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We found 5 providers with an interest in heart failure and who accept Aetna Open Access Managed Choice near Modesto, CA.

Dr. Amar L Pohwani, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Nuclear Medicine
1409 E Briggsmore Avenue
Modesto, CA
 

Dr. Amar Pohwani is an adult cardiology and nuclear medicine specialist. He attended Aga Khan University Medical College for medical school and subsequently trained at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) for residency. In his practice, Dr. Pohwani focuses on heart problems. He is an in-network provider for Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare Choice, and more. Dr. Pohwani (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Urdu, Sindhi, and Hindi. Dr. Pohwani is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Sutter Gould Medical Foundation (SGMF). He has an open panel.

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All Interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Cardiomyopathy, Nuclear Stress Test, Invasive Cardiology, Hypertension, ... (Read more)

Dr. Charles C Tsai, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
1409 E Briggsmore Avenue
Modesto, CA
 

Dr. Charles Tsai is a Modesto, CA physician who specializes in adult cardiology. After completing medical school at the University of Michigan Medical School, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan. Areas of expertise for Dr. Tsai include heart problems. He takes Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Tsai's professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Sutter Gould Medical Foundation (SGMF). He has an open panel.

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All Interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Cardiomyopathy, Hypertension, Non-Invasive Cardiology, Heart Problems, Cardiac ... (Read more)

Dr. Syed Nasim Ahmed, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
1409 E Briggsmore Avenue
Modesto, CA
 

Dr. Syed Ahmed is an adult cardiology specialist in Modesto, CA. He studied medicine at Aga Khan University Medical College. His clinical interests encompass heart problems. Dr. Ahmed honors several insurance carriers, including Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare Choice. Dr. Ahmed (or staff) speaks the following languages: Urdu, Hindi, and Punjabi. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Sutter Gould Medical Foundation (SGMF). Dr. Ahmed has an open panel.

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All Interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Cardiomyopathy, Nuclear Stress Test, Invasive Cardiology, Non-Invasive ... (Read more)

Dr. Khun Zaw Htet Zawhtet Htet Aung, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
600 Coffee Road
Modesto, CA
 

Dr. Khun Aung's area of specialization is general internal medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Aung include general care. Dr. Aung accepts several insurance carriers, including Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare Choice. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Medicine, Mandalay and residency at St. Barnabas Hospital, Bronx. In addition to English, Dr. Aung speaks Burmese. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Memorial Medical Center, Modesto, and Sutter Gould Medical Foundation (SGMF). He is open to new patients.

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All Interests: Diabetes, General Care, Heart Failure, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

Dr. Van Tuyet Ong, DO
Specializes in Adult Hospital Medicine
600 Coffee Road
Modesto, CA
 

Dr. Van Ong works as an internal medicine hospitalist in Modesto, CA. In Dr. Ong's practice, she is particularly interested in heart failure, general care, and osteopathic medicine. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Sutter Gould Medical Foundation (SGMF). She is in-network for Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare Choice, and more. She is not accepting new patients at this time. She is a graduate of Western University of Health Sciences, College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific. In addition to English, Dr. Ong speaks Vietnamese.

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All Interests: Osteopathic Medicine, General Care, Heart Failure, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary 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.