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We found 7 providers with an interest in heart problems and who accept BlueOptions Essential 1419 near Pembroke Pines, FL.

Dr. Roberto Jose Cubeddu, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology, Other, Nuclear Medicine
21097 Ne. 27th Court; Suite 480
Aventura, FL
 

Dr. Roberto Cubeddu's areas of specialization are adult cardiology, interventional cardiology, and nuclear medicine; he sees patients in Weston, FL, Aventura, FL, and Miami, FL. His average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Cubeddu include mitral valve prolapse, intra-aortic balloon pump (IABP) insertion, and heart tumor. Dr. Cubeddu's professional affiliations include Cleveland Clinic, Nicklaus Children's Hospital, and Kendall 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 studied medicine at Central University of Venezuela Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Cubeddu's medical residency was performed at Mount Sinai Medical Center of Florida. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , mitral valve prolapse, heart problems, heart tumor, heart valve disease, angina, pericarditis, heart attack, mitral valve disease, heart palpitations, atrial fibrillation, atrial septal defect, heart failure, endocarditis, mitral stenosis, cardiomyopathy, aortic stenosis, mitral regurgitation (leaky mitral valve), congenital heart disease, coronary artery disease, ischemic cardiomyopathy, tricuspid valve disease

All Interests: Intra-Aortic Balloon Pump Insertion, Heart Bypass Surgery, Atrial Fibrillation, Mitral Stenosis, ... (Read more)

Dr. Maryanne Regina Kichuk Chrisant, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Cardiology
1150 North 35th Avenue; Suite 575
Hollywood, FL
 

Dr. Maryanne Chrisant specializes in pediatric cardiology and practices in Hollywood, FL. Dr. Chrisant has a special interest in heart failure and transplant procedures. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Memorial Hospital Miramar, Memorial Hospital Pembroke, and Memorial Hospital West. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Chrisant honors. Dr. Chrisant studied medicine at New York Medical College. She trained at New York-Presbyterian Hospital for residency. Her distinctions include: LifeBanc Donor Awareness Award, LifeBanc of Northeast Ohio; Claire Lucille Pace Humanitarian Award, Babies and Children's Hospital, Columbia University; and Babies Heart Fund Fellow, Babies Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , heart failure

All Interests: Transplant Procedures, Heart Failure

Dr. Merrill Alan Krolick, DO
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
2905 North Commerce Parkway
Miramar, FL
 

Dr. Merrill Krolick's specialties are adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. His average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. These areas are among Dr. Krolick's clinical interests: coronary angiogram, mitral valve prolapse, and holter monitoring. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Memorial Hospital Miramar, Memorial Hospital Pembroke, and Memorial Hospital West. Dr. Krolick takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He attended New York College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF) for residency. Dr. Krolick (or staff) speaks the following languages: Arabic, Spanish, and Vietnamese.

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Relevant Interests: , arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), mitral valve prolapse, heart valve disease, angina, pericarditis, ventricular tachycardia, atrial fibrillation, heart failure, tricuspid regurgitation, mitral stenosis, cardiomyopathy, aortic stenosis, mitral regurgitation (leaky mitral valve), congenital heart disease, coronary artery disease

All Interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Mitral Stenosis, Cardiomyopathy, Aortic Stenosis, Nuclear Stress Test, ... (Read more)

Dr. Enrique Gongora, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, Transplant Surgery
1150 N 35th Avenue; Suite 440, Primary Office
Hollywood, FL
 

Dr. Enrique Gongora works as a heart surgeon and transplant surgeon. Before completing his residency at Washington Hospital Center and Mayo Clinic, Dr. Gongora attended medical school at Our Lady of the Rosary University, School of Medicine and Health Sciences. He has a special interest in advanced heart failure and transplant surgery procedures. Dr. Gongora takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Gongora is affiliated with Memorial Hospital Miramar, Memorial Hospital Pembroke, and Memorial Hospital West.

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Relevant Interests: , advanced heart failure

All Interests: Advanced Heart Failure, Transplant Surgery Procedures

Dr. Kayvan Amini, DO
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
601 N. Flamingo Road; Suite 407
Pembroke Pines, FL
 

Dr. Kayvan Amini is a specialist in adult cardiology. He works in Pembroke Pines, FL. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Amini has indicated that his clinical interests include heart problems. He is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hospital Miramar, Memorial Hospital Pembroke, and Memorial Hospital West. Dr. Amini accepts 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 Nova Southeastern University, College of Osteopathic Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Amini trained at Mount Sinai Medical Center and Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center. Dr. Amini (or staff) speaks Spanish and Persian.

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Relevant Interests: , heart problems

All Interests: Heart Problems

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Specializes in Adult Cardiology
2905 North Commerce Parkway
Miramar, FL
 

Dr. Julio Tallet specializes in adult cardiology. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. In his practice, Dr. Tallet focuses on heart problems and general care. Dr. Tallet is affiliated with Memorial Hospital Miramar, Memorial Hospital Pembroke, and Memorial Hospital West. Dr. Tallet is a graduate of the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Tallet trained at Duke University Hospital. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , heart problems

All Interests: Heart Problems, General Care

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Specializes in Adult Cardiology
603 N Flamingo Road; Suite 150
Pembroke Pines, FL
 

Dr. Maximo Fernandez is an adult cardiology specialist. Dr. Fernandez is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He is a graduate of Central University of Venezuela Faculty of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at Danbury Hospital. In addition to English, Dr. Fernandez speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with Memorial Hospital Miramar, Memorial Hospital Pembroke, and Memorial Hospital West.

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Relevant Interests: , heart problems

All Interests: Heart Problems

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What are Heart Problems?

The heart is one of the most important organs in the body. This smooth muscle expands and contracts rhythmically our entire lifetime, pumping blood to our lungs and then to every other cell in our body. When heart problems occur, it becomes difficult for the body to get the nutrients and oxygen it needs via the blood. So while there are a variety of illnesses and disorders that affect the heart, most of them make you feel weak, tired, and short of breath. The most common heart conditions include heart disease, angina, arrhythmia, and valve disorders.

Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States for both men and women. This includes coronary artery disease, heart attacks, congestive heart failure, and congenital heart disease. Some conditions, such as genetics, cannot be controlled. But there are many other things you can do to lower your risk for heart disease. Controlling high blood pressure and cholesterol levels, reducing or stopping smoking, exercising more and losing weight if needed, and eating a diet low in sodium can all protect your heart.

Angina is a squeezing type of chest pain that happens when the muscles around your heart don’t get enough oxygen. It can be regular or infrequent. Usually, angina is caused by coronary heart disease. However, not all chest pain is angina. Chest pain can also be caused by a lung infection or panic attack, for example, so it is important to have any sudden pain checked.

Arrhythmia is the word for when the heart beats too fast, too slow, or irregularly with skipped beats. It can feel frightening, and depending on the type it can be dangerous, but in most cases arrhythmia is not serious and can be treated. It is very common, especially in older adults.

Heart valve problems can happen in any one of the the heart’s four valves that keep blood flowing where it needs to go. Babies can be born with problems in their heart valves, or valves can be damaged by infections. The valves can stiffen and become less mobile, or they can stop closing properly and ‘leak’ when the heart beats. Valve problems can usually be repaired surgically.