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We found 1 provider with an interest in heart failure and who accepts Bronze Compass 6400 near Coral Gables, FL.

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Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology
6705 Sw 57th Ave (same As Red Road); Suite 500
South Miami, FL

Dr. John Dylewski sees patients in Coral Gables, FL and South Miami, FL. His medical specialties are adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). Clinical interests for Dr. Dylewski include postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome (POTS), sick sinus syndrome, and syncope (fainting). He is professionally affiliated with Arrhythmia Management Institute of South Florida and Mercy Hospital. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. After completing medical school at the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine, Dr. Dylewski performed his residency at Jackson Memorial Medical Center. He has received the following distinction: South Florida Super Doctors. He is conversant in Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , heart failure

All Interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Cardiomyopathy, Paroxysmal Supraventricular Tachycardia, Tachycardia, ... (Read more)

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.