We found 21 providers with an interest in heart failure and who accept Humana Bronze 6450/HMO Premier near Aurora, CO.

UCHealth - Joseph Cleveland JR, MD
Specializes in Thoracic Surgery, Cardiology
12605 E. 16th Avenue; Uch - Anschutz Inpatient Pavilion
Aurora, CO
 

Dr. Joseph Cleveland's medical specialty is thoracic surgery and cardiology (heart disease). Patients rated Dr. Cleveland highly, giving him an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. He has indicated that his clinical interests include heart transplant, heart failure, and heart valve disease. He takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from the University of Washington School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Colorado Denver. Dr. Cleveland has received the following distinctions: Denver's Top Doctors, 5280 Magazine (2011); Denver's Top Doctors, 5280 Magazine (2010); and 5th Annual Dwight McGoon National Teaching Award, AATS (2009) C0-recipient. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Denver Health Medical Center, VA Eastern Colorado Health Care System, and the University of Colorado Hospital (UCH).

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Relevant Interests: , heart failure

All Interests: Heart Bypass Surgery, Aortic Valve Disease, Mitral Valve Repair, Heart Valve Disease, Heart Valve ... (Read more)

Dr. Duy T Nguyen, MA, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology
12605 E. 16th Avenue
Aurora, CO
 

Dr. Duy Nguyen is a cardiologist and cardiac electrophysiologist. Dr. Nguyen's areas of expertise include arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), heart valve disease, and angina. He honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Harvard Medical School. He completed his residency training at Massachusetts General Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Harvard Medical School. Dr. Nguyen has received the following distinctions: Excellence in Teaching Award, Department of Medicine, Massachusetts General Hospital; Laennec Young Clinician Award, Finalist, American Heart Association; and Excellence in Teaching Award 2005 - Department of Medicine, Massachusetts General Hospital. He speaks Vietnamese. He is professionally affiliated with Children's Hospital Colorado, Denver Health Medical Center, and the University of Colorado Hospital (UCH).

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Relevant Interests: , heart failure

All Interests: Syncope, Ventricular Tachycardia, Supraventricular Tachycardia, Ventricular Fibrillation, ... (Read more)

UCHealth - Muhammad Aftab MD
Specializes in Thoracic Surgery, Cardiology
12605 E. 16th Avenue; Uch - Anschutz Inpatient Pavilion
Aurora, CO
 

Dr. Muhammad Aftab's medical specialty is thoracic surgery and cardiology (heart disease). Areas of expertise for Dr. Aftab include arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), heart transplant, and heart failure. Dr. Aftab takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended King Edward Medical University for medical school and subsequently trained at Long Island Jewish Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Albert Einstein College of Medicine for residency. Dr. Aftab (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Urdu, Hindi, and Punjabi. He is affiliated with the University of Colorado Hospital (UCH), the University Physicians, and Veterans Health Administration (VA).

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Relevant Interests: , heart failure

All Interests: Heart Bypass Surgery, Mitral Valve Repair, Aortic Repair, Heart Valve Disease, Heart Valve Surgery, ... (Read more)

UCHealth - Mark Keller MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
12605 E. 16th Avenue; 3rd Floor
Aurora, CO
 

Dr. Mark Keller, who practices in Aurora, CO and Lone Tree, CO, is a medical specialist in adult cardiology. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Keller include arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), heart valve disease, and heart failure. Dr. Keller is professionally affiliated with the University of Colorado Hospital (UCH) and the University Physicians. He is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. Dr. Keller is a graduate of the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine. His residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Chicago.

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Relevant Interests: , heart failure

All Interests: Transplant Procedures, Atrial Fibrillation, Cardiomyopathy, Heart Valve Disease, Hypertension, ... (Read more)

UCHealth - Amrut Ambardekar MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Vascular Surgery
12605 E. 16th Avenue
Aurora, CO
 

Dr. Amrut Ambardekar is an adult cardiology and vascular surgery specialist. Dr. Ambardekar graduated from Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Colorado Denver. His clinical interests encompass heart failure and heart valve disease. He takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. He has received distinctions including Strength in Healthcare Award Nominee, Denver Post; Clinical Research Program Award, National Institutes of Health; and Samuel A. Levine Young Clinical Investigator Award Finalist, American Heart Association. Dr. Ambardekar's professional affiliations include the University of Colorado Hospital (UCH) and the University Physicians.

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Relevant Interests: , heart failure

All Interests: Cardiomyopathy, Heart Valve Disease, Heart Problems, Heart Failure, Coronary Artery Disease

Dr. Larry Alexander Allen, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
12605 E. 16th Avenue
Aurora, CO
 

Dr. Larry Allen specializes in adult cardiology. These areas are among his clinical interests: heart transplant, heart failure, and ventricular assist device (VAD). His professional affiliations include the University of Colorado Hospital (UCH) and the University Physicians. Dr. Allen graduated from Harvard Medical School and then he performed his residency at Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Allen takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include Chief Fellow, Duke Clinical Research Institute and Outstanding Cardiology Faculty Award, Fellows, Division of Cardiology.

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Relevant Interests: , advanced heart failure, heart failure

All Interests: Transplant Procedures, Cardiomyopathy, Advanced Heart Failure, Heart Transplant, Ventricular Assist ... (Read more)

Dr. Melanie Diane Everitt, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Cardiology, Other
13123 East 16th Avenue
Aurora, CO
 

Dr. Melanie Everitt's medical specialty is pediatric cardiology. She is especially interested in heart failure. Dr. Everitt accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. She attended Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Barnes-Jewish Hospital and St. Louis Children's Hospital for residency. She is affiliated with Children's Hospital Colorado and the University Physicians.

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Relevant Interests: , heart failure

All Interests: Cardiomyopathy, Congenital Heart Disease, Heart Failure

UCHealth - Prateeti Khazanie MD, MPH
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
12605 E. 16th Avenue; 3rd Floor
Aurora, CO
 

Dr. Prateeti Khazanie is a specialist in adult cardiology. Dr. Khazanie's areas of clinical interest consist of heart transplant, heart failure, and ventricular assist device (VAD). She is professionally affiliated with the University of Colorado Hospital (UCH) and the University Physicians. Before completing her residency at Stanford Hospital & Clinics, Dr. Khazanie attended medical school at Duke University School of Medicine. She takes several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic.

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Relevant Interests: , advanced heart failure, heart failure

All Interests: Advanced Heart Failure, Heart Problems, Transplant Procedures, Heart Transplant, Ventricular Assist ... (Read more)

Dr. Natasha Lipson Altman, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
12605 E. 16th Avenue
Aurora, CO
 

Dr. Natasha Altman is a specialist in adult cardiology. Her areas of expertise include heart failure. Dr. Altman is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at the University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine, she performed her residency at The Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish. Dr. Altman is professionally affiliated with the University of Colorado Hospital (UCH) and the University Physicians.

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Relevant Interests: , advanced heart failure, heart failure

All Interests: Advanced Heart Failure, Heart Problems, Transplant Procedures, Cardiomyopathy, Left Ventricular ... (Read more)

Dr. William Henry Sauer, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology
12605 E. 16th Avenue
Aurora, CO
 

Dr. William Sauer is an adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm) specialist. After completing medical school at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Pennsylvania. His areas of expertise include the following: arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), heart transplant, and heart failure. Dr. Sauer is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include Best Doctors of Denver, 5280 Magazine (2009); Clinical Research Award, Heart Rhythm Society; and President's Award for World-Class Care, University of Colorado Hospital. He is professionally affiliated with Denver Health Medical Center, the University of Colorado Hospital (UCH), and the University Physicians.

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Relevant Interests: , heart failure

All Interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Dizziness, Cardiomyopathy, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Neuromuscular Disorders, ... (Read more)

Dr. Shelley Deanne Miyamoto, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Cardiology
13123 E 16th Avenue
Aurora, CO
 

Dr. Shelley Miyamoto practices pediatric cardiology. She has indicated that her clinical interests include heart failure. Her professional affiliations include Children's Hospital Colorado, the University of Colorado Hospital (UCH), and the University Physicians. After attending the University of Iowa, Carver College of Medicine for medical school, Dr. Miyamoto completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with Brown University. She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic.

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Relevant Interests: , heart failure

All Interests: Cardiomyopathy, Congenital Heart Disease, Heart Failure

UCHealth - Andreas Brieke MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
12605 E. 16th Avenue
Aurora, CO
 

Dr. Andreas Brieke is an Aurora, CO physician who specializes in adult cardiology. He is a graduate of Ludwig-Maximilians-University of Munich Faculty of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Brieke completed a residency program at Cleveland Clinic. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Brieke include heart failure. Dr. Brieke is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. He is conversant in German. He is professionally affiliated with the University of Colorado Hospital (UCH) and the University Physicians.

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Relevant Interests: , advanced heart failure, heart failure

All Interests: Transplant Procedures, Cardiomyopathy, Advanced Heart Failure, Heart Problems, Heart Failure, ... (Read more)

Dr. Scott Auerbach, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Cardiology
13123 E 16th Avenue
Aurora, CO
 

Dr. Scott Auerbach sees patients in Aurora, CO. His medical specialty is pediatric cardiology. He has a special interest in heart failure. He is professionally affiliated with Children's Hospital Colorado and the University Physicians. Dr. Auerbach graduated from the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Stanford Hospital & Clinics. He is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Auerbach include: Golden Apple Teaching Award, Stanford University School of Medicine and Golden Apple Teaching Award 2006 - Stanford University School of Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , heart failure

All Interests: Heart Problems, Heart Transplant, Cardiomyopathy, Congenital Heart Disease, Heart Failure, ... (Read more)

Dr. Eugene Edward Wolfel, MA, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
12605 E. 16th Avenue
Aurora, CO
 

Dr. Eugene Wolfel is an adult cardiology specialist in Aurora, CO. His education and training includes medical school at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College and residency at Ohio State University Medical Center. He has indicated that his clinical interests include heart failure. Dr. Wolfel is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Wolfel's hospital/clinic affiliations include the University of Colorado Hospital (UCH) and the University Physicians.

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Relevant Interests: , advanced heart failure, heart failure

All Interests: Transplant Procedures, Advanced Heart Failure, Heart Problems, Cardiac Catheterization, Heart ... (Read more)

Dr. Luisa Mestroni, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
12605 E. 16th Avenue
Aurora, CO
 

Dr. Luisa Mestroni is a specialist in adult cardiology. She works in Aurora, CO. Clinical interests for Dr. Mestroni include heart failure. Dr. Mestroni's hospital/clinic affiliations include the University of Colorado Hospital (UCH) and the University Physicians. She is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. She graduated from the University of Trieste Faculty of Medicine and Surgery. She speaks Italian.

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Relevant Interests: , advanced heart failure, heart failure

All Interests: Transplant Procedures, Cardiomyopathy, Advanced Heart Failure, Heart Problems, Genetic Issues, ... (Read more)

Dr. David P Kao, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
12605 E. 16th Avenue
Aurora, CO
 

Dr. David Kao, who practices in Aurora, CO, is a medical specialist in adult cardiology. He attended Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Stanford Hospital & Clinics for residency. His clinical interests include arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), heart failure, and heart valve disease. Dr. Kao accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Kao's professional affiliations include the University of Colorado Hospital (UCH) and the University Physicians.

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Relevant Interests: , heart failure

All Interests: Heart Problems, Heart Attack, Cardiomyopathy, Arrhythmias, Heart Valve Disease, Angina, 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.
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