We found 11 providers with an interest in heart failure and who accept BlueOptions Essential 1419 near Orlando, FL.

Dr. Joel Alberto Garcia Fernandez, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
1222 S Orange Avenue
Orlando, FL
 

Dr. Joel Garcia's areas of specialization are adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. Dr. Garcia's areas of expertise consist of heart valve disease, heart failure, and heart attack. His professional affiliations include Denver Health Medical Center, South Lake Hospital, and the University of Colorado Hospital (UCH). He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Before completing his residency at Detroit Medical Center/Wayne State University, Dr. Garcia attended medical school at Pontifical Catholic University Mother and Teacher, Faculty of Health Sciences. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include Teaching Faculty Award, UCH Division of Cardiology; Outstanding Research Fellow Award, UCH Cardiology; and Society of Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions (SCAI), SCAI. Dr. Garcia speaks Spanish.

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All Interests: Cardiomyopathy, Hypertension, Heart Problems, Peripheral Artery Disease, Heart Failure, CT ... (Read more)

Dr. Jorge Antonio Garcia, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Cardiology
2501 N Orange Avenue; Suite 310
Orlando, FL
 

Dr. Jorge Garcia is a physician who specializes in pediatric cardiology. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. He is an in-network provider for Coresource, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. After attending Central University of Ecuador for medical school, Dr. Garcia completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Florida Health Science Center. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Garcia is affiliated with Osceola Regional Medical Center and Central Florida Regional Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , heart failure

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

Dr. Robert Lou Barrett Jr., MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
4529 Edgewater Drive
Orlando, FL
 

Dr. Robert Barrett is an adult cardiologist and interventional cardiologist. Dr. Barrett is affiliated with St. Cloud Regional Medical Center, Osceola Regional Medical Center, and Orlando Health. His education and training includes medical school at Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center and Tulane University School of Medicine and residency at Parkland Health & Hospital System. He has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Barrett is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more.

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Relevant Interests: , heart failure

All Interests: Nuclear Stress Test, Pulmonary Valve Disease, Heart Problems, Lung Problems, Aortic Aneurysm, ... (Read more)

Dr. Patrick William Fisher, PhD, DO
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
483 N Semoran Boulevard; Suite 102
Winter Park, FL
 

Dr. Patrick Fisher is a specialist in adult cardiology. He works in Orlando, FL, Davenport, FL, and Saint Cloud, FL. Dr. Fisher is a graduate of A.T. Still University, Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Fisher completed residency programs at McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University and a hospital affiliated with Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU). He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Fisher is professionally affiliated with St. Cloud Regional Medical Center, Osceola Regional Medical Center, and Heart of Florida Regional Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , heart failure

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

Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
483 N Semoran Boulevard; Suite 102
Winter Park, FL
 

Dr. Sayed Hussain is a medical specialist in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. His areas of expertise include aortic valve regurgitation, coronary angiogram, and pulmonary valve disease. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Hussain obtained his medical school training at Aga Khan University Medical College and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with St. Louis University (SLU). Dr. Hussain is professionally affiliated with South Lake Hospital and Osceola Regional Medical Center.

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

Dr. Roberto Luis Torres-Aguiar, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
483 N Semoran Boulevard; Suite 102
Winter Park, FL
 

Dr. Roberto Torres-Aguiar works as an adult cardiologist and interventional cardiologist. He speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with South Lake Hospital and Osceola Regional Medical Center. Dr. Torres-Aguiar is a graduate of Autonomous University of Barcelona Faculty of Medicine and a graduate of Norwalk Hospital's residency program. 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.

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Relevant Interests: , heart failure

All Interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Nuclear Stress Test, Stress Echo, Pulmonary Valve Disease, Heart Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Agustin Ramos, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Cardiology
2501 N Orange Avenue; Suite 310
Orlando, FL
 

Dr. Agustin Ramos, who practices in Orlando, FL, Celebration, FL, and Port Orange, FL, is a medical specialist in pediatric cardiology. His medical residency was performed at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center. Clinical interests for Dr. Ramos include ambulatory event monitoring (AEM), holter monitoring, and heart failure. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Coresource, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. In addition to English, Dr. Ramos (or staff) speaks Spanish and French. Dr. Ramos's professional affiliations include Osceola Regional Medical Center and Central Florida Regional Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , heart failure

All Interests: Cardiomyopathy, Enlarged Heart, Non-Invasive Cardiology, Heart Problems, Arrhythmias, Pulmonary ... (Read more)

Dr. Adam Jason Waldman, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
1222 South Orange Avenue; 3rd and 4th Floors
Orlando, FL
 

Dr. Adam Waldman is an adult cardiology specialist in Orlando, FL. Areas of expertise for Dr. Waldman include heart failure. He is affiliated with South Lake Hospital. Dr. Waldman studied medicine at Ross University School of Medicine. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers.

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All Interests: Heart Failure

Dr. Patrick F Mathias, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
4529 Edgewater Drive
Orlando, FL
 

Dr. Patrick Mathias practices adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Mathias is professionally affiliated with St. Cloud Regional Medical Center, Osceola Regional Medical Center, and Orlando Health. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from St. John's Medical College. Dr. Mathias's medical residency was performed at John Stroger Hospital of Cook County.

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Relevant Interests: , heart failure

All Interests: Nuclear Stress Test, Pulmonary Valve Disease, Lung Problems, Aortic Aneurysm, Stent, Arrhythmias, ... (Read more)

Dr. Thomas Yun-Ki Kim, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
4529 Edgewater Drive
Orlando, FL
 

Dr. Thomas Kim specializes in adult cardiology and practices in Kissimmee, FL, Saint Cloud, FL, and Orlando, FL. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. He obtained his medical school training at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and performed his residency at St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center. Dr. Kim is professionally affiliated with St. Cloud Regional Medical Center, Osceola Regional Medical Center, and Orlando Health.

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Relevant Interests: , heart failure

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

Dr. Johnson Pervez Massey, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
4529 Edgewater Drive
Orlando, FL
 

Dr. Johnson Massey works as a cardiologist in Kissimmee, FL, Saint Cloud, FL, and Orlando, FL. Dr. Massey has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from Punjab Medical College and King Edward Medical University. For his residency, Dr. Massey trained at Mount Vernon Hospital. He is affiliated with St. Cloud Regional Medical Center, Osceola Regional Medical Center, and Orlando Health.

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Relevant Interests: , heart failure

All Interests: Nuclear Stress Test, Heart Problems, Lung Problems, Aortic Aneurysm, Stent, Arrhythmias, High ... (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.
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