We found 7 providers with an interest in heart problems and who accept Health Alliance PPO near Geneva, IL.

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

Dr. Barbara Deal is a physician who specializes in pediatric cardiology. Before performing her residency at Northwestern Memorial Hospital and Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Dr. Deal attended Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. Her areas of expertise consist of syncope (fainting) and supraventricular tachycardia (SVT). Dr. Deal has received a 2.5 out of 5 star rating by her patients. She is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Deal has received the distinction of Chicago Super Doctors. She is conversant in Spanish. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, and Centegra Health System. She is open to new patients.

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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 works as a pediatric cardiologist. Dr. Gotteiner's clinical interests include fetal echocardiography. She honors Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare HMO, and more. Before completing her residency at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Dr. Gotteiner attended medical school at Rush Medical College. She speaks Spanish. Dr. Gotteiner's professional affiliations include Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, and NorthShore University HealthSystem. She welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , heart problems

All Interests: Heart Problems, Pulmonary Hypertension, Fetal Echocardiography, Chest Pain

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

Dr. Elfriede Pahl works as a pediatric cardiologist. Clinical interests for Dr. Pahl include heart transplant, heart failure, and cardiomyopathy. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medicine, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, and NorthShore University HealthSystem. She takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare HMO. She has an open panel. After completing medical school at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine, she performed her residency at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago. Dr. Pahl has received the following distinction: Chicago Super Doctors. In addition to English, she speaks German.

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Relevant Interests: , heart problems, heart failure, cardiomyopathy

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

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

Dr. Roger Defreitas is a pediatric cardiology specialist. After attending the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Massachusetts General Hospital. His areas of expertise include the following: electrophysiological (EP) study, congenital heart disease, and non-invasive cardiology. Dr. Defreitas honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and United Healthcare Plans. He has received the following distinction: Chicago Super Doctors. His professional affiliations include Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, and Children's Hospital of Chicago Faculty Practice Plan. 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. Kendra Michelle Ward, MS, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Cardiology
300 Randall Road
Geneva, IL
 

Dr. Kendra Ward is a medical specialist in pediatric cardiology. In Dr. Ward's practice, she is particularly interested in arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats) and electrophysiological (EP) study. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, and NorthShore University HealthSystem. She attended the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago. Her patients gave her an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. She takes Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Ward's office for an appointment.

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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 practices pediatric cardiology in Chicago, IL, Northbrook, IL, and Westchester, IL. After attending United Medical and Dental Schools of Guy's and St Thomas' Hospitals and the University of London for medical school, Dr. Tsao completed her residency training at Guy's Hospital and Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh. She has a special interest in arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD), and electrophysiological (EP) study. She honors Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Tsao speaks Chinese. She is affiliated with Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, and NorthShore University HealthSystem. She is accepting new patients.

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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 practices pediatric cardiology. In her practice, she is particularly interested in echocardiogram (echo) and cardiac catheterization. Dr. Vitullo is affiliated with Alexian Brothers Medical Center, Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. She is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. She is open to new patients. Dr. Vitullo is a graduate of Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School and a graduate of Rush University Medical Center's residency program. In addition to English, she 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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