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We found 7 providers with an interest in heart failure and who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield Silver EPO near Orange City, FL.

Dr. Ratan Kumar Ahuja, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
759 Harley Strickland Boulevard
Orange City, FL
 

Dr. Ratan Ahuja specializes in adult cardiology and practices in Orange City, FL and Lake Mary, FL. In addition to English, Dr. Ahuja (or staff) speaks Hindi. He is professionally affiliated with Central Florida Regional Hospital. After attending the University of Delhi, University College of Medical Sciences for medical school, he completed his residency training at Maulana Azad Medical Center. His average rating from his patients is 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Ahuja takes 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: Cardiomyopathy, Enlarged Heart, Nuclear Stress Test, Hypertension, Tricuspid Valve Disease, ... (Read more)

Dr. Tulio Alberto Sulbaran, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Other
312 West New York Avenue
Deland, FL
 

Dr. Tulio Sulbaran practices adult cardiology. He is affiliated with Central Florida Regional Hospital. Dr. Sulbaran accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at the University of Zulia School of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. Dr. Sulbaran speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , heart failure

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

Dr. Wilberto Lester M. Mariano Lopez, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Nuclear Cardiology
1565 Saxon Boulevard; Suite 202
Deltona, FL
 

Dr. Wilberto Lopez's areas of specialization are adult cardiology and nuclear cardiology; he sees patients in Lake Mary, FL and Deltona, FL. Dr. Lopez accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, BlueOptions, MyBlue, and more. He is a graduate of Tufts University School of Medicine and the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. He is professionally affiliated with Central Florida Regional Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , heart failure

All Interests: Syncope, Aortic Valve Disease, Endocarditis, Cardiomyopathy, Enlarged Heart, Nuclear Stress Test, ... (Read more)

Dr. Rajendra Govind Hippalgaonkar, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
932 Saxon Boulevard; Suite A
Orange City, FL
 

Dr. Rajendra Hippalgaonkar is a specialist in adult cardiology. Patient ratings for Dr. Hippalgaonkar average 4.5 stars out of 5. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Hippalgaonkar is a graduate of Osmania University and a graduate of Mount Sinai Medical Center's residency program. He is affiliated with Central Florida Regional Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , heart failure

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

Dr. Lawrence Edward Vallario, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Nuclear Cardiology
1565 Saxon Boulevard; Suite 202
Deltona, FL
 

Dr. Lawrence Vallario's specialties are adult cardiology and nuclear cardiology. He practices in Lake Mary, FL and Deltona, FL. His patients gave him an average rating of 3.0 out of 5 stars. Dr. Vallario is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. After completing medical school at the University of Florida College of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Medical University of South Carolina. Dr. Vallario is professionally affiliated with Central Florida Regional Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , heart failure

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

Dr. William John David, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
1565 Saxon Boulevard; Suite 202
Deltona, FL
 

Dr. William David specializes in adult cardiology and practices in Lake Mary, FL and Deltona, FL. He is affiliated with Central Florida Regional Hospital. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. David is a graduate of the University of L'Aquila Faculty of Medicine and Surgery.

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Relevant Interests: , heart failure

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

Dr. Karuna Ahuja, MD
Specializes in Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
759 Harley Strickland Boulevard
Orange City, FL
 

Dr. Karuna Ahuja works as an intensive care specialist and adult pulmonologist in Orange City, FL and Lake Mary, FL. Dr. Ahuja (or staff) is conversant in Hindi. She is affiliated with Central Florida Regional Hospital. Dr. Ahuja graduated from GSVM Medical College and Stony Brook University Medical Center, School of Medicine. She completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with State University of New York (SUNY). The average patient rating for Dr. Ahuja is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Ahuja is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE.

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Relevant Interests: , heart failure

All Interests: Bronchoscopy, Cardiomyopathy, Enlarged Heart, Hypertension, Tricuspid Valve Disease, Pulmonary ... (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.