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 specializes in adult cardiology and practices in Burlingame, CA. Patient ratings for Dr. Cohen average 5.0 stars out of 5. He has a special interest in heart problems. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and more. Before performing his residency at Hahnemann University Hospital, Dr. Cohen attended Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College for medical school. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Mills-Peninsula Health Services, and Palo Alto Medical Foundation (PAMF). Dr. Cohen is open to 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. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. His areas of expertise include heart problems. Dr. Poon's hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Mills-Peninsula Health Services, and Palo Alto Medical Foundation (PAMF). He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and more. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Poon's office for an appointment. His education and training includes medical school at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). In addition to English, he speaks Mandarin and Cantonese.

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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, who practices in East Palo Alto, CA, Redwood City, CA, and San Carlos, CA, is a medical specialist in adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). In his practice, he is particularly interested in heart problems and electrophysiological (EP) study. Dr. Engel is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and more. Dr. Engel attended Stanford University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Stanford University Medical Center for residency. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. He 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 is a specialist in adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). He attended the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Stanford University Medical Center for residency. He is especially interested in heart problems and electrophysiological (EP) study. Dr. Woods is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and more. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, VA Palo Alto Health Care System (VAPAHCS), and Palo Alto Medical Foundation (PAMF). He is accepting new patients.

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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.