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

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

Dr. George Cohen, who practices in Burlingame, CA, is a medical specialist in adult cardiology. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. He is especially interested in heart problems. Dr. Cohen is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and more. He is a graduate of Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. He completed his residency training at Hahnemann University Hospital. Dr. Cohen's hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Palo Alto Medical Foundation (PAMF), and Mills-Peninsula Physician Network. He 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. He works in Burlingame, CA. Dr. Poon's average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include heart problems. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Poon honors. After attending the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). He is conversant in Mandarin and Cantonese. Dr. Poon's professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Palo Alto Medical Foundation (PAMF), and Mills-Peninsula Physician Network. He is open to new patients.

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All Interests: Holistic Approaches, Hypertension, Non-Invasive Cardiology, Heart Problems, Sleep Apnea, Heart ... (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 cardiologist and cardiac electrophysiologist. After attending the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Stanford University Medical Center. Areas of expertise for Dr. Woods include heart problems and electrophysiological (EP) study. Dr. Woods honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Summit Medical Center - Summit Campus, and VA Palo Alto Health Care System (VAPAHCS). New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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All Interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Nuclear Stress Test, Heart Problems, Catheter Ablation, Arrhythmias, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Gregory Engel is a physician who specializes in adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). Before performing his residency at Stanford University Medical Center, Dr. Engel attended Stanford University School of Medicine. Dr. Engel's areas of clinical interest consist of heart problems and electrophysiological (EP) study. The average patient rating for Dr. Engel is 4.5 stars out of 5. He takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. Dr. Engel's professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. 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)

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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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