We found 7 providers with an interest in heart failure and who accept Aetna near Pearland, TX.

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Dr. Colin Macleod Barker M.D.
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
average rating 4.75 stars (225 ratings)
8520 W. Broadway Street; Suite 230
Pearland, TX
 

Dr. Colin Barker's specialties are adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. He practices in Pearland, TX and Houston, TX. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. Dr. Barker's areas of expertise include heart failure, heart valve disease, and coronary artery disease. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Dr. Barker attended Boston University School of Medicine. Dr. Barker has received the following distinction: Texas Rising Stars. He is conversant in Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Barker's office for an appointment.

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All Interests: Stent, Heart Failure, Heart Valve Disease, Peripheral Vascular Disease, Coronary Artery Disease

Craig Pratt M.D.
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
average rating 4.71 stars (71 ratings)
8520 W. Broadway; Suite 230
Pearland, TX
 

Dr. Craig Pratt is an adult cardiology specialist. His average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include the following: renal angioplasty, mitral valve prolapse, and heart attack. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Pratt takes. After attending the University of California, Irvine, School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis. Dr. Pratt is affiliated with Houston Methodist. He is accepting new patients.

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

Su Min Chang MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
average rating 4.82 stars (91 ratings)
8520 W. Broadway Street; Suite 230
Pearland, TX
 

Dr. Su Chang practices adult cardiology. Dr. Chang's clinical interests include arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), heart failure, and heart valve disease. He has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. For his professional training, Dr. Chang completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. He is affiliated with Houston Methodist. He is open to new patients.

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

Dr. Palur V. Balakrishnan MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
average rating 5 stars (1 rating)
2211 E Broadway Street
Pearland, TX
 

Dr. Palur Balakrishnan, who practices in Houston, TX, Nassau Bay, TX, and Pearland, TX, is a medical specialist in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. After attending Kilpauk Medical College and Madras Medical College for medical school, he completed his residency training 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 honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star, as well as other insurance carriers. His professional affiliations include Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital, Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, and Houston Methodist. Dr. Balakrishnan is accepting new patients.

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

Miguel Quinones M.D.
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
average rating 4.94 stars (232 ratings)
2950 Cullen Parkway; Suite 111
Pearland, TX
 

Dr. Miguel Quinones practices adult cardiology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Quinones include hypotension (low blood pressure), heart failure, and hypertension (high blood pressure). He is affiliated with Houston Methodist. He attended medical school at the University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at Harlem Hospital Center. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Quinones honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. He is open to new patients.

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

Sherif Nagueh M.D.
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
average rating 4.83 stars (135 ratings)
8520 W. Broadway Street; Suite 230
Pearland, TX
 

Dr. Sherif Nagueh is a specialist in adult cardiology. He works in Houston, TX and Pearland, TX. Patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Nagueh's clinical interests include arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), mitral valve prolapse, and high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia). He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Nagueh takes. He is accepting new patients. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine, Dr. Nagueh attended Cairo University, Kasr Al-Ainy Faculty of Medicine for medical school.

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All Interests: Valvuloplasty, Ischemic Cardiomyopathy, Heart Problems, Heart Transplant, Arrhythmias, High ... (Read more)

Lakshmi Hima Bindu Chebrolu M.D
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
average rating 4.28 stars (13 ratings)
8520 W. Broadway Street; Suite 230
Pearland, TX
 

Dr. L. Chebrolu is a specialist in adult cardiology. Dr. Chebrolu attended Guntur Medical College for medical school and subsequently trained at Albert Einstein Medical Center, Philadelphia for residency. Areas of expertise for Dr. Chebrolu include arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), nuclear cardiology, and heart valve disease. The average patient rating for Dr. Chebrolu is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Chebrolu accepts Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. She is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. She welcomes new patients.

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All Interests: Heart Valve Disease, Nuclear Cardiology, Hypertension, Preventive Care, Echocardiogram, 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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