We found 5 providers with an interest in heart problems and who accept L.A. Care Health Plan HMO near West Hills, CA.

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Dr. Aamer H Jamali, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology, Nuclear Cardiology
23101 Sherman Place; Suite 110
West Hills, CA
 

Dr. Aamer Jamali sees patients in West Hills, CA. His medical specialties are adult cardiology, interventional cardiology, and nuclear cardiology. Dr. Jamali attended the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Stanford Hospital & Clinics. His clinical interests include angioplasty, cardiomyopathy, and cardioversion. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. In addition to English, Dr. Jamali (or staff) speaks Urdu, Spanish, and Gujarati. Dr. Jamali is affiliated with Providence Tarzana Medical Center. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , heart problems, cardiomyopathy

All Interests: Cardioversion, Cardiomyopathy, Vascular Disease, Hypertension, Echocardiogram, Heart Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Benjamin J Cohen, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
23101 Sherman Place; Suite 110
West Hills, CA
 

Dr. Benjamin Cohen practices adult cardiology and interventional cardiology in West Hills, CA. Clinical interests for Dr. Cohen include cardioversion, stroke, and cholesterol problems (lipid disorders). He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences. His medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of California. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Cohen is professionally affiliated with Providence Tarzana Medical Center. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , heart failure

All Interests: Cardioversion, Echocardiogram, Cholesterol Problems, Stroke, Heart Failure

Dr. Raluca Brindusa Arimie, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
7325 Medical Center Drive; Suite 306
West Hills, CA
 

Dr. Raluca Arimie is a physician who specializes in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. Dr. Arimie's patients gave her an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. Her areas of expertise include the following: women's heart disease, general care, and implantable loop recorder (ILR). Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Viant, and Aetna are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Arimie accepts. Her education and training includes medical school at Carol Davila University of Medicine and Pharmacy and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Southern California (USC). Her distinctions include: Southern California Super Doctors and Los Angeles Super Doctors. Dr. Arimie (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Romanian and Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , women's heart disease

All Interests: Women's Heart Disease, Implantable Loop Recorder, Echocardiogram, General Care

Dr. Dilip Anmangandla, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
28040 Dorothy Drive; Suite 103
Agoura Hills, CA
 

Dr. Dilip Anmangandla's specialty is general internal medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Anmangandla include arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), menopause, and varicose veins. He is affiliated with Providence Tarzana Medical Center. Dr. Anmangandla honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Anmangandla's office for an appointment. After completing medical school at St. George's University School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Maricopa Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats)

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Dr. Payum Abdarbashi, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
28040 Dorothy Drive; Suite 103
Agoura Hills, CA
 

Dr. Payum Abdarbashi practices general internal medicine. He attended medical school at Ross University School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Abdarbashi completed a residency program at The Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York. These areas are among his clinical interests: arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), menopause, and varicose veins. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Abdarbashi accepts. He is affiliated with Providence Tarzana Medical Center. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats)

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What are Heart Problems?

The heart is one of the most important organs in the body. This smooth muscle expands and contracts rhythmically our entire lifetime, pumping blood to our lungs and then to every other cell in our body. When heart problems occur, it becomes difficult for the body to get the nutrients and oxygen it needs via the blood. So while there are a variety of illnesses and disorders that affect the heart, most of them make you feel weak, tired, and short of breath. The most common heart conditions include heart disease, angina, arrhythmia, and valve disorders.

Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States for both men and women. This includes coronary artery disease, heart attacks, congestive heart failure, and congenital heart disease. Some conditions, such as genetics, cannot be controlled. But there are many other things you can do to lower your risk for heart disease. Controlling high blood pressure and cholesterol levels, reducing or stopping smoking, exercising more and losing weight if needed, and eating a diet low in sodium can all protect your heart.

Angina is a squeezing type of chest pain that happens when the muscles around your heart don’t get enough oxygen. It can be regular or infrequent. Usually, angina is caused by coronary heart disease. However, not all chest pain is angina. Chest pain can also be caused by a lung infection or panic attack, for example, so it is important to have any sudden pain checked.

Arrhythmia is the word for when the heart beats too fast, too slow, or irregularly with skipped beats. It can feel frightening, and depending on the type it can be dangerous, but in most cases arrhythmia is not serious and can be treated. It is very common, especially in older adults.

Heart valve problems can happen in any one of the the heart’s four valves that keep blood flowing where it needs to go. Babies can be born with problems in their heart valves, or valves can be damaged by infections. The valves can stiffen and become less mobile, or they can stop closing properly and ‘leak’ when the heart beats. Valve problems can usually be repaired surgically.
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