We found 9 providers with an interest in heart problems and who accept Health Alliance PPO near Geneva, IL.

Dr. Tania Luisa Saroli, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Cardiology
300 Randall Road
Geneva, IL
 

Dr. Tania Saroli is a pediatric cardiology specialist in Chicago, IL, Northbrook, IL, and Arlington Heights, IL. She attended McGill University Faculty of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at The Montreal Children's Hospital. She is especially interested in heart problems. Dr. Saroli accepts several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare EPO, and United Healthcare HMO. She speaks French. Dr. Saroli's professional affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, and Northwestern Memorial Hospital. She welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , heart problems

All Interests: Heart Problems, Intensive Care

Dr. Elfriede Pahl, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Cardiology
300 Randall Road
Geneva, IL
 

Dr. Elfriede Pahl's specialty is pediatric cardiology. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Pahl include heart transplant, heart failure, and cardiomyopathy. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. After attending Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine, Dr. Pahl completed her residency training at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago. Dr. Pahl has received professional recognition including the following: Chicago Super Doctors. She is conversant in German. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Northwestern Medicine, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. She has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , heart problems, heart failure, cardiomyopathy

All Interests: Cardiomyopathy, Heart Problems, Heart Transplant, Heart Failure

Dr. Barbara Jane Deal, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Cardiology
300 Randall Road
Geneva, IL
 

Dr. Barbara Deal sees patients in Chicago, IL, Arlington Heights, IL, and Lake Forest, IL. Her medical specialty is pediatric cardiology. Patient ratings for Dr. Deal average 2.5 stars out of 5. Her areas of expertise include syncope (fainting) and supraventricular tachycardia (SVT). Dr. Deal takes Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Deal obtained her medical school training at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and performed her residency at Northwestern Memorial Hospital and Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago. She has received the distinction of Chicago Super Doctors. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish. Dr. Deal is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, and Northwestern Memorial Hospital. She has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), heart problems, supraventricular tachycardia (SVT), congenital heart disease, tachycardia (very fast heart rate)

All Interests: Heart Problems, Tachycardia, Arrhythmias, Syncope, Supraventricular Tachycardia, Congenital Heart ... (Read more)

Dr. Nina Louise Gotteiner, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Cardiology
300 Randall Road
Geneva, IL
 

Dr. Nina Gotteiner sees patients in Northbrook, IL, Chicago, IL, and Arlington Heights, IL. Her medical specialty is pediatric cardiology. Her areas of expertise consist of high risk pregnancy, fetal echocardiography, and congenital heart disease. Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare EPO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Gotteiner takes. Dr. Gotteiner studied medicine at Rush Medical College. She trained at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago for residency. Dr. Gotteiner is conversant in Spanish. Her professional affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, and Delnor Hospital. She is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , heart problems, congenital heart disease

All Interests: Heart Problems, High Risk Pregnancy, Pulmonary Hypertension, Fetal Echocardiography, Chest Pain, ... (Read more)

Dr. Roger Andrew O. De Freitas, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Cardiology
300 Randall Road
Geneva, IL
 

Dr. Roger Defreitas, who practices in Chicago, IL, Winfield, IL, and East Huron Chicago, IL, is a medical specialist in pediatric cardiology. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Defreitas include electrophysiological (EP) study, congenital heart disease, and non-invasive cardiology. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, and Delnor Hospital. Before performing his residency at Massachusetts General Hospital, Dr. Defreitas attended the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. He honors United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare Choice, United Healthcare EPO, and more. He has received the following distinction: Chicago Super Doctors. Dr. Defreitas has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , heart problems, congenital heart disease

All Interests: Non-Invasive Cardiology, Heart Problems, Electrophysiological Study, Congenital Heart Disease

Dr. Robert Gregory Webster, MPH, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Cardiology
300 Randall Road
Geneva, IL
 

Dr. Robert Webster's specialty is pediatric cardiology. Dr. Webster has indicated that his clinical interests include arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), electrophysiological (EP) study, and implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD). Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Webster honors. He attended medical school at Stanford University School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Webster trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). He is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, and Northwestern Memorial Hospital. Dr. Webster has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), heart problems, congenital heart disease

All Interests: Cardiac Ablation, Heart Problems, Catheter Ablation, Arrhythmias, Electrophysiological Study, ... (Read more)

Dr. Kendra Michelle Ward, MS, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Cardiology
300 Randall Road
Geneva, IL
 

Dr. Kendra Ward is a pediatric cardiology specialist in Heights, IL, Chicago, IL, and Northbrook, IL. She has a special interest in arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats) and electrophysiological (EP) study. Patient ratings for Dr. Ward average 3.5 stars out of 5. Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Ward takes. Before performing her residency at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Dr. Ward attended the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, and Delnor Hospital. Dr. Ward is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), heart problems

All Interests: Heart Problems, Arrhythmias, Electrophysiological Study, Medication

Dr. Sabrina Siu Ling Tsao, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Cardiology
300 Randall Road
Geneva, IL
 

Dr. Sabrina Tsao is a physician who specializes in pediatric cardiology. Her areas of expertise include arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD), and electrophysiological (EP) study. She is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, and Northwestern Memorial Hospital. Dr. Tsao is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare HMO, and more. She is accepting new patients. Dr. Tsao attended medical school at United Medical and Dental Schools of Guy's and St Thomas' Hospitals and the University of London. She trained at Guy's Hospital and Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh for residency. She speaks Chinese.

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Relevant Interests: , arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), heart problems

All Interests: Heart Problems, Arrhythmias, Electrophysiological Study, Implantable Cardioverter-Defibrillator, ... (Read more)

Dr. Dolores Ann Vitullo, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Cardiology
300 Randall Road
Geneva, IL
 

Dr. Dolores Vitullo is a specialist in pediatric cardiology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Vitullo include echocardiogram (echo) and cardiac catheterization. She is professionally affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, and Northwestern Memorial Hospital. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. She has an open panel. She graduated from Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School and then she performed her residency at Rush University Medical Center. Dr. Vitullo speaks French.

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Relevant Interests: , heart problems

All Interests: Chest Pain, Echocardiogram, Heart Problems, Cardiac Catheterization

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What are Heart Problems?

The heart is one of the most important organs in the body. This smooth muscle expands and contracts rhythmically our entire lifetime, pumping blood to our lungs and then to every other cell in our body. When heart problems occur, it becomes difficult for the body to get the nutrients and oxygen it needs via the blood. So while there are a variety of illnesses and disorders that affect the heart, most of them make you feel weak, tired, and short of breath. The most common heart conditions include heart disease, angina, arrhythmia, and valve disorders.

Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States for both men and women. This includes coronary artery disease, heart attacks, congestive heart failure, and congenital heart disease. Some conditions, such as genetics, cannot be controlled. But there are many other things you can do to lower your risk for heart disease. Controlling high blood pressure and cholesterol levels, reducing or stopping smoking, exercising more and losing weight if needed, and eating a diet low in sodium can all protect your heart.

Angina is a squeezing type of chest pain that happens when the muscles around your heart don’t get enough oxygen. It can be regular or infrequent. Usually, angina is caused by coronary heart disease. However, not all chest pain is angina. Chest pain can also be caused by a lung infection or panic attack, for example, so it is important to have any sudden pain checked.

Arrhythmia is the word for when the heart beats too fast, too slow, or irregularly with skipped beats. It can feel frightening, and depending on the type it can be dangerous, but in most cases arrhythmia is not serious and can be treated. It is very common, especially in older adults.

Heart valve problems can happen in any one of the the heart’s four valves that keep blood flowing where it needs to go. Babies can be born with problems in their heart valves, or valves can be damaged by infections. The valves can stiffen and become less mobile, or they can stop closing properly and ‘leak’ when the heart beats. Valve problems can usually be repaired surgically.
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