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We found 4 providers with an interest in heart problems and who accept Coventry Carelink near Gainesville, FL.

Dr. Arwa Salam Saidi, MEd, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Cardiology, Internal Medicine
1600 Sw Archer Road; Hd 303
Gainesville, FL
 

Dr. Arwa Saidi works as a pediatric cardiologist in Gainesville, FL and Orlando, FL. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Saidi include congenital heart disease. Dr. Saidi takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. After attending Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland for medical school, she completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Saidi include: the University of Florida Exemplary Teacher Award and Teaching award, University of Florida Pediatric Residency. In addition to English, Dr. Saidi speaks Arabic. She is professionally affiliated with the University of Florida Health (UF Health) and Orlando Health.

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Relevant Interests: , heart problems, congenital heart disease

All Interests: Heart Problems, Congenital Heart Disease

Dr. Mark Steven Bleiweis, MD
Specializes in Cardiothoracic Surgery
1600 Sw Archer Road
Gainesville, FL
 

Dr. Mark Bleiweis is a Gainesville, FL physician who specializes in cardiothoracic surgery. Before performing his residency at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of North Carolina (UNC), Dr. Bleiweis attended the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), School of Medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Bleiweis include lung transplant, heart valve surgery, and pulmonary hypertension. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include American College of Surgery, Fellow; Adult Congenital Heart Association; and American Heart Association. Dr. Bleiweis is affiliated with the University of Florida Health (UF Health).

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Relevant Interests: , atrial septal defect, heart problems, heart failure, tricuspid regurgitation, mitral stenosis, cardiomyopathy, aortic stenosis, mitral regurgitation (leaky mitral valve), congenital heart disease, hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, atrial fibrillation, bicuspid aortic valve disease

All Interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Down Syndrome, Stenosis, Mitral Stenosis, Cardiomyopathy, Aortic Stenosis, ... (Read more)

Dr. James Curtis Fudge Jr., MD
Specializes in Pediatric Cardiology
1600 Sw Archer Road
Gainesville, FL
 

Dr. James Fudge's area of specialization is pediatric cardiology. These areas are among his clinical interests: congenital heart disease and cardiac catheterization. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Fudge's education and training includes medical school at Georgia Regents University, Medical College of Georgia and residency at a hospital affiliated with Medical College of Georgia. Dr. Fudge's distinctions include: Society of Cardiovascular Angiography and Intervention Travel Grant; William P. Kanto Resident Research Award; and Medical College of Georgia Academic Achievement Scholarship, 1999-2000. He is affiliated with the University of Florida Health (UF Health).

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Relevant Interests: , heart problems, congenital heart disease

All Interests: Heart Problems, Congenital Heart Disease, Cardiac Catheterization

Dr. Renata Luri Shih, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Cardiology
1600 Sw Archer Road
Gainesville, FL
 

Dr. Renata Shih is a physician who specializes in pediatric cardiology. In addition to English, she speaks Portuguese. Her clinical interests include heart transplant. Dr. Shih is professionally affiliated with the University of Florida Health (UF Health). Before performing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Florida Health Science Center, Dr. Shih attended Faculty of Medical Sciences of Santa Casa de Sao Paulo for medical school. Dr. Shih is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. She has received professional recognition including the following: The Langley Prize for the best paper in Vet. Anesthesia and Analgesia Journal.

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Relevant Interests: , heart failure

All Interests: Heart Transplant, Heart Failure

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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.