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's areas of specialization are adult cardiology, interventional cardiology, and nuclear cardiology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Jamali include angioplasty, cardiomyopathy, and cardioversion. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Jamali honors. Before performing his residency at Stanford Hospital & Clinics, Dr. Jamali attended the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. In addition to English, Dr. Jamali (or staff) speaks Urdu, Spanish, and Gujarati. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Providence Tarzana Medical Center and West Hills Hospital & Medical Center. Dr. Jamali's practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , heart problems, cardiomyopathy

All Interests: Cardiomyopathy, Hypertension, Heart Problems, Stroke, General Care, Cardioversion, Vascular ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Benjamin Cohen specializes in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology and practices in West Hills, CA. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Cohen's areas of clinical interest consist of cardioversion, stroke, and cholesterol problems (lipid disorders). He is affiliated with Providence Tarzana Medical Center and West Hills Hospital & Medical Center. He graduated from George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences. For his residency, Dr. Cohen trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Cohen honors. Dr. Cohen has an open panel.

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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 practices adult cardiology and interventional cardiology in West Hills, CA and Northridge, CA. She is a graduate of Carol Davila University of Medicine and Pharmacy. For her professional training, Dr. Arimie completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Southern California (USC). Dr. Arimie's areas of clinical interest consist of women's heart disease, general care, and implantable loop recorder (ILR). Dr. Arimie is rated highly by her patients. She accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Viant, and Aetna, as well as other insurance carriers. She has received professional recognition including the following: Southern California Super Doctors and Los Angeles Super Doctors. Dr. Arimie (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Romanian and Spanish. She is affiliated with West Hills Hospital & Medical Center.

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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 works as a general internist. Areas of expertise for Dr. Anmangandla include arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), menopause, and varicose veins. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. Dr. Anmangandla is a graduate of St. George's University School of Medicine and a graduate of Maricopa Medical Center's residency program. He is affiliated with Providence Tarzana Medical Center. He is open to new patients.

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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 is an Agoura Hills, CA physician who specializes in general internal medicine. These areas are among Dr. Abdarbashi's clinical interests: arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), menopause, and varicose veins. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Ross University School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at The Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York. He is professionally affiliated with Providence Tarzana Medical Center. Dr. Abdarbashi has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats)

All Interests: Substance Abuse, Sleep Disorders, Diabetes Management, Poisoning, Obesity, Anti-Aging, Hormone ... (Read more)

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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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