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We found 56 providers with an interest in heart problems and who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield Platinum near Largo, FL.

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

Dr. Marilyn King's area of specialization is adult cardiology. Her education and training includes medical school at Harvard Medical School and residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and Columbia University Medical Center. Her clinical interests include holter monitoring, pacemaker, and echocardiogram (echo). Dr. King takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. She speaks Spanish. Dr. King is professionally affiliated with Largo Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , heart problems, heart failure

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

Dr. Henry Andrew Hazlitt, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology
455 Pinellas Street; Suite 400
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Henry Hazlitt is an adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm) specialist in Clearwater, FL. Dr. Hazlitt obtained his medical school training at Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans and performed his residency at Baylor University Medical Center. Clinical interests for Dr. Hazlitt include holter monitoring, pacemaker, and echocardiogram (echo). He has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Hazlitt is conversant in Spanish. He is affiliated with BayCare Alliant Hospital, Largo Medical Center, and Mease Dunedin Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , heart problems, endocarditis, angina, heart attack, atrial fibrillation, coronary artery disease

All Interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Cardiac Ablation, Hypertension, Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm, Heart Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Shalin Satish Shah, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology
Seminole, FL
 

Dr. Shalin Shah practices adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). Areas of particular interest for Dr. Shah include ablation, implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD) insertion, and electrophysiological (EP) study. Dr. Shah honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Before completing his residency at Henry Ford Hospital, Dr. Shah attended medical school at Medical College Baroda. Dr. Shah (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Gujarati and Hindi. He is professionally affiliated with St. Anthony's Hospital, Largo Medical Center, and Northside Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , atrial flutter, arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), heart problems, ventricular tachycardia, atrial fibrillation, ventricular fibrillation, paroxysmal supraventricular tachycardia

All Interests: Cryosurgery, Atrial Fibrillation, Paroxysmal Supraventricular Tachycardia, Heart Problems, ... (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. These areas are among his clinical interests: coronary angiogram, mitral valve prolapse, and holter monitoring. The average patient rating for Dr. Krolick is 5.0 stars out of 5. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF), Dr. Krolick attended New York College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school. 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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Relevant Interests: , arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), mitral valve prolapse, heart valve disease, angina, pericarditis, ventricular tachycardia, atrial fibrillation, heart failure, tricuspid regurgitation, mitral stenosis, cardiomyopathy, aortic stenosis, mitral regurgitation (leaky mitral valve), congenital heart disease, coronary artery disease

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

Dr. John Frederick Norris, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology
516 Lakeview Road; Villa 5
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. John Norris sees patients in Clearwater, FL. His medical specialties are adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). Dr. Norris's areas of clinical interest consist of arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats) and ablation. He is professionally affiliated with Largo Medical Center. After completing medical school at Temple University School of Medicine, he performed his residency at The Reading Hospital and Medical Center. He has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Norris is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more.

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Relevant Interests: , arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), atrial fibrillation

All Interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Arrhythmias, Holter Monitoring, Radiofrequency Ablation, Ablation, Pacemaker ... (Read more)

Dr. Jorge Pedro Navas Dacosta, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
455 Pinellas Street; Suite 400
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Jorge Navas is an adult cardiology specialist. Dr. Navas's areas of clinical interest consist of holter monitoring, pacemaker, and echocardiogram (echo). He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at the University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Puerto Rico. He is conversant in Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , heart problems

All Interests: Heart Problems, Heart Stent Placement, Stress Testing, Holter Monitoring, Echocardiogram, ... (Read more)

Dr. Mark Jeffrey Hepp, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
455 Pinellas Street; Suite 400
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Mark Hepp's medical specialty is adult cardiology. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Hepp is especially interested in electrocardiogram (EKG), pacemaker, and heart stent placement. He is professionally affiliated with BayCare Alliant Hospital and Mease Dunedin Hospital. Dr. Hepp's education and training includes medical school at Temple University School of Medicine and residency at Jefferson University Hospitals. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Hepp takes.

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Relevant Interests: , heart problems

All Interests: Heart Problems, Heart Stent Placement, Stress Testing, Electrocardiogram, Pacemaker, Cardiac ... (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 an adult cardiologist and cardiac electrophysiologist in Largo, FL. He has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Areas of expertise for Dr. Walsh include coronary angiogram, mitral valve prolapse, and carotid artery disease. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Midwestern University, Dr. Walsh attended medical school at Midwestern University, Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Walsh (or staff) speaks the following languages: Arabic, Spanish, and Vietnamese. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Largo Medical Center and Morton Plant Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), mitral valve prolapse, heart failure, tricuspid regurgitation, mitral stenosis, angina, cardiomyopathy, aortic stenosis, pericarditis, ventricular tachycardia, mitral regurgitation (leaky mitral valve), atrial fibrillation

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

Dr. Mahesh Amin, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
1107 South Myrtle Avenue
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Mahesh Amin is a physician who specializes in adult cardiology. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Amin include arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), ankle brachial index (ABI), and holter monitoring. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. 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. Before completing his residency at Montefiore Medical Center, Dr. Amin attended medical school at Mount Sinai School of Medicine. Dr. Amin (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and Gujarati. Dr. Amin's hospital/clinic affiliations include BayCare Medical Group and Largo Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), heart problems

All Interests: Nuclear Stress Test, Heart Problems, Exercise Stress Test, Arrhythmias, Ankle Brachial Index, ... (Read more)

Dr. George Michael Hanna Jr., MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
1301 2nd Avenue Sw
Largo, FL
 

Dr. George Hanna is a specialist in adult cardiology. He works in Largo, FL and Bradenton, FL. In his practice, Dr. Hanna focuses on heart problems. Dr. Hanna is professionally affiliated with Largo Medical Center. He graduated from CETEC University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Saint Mary's Hospital, Waterbury and Memorial Hospital of Rhode Island. Dr. Hanna 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.

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Relevant Interests: , heart problems

All Interests: Heart Problems

Dr. Douglas Jon Spriggs, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
455 Pinellas Street; Suite 400
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Douglas Spriggs' specialties are adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. His areas of expertise include the following: coronary angiogram, holter monitoring, and transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR). Dr. Spriggs takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at the University of Toledo College of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Spriggs trained at UNC Hospitals. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Spriggs's professional affiliations include Mease Dunedin Hospital and Morton Plant Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , heart problems

All Interests: Heart Problems, Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement, Heart Stent Placement, Coronary Angiogram, ... (Read more)

Dr. Jason Todd Zelenka, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
455 Pinellas Street; Suite 400
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Jason Zelenka's area of specialization is adult cardiology. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Zelenka include arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), holter monitoring, and pacemaker. Dr. Zelenka is professionally affiliated with BayCare Alliant Hospital and Mease Dunedin Hospital. He 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. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Indiana University, Dr. Zelenka attended SUNY Upstate Medical University for medical school. He has received professional recognition including the following: Florida Super Doctors 2009 - Gulf Coast Edition. He is conversant in Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), heart problems

All Interests: Heart Problems, Heart Stent Placement, Arrhythmias, Electrocardiogram, Holter Monitoring, ... (Read more)

Dr. Vipul Pandya, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
1301 2nd Avenue Sw
Largo, FL
 

Dr. Vipul Pandya works as an adult cardiologist in Largo, FL and Clearwater, FL. Dr. Pandya (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and Gujarati. His clinical interests encompass heart problems. He is affiliated with Largo Medical Center and Diagnostic Clinic. Dr. Pandya is a graduate of SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Pandya takes.

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Relevant Interests: , heart problems

All Interests: Heart Problems

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

Dr. Barry Winton is a medical specialist in cardiac surgery. His education and training includes medical school at Indiana University School of Medicine and residency at Methodist Hospital of Indiana and a hospital affiliated with Medical College of Wisconsin. Dr. Winton accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. His hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Anthony's Hospital, Largo Medical Center, and Northside Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), heart failure, angina, aortic stenosis, heart attack, mitral valve disease, congenital heart disease, coronary artery disease

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

Dr. Kenneth Satoo Dharamraj, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
1831 Belcher Road N; Suite B3
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Kenneth Dharamraj, who practices in Clearwater, FL, is a medical specialist in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. Dr. Dharamraj is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at Jamaica Hospital Medical Center, Dr. Dharamraj attended International for medical school. He is affiliated with Largo Medical Center, Mease Countryside Hospital, and Mease Dunedin Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , heart problems

All Interests: Heart Problems

Dr. Jay Kumar Amin, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
455 Pinellas Street; Suite 400
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Jay Amin's medical specialty is adult cardiology. He is rated highly by his patients. His areas of expertise include the following: arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), holter monitoring, and atherosclerosis. Dr. Amin accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Amin attended medical school at the University of Connecticut School of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at Boston Medical Center. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Amin is professionally affiliated with Largo Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), heart problems, angina, heart attack

All Interests: Hypertension, Heart Problems, Heart Stent Placement, Obesity, Stress Testing, Arrhythmias, ... (Read more)

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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.