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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. He works in La Mesa, CA and Chula Vista, CA. Dr. Kafri (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Arabic, Spanish, and German. Dr. Kafri's areas of expertise include intra-aortic balloon pump (IABP), coronary angiogram, and holter monitoring. His professional affiliations include Scripps Mercy Hospital and Sharp HealthCare. He graduated from the University of Damascus Faculty of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Kafri completed a residency program at Beaumont Hospitals. Dr. Kafri takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Kafri's practice is open to new patients.

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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' medical specialty is adult cardiology. His areas of expertise include the following: holter monitoring, exercise stress test, and chronic heart failure. Dr. Diggs's average patient rating is 3.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from 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. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Scripps Mercy Hospital and Sharp HealthCare. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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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' medical specialty is adult cardiology, interventional cardiology, and critical care (intensive care medicine). These areas are among Dr. Phillips's clinical interests: coronary angiogram, holter monitoring, and exercise stress test. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and more. He studied medicine at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry. Dr. Phillips has received the following distinction: San Diego Super Doctors. He speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with Sharp HealthCare. He has an open panel.

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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 works as a cardiologist in San Diego, CA. Clinical interests for Dr. Mann include coronary angiogram, tilt table test, and holter monitoring. He is rated highly by his patients. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine. Dr. Mann completed his residency training at Scripps Mercy Hospital, San Diego and VA Long Beach Healthcare System. He speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with Scripps Mercy Hospital and Sharp HealthCare. Dr. Mann's practice is open to new patients.

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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 is an adult cardiology and nuclear cardiology specialist in La Mesa, CA and San Diego, CA. His areas of expertise include the following: holter monitoring, exercise stress test, and chronic heart failure. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Sun honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended the University of Zurich Faculty of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio for residency. Dr. Sun (or staff) speaks the following languages: Mandarin, German, and Cantonese. He is professionally affiliated with Sharp HealthCare. He 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, ... (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.