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We found 7 providers with an interest in heart failure and who accept United Healthcare Compass HMO near Orlando, FL.

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

Dr. Joel Garcia practices adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Garcia has a special interest in 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 attended medical school at Pontifical Catholic University Mother and Teacher, Faculty of Health Sciences. Dr. Garcia's training includes a residency program at Detroit Medical Center/Wayne State University. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received the following distinctions: Teaching Faculty Award, UCH Division of Cardiology; Outstanding Research Fellow Award, UCH Cardiology; and Society of Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions (SCAI), SCAI.

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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 medical specialist in pediatric cardiology. After attending Central University of Ecuador for medical school, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Florida Health Science Center. On average, patients gave Dr. Garcia a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Coresource, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Garcia honors. Dr. Garcia is conversant in Spanish. 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, 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 is a physician who specializes in adult cardiology. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of A.T. Still University, Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine and a graduate of McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University's residency program. 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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All Interests: Cardiomyopathy, Enlarged Heart, Nuclear Stress Test, Hypertension, Tricuspid Valve Disease, Heart ... (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 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 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 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. Agustin Ramos, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Cardiology
2501 N Orange Avenue; Suite 310
Orlando, FL
 

Dr. Agustin Ramos is a medical specialist in pediatric cardiology. Dr. Ramos's clinical interests include ambulatory event monitoring (AEM), holter monitoring, and heart failure. He is rated highly by his patients. He takes Coresource, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. He completed his residency training at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center. Dr. Ramos (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and French. He is professionally affiliated with 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)

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

Dr. Roberto Torresaguiar specializes in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology and practices in Clermont, FL, Orlando, FL, and Winter Park, FL. Dr. Torresaguiar attended Autonomous University of Barcelona Faculty of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Norwalk Hospital. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Torresaguiar takes. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. His professional affiliations include South Lake Hospital and Osceola Regional Medical Center.

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

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

Dr. Adam Waldman practices adult cardiology in Orlando, FL. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Waldman include heart failure. Dr. Waldman is affiliated with South Lake Hospital. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Waldman attended medical school at Ross University School of Medicine.

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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.