We found 63 providers with an interest in heart failure and who accept Blue Shield PPO near Beverly Hills, CA.

Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology
8631 W 3rd Street; Suite 1017e
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. Donna Gallik is an adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm) specialist. She is rated highly by her patients. Dr. Gallik's clinical interests include heart failure, cardiomyopathy, and atrial fibrillation. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Humana ChoiceCare Network are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Gallik honors. She obtained her medical school training at Brown University, Alpert Medical School and performed her residency at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. She has received the following distinction: *additional Board Certification In Cardiology*. Dr. Gallik is professionally affiliated with Cedars-Sinai. She has an open panel.

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All Interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Cardiomyopathy, Heart Problems, Pacemaker, Arrhythmias, Electrophysiological ... (Read more)

Specializes in Adult Cardiology
2001 Santa Monica Boulevard; Suite 280w
Santa Monica, CA
 

Dr. Peter Pak specializes in adult cardiology and practices in Santa Monica, CA. In addition to English, he speaks Korean. In his practice, he is particularly interested in arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), heart failure, and hypertension (high blood pressure). Dr. Pak is affiliated with Providence Medical Institute. Dr. Pak is a graduate of Harvard Medical School and a graduate of Massachusetts General Hospital's residency program. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Humana ChoiceCare Network. He is accepting new patients.

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All Interests: Hypertension, Arrhythmias, Heart Failure

Dr. Ramprasad Chitpadi Dandillaya, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Nuclear Cardiology
150 N Robertson; Suite 150
Beverly Hills, CA
 

Dr. Ramprasad Dandillaya is a cardiologist and nuclear cardiology specialist. He attended medical school at George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences. He completed his residency training at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. These areas are among Dr. Dandillaya's clinical interests: nutrition counseling, heart valve surgery, and heart attack. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, as well as other insurance carriers. He speaks Tulu. Dr. Dandillaya's hospital/clinic affiliations include Torrance Memorial Medical Center, Cedars-Sinai, and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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All Interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Diabetes Management, Chest Pain, Aortic Stenosis, Heart Valve Surgery, ... (Read more)

Dr. Richard Forrest Wright, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology
2001 Santa Monica Boulevard; Suite 280w
Santa Monica, CA
 

Dr. Richard Wright is a cardiologist and cardiac electrophysiologist in Santa Monica, CA. Dr. Wright is especially interested in heart failure. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Harvard Medical School and a graduate of Brigham and Women's Hospital's residency program. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Wright include: Southern California Super Doctors; Southern California Super Doctors 2008; and Los Angeles Super Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with Providence Medical Institute. His practice is open to new patients.

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All Interests: Heart Failure

Dr. James K. Drury, MD
Specializes in General Practice, Adult Cardiology, Preventive Medicine
8635 W 3rd Street; Suite 1050w
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. James Drury sees patients in Los Angeles, CA. His medical specialties are general practice, adult cardiology, and preventive medicine. These areas are among his clinical interests: heart failure, heart valve disease, and hypertension (high blood pressure). Dr. Drury is affiliated with Cedars-Sinai. He studied medicine at McGill University Faculty of Medicine. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Drury takes.

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All Interests: Cardiomyopathy, Heart Valve Disease, Hypertension, Heart Problems, Cholesterol Problems, Angina, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Adult Cardiology
6333 Wilshire Boulevard; Suite 200
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. Anna Milstein's specialty is adult cardiology. Dr. Milstein (or staff) is conversant in Latvian, Spanish, and Russian. Her areas of expertise include the following: heart failure, nutrition counseling, and stress management. Her professional affiliations include Providence Tarzana Medical Center and Cedars-Sinai. Dr. Milstein graduated from Medical Academy of Latvia and Riga Stradins University Faculty of Medicine and then she performed her residency at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center. Her patients gave her an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, CIGNA Plans, and more. She has an open panel.

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All Interests: Heart Problems, Nutrition Counseling, Heart Attack, Cholesterol Problems, Stress Management, ... (Read more)

Dr. Eugene Christopher Depasquale, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
100 Med Plaza; 630
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. Eugene Depasquale is a physician who specializes in adult cardiology. His areas of expertise include arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), heart biopsy, and heart failure. Dr. Depasquale's professional affiliations include UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica and Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at Yale-New Haven Hospital, Dr. Depasquale attended medical school at SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine. He has received the following distinctions: International Society of Heart & Lung Transplantation - Transplant Registry Early Career Award and Southern California Rising Stars.

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All Interests: Sports Health, Cardiomyopathy, Heart Biopsy, Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy, Heart Problems, Heart ... (Read more)

Specializes in Adult Cardiology
100 Ucla Medical Plaza; Suite 630
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. Gabriel Vorobiof specializes in adult cardiology. Clinical interests for Dr. Vorobiof include arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), heart valve disease, and atherosclerosis. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg for medical school and subsequently trained at St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center and Groote Schuur Hospital for residency. His distinctions include: Southern California Super Doctors; Star Award of Excellence, U. Of Rochester School Of Medicine and Dentistry; and ACCF Bristol-Myers Squibb Research Award, American College of Cardiology Foundation. Dr. Vorobiof (or staff) speaks the following languages: Hebrew, Spanish, and Afrikaans. He is affiliated with Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , heart failure

All Interests: Syncope, Nuclear Stress Test, Heart Valve Disease, Hypertension, CT Coronary Angiogram, Heart ... (Read more)

Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Other
250 N. Robertson Boulevard; Suite #403
Beverly Hills, CA
 

Dr. Ilan Kedan's specialty is adult cardiology. In his practice, he is particularly interested in heart failure, angina, and coronary artery disease. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. Dr. Kedan attended Tulane University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Barnes-Jewish Hospital for residency. He has received professional recognition including the following: Southern California Rising Stars. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Kedan is professionally affiliated with Cedars-Sinai.

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Relevant Interests: , heart failure

All Interests: Angina, Heart Failure, Coronary Artery Disease

Specializes in Adult Cardiology
8631 W 3rd Street; Suite 1017e
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. Ernst Schwarz specializes in adult cardiology. His areas of expertise include the following: heart transplant, heart failure, and cardiomyopathy. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and Health Net are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Schwarz honors. Dr. Schwarz graduated from the University of Marburg Faculty of Medicine. He is conversant in German. Dr. Schwarz is professionally affiliated with Cedars-Sinai.

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All Interests: Cardiomyopathy, Heart Problems, Heart Transplant, Cardiac Catheterization, Heart Failure

Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology
8631 W. Third Street; Suite 1040e
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. David Cannom's specialties are adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). His clinical interests include heart failure, electrophysiological (EP) study, and angina. Dr. Cannom is professionally affiliated with Cedars-Sinai. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Minnesota Medical School and performed his residency at Yale-New Haven Hospital. Dr. Cannom has received distinctions including Southern California Super Doctors; Southern California Super Doctors 2008; and Los Angeles Super Doctors.

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All Interests: Supraventricular Tachycardia, Atrial Fibrillation, Ventricular Fibrillation, Chest Pain, ... (Read more)

Dr. Janki Bhuva Shah, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology, Nuclear Cardiology
2020 Santa Monica Boulevard; Suite 220
Santa Monica, CA
 

Dr. Janki Shah's areas of specialization are adult cardiology, interventional cardiology, and nuclear cardiology; she sees patients in Thousand Oaks, CA, Santa Monica, CA, and Westlake Village, CA. In addition to English, Dr. Shah (or staff) speaks Spanish and Gujarati. Her areas of expertise include the following: heart valve disease, atherosclerosis, and angina. Dr. Shah is affiliated with UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica. Her education and training includes medical school at the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). She honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. Dr. Shah has received professional recognition including the following: Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society- Keck USC School of medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , heart failure

All Interests: Syncope, Atrial Fibrillation, Atrial Septal Defect, Cardiomyopathy, Nuclear Stress Test, Heart ... (Read more)

Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
414 N Camden Drive; Suite 1100 Cardiovascular Medical Group of Southern Calif
Beverly Hills, CA
 

Dr. Ronald Karlsberg's medical specialty is adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. His areas of expertise include the following: shortness of breath (dyspnea), heart valve disease, and angina. He has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Karlsberg is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Colorado Denver, Dr. Karlsberg attended medical school at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine. Dr. Karlsberg (or staff) speaks Spanish and German. He is affiliated with Cedars-Sinai.

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All Interests: Syncope, Atrial Fibrillation, Type 1 Diabetes, Dizziness, Chest Pain, Heart Valve Disease, ... (Read more)

Dr. Kamran Shamsa, MD
Specializes in Pediatrics, Adult Cardiology
10833 Le Conte Avenue; Ucla Med Center, Chs 16-155
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. Kamran Shamsa specializes in adult cardiology and practices in Los Angeles, CA. His average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Shamsa's clinical interests include heart valve disease, atherosclerosis, and angina. He honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. He studied medicine at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), School of Medicine. His residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). Dr. Shamsa (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and Persian. Dr. Shamsa is professionally affiliated with Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center.

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All Interests: Syncope, Atrial Fibrillation, Atrial Septal Defect, Cardiomyopathy, Heart Valve Disease, ... (Read more)

Dr. Gregg Curtis Fonarow, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
100 Ucla Medical Plaza; Suite 630
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. Gregg Fonarow is an adult cardiology specialist. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Fonarow include heart failure and cardiomyopathy. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Dr. Fonarow attended medical school at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. He has received distinctions including Southern California Super Doctors; Southern California Super Doctors 2008; and Los Angeles Super Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center.

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All Interests: Cardiomyopathy, Heart Transplant, Heart Failure

Dr. Charles D Swerdlow, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology
414 North Camden Drive; Suite 1100
Beverly Hills, CA
 

Dr. Charles Swerdlow is a Beverly Hills, CA physician who specializes in adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). He graduated from Harvard Medical School. Dr. Swerdlow's training includes a residency program at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center. Areas of expertise for Dr. Swerdlow include angina, syncope (fainting), and ventricular tachycardia. Patient reviews placed Dr. Swerdlow at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Humana ChoiceCare Network, and more. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Swerdlow include: Southern California Super Doctors and Southern California Super Doctors 2008. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Swerdlow is affiliated with Cedars-Sinai.

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All Interests: Syncope, Ventricular Tachycardia, Supraventricular Tachycardia, Atrial Fibrillation, Ventricular ... (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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