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We found 6 providers with an interest in heart failure and who accept BlueSelect Everyday Health 1451 near Fort Lauderdale, FL.

Dr. Hakop Haftevani Hrachian Haftevani, MD
Specializes in Physical Therapy, Internal Medicine, Cardiac Electrophysiology
450 East Las Olas Boulevard
Ft. Lauderdale, FL
 

Dr. Hakop Hrachian-Haftevani is a physical therapy and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm) specialist in Fort Lauderdale, FL, South Miami, FL, and Miami, FL. His education and training includes medical school at Islamic Azad University of Medical Sciences and residency at Montefiore Medical Center. Clinical interests for Dr. Hrachian-Haftevani include heart problems. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. Dr. Hrachian-Haftevani (or staff) speaks Arabic, Armenian, and Persian. Dr. Hrachian-Haftevani is professionally affiliated with Mariners Hospital, South Miami Hospital, and Doctors Hospital.

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All Interests: Heart Problems, Heart Failure

Dr. Abdulwahab Aldousany, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Cardiology
450 East Las Olas Boulevard
Ft. Lauderdale, FL
 

Dr. Abdulwahab Aldousany is a specialist in pediatric cardiology. In his practice, he is particularly interested in heart problems. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Aldousany honors. He studied medicine at the University of Baghdad. In addition to English, he speaks Arabic. He is professionally affiliated with Nicklaus Children's Hospital, South Miami Hospital, and Kendall Regional Medical Center.

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All Interests: Atrial Septal Defect, Heart Problems, Cholesterol Problems, Arrhythmias, Heart Failure

Dr. Oscar Rafael Guerra, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
450 East Las Olas Boulevard
Ft. Lauderdale, FL
 

Dr. Oscar Guerra, who practices in Coral Gables, FL and Fort Lauderdale, FL, is a medical specialist in adult cardiology. He has a special interest in heart problems. Dr. Guerra's hospital/clinic affiliations include South Miami Hospital, Doctors Hospital, and Mercy Hospital. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and more. He attended American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Jersey Shore University Medical Center for residency. He is conversant in Spanish.

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All Interests: Heart Problems, Heart Failure

Dr. Madeleen Sartick Mas, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Cardiology
450 East Las Olas Boulevard
Ft. Lauderdale, FL
 

Dr. Madeleen Mas, who practices in Miami, FL and Fort Lauderdale, FL, is a medical specialist in pediatric cardiology. Dr. Mas (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and French. Dr. Mas's clinical interests include heart problems and hypertension (high blood pressure). She is affiliated with Nicklaus Children's Hospital, South Miami Hospital, and Kendall Regional Medical Center. Dr. Mas is a graduate of Georgetown University School of Medicine. Her medical residency was performed at Texas Children's Hospital. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Her distinctions include: South Florida Super Doctors; Florida Super Doctors 2009 - South Florida Edition; and Florida Super Doctors.

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All Interests: Hypertension, Heart Problems, Aneurysm, Arteriovenous Malformation, Arrhythmias, Heart Failure, ... (Read more)

Dr. Efrain Hernan Gonzalez, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology
450 East Las Olas Boulevard
Ft. Lauderdale, FL
 

Dr. Efrain Gonzalez sees patients in Fort Lauderdale, FL and Miami, FL. His medical specialties are adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). Dr. Gonzalez (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and German. His areas of expertise include the following: heart problems, hypertension (high blood pressure), and preventive care. Dr. Gonzalez's hospital/clinic affiliations include South Miami Hospital, Doctors Hospital, and Kendall Regional Medical Center. He studied medicine at National University of Asunción Faculty of Medical Sciences. Dr. Gonzalez trained at a hospital affiliated with Tulane University for residency. He is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers.

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All Interests: Hypertension, Heart Problems, Arrhythmias, Nuclear Scan, Stroke, Heart Failure, Preventive Care, ... (Read more)

Dr. Jorge Miguel Ortega, MD
Specializes in Adult Pulmonology
450 East Las Olas Boulevard
Ft. Lauderdale, FL
 

Dr. Jorge Ortega's specialty is adult pulmonology. He speaks Spanish. His areas of clinical interest consist of sleep disorders, emphysema, and asthma. Dr. Ortega is professionally affiliated with Doctors Hospital and Mercy Hospital. He attended the University of Santiago de Compostela and Technical University of Santiago (UTESA) and then went on to complete his residency at Synergy Medical Education Alliance and a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF). Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Ortega honors.

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All Interests: Sleep Disorders, Snoring, Heart Failure, Asthma, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, ... (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.