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, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
8520 W. Broadway Street; Suite 230
Pearland, TX
 

Dr. Colin Barker's areas of specialization are adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. He is rated highly by his patients. In Dr. Barker's practice, he is particularly interested in heart failure, heart valve disease, and coronary artery disease. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice. Dr. Barker is open to new patients. He attended Boston University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. He has received the distinction of Texas Rising Stars. He is conversant in Spanish.

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

Dr. Su-Min Min Chang, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
8520 W. Broadway Street; Suite 230
Pearland, TX
 

Dr. Su Chang specializes in adult cardiology and practices in Houston, TX and Pearland, TX. For his professional training, Dr. Chang completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. His areas of expertise include the following: arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), heart failure, and heart valve disease. Patient ratings for Dr. Chang average 5.0 stars out of 5. 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. Dr. Chang is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. He is open to new patients.

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

Dr. Palur V Balakrishnan, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
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. Clinical interests for Dr. Balakrishnan include high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia), angioplasty, and stroke. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Amerigroup Star, and more. Dr. Balakrishnan studied medicine at Kilpauk Medical College and Madras Medical College. He trained at Metropolitan Hospital Center, New York and Saint Vincent Catholic Medical Centers for residency. He is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital, Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, and Houston Methodist. Dr. Balakrishnan welcomes new patients.

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

Dr. Craig M Pratt, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
8520 W. Broadway; Suite 230
Pearland, TX
 

Dr. Craig Pratt sees patients in Houston, TX and Pearland, TX. His medical specialty is adult cardiology. Dr. Pratt is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. His clinical interests include renal angioplasty, mitral valve prolapse, and heart attack. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice. He attended medical school at the University of California, Irvine, School of Medicine. Dr. Pratt is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. He welcomes new patients.

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

Dr. Miguel A Quinones, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
2950 Cullen Parkway; Suite 111
Pearland, TX
 

Dr. Miguel Quinones' medical specialty is adult cardiology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Quinones include hypotension (low blood pressure), heart failure, and hypertension (high blood pressure). His average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice. Dr. Quinones studied medicine at the University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. Dr. Quinones has an open panel.

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

Dr. Lakshmi Hima Bindu Chebrolu, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
8520 W. Broadway Street; Suite 230
Pearland, TX
 

Dr. L. Chebrolu is an adult cardiology specialist. These areas are among her clinical interests: arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), heart valve disease, and high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia). Dr. Chebrolu is affiliated with Houston Methodist. She attended medical school at Guntur Medical College. She completed her residency training at Albert Einstein Medical Center, Philadelphia. Dr. Chebrolu is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by her patients. She is in-network for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Chebrolu welcomes new patients.

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All Interests: Heart Valve Disease, Hypertension, Preventive Care, Echocardiogram, Ischemic Cardiomyopathy, ... (Read more)

Dr. Sherif F Nagueh, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
8520 W. Broadway Street; Suite 230
Pearland, TX
 

Dr. Sherif Nagueh's specialty is adult cardiology. Patients rated Dr. Nagueh highly, giving him an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise 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 honors. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. Dr. Nagueh is a graduate of Cairo University, Kasr Al-Ainy Faculty of Medicine.

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All Interests: Valvuloplasty, Ischemic Cardiomyopathy, Heart Problems, Heart Transplant, Arrhythmias, ... (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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