We found 8 providers with an interest in heart failure and who accept BlueOptions Essential 1419 near Largo, FL.

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

Dr. Merrill Krolick is an adult cardiologist and interventional cardiologist in Largo, FL, Pembroke Pines, FL, and Clearwater, FL. He obtained his medical school training at New York College of Osteopathic Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF). Areas of expertise for Dr. Krolick include coronary angiogram, mitral valve prolapse, and holter monitoring. Dr. Krolick has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Krolick (or staff) speaks Arabic, Spanish, and Vietnamese. He is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hospital Miramar, Memorial Hospital Pembroke, and Memorial Hospital West.

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

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

Dr. Marilyn King works as a cardiologist. She attended Harvard Medical School and then went on to complete her residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and Columbia University Medical Center. Areas of particular interest for Dr. King include holter monitoring, pacemaker, and echocardiogram (echo). Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. King honors. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish. Dr. King is affiliated with Largo Medical Center and BayCare Health System.

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All Interests: Stress Echo, Heart Problems, Heart Stent Placement, Stress Testing, Women's Health Issues, Heart ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Todd Kovach is a medical specialist in adult cardiology. His areas of expertise include the following: coronary angiogram, mitral valve prolapse, and holter monitoring. He is affiliated with BayCare Alliant Hospital, BayCare Medical Group, and Mease Dunedin Hospital. Dr. Kovach takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. After attending the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine, Dr. Kovach completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Alabama.

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

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

Dr. Ronald Walsh works as a cardiologist and cardiac electrophysiologist in Largo, FL. Dr. Walsh (or staff) is conversant in Arabic, Spanish, and Vietnamese. These areas are among his clinical interests: coronary angiogram, mitral valve prolapse, and carotid artery disease. Dr. Walsh is professionally affiliated with Largo Medical Center and Morton Plant Hospital. After completing medical school at Midwestern University, Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine, Dr. Walsh performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Midwestern University. He has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Walsh honors.

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

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

Dr. Lang Lin works as a cardiologist and interventional cardiologist. Patient reviews placed her at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Her clinical interests include coronary angiogram, mitral valve prolapse, and transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR). Dr. Lin is professionally affiliated with BayCare Health System. Dr. Lin takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Her training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Florida Health Science Center.

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

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. Clinical interests for Dr. Quick include mitral valve prolapse, holter monitoring, and atherosclerosis. Dr. Quick honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. She graduated from West Virginia University School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Florida Health Science Center. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include 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. Kirti Kumar Patel, MD
Specializes in Anesthesiology, Internal Medicine, Geriatrics
1258 W Bay Drive; Suite A
Largo, FL
 

Dr. Kirit Patel practices anesthesiology and geriatrics (elderly care) in Largo, FL. Dr. Patel 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 Medical College Baroda, he performed his residency at John Stroger Hospital of Cook County. In addition to English, Dr. Patel (or staff) speaks Hindi. He 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 specializes in cardiac surgery and practices in Largo, FL and Saint Petersburg, FL. Dr. Winton is professionally affiliated with St. Anthony's Hospital, Largo Medical Center, and BayCare Health System. He graduated from Indiana University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Methodist Hospital of Indiana and a hospital affiliated with Medical College of Wisconsin. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more.

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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.
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