We found 7 providers with an interest in heart failure and who accept North Texas Healthcare Network near Plano, TX.

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Dr. David A Schwartz, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
1100 Allied Drive
Plano, TX
 

Dr. David Schwartz, who practices in Plano, TX, is a medical specialist in adult cardiology. He is a graduate of the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine. Dr. Schwartz's areas of expertise include the following: coronary angioplasty (PTCA), diagnostic cardiac catheterization, and carotid artery disease. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Schwartz is affiliated with Legacy Heart Center.

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Dr. Thomas Allen Waller, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
1100 Allied Drive
Plano, TX
 

Dr. Thomas Waller's areas of specialization are adult cardiology and interventional cardiology; he sees patients in Plano, TX. Dr. Waller's areas of expertise include the following: coronary angiogram, intensive care, and coronary angioplasty (PTCA). He is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health, Texas Health Plano, and Cardiovascular Consultants. He graduated from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He welcomes new patients.

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Dr. Vishnu Varma Kalidindi, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology, Other
1100 Allied Drive
Plano, TX
 

Dr. Vishnu Kalidindi's medical specialty is adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. Dr. Kalidindi's clinical interests include holter monitoring, carotid artery stenting, and angioplasty. His professional affiliations include Centennial Medical Center and Baylor Scott & White Health. 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 attended All India Institute of Medical Sciences and Rangaraya Medical College and then went on to complete his residency at Chicago Medical School. Dr. Kalidindi (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Telugu, Spanish, and Gujarati.

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All Interests: Nuclear Stress Test, Hypertension, Heart Problems, Lung Problems, Stress Testing, Stent, Transient ... (Read more)

Dr. Phillip A Morales, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
4700 Alliance Boulevard
Plano, TX
 

Dr. Philip Morales' specialties are adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, Dr. Morales attended Weill Cornell Medical College for medical school. Dr. Morales's areas of expertise include the following: coronary angioplasty (PTCA), diagnostic cardiac catheterization, and cardioversion. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. He is affiliated with Legacy Heart Center.

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All Interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Cardiomyopathy, Nuclear Stress Test, Consultative Cardiology, Hypertension, ... (Read more)

Dr. Marc S Shalek, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
4700 Alliance Boulevard
Plano, TX
 

Dr. Marc Shalek is an adult cardiology specialist. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Shalek's areas of expertise include stent placement (stenting), coronary angioplasty (PTCA), and diagnostic cardiac catheterization. He is affiliated with Legacy Heart Center. He graduated from New York Medical College. Dr. Shalek completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Emory University. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors.

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Dr. Marcus E McKenzie, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
4700 Alliance Boulevard
Plano, TX
 

Dr. Marcus McKenzie's area of specialization is adult cardiology. Areas of expertise for Dr. McKenzie include coronary angioplasty (PTCA), diagnostic cardiac catheterization, and cardioversion. He is affiliated with Legacy Heart Center. Dr. McKenzie attended the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Sinai Hospital of Baltimore for residency. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Dr. Abraham Jacob, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
4100 W 15th Street; Suite 200
Plano, TX
 

Dr. Abraham Jacob is a medical specialist in adult cardiology. Dr. Jacob's areas of expertise include heart failure, hypertension (high blood pressure), and chest pain. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HealthSmart, and Blue Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Jacob accepts. He is a graduate of American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine. Dr. Jacob's hospital/clinic affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health and VA North Texas Health Care System (VANTHCS).

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All Interests: Chest Pain, Hypertension, Heart Problems, Consultation, Heart Failure

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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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