We found 3 providers with an interest in heart failure and who accept PacifiCare near Katy, TX.

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John Sunew MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
Average rating 3.75 stars out of 5 (2 ratings)
18500 Katy Freeway
Houston, TX

Dr. John Sunew practices 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, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Sunew attended medical school at SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine. He trained at George Washington University Medical Center for residency. Dr. Sunew's hospital/clinic affiliations include Houston Methodist, Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital, and Memorial Hermann Memorial City Medical Center. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , Heart Failure

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

Dr George Mammen MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
Average rating 4.1 stars out of 5 (10 ratings)
18500 Katy Freeway
Houston, TX

Dr. George Mammen's specialties are adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. He practices in Houston, TX and Katy, TX. The average patient rating for Dr. Mammen is 4.0 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Mammen include heart failure, hypertension (high blood pressure), and coronary angioplasty (PTCA). Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Mammen honors. He graduated from Government Medical College, Thiruvananthapuram. Dr. Mammen is affiliated with 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, High Cholesterol, Heart Failure, Coronary Angioplasty, Hear ... (Read more)

Viswanath Kalapatapu MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
18500 Katy Freeway
Houston, TX

Dr. Viswanath Kalapatapu works as an internist in Houston, TX and Katy, TX. He is a graduate of American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine. Dr. Kalapatapu's areas of expertise include the following: knee problems, prostate problems, and gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, United Healthcare Choice, and more. Dr. Kalapatapu is affiliated with Houston Methodist and Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , Heart Failure

All Interests: Prostate Problems, Depression, Contact Dermatitis, Hypertension, Ischemic Cardiomyopathy, Knee Probl ... (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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