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We found 5 providers with an interest in heart failure and who accept Health Net PPO near Mountain View, CA.

Dr. Hassan Al-Kafri, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
450 Fourth Avenue; Suite 215
Chula Vista, CA
 

Dr. Hassan Kafri is a specialist in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. Dr. Kafri obtained his medical school training at the University of Damascus Faculty of Medicine and performed his residency at Beaumont Hospitals. His areas of expertise include intra-aortic balloon pump (IABP), coronary angiogram, and holter monitoring. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. In addition to English, Dr. Kafri (or staff) speaks Arabic, Spanish, and German. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Scripps Mercy Hospital and Sharp HealthCare. Dr. Kafri welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , chronic heart failure

All Interests: Renal Angioplasty, Intra-Aortic Balloon Pump, Chemical Stress Test, Hypertension, Inferior Vena ... (Read more)

Dr. Thomas Edward Diggs II, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
230 Prospect Place; Suite 250
Coronado, CA
 

Dr. Thomas Diggs works as a cardiologist. These areas are among Dr. Diggs's clinical interests: holter monitoring, exercise stress test, and chronic heart failure. On average, patients gave him a rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. He is a graduate of George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences. For his professional training, Dr. Diggs completed a residency program at Naval Medical Center San Diego. Dr. Diggs's hospital/clinic affiliations include Scripps Mercy Hospital and Sharp HealthCare. Dr. Diggs has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , chronic heart failure

All Interests: Chemical Stress Test, Holter Monitoring, Hypertension, Echocardiogram, Heart Problems, Exercise ... (Read more)

Dr. Paul S Phillips, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology, Critical Care
230 Prospect Place; #250
Coronado, CA
 

Dr. Paul Phillips' areas of specialization are adult cardiology, interventional cardiology, and critical care (intensive care medicine); he sees patients in San Diego, CA and Coronado, CA. These areas are among his clinical interests: coronary angiogram, holter monitoring, and exercise stress test. He is professionally affiliated with Sharp HealthCare. Dr. Phillips accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and more. He is accepting new patients. Dr. Phillips studied medicine at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry. He has received the following distinction: San Diego Super Doctors. He speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , chronic heart failure

All Interests: Coronary Angiogram, Atrial Fibrillation, Ultrasound, Chemical Stress Test, Holter Monitoring, ... (Read more)

Dr. William Patrick Mann, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
5555 Reservoir Drive; Suite 200
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. William Mann is an adult cardiologist in San Diego, CA. Dr. Mann's patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. Areas of expertise for Dr. Mann include coronary angiogram, tilt table test, and holter monitoring. He is professionally affiliated with Scripps Mercy Hospital and Sharp HealthCare. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. He is accepting new patients. After completing medical school at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine, Dr. Mann performed his residency at Scripps Mercy Hospital, San Diego and VA Long Beach Healthcare System. Dr. Mann speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , chronic heart failure

All Interests: Coronary Angiogram, Chemical Stress Test, Holter Monitoring, Tilt Table Test, Echocardiogram, Heart ... (Read more)

Dr. Karl Tscha-Ning Sun, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Nuclear Cardiology
5555 Reservoir Drive; Suite 112
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. Karl Sun practices adult cardiology and nuclear cardiology. He has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Areas of expertise for Dr. Sun include holter monitoring, exercise stress test, and chronic heart failure. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. After attending the University of Zurich Faculty of Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. Dr. Sun (or staff) is conversant in Mandarin, German, and Cantonese. He is affiliated with Sharp HealthCare. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , chronic heart failure

All Interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Ultrasound, Chemical Stress Test, Holter Monitoring, Weight Management, ... (Read more)

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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.