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

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

Dr. George Cohen specializes in adult cardiology. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Cohen include heart problems. The average patient rating for Dr. Cohen is 5.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. He graduated from Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College and then he performed his residency at Hahnemann University Hospital. His professional 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 is a specialist in adult cardiology. Dr. Poon's patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. He has a special interest in heart problems. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Mills-Peninsula Health Services, and Palo Alto Medical Foundation (PAMF). Dr. Poon is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. His practice is open to new patients. He 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). 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's medical specialty is adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. He has a special interest in heart problems and electrophysiological (EP) study. Dr. Engel is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Stanford University School of Medicine and a graduate of Stanford University Medical Center's residency program. Dr. Engel's professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. He is open to 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' medical specialty is adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). His areas of expertise include the following: heart problems and electrophysiological (EP) study. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, VA Palo Alto Health Care System (VAPAHCS), and Palo Alto Medical Foundation (PAMF). Dr. Woods 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. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and more. He welcomes 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.
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