We found 7 providers with an interest in heart failure and who accept United Healthcare Compass HMO 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. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Garcia include heart valve disease, heart failure, and heart attack. Dr. Garcia takes 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 Pontifical Catholic University Mother and Teacher, Faculty of Health Sciences. Dr. Garcia's medical residency was performed at Detroit Medical Center/Wayne State University. 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. He is conversant in Spanish. He is professionally 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 A Garcia, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Cardiology
2501 N Orange Avenue; Suite 310
Orlando, FL
 

Dr. Jorge Garcia works as a pediatric cardiologist. Patient ratings for Dr. Garcia average 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Garcia takes Coresource, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended Central University of Ecuador and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Florida Health Science Center. In addition to English, Dr. Garcia speaks 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)

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

Dr. Sayed Hussain, who practices in Winter Park, FL, is a medical specialist in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. His areas of expertise include the following: aortic valve regurgitation, coronary angiogram, and pulmonary valve disease. Dr. Hussain is affiliated with South Lake Hospital and Osceola Regional Medical Center. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Hussain accepts. He attended medical school at Aga Khan University Medical College. For his residency, Dr. Hussain trained at a hospital affiliated with St. Louis University (SLU).

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All Interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Cardiomyopathy, Aortic Stenosis, Enlarged Heart, Nuclear Stress Test, ... (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 an adult cardiology specialist in Orlando, FL, Davenport, FL, and Saint Cloud, FL. He is affiliated with St. Cloud Regional Medical Center, Osceola Regional Medical Center, and Heart of Florida Regional Medical Center. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Fisher accepts. He attended medical school at 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).

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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 works as a cardiologist and interventional cardiologist in Clermont, FL, Orlando, FL, and Winter Park, FL. His hospital/clinic affiliations include South Lake Hospital and Osceola Regional Medical Center. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Torres-Aguiar attended Autonomous University of Barcelona Faculty of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at Norwalk Hospital for residency. He speaks Spanish.

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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 works as a pediatric cardiologist. Dr. Ramos has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Clinical interests for Dr. Ramos include ambulatory event monitoring (AEM), holter monitoring, and heart failure. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Coresource, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. His residency was performed at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center. Dr. Ramos (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and French. Dr. Ramos is 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. Adam Jason Waldman, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
1222 South Orange Avenue; 3rd and 4th Floors
Orlando, FL
 

Dr. Adam Waldman's medical specialty is adult cardiology. In his practice, Dr. Waldman focuses on heart failure. 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 is a graduate of Ross University School of Medicine. He is professionally affiliated with South Lake Hospital.

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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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