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Dr. Tania Luisa Saroli, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Cardiology
1131 Techny Road
Northbrook, IL
 

Dr. Tania Saroli is a pediatric cardiologist. Clinical interests for Dr. Saroli include heart problems. Dr. Saroli accepts United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare EPO, and United Healthcare HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. She is a graduate of McGill University Faculty of Medicine. For her professional training, Dr. Saroli completed a residency program at The Montreal Children's Hospital. 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 has an open panel.

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All Interests: Heart Problems, Intensive Care

Dr. Elfriede Pahl, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Cardiology
2100 Pfingsten Road; Suite 1200
Glenview, IL
 

Dr. Elfriede Pahl's medical specialty is pediatric cardiology. Dr. Pahl's areas of expertise include the following: heart transplant, heart failure, and cardiomyopathy. Her professional affiliations include Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Northwestern Medicine, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. She honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare HMO. Her practice is open to new patients. She obtained her medical school training at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and performed her residency at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago. Dr. Pahl has received the following distinction: Chicago Super Doctors. She speaks German.

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Relevant Interests: , heart problems, heart failure, cardiomyopathy

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

Dr. Nina Louise Gotteiner, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Cardiology
1131 Techny Road
Northbrook, IL
 

Dr. Nina Gotteiner is a pediatric cardiologist in Northbrook, IL, Chicago, IL, and Arlington Heights, IL. Clinical interests for Dr. Gotteiner include high risk pregnancy, fetal echocardiography, and congenital heart disease. She is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, and Delnor Hospital. Dr. Gotteiner accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare EPO, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is open to new patients. After attending Rush Medical College for medical school, Dr. Gotteiner completed her residency training at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , heart problems, congenital heart disease

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Dr. Kendra Michelle Ward, MS, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Cardiology
1131 Techny Road
Northbrook, IL
 

Dr. Kendra Ward's area of specialization is pediatric cardiology. She has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by her patients. Dr. Ward's clinical interests include arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats) and electrophysiological (EP) study. She honors Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare HMO, and more. She obtained her medical school training at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and performed her residency at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, and Delnor Hospital. Dr. Ward has an open panel.

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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
1131 Techny Road
Northbrook, IL
 

Dr. Sabrina Tsao is a physician who specializes in pediatric cardiology. She speaks Chinese. Dr. Tsao's clinical interests include arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD), and electrophysiological (EP) study. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, and Northwestern Memorial Hospital. Before performing her residency at Guy's Hospital and Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh, Dr. Tsao attended United Medical and Dental Schools of Guy's and St Thomas' Hospitals and the University of London for medical school. She accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Tsao is accepting new patients.

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

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Dr. Marleta Reynolds, MD
Specializes in Pediatric General Surgery
1131 Techny Road
Northbrook, IL
 

Dr. Marleta Reynolds practices pediatric general surgery. Dr. Reynolds's areas of expertise include minimally invasive surgery, inflammatory bowel disease, and extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO). She honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare HMO. She obtained her medical school training at Tulane University School of Medicine and performed her residency at McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University and a hospital affiliated with Tulane University. Dr. Reynolds has received the following distinction: Chicago Super Doctors. She is affiliated with 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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All Interests: Abdominal Problems, Heart Problems, Lung Problems, Surgical Procedures, Thoracic Surgery ... (Read more)

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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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