We found 4 providers with an interest in heart failure and who accept Aetna Open Access Managed Choice near Modesto, CA.

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Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Nuclear Medicine
1409 E Briggsmore Avenue
Modesto, CA
 

Dr. Amar Pohwani works as a cardiologist and nuclear medicine specialist in Modesto, CA. Dr. Pohwani's clinical interests include heart problems. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Aga Khan University Medical College. His training includes a residency program at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). Dr. Pohwani (or staff) speaks the following languages: Urdu, Sindhi, and Hindi. Dr. Pohwani's hospital/clinic 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, Nuclear Stress Test, Invasive Cardiology, Hypertension, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Adult Cardiology
1409 E Briggsmore Avenue
Modesto, CA
 

Dr. Charles Tsai, who practices in Modesto, CA, is a medical specialist in adult cardiology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Tsai include heart problems. Dr. Tsai is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Sutter Gould Medical Foundation (SGMF). He graduated from the University of Michigan Medical School and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and more. Dr. Tsai has an open panel.

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

Specializes in Adult Cardiology
1409 E Briggsmore Avenue
Modesto, CA
 

Dr. Syed Ahmed is an adult cardiologist in Modesto, CA. Dr. Ahmed (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Urdu, Hindi, and Punjabi. His clinical interests encompass heart problems. Dr. Ahmed is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Sutter Gould Medical Foundation (SGMF). Dr. Ahmed graduated from Aga Khan University Medical College. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, as well as other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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

Specializes in General Internal Medicine
600 Coffee Road
Modesto, CA
 

Dr. Khun Aung's specialty is general internal medicine. He is conversant in Burmese. Clinical interests for Dr. Aung include general care. Dr. Aung's hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Memorial Medical Center, Modesto, and Sutter Gould Medical Foundation (SGMF). He obtained his medical school training at the University of Medicine, Mandalay and performed his residency at St. Barnabas Hospital, Bronx. Dr. Aung honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, in addition to other insurance carriers. His practice is open to new patients.

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All Interests: Diabetes, 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.
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