We found 4 providers with an interest in heart problems and who accept TriWest 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 is a specialist in 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. After attending the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Stanford Hospital & Clinics. Dr. Jamali (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Urdu, Spanish, and Gujarati. He is affiliated with Providence Tarzana Medical Center and West Hills Hospital & Medical Center. His 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 practices adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. After attending George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences for medical school, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of California. He has indicated that his clinical interests include cardioversion, stroke, and cholesterol problems (lipid disorders). Dr. Cohen honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He speaks Spanish. His professional affiliations include Providence Tarzana Medical Center and West Hills Hospital & Medical Center. Dr. Cohen has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , heart failure

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

Dr. Farhad Rafii, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Nuclear Cardiology
23101 Sherman Place; Suite 110
West Hills, CA
 

Dr. Farhad Rafii specializes in adult cardiology and nuclear cardiology and practices in West Hills, CA. His areas of clinical interest consist of electrocardiogram (EKG), preventive care, and cholesterol problems (lipid disorders). Dr. Rafii is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. He attended medical school at the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at Kaiser Permanente Los Angeles Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). In addition to English, Dr. Rafii (or staff) speaks Arabic, Spanish, and Persian. Dr. Rafii is professionally affiliated with Providence Tarzana Medical Center and West Hills Hospital & Medical Center. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , heart problems

All Interests: Electrocardiogram, Hypertension, Preventive Care, Echocardiogram, Heart Problems, Cholesterol ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Payum Abdarbashi specializes in general internal medicine and practices in Agoura Hills, CA. Dr. Abdarbashi's areas of expertise include arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), menopause, and varicose veins. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. After completing medical school at Ross University School of Medicine, he performed his residency at The Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York. He is 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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