We found 18 providers with an interest in heart failure and who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO near Saint Cloud, FL.

Dr. Milimir Dimitar Arsov, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
2906 17th Street
St. Cloud, FL
 

Dr. Milimir Arsov is a physician who specializes in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. He has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. 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. Dr. Arsov attended the University of Nebraska College of Medicine and Saints Cyril and Methodius University in Skopje, Faculty of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at the University of Nebraska Medical Center. Dr. Arsov (or staff) is conversant in Arabic, Spanish, and French. Dr. Arsov'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: Atrial Fibrillation, Dizziness, Nuclear Stress Test, Stress Echo, Tricuspid Valve Disease, ... (Read more)

Dr. Robert Lou Barrett Jr., MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
2906 17th Street
St. Cloud, FL
 

Dr. Robert Barrett is a specialist in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. He works in Kissimmee, FL, Saint Cloud, FL, and Orlando, FL. His average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Barrett accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. He obtained his medical school training at Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center and Tulane University School of Medicine and performed his residency at Parkland Health & Hospital System. Dr. Barrett is professionally 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, Heart Problems, Lung Problems, Aortic Aneurysm, ... (Read more)

Dr. Mukesh Kumar, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
2906 17th Street
St. Cloud, FL
 

Dr. Mukesh Kumar's specialties are adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. He is affiliated with St. Cloud Regional Medical Center, Osceola Regional Medical Center, and Orlando Health. Dr. Kumar takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. Before completing his residency at Maimonides Medical Center, Dr. Kumar attended medical school at Maulana Azad Medical College. Dr. Kumar (or staff) is conversant in Hindi.

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Relevant Interests: , heart failure

All Interests: Nuclear Stress Test, Pulmonary Valve Disease, Heart Problems, Lung Problems, Aortic Aneurysm, ... (Read more)

Dr. Padma Kesari Raju, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
2906 17th Street
St. Cloud, FL
 

Dr. Padma Raju practices adult cardiology and interventional cardiology in Kissimmee, FL and Saint Cloud, FL. After completing medical school at Madras Medical College, he performed his residency at John Stroger Hospital of Cook County. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Raju (or staff) speaks the following languages: Telugu and Hindi. His 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: Doppler Ultrasound, Atrial Fibrillation, Nuclear Stress Test, Lung Problems, Heart Stent Placement, ... (Read more)

Dr. Sunil Mohan Kakkar, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
2906 17th Street
St. Cloud, FL
 

Dr. Sunil Kakkar practices adult cardiology. Patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Kakkar is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He graduated from All India Institute of Medical Sciences. Dr. Kakkar is professionally affiliated with St. Cloud Regional Medical Center, Osceola Regional Medical Center, and Orlando Health.

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Relevant Interests: , heart failure

All Interests: Doppler Ultrasound, Atrial Fibrillation, Nuclear Stress Test, Heart Problems, Lung Problems, Heart ... (Read more)

Dr. Khurram Moin, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology, Other
2906 17th Street
St. Cloud, FL
 

Dr. Khurram Moin is a specialist in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Moin graduated from Dow Medical College and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Stony Brook University Medical Center. In addition to English, Dr. Moin (or staff) speaks Urdu. He is professionally affiliated with St. Cloud Regional Medical Center, Osceola Regional Medical Center, and Orlando Health.

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Relevant Interests: , heart failure

All Interests: Doppler Ultrasound, Atrial Fibrillation, Nuclear Stress Test, Lung Problems, Heart Stent Placement, ... (Read more)

Dr. Patrick William Fisher, PhD, DO
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
2900 17th Street
St. Cloud, FL
 

Dr. Patrick Fisher's specialty is adult cardiology. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University, Dr. Fisher attended A.T. Still University, Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school. His professional 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. Manoj Kumar Agrawal, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology, Other
2906 17th Street
St. Cloud, FL
 

Dr. Manoj Agrawal is an adult cardiology and interventional cardiology specialist. 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 attended the University of Mumbai and Grant Medical College and then went on to complete his residency at Coney Island Hospital. Dr. Agrawal (or staff) speaks Hindi. Dr. Agrawal 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: Atrial Fibrillation, Nuclear Stress Test, Tricuspid Valve Disease, Lung Problems, Heart Stent ... (Read more)

Dr. Atul Madan, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
2906 17th Street
St. Cloud, FL
 

Dr. Atul Madan is an adult cardiology and interventional cardiology specialist. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Madan attended medical school at All India Institute of Medical Sciences. His training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Downstate Medical Center. In addition to English, Dr. Madan (or staff) speaks Hindi. 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: Doppler Ultrasound, Nuclear Stress Test, Abdominal Problems, Aortic Disease, Lung Problems, Heart ... (Read more)

Dr. Thomas Yun-Ki Kim, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
2906 17th Street
St. Cloud, FL
 

Dr. Thomas Kim is a physician who specializes in adult cardiology. Dr. Kim is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center, Dr. Kim attended Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. 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: Cardiomyopathy, Enlarged Heart, Nuclear Stress Test, Tricuspid Valve Disease, Pulmonary Valve ... (Read more)

Dr. Patrick F Mathias, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
2906 17th Street
St. Cloud, FL
 

Dr. Patrick Mathias practices adult cardiology and interventional cardiology in Kissimmee, FL, Davenport, FL, and Saint Cloud, FL. He is professionally affiliated with St. Cloud Regional Medical Center, Osceola Regional Medical Center, and Orlando Health. He graduated from St. John's Medical College and then he performed his residency at John Stroger Hospital of Cook County. The average patient rating for Dr. Mathias is 4.5 stars out of 5. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more.

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Relevant Interests: , heart failure

All Interests: Nuclear Stress Test, Pulmonary Valve Disease, Lung Problems, Aortic Aneurysm, Arrhythmias, High ... (Read more)

Dr. Johnson Pervez Massey, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
2906 17th Street
St. Cloud, FL
 

Dr. Johnson Massey is an adult cardiology specialist in Kissimmee, FL, Saint Cloud, FL, and Orlando, FL. Dr. Massey's average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at Punjab Medical College and King Edward Medical University, he performed his residency at Mount Vernon Hospital. He is professionally 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, Heart Problems, Lung Problems, Aortic Aneurysm, Arrhythmias, High Cholesterol, ... (Read more)

Dr. Rafael Jimenez, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
2906 17th Street
St. Cloud, FL
 

Dr. Rafael Jimenez's medical specialty is adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. Dr. Jimenez attended Central University of the Caribbean School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Providence Hospital, Southfield for residency. He has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Jimenez's professional affiliations include 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. Dianne S Zullow, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
2906 17th Street
St. Cloud, FL
 

Dr. Dianne Zullow specializes in adult cardiology and practices in Kissimmee, FL and Saint Cloud, FL. She attended New York Medical College for medical school and subsequently trained at Beth Israel Medical Center for residency. Patient reviews placed her at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Zullow is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is affiliated with St. Cloud Regional Medical Center and Osceola Regional Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , heart failure

All Interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Nuclear Stress Test, Heart Problems, Lung Problems, Pulmonary Hypertension, ... (Read more)

Dr. Muhammad Ayaz Hizkil, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
2906 17th Street
St. Cloud, FL
 

Dr. Muhammad Hizkil practices general internal medicine. Dr. Hizkil (or staff) speaks the following languages: Urdu, Spanish, and Hindi. Dr. Hizkil is professionally affiliated with St. Cloud Regional Medical Center, Osceola Regional Medical Center, and Orlando Health. He graduated from Dow Medical College and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Louisville. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , heart failure

All Interests: Restless Leg Syndrome, Immunization, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Bone Density Test, Irritable Bowel ... (Read more)

Dr. Fernando A Gonzales-Portillo, MD
Specializes in Neurology
2906 17th Street
St. Cloud, FL
 

Dr. Fernando Gonzales-Portillo works as a neurologist in Kissimmee, FL and Saint Cloud, FL. Dr. Gonzales-Portillo is conversant in Spanish. He is affiliated with St. Cloud Regional Medical Center, Osceola Regional Medical Center, and Orlando Health. He obtained his medical school training at Cayetano Heredia University and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Indiana University. Patient reviews placed Dr. Gonzales-Portillo at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , heart failure

All Interests: Restless Leg Syndrome, Radiculopathy, Nuclear Stress Test, Hypertension, Lower Back Pain, Migraine, ... (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.