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We found 4 providers with an interest in heart failure and who accept Aetna Traditional Choice near Burlingame, CA.

Dr. George Harris Cohen, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
1501 Trousdale Drive; 2nd Floor
Burlingame, CA
 

Dr. George Cohen is an adult cardiology specialist in Burlingame, CA. Dr. Cohen studied medicine at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. For his professional training, Dr. Cohen completed a residency program at Hahnemann University Hospital. Areas of expertise for Dr. Cohen include heart problems. Dr. Cohen is rated highly by his patients. He honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Mills-Peninsula Health Services, and Palo Alto Medical Foundation (PAMF). Dr. Cohen is accepting new patients.

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All Interests: Heart Problems, Heart Failure

Dr. Tak Poon, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
1501-b Trousdale Drive; Building B, 2nd Floor
Burlingame, CA
 

Dr. Tak Poon's specialty is adult cardiology. His areas of expertise include heart problems. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Poon accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and more. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), Dr. Poon attended medical school at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine. Dr. Poon speaks the following foreign languages: Mandarin and Cantonese. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Mills-Peninsula Health Services, and Palo Alto Medical Foundation (PAMF). He is accepting new patients.

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All Interests: Holistic Approaches, Hypertension, Non-Invasive Cardiology, Heart Problems, Sleep Apnea, Heart ... (Read more)

Dr. Gregory Engel, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology
1501 Trousdale Drive; Building B, 2nd Floor
Burlingame, CA
 

Dr. Gregory Engel sees patients in East Palo Alto, CA, Redwood City, CA, and San Carlos, CA. His medical specialties are adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). His areas of clinical interest consist of heart problems and electrophysiological (EP) study. Patient reviews placed Dr. Engel at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Engel honors. He graduated from Stanford University School of Medicine. Dr. Engel's medical residency was performed at Stanford University Medical Center. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. Engel is accepting new patients.

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

Dr. Christopher E Woods, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology
1501 Trousdale Drive; 2nd Floor
Burlingame, CA
 

Dr. Christopher Woods practices adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm) in Palo Alto, CA, San Francisco, CA, and Burlingame, CA. In Dr. Woods's practice, he is particularly interested in heart problems and electrophysiological (EP) study. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, VA Palo Alto Health Care System (VAPAHCS), and Palo Alto Medical Foundation (PAMF). He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Woods is open to new patients. He attended the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Stanford University Medical Center.

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All Interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Nuclear Stress Test, Heart Problems, Catheter Ablation, 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.