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We found 4 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 in Modesto, CA. Dr. Pohwani (or staff) speaks Urdu, Sindhi, and Hindi. Areas of expertise for Dr. Pohwani include heart problems. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Sutter Gould Medical Foundation (SGMF). He studied medicine at Aga Khan University Medical College. His residency was performed at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). Dr. Pohwani is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Pohwani's practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , heart failure

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 practices adult cardiology. His areas of expertise include heart problems. Dr. Tsai is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Sutter Gould Medical Foundation (SGMF). His education and training includes medical school at the University of Michigan Medical School and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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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 a cardiologist. In his practice, Dr. Ahmed focuses on heart problems. Dr. Ahmed is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at Aga Khan University Medical College. Dr. Ahmed (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Urdu, Hindi, and Punjabi. Dr. Ahmed is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Sutter Gould Medical Foundation (SGMF). His practice is open to new patients.

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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 is a general internist. In his practice, Dr. Aung focuses on general care. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Memorial Medical Center, Modesto, and Sutter Gould Medical Foundation (SGMF). Dr. Aung takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and more. Dr. Aung is open to new patients. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Medicine, Mandalay and residency at St. Barnabas Hospital, Bronx. In addition to English, he speaks Burmese.

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Relevant Interests: , heart failure

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.