We found 10 providers with an interest in heart failure and who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold near Largo, FL.

Dr. Marilyn Yi Mei King, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
455 Pinellas Street; Suite 400
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Marilyn King's medical specialty is adult cardiology. Dr. King speaks Spanish. She is especially interested in holter monitoring, pacemaker, and echocardiogram (echo). She is affiliated with Largo Medical Center. She attended Harvard Medical School and then went on to complete her residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and Columbia University Medical Center. She 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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All Interests: Stress Echo, Heart Problems, Heart Stent Placement, Stress Testing, Women's Health Issues, Heart ... (Read more)

Dr. Merrill Alan Krolick, DO
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
1345 West Bay Drive
Largo, FL
 

Dr. Merrill Krolick is a specialist in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. He works in Largo, FL, Pembroke Pines, FL, and Miramar, FL. His patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. Dr. Krolick's areas of expertise include coronary angiogram, mitral valve prolapse, and holter monitoring. He is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hospital Miramar, Memorial Hospital Pembroke, and Memorial Hospital West. 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. Krolick attended New York College of Osteopathic Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF). Dr. Krolick (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Arabic, Spanish, and Vietnamese.

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Relevant Interests: , heart failure

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

Dr. Ronald Lennox Walsh, DO
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology
1345 West Bay Drive; Suite 101
Largo, FL
 

Dr. Ronald Walsh is a Largo, FL physician who specializes in adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). His average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Walsh include coronary angiogram, mitral valve prolapse, and carotid artery disease. He is affiliated with Largo Medical Center and Morton Plant Hospital. Dr. Walsh takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended Midwestern University, Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Midwestern University for residency. Dr. Walsh (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Arabic, Spanish, and Vietnamese.

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Relevant Interests: , heart failure

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

Dr. Jesse John Klein, DO
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
1345 West Bay Drive; Suite 101
Largo, FL
 

Dr. Jesse Klein is an adult cardiology and interventional cardiology specialist. Dr. Klein (or staff) speaks the following languages: Arabic, Spanish, and Chinese. His areas of expertise include the following: coronary angiogram, mitral valve prolapse, and holter monitoring. Dr. Klein's hospital/clinic affiliations include Largo Medical Center, Northside Hospital, and Morton Plant Hospital. Dr. Klein's education and training includes medical school at the University of Iowa, Carver College of Medicine and Des Moines University, College of Osteopathic Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Minnesota. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold.

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Relevant Interests: , heart failure

All Interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Mitral Stenosis, Cardiomyopathy, PET Scan, Invasive Cardiology, Hypertension, ... (Read more)

Dr. Todd Alan Kovach, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
455 Pinellas Street
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Todd Kovach's specialty is adult cardiology. Dr. Kovach's areas of expertise include the following: coronary angiogram, mitral valve prolapse, and holter monitoring. His professional affiliations include BayCare Alliant Hospital, BayCare Medical Group, and Mease Dunedin Hospital. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Alabama, Dr. Kovach attended the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine.

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All Interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Mitral Stenosis, Cardiomyopathy, Aortic Stenosis, Invasive Cardiology, ... (Read more)

Dr. Imran Tahir Ismail, DO
Specializes in Adult Hospital Medicine, Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
13220 Belcher Road S; Unit 1
Largo, FL
 

Dr. Imran Ismail's areas of specialization are adult hospital medicine, adult cardiology, and interventional cardiology; he sees patients in Largo, FL, Davenport, FL, and Saint Petersburg, FL. He has a special interest in heart failure, cardiac catheterization, and nuclear stress test (myocardial perfusion imaging). Dr. Ismail is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. After attending Nova Southeastern University, College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at Largo Medical Center. Dr. Ismail (or staff) speaks the following languages: Urdu, Sign Language, and Hindi. His professional affiliations include Largo Medical Center and Heart of Florida Regional Medical Center.

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All Interests: Nuclear Stress Test, Heart Failure, Cardiac Catheterization

Dr. Kimberly Miller Quick, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
455 Pinellas Street; Suite 330
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Kimberly Quick specializes in adult cardiology and practices in Safety Harbor, FL and Clearwater, FL. Areas of expertise for Dr. Quick include mitral valve prolapse, holter monitoring, and atherosclerosis. She honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. She attended West Virginia University School of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Florida Health Science Center. She is affiliated with BayCare Alliant Hospital and BayCare Medical Group.

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All Interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Mitral Stenosis, Cardiomyopathy, Aortic Stenosis, Hypertension, Tricuspid ... (Read more)

Dr. Lang Lin, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
455 Pinellas Street; Suite 330
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Lang Lin's areas of specialization are adult cardiology and interventional cardiology; she sees patients in Safety Harbor, FL and Clearwater, FL. For her professional training, Dr. Lin completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Florida Health Science Center. Dr. Lin's areas of expertise include the following: coronary angiogram, mitral valve prolapse, and transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR). She has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Lin is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO.

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All Interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Mitral Stenosis, Cardiomyopathy, Aortic Stenosis, Invasive Cardiology, ... (Read more)

Dr. Kirti Kumar Patel, MD
Specializes in Anesthesiology, Internal Medicine, Geriatrics
1258 W Bay Drive; Suite A
Largo, FL
 

Dr. Kirit Patel is a specialist in anesthesiology and geriatrics (elderly care). He works in Largo, FL. He 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. He graduated from Medical College Baroda. Dr. Patel's residency was performed at John Stroger Hospital of Cook County. Dr. Patel (or staff) is conversant in Hindi. Dr. Patel is professionally affiliated with Largo Medical Center.

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Dr. Barry Lynn Winton, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery
1345 W Bay Drive; Suite 304
Largo, FL
 

Dr. Barry Winton is a heart surgeon. 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. He is a graduate of Indiana University School of Medicine. Dr. Winton's training includes residency programs at Methodist Hospital of Indiana and a hospital affiliated with Medical College of Wisconsin. He is professionally affiliated with St. Anthony's Hospital, Largo Medical Center, and Northside Hospital.

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All Interests: Heart Bypass Surgery, Aortic Stenosis, Hypertension, Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement, ... (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.