We found 7 providers with an interest in heart failure and who accept Humana Bronze 4850/HMO Premier near Longwood, FL.

Dr. Jorge A Garcia, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Cardiology
755 Rinehart Road; Suite 100
Lake Mary, FL
 

Dr. Jorge Garcia works as a pediatric cardiologist. Patient ratings for Dr. Garcia average 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Garcia takes Coresource, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended Central University of Ecuador and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Florida Health Science Center. In addition to English, Dr. Garcia speaks Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Osceola Regional Medical Center and Central Florida Regional Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , heart failure

All Interests: Cardiomyopathy, Enlarged Heart, Non-Invasive Cardiology, Aneurysm, Stress Testing, Arrhythmias, ... (Read more)

Dr. Ratan K Ahuja, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
1319 S. International Parkway; Suite 1171
Lake Mary, FL
 

Dr. Ratan Ahuja practices adult cardiology in Orange City, FL and Lake Mary, FL. He is rated 3.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He is professionally affiliated with Central Florida Regional Hospital. Dr. Ahuja is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Before completing his residency at Maulana Azad Medical Center, Dr. Ahuja attended medical school at the University of Delhi, University College of Medical Sciences. In addition to English, Dr. Ahuja (or staff) speaks Hindi.

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Relevant Interests: , heart failure

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

Dr. Jacob Kwasi Agamasu, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
1355 S. International Parkway; Suite 1491
Lake Mary, FL
 

Dr. Jacob Agamasu's medical specialty is adult cardiology. He is a graduate of Semmelweis University Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Agamasu has received a 2.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Agamasu (or staff) is conversant in Hungarian and Spanish. He is affiliated with Central Florida Regional Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , heart failure

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

Dr. Khalid L Yaqoob, MD
Specializes in Interventional Cardiology
450 W State Road 434; Suite 301
Longwood, FL
 

Dr. Khalid Yaqoob's medical specialty is interventional cardiology. Dr. Yaqoob 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 studied medicine at Sindh Medical College. His training includes a residency program at St. John's Episcopal Hospital. Dr. Yaqoob (or staff) is conversant in Urdu, Arabic, and Spanish. Dr. Yaqoob's hospital/clinic affiliations include Orlando Health and Central Florida Regional Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , heart failure

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

Dr. Wasim Ahmar, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
450 W. State Rd. 434; Suite 3010
Longwood, FL
 

Dr. Wasim Ahmar practices adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. His average rating from his patients is 2.5 stars out of 5. He is professionally affiliated with Orlando Health and Central Florida Regional Hospital. Dr. Ahmar is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Ahmar graduated from King Edward Medical University and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with The University of Toledo. Dr. Ahmar (or staff) is conversant in Urdu and Punjabi.

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Relevant Interests: , heart failure

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

Dr. Neel R Patel, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
500 N Maitland Avenue; Suite 111
Maitland, FL
 

Dr. Neel Patel's area of specialization is adult cardiology. Patient ratings for Dr. Patel average 5.0 stars out of 5. He is professionally affiliated with Central Florida Regional Hospital. 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. Patel graduated from Saba University School of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with Wayne State University for residency. He is conversant in Gujarati.

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Relevant Interests: , heart failure

All Interests: Cardiomyopathy, Nuclear Stress Test, Hypertension, Tricuspid Valve Disease, Aortic Aneurysm, Stent, ... (Read more)

Dr. Jorge O Diaz, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Electrophysiology
1355 S International Parkway; Suite 1451
Lake Mary, FL
 

Dr. Jorge Diaz specializes in cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). Patient reviews placed Dr. Diaz at an average of 2.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He graduated from Industrial University of Santander School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Jackson Memorial Medical Center. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Diaz is professionally affiliated with Central Florida Regional Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , heart failure

All Interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Electrophysiological Study, Atrial Flutter, Heart Failure, Implantable ... (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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