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We found 4 providers with an interest in heart failure and who accept SutterSelect EPO near Burlingame, CA.

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

Dr. George Cohen sees patients in Burlingame, CA. His medical specialty is adult cardiology. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Cohen include heart problems. Dr. Cohen has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and more. His education and training includes medical school at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College and residency at Hahnemann University Hospital. He is professionally affiliated with 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 specializes in adult cardiology and practices in Burlingame, CA. He speaks the following foreign languages: Mandarin and Cantonese. In his practice, Dr. Poon focuses on heart problems. Dr. Poon's hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Mills-Peninsula Health Services, and Palo Alto Medical Foundation (PAMF). Dr. Poon obtained his medical school training at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). His average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and more. 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's specialties are adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). Areas of particular interest for Dr. Engel include heart problems and electrophysiological (EP) study. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. Engel attended Stanford University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Stanford University Medical Center for residency. Patient ratings for Dr. Engel average 4.5 stars out of 5. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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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' specialties are adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). He practices in Palo Alto, CA, San Francisco, CA, and Burlingame, CA. Dr. Woods graduated from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Woods completed a residency program at Stanford University Medical Center. His clinical interests encompass heart problems and electrophysiological (EP) study. He honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, VA Palo Alto Health Care System (VAPAHCS), and Palo Alto Medical Foundation (PAMF). Dr. Woods has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , heart failure

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.