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 is a cardiac electrophysiologist in Weston, FL. His clinical interests include orthostatic hypotension, heart tumor, and second opinions. Dr. Baez-Escudero has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He is an in-network provider for 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. In addition to English, Dr. Baez-Escudero (or staff) speaks Spanish and French. He 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)

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

Dr. Roberto Cubeddu is an adult cardiology and interventional cardiology specialist in Weston, FL, Aventura, FL, and Miami, FL. Dr. Cubeddu has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Areas of expertise for Dr. Cubeddu include mitral valve prolapse, intra-aortic balloon pump (IABP) insertion, and heart tumor. His professional affiliations include Aventura Hospital and Medical Center, Nicklaus Children's Hospital, and Cleveland Clinic Florida - Weston. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Cubeddu attended Central University of Venezuela Faculty of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Mount Sinai Medical Center of Florida. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish.

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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
2950 Cleveland Clinic Boulevard; Mail Code Wstn
Weston, FL
 

Dr. David Wolinsky is an adult cardiology specialist. His average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Wolinsky include pulmonary valve disease, mitral valve prolapse, and shortness of breath (dyspnea). Dr. Wolinsky is professionally affiliated with Cleveland Clinic. Dr. Wolinsky accepts 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 St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center, Dr. Wolinsky attended Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons for medical school. His distinctions include: 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)

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

Dr. Marcelo Helguera's specialties are adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). He has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. His areas of expertise include the following: pulmonary valve disease, implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD) insertion, and postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome (POTS). Dr. Helguera honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Helguera studied medicine at the University of Buenos Aires Faculty of Medicine. He speaks Spanish. He 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)

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

Dr. Sergio Pinski's specialties are adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Pinski's areas of expertise include the following: pulmonary valve disease, orthostatic hypotension, and implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD) insertion. He is affiliated with Cleveland Clinic. He studied medicine at the University of Buenos Aires Faculty of Medicine. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Pinski takes 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 and practices in Weston, FL. Her clinical interests include aortic valve replacement, thoracoabdominal aneurysm (TAA), and minimally invasive aortic valve repair. Dr. Navas has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by her patients. She accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Before completing her residency at Cleveland Clinic Florida, Dr. Navas attended medical school at Pontifical Xavierian University Faculty of Medicine. 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 cardiothoracic surgeon in Weston, FL. Clinical interests for Dr. Savage include lung cancer surgery, thoracoabdominal aneurysm (TAA), and lobectomy. He is affiliated with Cleveland Clinic Florida. Before performing his residency at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Dr. Savage attended Yale School of Medicine. He has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Savage takes. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Savage include: - Listed in Guide to America's Top Surgeons (ed.); Boca Raton Super Doctors; and Listed in Top Doctors: Chicago Metro Area (2nd Ed.).

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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. Her areas of expertise include the following: warts, menopause, and cancer screening. Dr. Sider is affiliated with Cleveland Clinic. She graduated from the University of Virginia School of Medicine. Her residency was performed at UNC Hospitals. Her average rating from her patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Sider honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. She has received professional recognition including the following: Fellow, American College of Physicians; Fellow, American Academy of Pediatrics; and The Jose Muniz MD Best Teacher Award.

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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 is a cardiothoracic surgery specialist in Tampa, FL and Weston, FL. Dr. Sheffield's clinical interests include video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS), aortic valve replacement, and lung cancer surgery. Patient ratings for Dr. Sheffield average 4.5 stars out of 5. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Sheffield studied medicine at Duke University School of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at the University of Maryland Medical Center. He has received the distinction of Chairman's Gold Award LifeLink Foundation. He is affiliated with Cleveland Clinic.

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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 sees patients in Weston, FL. His medical specialties are general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). Clinical interests for Dr. Gavrilescu include depression, shortness of breath (dyspnea), and metabolic syndrome. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Gavrilescu honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. After attending Carol Davila University of Medicine and Pharmacy for medical school, Dr. Gavrilescu completed his residency training at Resurrection Medical Center. He is conversant in Romanian. He is professionally 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 works as a cardiothoracic surgeon in Weston, FL. Dr. Zeeshan's areas of expertise include rheumatic heart disease, heart tumor, and thoracoabdominal aneurysm (TAA). Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Zeeshan takes. He attended Rawalpindi Medical College and then went on to complete his residency at the University of Maryland Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Zeeshan (or staff) speaks Hindi. He 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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