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We found 6 providers with an interest in heart failure and who accept United Healthcare Bronze near Homestead, FL.

Dr. Reynaldo Flores Mulingtapang, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
4210 W Linebaugh Avenue
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Reynaldo Mulingtapang practices adult cardiology and interventional cardiology in Tampa, FL. His average rating from his patients is 3.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include coronary angiogram, heart failure, and angioplasty. Dr. Mulingtapang is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at the University of the Philippines College of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Downstate Medical Center. Dr. Mulingtapang speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with St. Joseph's Hospital, South Bay Hospital, and Tampa Community Hospital.

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All Interests: Angiogram, Pulmonary Hypertension, Heart Failure, Coronary Angiogram, Cardioversion, Heart Valve ... (Read more)

Dr. Alok Singh, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
4612 N Habana Avenue; 2nd Floor
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Alok Singh specializes in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology and practices in Tampa, FL. His areas of expertise include coronary angiogram, mitral valve prolapse, and holter monitoring. He is affiliated with St. Joseph's Hospital, BayCare Medical Group, and St. Joseph's Women's Hospital. Dr. Singh is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He attended medical school at Maulana Azad Medical College. He trained at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Downstate Medical Center for his residency. Dr. Singh (or staff) speaks Spanish and Hindi.

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All Interests: Mitral Stenosis, Cardiomyopathy, Aortic Stenosis, Nuclear Stress Test, Invasive Cardiology, ... (Read more)

Dr. James Michael Irwin, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology
4612 N Habana Avenue; 2nd Floor
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. James Irwin is a medical specialist in adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). His clinical interests include geriatric health, holter monitoring, and heart failure. His hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Joseph's Hospital, BayCare Medical Group, and St. Joseph's Women's Hospital. Dr. Irwin graduated from Penn State College of Medicine. His average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers.

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All Interests: Cryosurgery, Cardiomyopathy, Catheter Ablation, Arrhythmias, Electrophysiological Study, Heart ... (Read more)

Dr. Xavier Enrique Prida, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
2 Tampa General Circle; Stc 5th Floor
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Xavier Prida is an adult cardiology and interventional cardiology specialist. His clinical interests include coronary angiogram, mitral valve prolapse, and cardioversion. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Prida attended the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Prida's professional affiliations include St. Joseph's Hospital, the University of South Florida (USF) Health, and St. Joseph's Women's Hospital. He is open to new patients.

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All Interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Mitral Stenosis, Cardiomyopathy, Aortic Stenosis, Nuclear Stress Test, ... (Read more)

Dr. Matthew U Glover, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
2814 West Virginia Avenue
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Matthew Glover's medical specialty is adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. Clinical interests for Dr. Glover include mitral valve prolapse, holter monitoring, and atherosclerosis. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He graduated from the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine and the University of Florida College of Medicine. He has received the distinction of Florida Super Doctors 2009 - Gulf Coast Edition. In addition to English, Dr. Glover speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with St. Joseph's Hospital, BayCare Medical Group, and St. Joseph's Women's Hospital.

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All Interests: Mitral Stenosis, Cardiomyopathy, Aortic Stenosis, Nuclear Stress Test, Laser Treatment, Stress ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Cardiothoracic Surgery
5 Tampa General Circle; Suite 725
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Cedric Sheffield works as a cardiothoracic surgeon. Clinical interests for Dr. Sheffield include video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS), aortic valve replacement, and lung cancer surgery. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at Duke University School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Sheffield trained at the University of Maryland Medical Center. He has received the following distinction: Chairman's Gold Award LifeLink Foundation. He is professionally affiliated with Cleveland Clinic.

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All Interests: Bypass Surgery, Heart Bypass Surgery, Atrial Fibrillation, Lung Biopsy, Beating Heart Coronary ... (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.