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We found 5 providers with an interest in heart failure and who accept Anthem HMO near Los Angeles, CA.

Dr. Raed Bargout, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
1300 N Vermont Avenue; 401
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. Raed Bargout's area of specialization is adult cardiology. His clinical interests encompass heart failure and hypertension (high blood pressure). Dr. Bargout's professional affiliations include Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center and Adventist Health System. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Viant are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Bargout accepts. He has an open panel. Before completing his residency at John Stroger Hospital of Cook County, Dr. Bargout attended medical school at the University of Aleppo Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Bargout is conversant in Arabic.

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All Interests: Hypertension, Heart Failure

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Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology
1245 Wilshire Boulevard; Suite 703
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. David Cannom practices adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). Before performing his residency at Yale-New Haven Hospital, Dr. Cannom attended the University of Minnesota Medical School. These areas are among Dr. Cannom's clinical interests: heart failure, electrophysiological (EP) study, and angina. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. He has received professional recognition including the following: Southern California Super Doctors; Southern California Super Doctors 2008; and Los Angeles Super Doctors. He is affiliated with Cedars-Sinai.

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All Interests: Supraventricular Tachycardia, Atrial Fibrillation, Ventricular Fibrillation, Cardiomyopathy, Heart ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Adult Cardiology
1300 N. Vermont Avenue; Suite 401
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. Khaldoun Sroujieh's medical specialty is adult cardiology. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Sroujieh include heart failure and hypertension (high blood pressure). Dr. Sroujieh honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Cairo University, Kasr Al-Ainy Faculty of Medicine. In addition to English, he speaks Arabic. He is affiliated with Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Sroujieh's office for an appointment.

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All Interests: Hypertension, Heart Failure

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Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
1245 Wilshire Boulevard; Suite 703
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. Christina Economides practices adult cardiology and interventional cardiology in Los Angeles, CA. These areas are among her clinical interests: arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), heart valve disease, and heart attack. Dr. Economides is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. She obtained her medical school training at the University of Michigan Medical School and performed her residency at VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System and a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). She is conversant in Spanish. She is professionally affiliated with Cedars-Sinai.

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All Interests: Preventive Cardiology, Heart Valve Disease, Uterine Fibroid Embolization, Echocardiogram, Heart ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Adult Cardiology
1701 E Cesar E Chavez Avenue; Suite 125
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. Raymond Zimmer is a physician who specializes in adult cardiology. He studied medicine at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Zimmer trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). Areas of particular interest for Dr. Zimmer include heart valve disease, heart failure, and angina. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Zimmer (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and Russian. He is affiliated with Cedars-Sinai.

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All Interests: Heart Valve Disease, Heart Problems, Angina, Heart Failure, Coronary Artery Disease

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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.