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We found 6 providers with an interest in heart failure and who accept Coventry Gold HMO near New Port Richey, FL.

Dr. Muthusamy Velusamy, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology, Nuclear Cardiology, Vascular Medicine
6633 Forest Avenue; Suite 302
New Port Richey, FL
 

Dr. Muthusamy Velusamy is a cardiologist, interventional cardiologist, and vascular medicine specialist in Tampa, FL, Pensacola, FL, and New Port Richey, FL. He is affiliated with Tampa Community Hospital. His education and training includes medical school at Stanley Medical College and The Tamilnadu Dr. M.G.R. Medical University and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences. Dr. Velusamy accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more.

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All Interests: Hypertension, Cholesterol Problems, Peripheral Vascular Disease, Heart Failure

Dr. Fong Mei Y. Young Chang, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
5307 Main Street; Suite 102
New Port Richey, FL
 

Dr. Fong Chang's medical specialty is adult cardiology. Clinical interests for Dr. Chang include arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD) insertion, and electrophysiological (EP) study. She honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. She attended National Taiwan University School of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at Millard Fillmore Hospitals. Dr. Chang (or staff) speaks the following languages: Taiwanese, German, and French.

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All Interests: Right Heart Catheterization, Hypertension, Catheter Ablation, Heart Stent Placement, Stress ... (Read more)

Dr. Georges A Dagher, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
6633 Forest Avenue; Suite 300
New Port Richey, FL
 

Dr. George Dagher works as a cardiologist. Clinical interests for Dr. Dagher include mitral valve prolapse, holter monitoring, and atherosclerosis. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Dagher attended Lebanese University Faculty of Medical Sciences for medical school and subsequently trained at Staten Island University Hospital for residency. In addition to English, Dr. Dagher (or staff) speaks Arabic, Spanish, and Chinese. Dr. Dagher is professionally affiliated with BayCare Alliant Hospital, BayCare Medical Group, and Mease Dunedin Hospital.

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

Dr. Sudhir Agarwal, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
3543 Little Road; Suite A
New Port Richey, FL
 

Dr. Sudhir Agarwal's specialties are adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. He practices in New Port Richey, FL and Tampa, FL. In addition to English, Dr. Agarwal (or staff) speaks Hindi. Dr. Agarwal's areas of clinical interest consist of arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), angioplasty, and heart stent placement. Before completing his residency at Harlem Hospital Center, Dr. Agarwal attended medical school at SMS Medical College, Jaipur. Dr. Agarwal has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more.

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All Interests: Right Heart Catheterization, Heart Stent Placement, Arrhythmias, Heart Failure, Holter Monitoring, ... (Read more)

Dr. Alan David Camp, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
6633 Forest Avenue; Suite 300
New Port Richey, FL
 

Dr. Alan Camp specializes in adult cardiology and practices in Safety Harbor, FL and New Port Richey, FL. Before completing his residency at St. John's Mercy Medical Center, Dr. Camp attended medical school at the University of Iowa, Carver College of Medicine. These areas are among his clinical interests: coronary angiogram, mitral valve prolapse, and carotid artery disease. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. His hospital/clinic affiliations include BayCare Alliant Hospital and BayCare Medical Group.

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

Dr. Bharat M Desai, MD
Specializes in Adult Pulmonology
8140 Picton Way; Suite 102
Trinity, FL
 

Dr. Bharat Desai, who practices in New Port Richey, FL, Trinity, FL, and Tampa, FL, is a medical specialist in adult pulmonology. Dr. Desai has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by Dr. Desai's patients. These areas are among Dr. Desai's clinical interests: sinusitis (sinus infection), hay fever (allergic rhinitis), and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Dr. Desai takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Desai obtained Dr. Desai's medical school training at Medical College Baroda and performed Dr. Desai's residency at a hospital affiliated with Wayne State University.

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All Interests: Immunization, Bronchoscopy, Hypertension, Lung Problems, Diabetes, Excision of Skin Lesion, ... (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.