We found 5 providers with an interest in heart failure and who accept United Healthcare Bronze near Nassau Bay, TX.

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Dr. Siddhartha Arjundeva Acharya, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
18300 St. John Drive
Nassau Bay, TX
 

Dr. Siddhartha Acharya specializes in adult cardiology. Dr. Acharya (or staff) is conversant in Gujarati and Hindi. He also offers interpreting services for Spanish-speaking patients. These areas are among his clinical interests: mitral valve prolapse, coronary angioplasty (PTCA), and angiogram (angiography). Dr. Acharya's professional affiliations include Mainland Medical Center and Houston Methodist. Dr. Acharya is a graduate of Medical College Baroda. He has received a 2.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Acharya takes. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Dr. Palur V Balakrishnan, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
18300 St. John Drive
Nassau Bay, 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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All Interests: Invasive Cardiology, Hypertension, Ischemic Cardiomyopathy, Heart Problems, Angiogram, Diabetes, ... (Read more)

Dr. Malladi S Reddy, PhD, MD
Specializes in Other, Cardiology
2045 Space Park Drive; Suite 100/180
Nassau Bay, TX
 

Dr. Malladi Reddy, who practices in Nassau Bay, TX, Houston, TX, and Baytown, TX, is a medical specialist in cardiology (heart disease). Dr. Reddy's clinical interests include arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), mitral valve prolapse, and high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia). Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Reddy takes. He attended medical school at Osmania Medical College. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Dr. George Vasilios Letsou, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
18300 St. John Drive
Nassau Bay, TX
 

Dr. George Letsou's areas of specialization are cardiac surgery and thoracic surgery. Before performing his residency at Yale-New Haven Hospital, Dr. Letsou attended Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons for medical school. Clinical interests for Dr. Letsou include aortic valve replacement, heart attack, and mitral valve disease. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Baylor Clinic, Houston Methodist, and Texas Heart Institute (THI). New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Specializes in Family Medicine, General Internal Medicine
18300 St. John Drive
Nassau Bay, TX
 

Dr. Christine Le sees patients in Houston, TX and Nassau Bay, TX. Her medical specialties are family medicine and general internal medicine. In addition to English, Dr. Le (or staff) speaks Spanish and Vietnamese. Clinical interests for Dr. Le include diabetes, heart failure, and hypertension (high blood pressure). Dr. Le is professionally affiliated with Kelsey-Seybold Clinic and Houston Methodist. Before performing her residency at the University of Maryland Medical Center, Dr. Le attended the University of Maryland School of Medicine and Touro University College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school. Dr. Le is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. Her practice is open to new patients.

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All Interests: Headache, Nutrition Issues, Vaginitis, Hypertension, Preventive Care, Hypothyroidism, Acne, ... (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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