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

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

Dr. Ratan Ahuja is a medical specialist in adult cardiology. His average patient rating is 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Ahuja is affiliated with Central Florida Regional Hospital. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He is a graduate of the University of Delhi, University College of Medical Sciences. Dr. Ahuja's training includes a residency program at Maulana Azad Medical Center. 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. Khalid L Yaqoob, MD
Specializes in Interventional Cardiology
450 W State Road 434; Suite 301
Longwood, FL
 

Dr. Khalid Yaqoob specializes in interventional cardiology and practices in Longwood, FL. He attended Sindh Medical College and then went on to complete his residency at St. John's Episcopal Hospital. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Yaqoob (or staff) speaks the following languages: Urdu, Arabic, and Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with 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. Jorge Antonio Garcia, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Cardiology
755 Rinehart Road; Suite 100
Lake Mary, FL
 

Dr. Jorge Garcia is a pediatric cardiology specialist in Orlando, FL, Celebration, FL, and Lake Mary, FL. Dr. Garcia is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Osceola Regional Medical Center and Central Florida Regional Hospital. He honors several insurance carriers, including Coresource, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. He graduated from Central University of Ecuador. For his residency, Dr. Garcia trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Florida Health Science Center. Dr. Garcia is conversant in Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , heart failure

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

Dr. Jacob Kwasi Agamasu, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
701 N. Palmetto Street
Longwood, FL
 

Dr. Jacob Agamasu works as an adult cardiologist. On average, patients gave Dr. Agamasu a rating of 2.5 stars out of 5. He 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 medical school at Semmelweis University Faculty of Medicine. In addition to English, Dr. Agamasu (or staff) speaks Hungarian and Spanish. He is professionally 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. Wasim Ahmar, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
450 W. State Rd. 434; Suite 3010
Longwood, FL
 

Dr. Wasim Ahmar is a specialist in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. Dr. Ahmar (or staff) speaks the following languages: Urdu and Punjabi. He is professionally affiliated with Orlando Health and Central Florida Regional Hospital. He attended medical school at King Edward Medical University. For his residency, Dr. Ahmar trained at a hospital affiliated with The University of Toledo. His patients gave him an average rating of 2.5 out of 5 stars. 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.

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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 is an adult cardiologist in Maitland, FL. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Patel is affiliated with Central Florida Regional Hospital. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Patel honors. He attended medical school at Saba University School of Medicine. Dr. Patel's residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Wayne State University. 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, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Jorge Diaz's specialty is cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). He speaks Spanish. Dr. Diaz is affiliated with Central Florida Regional Hospital. He graduated from Industrial University of Santander School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Diaz trained at Jackson Memorial Medical Center. Patient reviews placed Dr. Diaz at an average of 2.5 stars out of 5. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Diaz takes.

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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.