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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
321 E Street; Suite A
Chula Vista, CA
 

Dr. Hassan Kafri, who practices in La Mesa, CA and Chula Vista, CA, is a medical specialist in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. Clinical interests for Dr. Kafri include intra-aortic balloon pump (IABP), coronary angiogram, and holter monitoring. Dr. Kafri is professionally affiliated with Scripps Mercy Hospital and Sharp HealthCare. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Kafri's office for an appointment. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Damascus Faculty of Medicine and residency at Beaumont Hospitals. In addition to English, Dr. Kafri (or staff) speaks Arabic, Spanish, and German.

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Relevant Interests: , chronic heart failure

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

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

Dr. Thomas Diggs practices adult cardiology. Dr. Diggs has received a 3.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. His clinical interests include holter monitoring, exercise stress test, and chronic heart failure. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Scripps Mercy Hospital and Sharp HealthCare. Dr. Diggs honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. His practice is open to new patients. Before completing his residency at Naval Medical Center San Diego, Dr. Diggs attended medical school at George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences.

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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 practices adult cardiology, interventional cardiology, and critical care (intensive care medicine) in San Diego, CA and Coronado, CA. His areas of expertise include the following: coronary angiogram, holter monitoring, and exercise stress test. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Phillips honors. Dr. Phillips is a graduate of the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry. He has received professional recognition including the following: San Diego Super Doctors. Dr. Phillips is conversant in Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Sharp HealthCare. He welcomes new patients.

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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's area of specialization is adult cardiology. Dr. Mann's average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Mann include coronary angiogram, tilt table test, and holter monitoring. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. He graduated from the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Mann completed residency programs at Scripps Mercy Hospital, San Diego and VA Long Beach Healthcare System. Dr. Mann is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Mann's hospital/clinic affiliations include Scripps Mercy Hospital and Sharp HealthCare. He has an open panel.

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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's areas of specialization are adult cardiology and nuclear cardiology. Dr. Sun attended medical school at the University of Zurich Faculty of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Sun trained at Long Island Jewish Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. His areas of expertise include the following: holter monitoring, exercise stress test, and nuclear scan. He has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Sun accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Sun (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Mandarin, German, and Cantonese. He is professionally affiliated with Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla and Sharp HealthCare. Dr. Sun is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , chronic heart failure

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