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

Dr. Joel A 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; he sees patients in Orlando, FL. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Garcia takes. Dr. Garcia is a graduate of Pontifical Catholic University Mother and Teacher, Faculty of Health Sciences and a graduate of Detroit Medical Center/Wayne State University's residency program. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with South Lake Hospital.

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

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

Dr. Sayed Hussain is a specialist in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. He works in Winter Park, FL. Clinical interests for Dr. Hussain include aortic valve regurgitation, coronary angiogram, and pulmonary valve disease. Dr. Hussain is professionally affiliated with South Lake Hospital and Osceola Regional Medical Center. After completing medical school at Aga Khan University Medical College, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with St. Louis University (SLU). He 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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All Interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Cardiomyopathy, Aortic Stenosis, Enlarged Heart, Nuclear Stress Test, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Jorge Garcia is a pediatric cardiology specialist. He speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with Osceola Regional Medical Center and Central Florida Regional Hospital. Dr. Garcia graduated from Central University of Ecuador and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Florida Health Science Center. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Garcia honors Coresource, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , heart failure

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

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

Dr. Patrick Fisher sees patients in Orlando, FL, Davenport, FL, and Saint Cloud, FL. His medical specialty is adult cardiology. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Before performing his residency at McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University and a hospital affiliated with Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU), Dr. Fisher attended A.T. Still University, Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school. His hospital/clinic affiliations include 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)

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

Dr. Roberto Torres-Aguiar is a cardiologist and interventional cardiologist in Clermont, FL, Orlando, FL, and Winter Park, FL. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Torres-Aguiar's education and training includes medical school at Autonomous University of Barcelona Faculty of Medicine and residency at Norwalk Hospital. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Torres-Aguiar's professional affiliations include South Lake Hospital and Osceola Regional Medical Center.

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

Dr. Patrick Mathias is an adult cardiology and interventional cardiology specialist. Dr. Mathias's average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. He graduated from St. John's Medical College. For his residency, Dr. Mathias trained at John Stroger Hospital of Cook County. 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, Pulmonary Valve Disease, Lung Problems, Aortic Aneurysm, Stent, Arrhythmias, ... (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. Dr. Ramos (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and French. Areas of expertise for Dr. Ramos include ambulatory event monitoring (AEM), holter monitoring, and heart failure. Dr. Ramos is professionally affiliated with Osceola Regional Medical Center and Central Florida Regional Hospital. For his residency, Dr. Ramos trained at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center. On average, patients gave Dr. Ramos a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Coresource, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Ramos honors.

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Relevant Interests: , heart failure

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

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

Dr. Johnson Massey is an adult cardiology specialist. His professional affiliations include St. Cloud Regional Medical Center, Osceola Regional Medical Center, and Orlando Health. He is a graduate of Punjab Medical College and King Edward Medical University and a graduate of Mount Vernon Hospital's residency program. Patient reviews placed Dr. Massey at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Massey honors.

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Relevant Interests: , heart failure

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

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

Dr. Thomas Kim's specialty is adult cardiology. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to 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 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. Adam Jason Waldman, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
1222 South Orange Avenue; 3rd and 4th Floors
Orlando, FL
 

Dr. Adam Waldman's area of specialization is adult cardiology. He is especially interested in heart failure. He is professionally affiliated with South Lake Hospital. Dr. Waldman is a graduate of Ross University School of Medicine. He 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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All Interests: Heart Failure

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

Dr. Robert Barrett's specialties are adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. He practices in Kissimmee, FL, Saint Cloud, FL, and Orlando, FL. Patient ratings for Dr. Barrett average 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Barrett honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center and Tulane University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Parkland Health & Hospital System. Dr. Barrett's hospital/clinic affiliations include 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, Pulmonary Valve Disease, Heart Problems, Lung Problems, Aortic Aneurysm, ... (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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