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How Pacemakers Work and What to Know if Your Doctor Recommends You Get One

Also known as a cardiologist’s panacea, a pacemaker is a small device that regulates the heart’s rhythm if the heartbeat is irregular, too slow, or too fast. It works by releasing electrical impulses to the heart muscle.

Pacemakers are generally used for heart conditions like arrhythmia, bradycardia, ventricular tachycardia, ventricular fibrillation, syncope (fainting spells), and heart failure. According to research, an astounding 3 million people live with pacemakers around the globe. In fact, as many as 600,000 pacemakers are implanted each year.

In this blog, we’ll take a closer look at how pacemakers work. We’ll also help you understand the different kinds of pacemakers so that you can have a more insightful discussion with your doctor.

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BCBS-TX Health Insurance Patients Now Considered at Houston Physicians’ Hospital Effective November 1, 2021

Here at Houston Physicians’ Hospital (HPH) we have always been committed to providing the highest quality health care to our patients at an affordable price.

HPH has continuously provided top-quality care and the highest value to our patients and will continue to do so in the future. We are also one of only three hospitals in the entire Houston area with a 5-Star Rating in Patient Experience from CMS.

To maintain the level of high-quality services patients have come to expect from HPH and to give BCBS-TX patients continued access to our services, we have been negotiating a new contract with Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas (BCBS-TX) over the past year. During these negotiations, BCBS-TX temporarily suspended our contractual arrangement with them.

We are sending this letter to inform our patients that we will once again consider patients with BCBS-TX health insurance in-network and will resume billing as such starting November 1, 2021.

Thank you for your understanding and we look forward to continuing to serve you and your family’s healthcare needs.


Heather Womack, CEO