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We found 6 providers with an interest in heart failure and who accept Coventry 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's areas of specialization are adult cardiology, interventional cardiology, and nuclear cardiology. After completing medical school at Stanley Medical College and The Tamilnadu Dr. M.G.R. Medical University, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Velusamy honors. His professional affiliations include 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 specializes in adult cardiology and practices in New Port Richey, FL and Hudson, FL. Clinical interests for Dr. Chang include arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD) insertion, and electrophysiological (EP) study. Dr. Chang takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. After attending National Taiwan University School of Medicine, she completed her residency training at Millard Fillmore Hospitals. Dr. Chang (or staff) is conversant in 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 an adult cardiology specialist in New Port Richey, FL and Safety Harbor, FL. He is a graduate of Lebanese University Faculty of Medical Sciences and a graduate of Staten Island University Hospital's residency program. These areas are among Dr. Dagher's clinical interests: mitral valve prolapse, holter monitoring, and atherosclerosis. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. In addition to English, Dr. Dagher (or staff) speaks Arabic, Spanish, and Chinese. Dr. Dagher's hospital/clinic affiliations include 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 practices adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. Patient ratings for Dr. Agarwal average 4.5 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Agarwal include arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), angioplasty, and heart stent placement. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He graduated from SMS Medical College, Jaipur. Dr. Agarwal completed his residency training at Harlem Hospital Center. Dr. Agarwal (or staff) is conversant in 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 an adult cardiology specialist in Safety Harbor, FL and New Port Richey, FL. His areas of expertise include coronary angiogram, mitral valve prolapse, and carotid artery disease. Dr. Camp's professional affiliations include BayCare Alliant Hospital and BayCare Medical Group. 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. He studied medicine at the University of Iowa, Carver College of Medicine. He trained at St. John's Mercy Medical Center for his residency.

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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 is an adult pulmonologist in New Port Richey, FL and Trinity, FL. Patients rated Dr. Desai highly, giving Dr. Desai an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Desai's areas of expertise include the following: sinusitis (sinus infection), hay fever (allergic rhinitis), and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Desai takes. Dr. Desai studied medicine at Medical College Baroda. Dr. Desai completed Dr. Desai's residency training 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.