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We found 6 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 specializes in adult cardiology. These areas are among Dr. Bargout's clinical interests: heart failure and hypertension (high blood pressure). He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Viant, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended the University of Aleppo Faculty of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at John Stroger Hospital of Cook County. Dr. Bargout is conversant in Arabic. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center and Adventist Health System. His practice is open to new patients.

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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 is a Los Angeles, CA physician who specializes in adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). His clinical interests include heart failure, electrophysiological (EP) study, and angina. Dr. Cannom takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. He attended medical school at the University of Minnesota Medical School. He completed his residency training at Yale-New Haven Hospital. Dr. Cannom has received professional recognition including the following: Southern California Super Doctors; Southern California Super Doctors 2008; and Los Angeles Super Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with Cedars-Sinai.

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All Interests: Supraventricular Tachycardia, Atrial Fibrillation, Ventricular Fibrillation, Chest Pain, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Khaldoun Sroujieh is an adult cardiologist. He speaks Arabic. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Sroujieh include heart failure and hypertension (high blood pressure). He is affiliated with Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center. Dr. Sroujieh graduated from Cairo University, Kasr Al-Ainy Faculty of Medicine. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and more. His practice is open to new patients.

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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. Dr. Economides's areas of expertise include the following: arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), heart valve disease, and heart attack. She accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. She graduated from the University of Michigan Medical School and then she performed her residency at VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System and a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). She speaks Spanish. She is professionally affiliated with Cedars-Sinai.

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

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

Dr. Katrine Zhiroff's medical specialty is interventional cardiology. Her areas of expertise include heart valve disease, angioplasty, and heart attack. Dr. Zhiroff accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is a graduate of the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), School of Medicine. Dr. Zhiroff's training includes a residency program at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center. Dr. Zhiroff (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and Russian. She is professionally affiliated with Cedars-Sinai.

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All Interests: Chest Pain, Heart Valve Disease, Uterine Fibroid Embolization, Echocardiogram, Heart Problems, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Raymond Zimmer's area of specialization is adult cardiology. Dr. Zimmer's areas of expertise consist of heart valve disease, heart failure, and angina. He is affiliated with Cedars-Sinai. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Zimmer honors. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Dr. Zimmer attended the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. Dr. Zimmer (or staff) speaks Spanish and Russian.

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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.