We found 19 providers with an interest in heart failure and who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO near Sugar Land, TX.

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Dr. Hue-Teh Shih, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology
16655 Southwest Freeway
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Hue-Teh Shih practices adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). He is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. These areas are among his clinical interests: ablation, implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD) insertion, and electrophysiological (EP) study. Dr. Shih's professional affiliations include Houston Methodist, Memorial Hermann - Texas Medical Center (TMC), and Park Plaza Hospital. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Shih is open to new patients. Before completing his residency at Henry Ford Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine, Dr. Shih attended medical school at Taipei Medical University. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include American Federation For Clinical Research Trainee Award and American College Of Cardiology/bristol Labs Affiliate-In-Training Travel Award. Dr. Shih (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and Chinese.

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All Interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Non-Invasive Cardiology, Heart Problems, Arrhythmias, Electrophysiological ... (Read more)

Dr. Xiaoguang Xiaoguang Chen, PhD, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
1111 Highway 6 South; Suite 196
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Chris Chen is a specialist in adult cardiology. He works in Sugar Land, TX. After attending Central South University for medical school, he completed his residency training at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center. Areas of expertise for Dr. Chen include arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), mitral valve prolapse, and heart attack. Dr. Chen takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star. He is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital and Houston Methodist. Dr. Chen is accepting new patients.

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All Interests: Invasive Cardiology, Ischemic Cardiomyopathy, Heart Problems, Aortic Aneurysm, Arrhythmias, Heart ... (Read more)

Dr. Earl Lewis Mangin Jr., MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
16605 Southwest Freeway; Suite 360
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Earl Mangin practices adult cardiology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Mangin include arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), peripheral artery disease (PAD), and heart valve disease. His average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. He honors 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 a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, Dr. Mangin attended Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans and Louisiana State University School of Medicine in Shreveport for medical school. He is affiliated with Houston Methodist. He is accepting new patients.

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All Interests: Peripheral Artery Disease, Arrhythmias, Heart Failure, Heart Valve Disease, Echocardiogram, ... (Read more)

Dr. William Carter Grinstead III, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
16902 Southwest Freeway; Suite 210
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. William Grinstead's specialties are adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. He practices in Houston, TX and Sugar Land, TX. He is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna Medicare, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Grinstead studied medicine at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. He has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Grinstead's professional affiliations include Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital and Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital.

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All Interests: Coronary Angioplasty, Pacemaker, Heart Failure

Dr. Byron Keith Ellis, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
16651 Southwest Freeway; Mob 1, Suite 400
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. B. Ellis specializes in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. Dr. Ellis graduated from Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with Tulane University for residency. Areas of expertise for Dr. Ellis include arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), mitral valve prolapse, and carotid artery stenting. His average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. 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. Ellis is affiliated with Houston Methodist. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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

Dr. Sherman Y Tang, PhD, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
16655 Southwest Freeway
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Sherman Tang is a Sugar Land, TX physician who specializes in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. Clinical interests for Dr. Tang include renal angioplasty, heart failure, and hypertension (high blood pressure). Dr. Tang is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. He attended China Medical University, Taiwan for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine for residency. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Tang accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice. He has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. He is accepting new patients.

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

Dr. Elizabeth Wang Wang-Giuffre, DO
Specializes in Pediatric Cardiology, General Pediatrics
16655 Southwest Freeway
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Elizabeth Giuffre's specialties are pediatric cardiology and general pediatrics. Areas of expertise for Dr. Giuffre include obesity, arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), and atrial septal defect. She is affiliated with Memorial Hermann Greater Heights Hospital, Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital, and Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital. She graduated from the University of Texas and the University of North Texas Health Science Center, Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine and then she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. She takes Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. Dr. Giuffre welcomes new patients.

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All Interests: Hypertension, Heart Problems, Obesity, Arrhythmias, High Cholesterol, Heart Failure, Atrial Septal ... (Read more)

Dr. Kesavan Shan, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology, Nuclear Cardiology
16651 Southwest Freeway Mob1; Suite 450
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Kesavan Shan works as an adult cardiologist, interventional cardiologist, and nuclear cardiology specialist in Sugar Land, TX. He is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Clinical interests for Dr. Shan include diabetes, heart failure, and aortic aneurysm. Dr. Shan is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice. Dr. Shan graduated from Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry and then he performed his residency at Cleveland Clinic. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. He has an open panel.

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All Interests: Hypertension, Heart Problems, Diabetes, Aortic Aneurysm, Heart Failure, Mitral Valve Disease, ... (Read more)

Dr. Tapan Girish Rami, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology
16655 Southwest Freeway
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Tapan Rami works as an adult cardiologist and cardiac electrophysiologist in Houston, TX, Cypress, TX, and Sugar Land, TX. These areas are among Dr. Rami's clinical interests: arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), ablation, and electrophysiological (EP) study. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. He attended medical school at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. He is accepting new patients.

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All Interests: Invasive Cardiology, Hypotension, Implantable Cardioverter-Defibrillator, Hypertension, Ischemic ... (Read more)

Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
17510 W. Grand Parkway South; Suite 460
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. George Li is a cardiologist and interventional cardiologist. He attended medical school at Baylor College of Medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Li include renal angioplasty, mitral valve prolapse, and heart attack. Dr. Li takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice. Dr. Li is affiliated with Houston Methodist. He has an open panel.

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

Specializes in Interventional Cardiology, Nuclear Medicine
16655 Southwest Freeway
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. George Hanna specializes in interventional cardiology and nuclear medicine and practices in Bay City, TX and Sugar Land, TX. Patient ratings for Dr. Hanna average 5.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include the following: mitral valve prolapse, sleep apnea, and heart attack. Dr. Hanna is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Hanna is open to new patients. He is a graduate of the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School.

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

Dr. Naga Sudha Naga Chittaluru, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
1111 Highway 6 South; Suite 130
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Sudha Chittaluru works as a general internist in Sugar Land, TX. Her areas of expertise include the following: anemia, hay fever (allergic rhinitis), and stroke. On average, patients gave her a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Chittaluru is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Chittaluru is a graduate of Kakatiya Medical College. She has received the following distinction: Internal Medicine - Board Certified. She is affiliated with Houston Methodist Sugar Land Hospital. Her practice is open to new patients.

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All Interests: Gallstones, Heart Problems, Diabetes, Arthritis, Hormone Replacement Therapy, Stroke, Transient ... (Read more)

Dr. Elzbieta Janina Baranowska Daca, PhD, MD
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
16655 Southwest Freeway
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Elzbieta Baranowska-Daca's area of specialization is adult nephrology. In addition to English, she speaks Polish. These areas are among Dr. Baranowska-Daca's clinical interests: kidney stones, anemia, and high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia). Her professional affiliations include Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital, and Houston Methodist. Dr. Baranowska-Daca is a graduate of Medical University of Lublin. She honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Amerigroup Star, and more. Her practice is open to new patients.

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All Interests: Kidney Stones, Hypertension, Kidney Transplant, Neuropathy, Diabetes, Lupus, High Cholesterol, ... (Read more)

Dr. Frederick Anthony Brown, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine, Sports Medicine
16655 Southwest Freeway
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Frederick Brown practices family medicine and sports medicine in Missouri City, TX and Sugar Land, TX. His areas of expertise include the following: warts, depression, and adolescent issues. Patient ratings for Dr. Brown average 5.0 stars out of 5. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, United Healthcare Plans, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Brown honors. He is a graduate of the University of Nevada School of Medicine. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist.

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All Interests: Prostate Problems, Warts, Depression, Adolescent Issues, Amenorrhea, Dysfunctional Uterine ... (Read more)

Dr. Viren N Shah, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
1235 Lake Pointe Parkway; Suite 101
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Viren Shah's specialty is general internal medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Shah include sleep disorders, diabetes, and gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). Dr. Shah takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Amerigroup Star, and more. His education and training includes medical school at Medical College Baroda and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ). His professional affiliations include Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital and Houston Methodist. He is open to new patients.

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All Interests: Sleep Disorders, Gastrointestinal Problems, Heart Problems, Neuropathy, Diabetes, Heart Failure, ... (Read more)

Dr. Hanh Hoang Truong, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
16651 Southwest Freeway; #340
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Hanh Truong is a physician who specializes in general internal medicine. Dr. Truong's clinical interests include warts, depression, and moles. She is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. She attended medical school at Baylor College of Medicine. She has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. She is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Truong has an open panel.

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All Interests: Warts, Depression, Adolescent Issues, Amenorrhea, Sleep Disorders, Incontinence, Neck Pain, ... (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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