houston, TX and Katy, TX. Dr. Gonzalez has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. These areas are among his clinical interests: arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia), and angioplasty. He is affiliated with Memorial Hermann Greater Heights Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Texas Heart Institute (THI). He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Gonzalez's practice is open to new patients. He graduated from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School.

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

Dr. Amin H Karim, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Amin Karim is a specialist in adult cardiology. He works in Houston, TX. Dr. Karim attended Dow Medical College for medical school and subsequently trained at Sinai Hospital of Baltimore for residency. His clinical interests include heart failure, hypertension (high blood pressure), and high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia). The average patient rating for Dr. Karim is 4.0 stars out of 5. Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare HSA, and ValueOptions are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Karim honors. Dr. Karim (or staff) speaks Urdu, Gujarati, and Hindi. He is affiliated with Houston Methodist and Park Plaza Hospital. He has an open panel.

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All Interests: Hypertension, Heart Problems, Angiogram, Stress Testing, Stent, High Cholesterol, Heart Failure, ... (Read more)

Dr. John Alan Farmer, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
6620 Main Street, Suite 1225; Bcm 621
Houston, TX
 

Dr. John Farmer specializes in adult cardiology. His areas of expertise consist of heart failure, preventive cardiology, and cholesterol problems (lipid disorders). Dr. Farmer's hospital/clinic affiliations include Texas Children's Hospital, Baylor Clinic, and Baylor College of Medicine. After completing medical school at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Farmer has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors.

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All Interests: Preventive Cardiology, Cholesterol Problems, Heart Failure

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

Dr. Masroor Khan is a physician who specializes in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. Dr. Khan's clinical interests include heart failure, angioplasty, and coronary artery disease. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Houston Methodist, Memorial Hermann - Texas Medical Center (TMC), and Park Plaza Hospital. He attended medical school at Dow Medical College. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star. He is open to new patients.

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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 works as an adult cardiologist. Dr. Odhav attended the University of Zambia School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Tennessee for residency. His clinical interests include arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), mitral valve prolapse, and high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia). He is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Odhav honors. Dr. Odhav is affiliated with Houston Methodist, Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital, and Memorial Hermann Memorial City Medical Center. His practice is open to new patients.

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All Interests: Hypertension, Heart Problems, Surgical Procedures, Angiogram, Aortic Aneurysm, Arrhythmias, High ... (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 is a specialist in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. He works in Houston, TX, Katy, TX, and Fulshear, TX. His clinical interests include arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), heart failure, and heart valve disease. Dr. Sunew is affiliated with Houston Methodist, Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital, and Memorial Hermann Memorial City Medical Center. He is a graduate of SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine and a graduate of George Washington University Medical Center's residency program. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has an open panel.

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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 is a medical specialist in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. Dr. Balakrishnan's education and training includes medical school at Kilpauk Medical College and Madras Medical College and residency at Metropolitan Hospital Center, New York and Saint Vincent Catholic Medical Centers. Areas of expertise for Dr. Balakrishnan include high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia), angioplasty, and stroke. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital, Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, and Houston Methodist. He is accepting new patients.

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

Dr. David Zhenghan Yao, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
6400 Fannin Street; Suite 3000
Houston, TX
 

Dr. David Yao specializes in adult cardiology. Clinical interests for Dr. Yao include heart failure, mitral valve disease, and heart attack. Dr. Yao is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. He has an open panel. Dr. Yao attended Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine.

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Dr. Michele P Sartori, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Michele Sartori works as a cardiologist and interventional cardiologist. Clinical interests for Dr. Sartori include arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), heart valve disease, and angioplasty. Dr. Sartori is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from the University of Parma Faculty of Medicine and Surgery. Dr. Sartori (or staff) is conversant in Spanish, French, and Italian. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist, Park Plaza Hospital, and Texas Heart Institute (THI). Dr. Sartori is accepting new patients.

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All Interests: Hypertension, Valvuloplasty, Heart Problems, Laser Treatment, Angiogram, Stent, Arrhythmias, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Other
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Nadim Zacca is an adult cardiologist. On average, patients gave him a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), heart failure, and aortic aneurysm. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Zacca accepts. Dr. Zacca attended medical school at American University of Beirut Faculty of Medicine and Baylor College of Medicine. His residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Memorial Hermann - Texas Medical Center (TMC), Houston Methodist, and Memorial Hermann Northeast Hospital. Dr. Zacca welcomes new patients.

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All Interests: Invasive Cardiology, Heart Problems, Aneurysm, Angiogram, Aortic Aneurysm, Cardiac Rehabilitation ... (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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