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 works as a cardiologist, interventional cardiologist, and vascular medicine specialist in Tampa, FL, Pensacola, FL, and New Port Richey, FL. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Dr. Velusamy graduated from Stanley Medical College and The Tamilnadu Dr. M.G.R. Medical University. His residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences. He is affiliated with St. Joseph's Hospital, Tampa Community Hospital, and Mease Countryside Hospital.

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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 sees patients in New Port Richey, FL and Hudson, FL. Her medical specialty is adult cardiology. Her clinical interests include arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD) insertion, and electrophysiological (EP) study. Dr. Chang 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. She graduated from National Taiwan University School of Medicine. Dr. Chang's residency was performed 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 is a physician who specializes in adult cardiology. Dr. Dagher (or staff) speaks Arabic, Spanish, and Chinese. His areas of expertise include mitral valve prolapse, holter monitoring, and atherosclerosis. He is professionally affiliated with BayCare Alliant Hospital, BayCare Medical Group, and Mease Dunedin Hospital. Before completing his residency at Staten Island University Hospital, Dr. Dagher attended medical school at Lebanese University Faculty of Medical Sciences. Dr. Dagher 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.

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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 is an adult cardiology and interventional cardiology specialist in New Port Richey, FL. Clinical interests for Dr. Agarwal include arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), angioplasty, and heart stent placement. The average patient rating for Dr. Agarwal is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Agarwal takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at Harlem Hospital Center, Dr. Agarwal attended SMS Medical College, Jaipur for medical school. In addition to English, Dr. Agarwal (or staff) speaks Hindi.

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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 is a medical specialist in adult cardiology. These areas are among his clinical interests: coronary angiogram, mitral valve prolapse, and carotid artery disease. He accepts 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 St. John's Mercy Medical Center, Dr. Camp attended medical school at the University of Iowa, Carver College of Medicine. He is affiliated with 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's specialty is adult pulmonology. Dr. Desai's areas of expertise include the following: sinusitis (sinus infection), hay fever (allergic rhinitis), and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). On average, patients gave Dr. Desai a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Desai honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. After completing medical school at Medical College Baroda, Dr. Desai 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.