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We found 21 providers with an interest in heart failure and who accept MyBlue Silver 1603 near Kissimmee, FL.

Dr. Milimir Dimitar Arsov, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
908 W Magnolia Street
Kissimmee, FL
 

Dr. Milimir Arsov's specialties are adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. Patient reviews placed Dr. Arsov at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. His hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Cloud Regional Medical Center, Osceola Regional Medical Center, and Orlando Health. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Arsov takes. After attending the University of Nebraska College of Medicine and Saints Cyril and Methodius University in Skopje, Faculty of Medicine for medical school, Dr. Arsov completed his residency training at the University of Nebraska Medical Center. Dr. Arsov (or staff) speaks the following languages: Arabic, Spanish, and French.

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Relevant Interests: , heart failure

All Interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Dizziness, Nuclear Stress Test, Stress Echo, Tricuspid Valve Disease, ... (Read more)

Dr. Robert Lou Barrett Jr., MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
601 Oak Commons Boulevard
Kissimmee, FL
 

Dr. Robert Barrett sees patients in Kissimmee, FL, Saint Cloud, FL, and Orlando, FL. His medical specialties are adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. On average, patients gave Dr. Barrett a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. After attending Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center and Tulane University School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Parkland Health & Hospital System. Dr. Barrett is professionally affiliated with St. Cloud Regional Medical Center, Osceola Regional Medical Center, and Orlando Health.

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Relevant Interests: , heart failure

All Interests: Nuclear Stress Test, Pulmonary Valve Disease, Heart Problems, Lung Problems, Aortic Aneurysm, ... (Read more)

Dr. Mukesh Kumar, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
601 Oak Commons Boulevard
Kissimmee, FL
 

Dr. Mukesh Kumar's specialties are adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. Dr. Kumar (or staff) speaks Hindi. He is affiliated with St. Cloud Regional Medical Center, Osceola Regional Medical Center, and Orlando Health. Dr. Kumar's education and training includes medical school at Maulana Azad Medical College and residency at Maimonides Medical Center. Dr. Kumar takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more.

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Relevant Interests: , heart failure

All Interests: Nuclear Stress Test, Pulmonary Valve Disease, Heart Problems, Lung Problems, Aortic Aneurysm, ... (Read more)

Dr. Padma Kesari Raju, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
311 West Oak Street
Kissimmee, FL
 

Dr. Padma Raju is a specialist in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. He works in Kissimmee, FL and Saint Cloud, FL. He obtained his medical school training at Madras Medical College and performed his residency at John Stroger Hospital of Cook County. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Raju (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Telugu and Hindi. His professional affiliations include St. Cloud Regional Medical Center, Osceola Regional Medical Center, and Orlando Health.

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Relevant Interests: , heart failure

All Interests: Doppler Ultrasound, Atrial Fibrillation, Nuclear Stress Test, Lung Problems, Heart Stent Placement, ... (Read more)

Dr. Sunil Mohan Kakkar, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
311 W. Oak Street
Kissimmee, FL
 

Dr. Sunil Kakkar is a specialist in adult cardiology. He works in Kissimmee, FL and Saint Cloud, FL. He has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Kakkar is professionally affiliated with St. Cloud Regional Medical Center, Osceola Regional Medical Center, and Orlando Health. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Kakkar graduated from All India Institute of Medical Sciences.

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Relevant Interests: , heart failure

All Interests: Doppler Ultrasound, Atrial Fibrillation, Nuclear Stress Test, Heart Problems, Lung Problems, Heart ... (Read more)

Dr. Khurram Moin, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology, Other
311 W. Oak Street
Kissimmee, FL
 

Dr. Khurram Moin specializes in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology and practices in Kissimmee, FL and Saint Cloud, FL. Dr. Moin is a graduate of Dow Medical College. His training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Stony Brook University Medical Center. 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. In addition to English, Dr. Moin (or staff) speaks Urdu. Dr. Moin is affiliated with St. Cloud Regional Medical Center, Osceola Regional Medical Center, and Orlando Health.

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Relevant Interests: , heart failure

All Interests: Doppler Ultrasound, Atrial Fibrillation, Nuclear Stress Test, Lung Problems, Heart Stent Placement, ... (Read more)

Dr. Madhusudana Rao Kalakota, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Other
1920 North Central Avenue
Kissimmee, FL
 

Dr. Madhusudana Kalakota is a specialist in adult cardiology. He works in Kissimmee, FL. He speaks Telugu. Dr. Kalakota's professional affiliations include Osceola Regional Medical Center and Orlando Health. He attended Osmania Medical College for medical school and subsequently trained at Coney Island Hospital for residency. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more.

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Relevant Interests: , heart failure

All Interests: Cardiomyopathy, Enlarged Heart, Nuclear Stress Test, Hypertension, Tricuspid Valve Disease, Heart ... (Read more)

Dr. Patrick William Fisher, PhD, DO
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
14501 Gatorland Drive
Orlando, FL
 

Dr. Patrick Fisher is a physician who specializes in adult cardiology. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of A.T. Still University, Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine and a graduate of McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University's residency program. Dr. Fisher is professionally affiliated with St. Cloud Regional Medical Center, Osceola Regional Medical Center, and Heart of Florida Regional Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , heart failure

All Interests: Cardiomyopathy, Enlarged Heart, Nuclear Stress Test, Hypertension, Tricuspid Valve Disease, Heart ... (Read more)

Dr. Manoj Kumar Agrawal, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology, Other
311 W. Oak Street
Kissimmee, FL
 

Dr. Manoj Agrawal's specialties are adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. He practices in Kissimmee, FL and Saint Cloud, FL. Dr. Agrawal 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 Mumbai and Grant Medical College, he performed his residency at Coney Island Hospital. Dr. Agrawal (or staff) speaks Hindi. He is professionally affiliated with St. Cloud Regional Medical Center, Osceola Regional Medical Center, and Orlando Health.

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Relevant Interests: , heart failure

All Interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Nuclear Stress Test, Tricuspid Valve Disease, Lung Problems, Heart Stent ... (Read more)

Dr. Nasir Iqbal Rahmatullah, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Other
1819 West Oak Street
Kissimmee, FL
 

Dr. Nasir Rahmatullah's area of specialization is adult cardiology. Dr. Rahmatullah (or staff) is conversant in Urdu. His professional affiliations include Osceola Regional Medical Center and Orlando Health. He graduated from Dow Medical College and then he performed his residency at MacNeal Hospital. 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.

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Relevant Interests: , heart failure

All Interests: Depression, Cardiomyopathy, Enlarged Heart, Bone Density Test, Nuclear Stress Test, Irritable Bowel ... (Read more)

Dr. Roberto Luis Torres-Aguiar, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
14501 Gatorland Drive
Orlando, FL
 

Dr. Roberto Torresaguiar specializes in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology and practices in Clermont, FL, Orlando, FL, and Winter Park, FL. Dr. Torresaguiar attended Autonomous University of Barcelona Faculty of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Norwalk Hospital. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Torresaguiar takes. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. His professional affiliations include South Lake Hospital and Osceola Regional Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , heart failure

All Interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Nuclear Stress Test, Stress Echo, Pulmonary Valve Disease, Heart Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Atul Madan, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
311 W. Oak Street
Kissimmee, FL
 

Dr. Atul Madan is a specialist in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. He works in Kissimmee, FL and Saint Cloud, FL. Dr. Madan takes 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 All India Institute of Medical Sciences, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Downstate Medical Center. In addition to English, Dr. Madan (or staff) speaks Hindi. Dr. Madan's professional affiliations include St. Cloud Regional Medical Center, Osceola Regional Medical Center, and Orlando Health.

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Relevant Interests: , heart failure

All Interests: Doppler Ultrasound, Nuclear Stress Test, Abdominal Problems, Aortic Disease, Lung Problems, Heart ... (Read more)

Dr. Thomas Yun-Ki Kim, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
601 Oak Commons Boulevard
Kissimmee, FL
 

Dr. Thomas Kim practices adult cardiology in Kissimmee, FL, Saint Cloud, FL, and Orlando, FL. His professional affiliations include St. Cloud Regional Medical Center, Osceola Regional Medical Center, and Orlando Health. After completing medical school at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine, Dr. Kim performed his residency at St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , heart failure

All Interests: Cardiomyopathy, Enlarged Heart, Nuclear Stress Test, Tricuspid Valve Disease, Pulmonary Valve ... (Read more)

Dr. Patrick F Mathias, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
601 Oak Commons Boulevard
Kissimmee, FL
 

Dr. Patrick Mathias' areas of specialization are adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. Dr. Mathias has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Mathias honors. After attending St. John's Medical College for medical school, he completed his residency training at John Stroger Hospital of Cook County. He is affiliated with St. Cloud Regional Medical Center, Osceola Regional Medical Center, and Orlando Health.

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Relevant Interests: , heart failure

All Interests: Nuclear Stress Test, Pulmonary Valve Disease, Lung Problems, Aortic Aneurysm, Arrhythmias, High ... (Read more)

Dr. Johnson Pervez Massey, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
601 Oak Commons Boulevard
Kissimmee, FL
 

Dr. Johnson Massey's medical specialty is adult cardiology. He is a graduate of Punjab Medical College and King Edward Medical University. For his professional training, Dr. Massey completed a residency program at Mount Vernon Hospital. On average, patients gave Dr. Massey a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Massey accepts. He is professionally affiliated with St. Cloud Regional Medical Center, Osceola Regional Medical Center, and Orlando Health.

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Relevant Interests: , heart failure

All Interests: Nuclear Stress Test, Heart Problems, Lung Problems, Aortic Aneurysm, Arrhythmias, High Cholesterol, ... (Read more)

Dr. Rafael Jimenez, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
302 West Bass Street
Kissimmee, FL
 

Dr. Rafael Jimenez sees patients in Kissimmee, FL and Saint Cloud, FL. His medical specialties are adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. Dr. Jimenez is a graduate of Central University of the Caribbean School of Medicine and a graduate of Providence Hospital, Southfield's residency program. He is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Jimenez is professionally affiliated with St. Cloud Regional Medical Center, Osceola Regional Medical Center, and Orlando Health.

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Relevant Interests: , heart failure

All Interests: Cardiomyopathy, Enlarged Heart, Nuclear Stress Test, Tricuspid Valve Disease, Pulmonary Valve ... (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.