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Dr. Wilmore Bernart Finerman Jr., MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
1 Theall Road
Rye, NY
 

Dr. Wilmore Finerman's specialty is adult cardiology. After completing medical school at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Irvine and a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). Anthem, Health Insurance Plan of New York (HIP), and ConnectiCare are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Finerman takes. In addition to English, Dr. Finerman (or staff) speaks Spanish and Italian. His professional affiliations include White Plains Hospital, WESTMED Medical Group, and Greenwich Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Finerman's office for an appointment.

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Specializes in Cardiac Electrophysiology
15 Valley Drive; Suite 200
Greenwich, CT
 

Dr. Alexander Delvecchio specializes in cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). He is a graduate of Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University and a graduate of Montefiore Medical Center's residency program. Dr. Delvecchio is an in-network provider for Anthem, ConnectiCare, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. He is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Specializes in Adult Cardiology
15 Valley Drive; Suite 200
Greenwich, CT
 

Dr. Harvey Seidenstein's specialty is adult cardiology. He is in-network for Anthem, ConnectiCare, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. He obtained his medical school training at SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Downstate Medical Center. Dr. Seidenstein is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. He has an open panel.

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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.