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's specialties are adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. His clinical interests include heart valve disease, heart failure, and heart attack. Dr. Garcia's professional affiliations include Denver Health Medical Center, South Lake Hospital, and the University of Colorado Hospital (UCH). He 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 and a graduate of Detroit Medical Center/Wayne State University's residency program. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Garcia 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 is conversant in 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 practices pediatric cardiology. He is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He is professionally affiliated with Osceola Regional Medical Center and Central Florida Regional Hospital. Dr. Garcia takes Coresource, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Garcia obtained his medical school training at Central University of Ecuador and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Florida Health Science Center. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish.

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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 specializes in adult cardiology. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended A.T. Still University, Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University and a hospital affiliated with Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) for residency. Dr. Fisher's professional affiliations include 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)

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

Dr. Sayed Hussain works as an adult cardiologist and interventional cardiologist. These areas are among Dr. Hussain's clinical interests: aortic valve regurgitation, coronary angiogram, and pulmonary valve disease. He is affiliated with 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. 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).

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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 specializes in pediatric cardiology. Clinical interests for Dr. Ramos include ambulatory event monitoring (AEM), holter monitoring, and heart failure. He has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He takes Coresource, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Ramos completed his residency training at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center. Dr. Ramos (or staff) speaks the following languages: 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 Torres-Aguiar is a physician who specializes in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. Dr. Torres-Aguiar obtained his medical school training at Autonomous University of Barcelona Faculty of Medicine and performed his residency at Norwalk Hospital. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He is conversant in Spanish. He is affiliated with 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's area of specialization is adult cardiology. In his practice, Dr. Waldman focuses on heart failure. He is professionally affiliated with South Lake Hospital. Dr. Waldman accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He 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.
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