We found 11 providers with an interest in heart failure and who accept Coventry Gold near Weston, FL.

Specializes in Cardiac Electrophysiology
2950 Cleveland Clinic Boulevard; Mail Code Wstn
Weston, FL
 

Dr. Jose Baez-Escudero's area of specialization is cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). His average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include orthostatic hypotension, heart tumor, and second opinions. Dr. Baez-Escudero honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Baez-Escudero trained at a hospital affiliated with Temple University for residency. He has received the distinction of The Eric N. Prystowsky Fellows Clinical Research Award, Heart Rhythm Society 2011, San Francisco CA. Dr. Baez-Escudero (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and French. Dr. Baez-Escudero is professionally affiliated with Cleveland Clinic.

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Relevant Interests: , heart failure

All Interests: Second Opinions, Heart Bypass Surgery, Cryosurgery, Atrial Fibrillation, Mitral Stenosis, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Adult Cardiology
2950 Cleveland Clinic Boulevard; Mail Code Wstn
Weston, FL
 

Dr. David Wolinsky's specialty is adult cardiology. His areas of expertise include pulmonary valve disease, mitral valve prolapse, and shortness of breath (dyspnea). He is affiliated with Cleveland Clinic. Before completing his residency at St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center, Dr. Wolinsky attended medical school at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons. Dr. Wolinsky is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. 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 has received the following distinctions: Brian J. McGovern M.D. Excellence; Education Award; and America's Top Doctors- Castle Connelly.

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Relevant Interests: , heart failure

All Interests: Second Opinions, Renal Vascular Disease, Mitral Stenosis, Cardiomyopathy, Enlarged Heart, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology
2950 Cleveland Clinic Boulevard; Mail Code Wstn
Weston, FL
 

Dr. Marcelo Helguera's areas of specialization are adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). Dr. Helguera studied medicine at the University of Buenos Aires Faculty of Medicine. These areas are among his clinical interests: antiarrhythmics, pulmonary valve disease, and implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD) insertion. He has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Helguera is affiliated with Cleveland Clinic.

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Relevant Interests: , heart failure

All Interests: Cryosurgery, Atrial Fibrillation, Implantable Loop Recorder, Biventricular Pacemaker, Scleroderma, ... (Read more)

Dr. Roberto Jose Cubeddu, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology, Other, Nuclear Medicine
2950 Cleveland Clinic Boulevard; Cardiology Department
Weston, FL
 

Dr. Roberto Cubeddu practices adult cardiology, interventional cardiology, and nuclear medicine in Weston, FL, Aventura, FL, and Miami, FL. Before performing his residency at Mount Sinai Medical Center of Florida, Dr. Cubeddu attended Central University of Venezuela Faculty of Medicine for medical school. Areas of expertise for Dr. Cubeddu include mitral valve prolapse, intra-aortic balloon pump (IABP) insertion, and heart tumor. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Cubeddu's hospital/clinic affiliations include Cleveland Clinic, Nicklaus Children's Hospital, and Kendall Regional Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , heart failure

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

Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology
2950 Cleveland Clinic Boulevard; Mail Code Wstn
Weston, FL
 

Dr. Sergio Pinski practices adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). Dr. Pinski is conversant in Spanish. These areas are among his clinical interests: pulmonary valve disease, orthostatic hypotension, and implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD) insertion. He is professionally affiliated with Cleveland Clinic. Dr. Pinski is a graduate of the University of Buenos Aires Faculty of Medicine. Patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more.

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Relevant Interests: , heart failure

All Interests: Cryosurgery, Atrial Fibrillation, Cardiomyopathy, Implantable Loop Recorder, Sarcoidosis, Sinus ... (Read more)

Specializes in Adult Cardiology
2950 Cleveland Clinic Boulevard; Mail Code Wstn
Weston, FL
 

Dr. Elsy Navas specializes in adult cardiology. Patients gave Dr. Navas an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Navas include aortic valve replacement, thoracoabdominal aneurysm (TAA), and minimally invasive aortic valve repair. She honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. She is a graduate of Pontifical Xavierian University Faculty of Medicine. For her professional training, Dr. Navas completed a residency program at Cleveland Clinic Florida. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish. She is affiliated with Cleveland Clinic.

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Relevant Interests: , advanced heart failure, heart failure

All Interests: Bypass Surgery, Heart Bypass Surgery, Atrial Fibrillation, Cardiomyopathy, Beating Heart Coronary ... (Read more)

Specializes in Cardiothoracic Surgery
2950 Cleveland Clinic Boulevard; Mail Code Wstn
Weston, FL
 

Dr. Edward Savage is a medical specialist in cardiothoracic surgery. His areas of expertise include the following: lung cancer surgery, thoracoabdominal aneurysm (TAA), and lobectomy. He has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Savage 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 Yale School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania for residency. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include - Listed in Guide to America's Top Surgeons (ed.); Boca Raton Super Doctors; and Listed in Top Doctors: Chicago Metro Area (2nd Ed.). Dr. Savage is professionally affiliated with Cleveland Clinic Florida.

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Relevant Interests: , heart failure

All Interests: Bypass Surgery, Heart Bypass Surgery, Atrial Fibrillation, Lung Biopsy, Mitral Stenosis, ... (Read more)

Specializes in General Internal Medicine
2950 Cleveland Clinic Boulevard; Mail Code Wstn
Weston, FL
 

Dr. Darby Sider specializes in general internal medicine and practices in Weston, FL. Before completing her residency at UNC Hospitals, Dr. Sider attended medical school at the University of Virginia School of Medicine. Her areas of expertise include the following: warts, menopause, and cancer screening. She has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Sider honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Sider include: Fellow, American College of Physicians; Fellow, American Academy of Pediatrics; and The Jose Muniz MD Best Teacher Award. She is professionally affiliated with Cleveland Clinic.

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Relevant Interests: , heart failure

All Interests: Warts, Depression, Adolescent Issues, Amenorrhea, Restless Leg Syndrome, Sports Health, Bronchitis, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Cardiothoracic Surgery
2950 Cleveland Clinic Boulevard; Mail Code Wstn
Weston, FL
 

Dr. Cedric Sheffield's area of specialization is cardiothoracic surgery. These areas are among Dr. Sheffield's clinical interests: video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS), aortic valve replacement, and lung cancer surgery. He is professionally affiliated with Cleveland Clinic. He attended medical school at Duke University School of Medicine. He trained at the University of Maryland Medical Center for his residency. He is rated highly by his patients. Dr. Sheffield honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He has received the following distinction: Chairman's Gold Award LifeLink Foundation.

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Relevant Interests: , heart failure

All Interests: Bypass Surgery, Heart Bypass Surgery, Atrial Fibrillation, Lung Biopsy, Beating Heart Coronary ... (Read more)

Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Geriatrics
2950 Cleveland Clinic Boulevard
Weston, FL
 

Dr. Gabriel Gavrilescu's areas of specialization are general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care); he sees patients in Weston, FL. He graduated from Carol Davila University of Medicine and Pharmacy and then he performed his residency at Resurrection Medical Center. Clinical interests for Dr. Gavrilescu include depression, shortness of breath (dyspnea), and metabolic syndrome. Dr. Gavrilescu's patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. In addition to English, Dr. Gavrilescu speaks Romanian. He is affiliated with Cleveland Clinic.

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Relevant Interests: , heart failure

All Interests: Depression, Bronchitis, Cellulitis, Gastritis, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Hypertension, Influenza, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Cardiothoracic Surgery
2950 Cleveland Clinic Boulevard; Mail Code Wstn
Weston, FL
 

Dr. Ahmad Zeeshan specializes in cardiothoracic surgery and practices in Weston, FL. His clinical interests include rheumatic heart disease, heart tumor, and pericarditis. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Zeeshan attended medical school at Rawalpindi Medical College. He completed his residency training at the University of Maryland Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Zeeshan (or staff) speaks Hindi. Dr. Zeeshan is professionally affiliated with Cleveland Clinic.

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Relevant Interests: , heart failure, right-sided heart failure

All Interests: Bypass Surgery, Heart Bypass Surgery, Atrial Fibrillation, Bronchoscopy, Mitral Stenosis, ... (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.
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