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We found 12 providers with an interest in heart failure and who accept Coventry Gold near Weston, FL.

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Specializes in Cardiac Electrophysiology
2950 Cleveland Clinic Boulevard; Mail Code Desk 23/24
Weston, FL
 

Dr. Jose Baez-Escudero is a medical specialist in cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). He is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Baez-Escudero's areas of expertise include cryotherapy, orthostatic hypotension, and heart tumor. He is affiliated with Cleveland Clinic. Dr. Baez-Escudero honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. His residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Temple University. 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.

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Relevant Interests: , heart failure

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

Dr. Marcelo Eduardo Helguera, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology
2950 Cleveland Clinic Boulevard; Mail Code Desk 23/24
Weston, FL
 

Dr. Marcelo Helguera is a Weston, FL physician who specializes in adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). Areas of expertise for Dr. Helguera include antiarrhythmics, pulmonary valve disease, and cryotherapy. On average, patients gave Dr. Helguera a rating 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 studied medicine at the University of Buenos Aires Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Helguera speaks Spanish. He is professionally 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)

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Specializes in Adult Cardiology
2950 Cleveland Clinic Boulevard; Mail Code Desk 23/24
Weston, FL
 

Dr. David Wolinsky is a physician who specializes in adult cardiology. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Wolinsky include pulmonary valve disease, mitral valve prolapse, and shortness of breath (dyspnea). Dr. Wolinsky honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He is a graduate of Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons. Dr. Wolinsky's training includes a residency program at St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include Brian J. McGovern M.D. Excellence; Education Award; and America's Top Doctors- Castle Connelly. Dr. Wolinsky is professionally affiliated with Cleveland Clinic.

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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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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 is an adult cardiology, interventional cardiology, and nuclear medicine specialist. His areas of expertise include the following: 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 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. Before completing his residency at Mount Sinai Medical Center of Florida, Dr. Cubeddu attended medical school at Central University of Venezuela Faculty of Medicine. 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)

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Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology
2950 Cleveland Clinic Boulevard; Mail Code Desk 23/24
Weston, FL
 

Dr. Sergio Pinski practices adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). His clinical interests include pulmonary valve disease, cryotherapy, and orthostatic hypotension. He has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Pinski honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Pinski 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, Cardiomyopathy, Implantable Loop Recorder, Sarcoidosis, Sinus ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Adult Cardiology
2950 Cleveland Clinic Boulevard; Mail Code Desk 23/24
Weston, FL
 

Dr. Elsy Navas' area of specialization is adult cardiology. She has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by her patients. Areas of expertise for Dr. Navas include aortic valve replacement, minimally invasive aortic valve repair, and heart failure surgery. She is in-network for 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. Her training includes a residency program at Cleveland Clinic Florida. Dr. Navas 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)

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Specializes in Cardiothoracic Surgery
2950 Cleveland Clinic Boulevard; Mail Code Desk 23/24
Weston, FL
 

Dr. Edward Savage is a specialist in cardiothoracic surgery. On average, patients gave Dr. Savage a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. These areas are among his clinical interests: lung cancer surgery, lobectomy, and atrial fibrillation. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Savage honors. Dr. Savage's education and training includes medical school at Yale School of Medicine and residency at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. He has received the following distinctions: - Listed in Guide to America's Top Surgeons (ed.); Boca Raton Super Doctors; and Listed in Top Doctors: Chicago Metro Area (2nd Ed.). He 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)

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Specializes in General Internal Medicine
2950 Cleveland Clinic Boulevard; Mail Code Desk 11/12
Weston, FL
 

Dr. Darby Sider's specialty is general internal medicine. Patients rated her highly, giving her an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Her clinical interests include warts, menopause, and cancer screening. Dr. Sider is affiliated with Cleveland Clinic. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Sider graduated from the University of Virginia School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at UNC Hospitals. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Sider include: 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)

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

Dr. Cedric Sheffield works as a cardiothoracic surgeon. Clinical interests for Dr. Sheffield include video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS), aortic valve replacement, and lung cancer surgery. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at Duke University School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Sheffield trained at the University of Maryland Medical Center. He has received the following distinction: Chairman's Gold Award LifeLink Foundation. He is professionally 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)

Dr. Gabriel Gavrilescu, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Geriatrics
2950 Cleveland Clinic Boulevard
Weston, FL
 

Dr. Gabriel Gavrilescu specializes in general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care) and practices in Weston, FL. He graduated from Carol Davila University of Medicine and Pharmacy and then he performed his residency at Resurrection Medical Center. Dr. Gavrilescu's areas of expertise include depression, shortness of breath (dyspnea), and metabolic syndrome. His average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Gavrilescu 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 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)

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2950 Cleveland Clinic Boulevard
Weston, FL
 

Dr. David Lopez has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Areas of expertise for Dr. Lopez include aortic valve regurgitation, pulmonary valve disease, and mitral valve prolapse. He is affiliated with Cleveland Clinic. 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. Lopez attended medical school at the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Virginia. He is conversant in Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , heart failure

All Interests: Mitral Stenosis, Cardiomyopathy, Aortic Stenosis, Enlarged Heart, Sarcoidosis, Exercise Stress ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Cardiothoracic Surgery
2950 Cleveland Clinic Boulevard; Mail Code Desk 23-24
Weston, FL
 

Dr. Ahmad Zeeshan is a medical specialist in cardiothoracic surgery. His education and training includes medical school at Rawalpindi Medical College and residency at the University of Maryland Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of Pennsylvania. These areas are among his clinical interests: rheumatic heart disease, heart tumor, and pericarditis. Dr. Zeeshan takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and more. Dr. Zeeshan (or staff) speaks Hindi. He is 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.