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We found 5 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 is a physician who specializes in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. Dr. Garcia has indicated that his clinical interests include heart valve disease, heart failure, and heart attack. 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. 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. He has received professional recognition including the following: Teaching Faculty Award, UCH Division of Cardiology; Outstanding Research Fellow Award, UCH Cardiology; and Society of Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions (SCAI), SCAI. Dr. Garcia is conversant in Spanish. He is affiliated with Denver Health Medical Center, South Lake Hospital, and the University of Colorado Hospital (UCH).

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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 pediatric cardiologist in Orlando, FL, Celebration, FL, and Lake Mary, FL. He is a graduate of Central University of Ecuador. For his professional training, Dr. Garcia completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Florida Health Science Center. The average patient rating for Dr. Garcia is 4.5 stars out of 5. He honors several insurance carriers, including Coresource, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. In addition to English, Dr. Garcia speaks Spanish. His professional affiliations include Osceola Regional Medical Center and Central Florida Regional Hospital.

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

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

Dr. Sayed Hussain is an adult cardiology and interventional cardiology specialist in Winter Park, FL and Tallahassee, FL. Clinical interests for Dr. Hussain include aortic valve regurgitation, coronary angiogram, and pulmonary valve disease. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He is a graduate of Aga Khan University Medical College. Dr. Hussain's residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with St. Louis University (SLU). He 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, Carotid Artery Stenting, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Adam Waldman, who practices in Orlando, FL, is a medical specialist in adult cardiology. He is especially interested in heart failure. Dr. Waldman accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He graduated from Ross University School of Medicine. He is affiliated with Orlando Health.

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All Interests: Heart Failure

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

Dr. Agustin Ramos' medical specialty is pediatric cardiology. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Ramos's areas of expertise include the following: ambulatory event monitoring (AEM), holter monitoring, and heart failure. Coresource, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Ramos takes. He trained at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center for residency. Dr. Ramos (or staff) speaks Spanish and French. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Osceola Regional Medical Center and Central Florida Regional Hospital.

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All Interests: Cardiomyopathy, Enlarged Heart, Non-Invasive Cardiology, Heart Problems, Arrhythmias, 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.