We found 11 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 Wstn
Weston, FL
 

Dr. Jose Baez-Escudero is a medical specialist in cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). His areas of expertise include cryotherapy, orthostatic hypotension, and heart tumor. On average, patients gave Dr. Baez-Escudero a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. 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. His training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Temple University. Dr. Baez-Escudero has received professional recognition including the following: The Eric N. Prystowsky Fellows Clinical Research Award, Heart Rhythm Society 2011, San Francisco CA. Dr. Baez-Escudero (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and French. Dr. Baez-Escudero is affiliated with Cleveland Clinic.

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Relevant Interests: , heart failure

All Interests: Cryosurgery, Second Opinions, Heart Bypass Surgery, Atrial Fibrillation, Mitral Stenosis, ... (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'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: , 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
2950 Cleveland Clinic Boulevard; Mail Code Wstn
Weston, FL
 

Dr. David Wolinsky is a specialist in adult cardiology. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include pulmonary valve disease, mitral valve prolapse, and shortness of breath (dyspnea). Dr. Wolinsky is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He studied medicine at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons. For his residency, Dr. Wolinsky trained at St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center. Dr. Wolinsky has received distinctions including Brian J. McGovern M.D. Excellence; Education Award; and America's Top Doctors- Castle Connelly. He 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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Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology
2950 Cleveland Clinic Boulevard; Mail Code Wstn
Weston, FL
 

Dr. Marcelo Helguera specializes in adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm) and practices in Weston, FL. Dr. Helguera's patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. His clinical interests include antiarrhythmics, pulmonary valve disease, and cryotherapy. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He attended medical school at the University of Buenos Aires Faculty of Medicine. In addition to English, 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, Cardiac Electrophysiology
2950 Cleveland Clinic Boulevard; Mail Code Wstn
Weston, FL
 

Dr. Sergio Pinski works as an adult cardiologist and cardiac electrophysiologist in Weston, FL. Dr. Pinski has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Areas of expertise for Dr. Pinski include pulmonary valve disease, cryotherapy, and orthostatic hypotension. He is professionally affiliated with Cleveland Clinic. 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 the University of Buenos Aires Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Pinski is conversant in Spanish.

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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 Wstn
Weston, FL
 

Dr. Elsy Navas is a Weston, FL physician who specializes in adult cardiology. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish. Her areas of expertise include aortic valve replacement, thoracoabdominal aneurysm (TAA), and minimally invasive aortic valve repair. Dr. Navas is affiliated with Cleveland Clinic. Dr. Navas's education and training includes medical school at Pontifical Xavierian University Faculty of Medicine and residency at Cleveland Clinic Florida. She is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by her patients. She honors 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: , 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 Wstn
Weston, FL
 

Dr. Edward Savage specializes in cardiothoracic surgery and practices in Weston, FL. He graduated from Yale School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Savage completed a residency program at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. Areas of expertise for Dr. Savage include lung cancer surgery, thoracoabdominal aneurysm (TAA), and lobectomy. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Savage accepts 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 professional recognition including the following: - 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 Wstn
Weston, FL
 

Dr. Darby Sider's area of specialization is general internal medicine. Her average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Sider's areas of expertise include the following: warts, menopause, and cancer screening. She is professionally affiliated with Cleveland Clinic. She 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. After completing medical school at the University of Virginia School of Medicine, she performed her residency at UNC Hospitals. Awards and/or distinctions Dr. Sider has received 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 Wstn
Weston, FL
 

Dr. Cedric Sheffield's medical specialty is cardiothoracic surgery. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Sheffield's areas of expertise include video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS), aortic valve replacement, and lung cancer surgery. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He graduated from Duke University School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at the University of Maryland Medical Center. Dr. Sheffield 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)

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

Dr. Gabriel Gavrilescu works as an internist and geriatrician in Weston, FL. Patient ratings for Dr. Gavrilescu average 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Gavrilescu's areas of expertise include depression, shortness of breath (dyspnea), and metabolic syndrome. 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. He attended Carol Davila University of Medicine and Pharmacy for medical school and subsequently trained at Resurrection Medical Center for residency. In addition to English, Dr. Gavrilescu speaks 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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Specializes in Cardiothoracic Surgery
2950 Cleveland Clinic Boulevard; Mail Code Wstn
Weston, FL
 

Dr. Ahmad Zeeshan, who practices in Weston, FL, is a medical specialist in cardiothoracic surgery. These areas are among Dr. Zeeshan's clinical interests: rheumatic heart disease, heart tumor, and pericarditis. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and more. Before performing his residency at the University of Maryland Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of Pennsylvania, Dr. Zeeshan attended Rawalpindi Medical College for medical school. Dr. Zeeshan (or staff) speaks Hindi. Dr. Zeeshan 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.