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We found 7 providers with an interest in heart problems near Ottawa, IL.

Dr. Timir Sudhaker Baman, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology
1050 E Norris Drive; Suite 1b
Ottawa, IL
 

Dr. Timir Baman practices adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Chicago, Dr. Baman attended medical school at Penn State College of Medicine. Dr. Baman is especially interested in arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD) insertion, and pacemaker. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. He is professionally affiliated with OSF St. Joseph Medical Center and OSF Saint Francis Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats)

All Interests: Radiofrequency Ablation, Implantable Cardioverter-Defibrillator Insertion, Pacemaker, Arrhythmias, ... (Read more)

Dr. David R Charles, DO
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology
1050 E Norris Drive; Suite 1b
Ottawa, IL
 

Dr. David Charles sees patients in Peoria, IL, Ottawa, IL, and Peru, IL. His medical specialties are adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). Dr. Charles is professionally affiliated with OSF Saint Francis Medical Center. He honors several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. He graduated from Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ).

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Relevant Interests: , arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats)

All Interests: Radiofrequency Ablation, Implantable Cardioverter-Defibrillator Insertion, Pacemaker, Laser ... (Read more)

Dr. Joseph J Sarmiento III, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology
1050 E Norris Drive; Suite 1b
Ottawa, IL
 

Dr. Joseph Sarmiento is an adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm) specialist. Dr. Sarmiento attended medical school at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. His areas of expertise include the following: arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD) insertion, and pacemaker. He takes several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. He is affiliated with OSF Saint Francis Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats)

All Interests: Radiofrequency Ablation, Implantable Cardioverter-Defibrillator Insertion, Pacemaker, Arrhythmias

Dr. Nirupama Vallala, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
1050 E Norris Drive; Suite 1b
Ottawa, IL
 

Dr. Nirupama Vallala is an adult cardiologist. She accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. After attending Southern Illinois University School of Medicine, Dr. Vallala completed her residency training at George Washington University Medical Center. She is affiliated with OSF Saint Francis Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , heart problems

All Interests: Consultative Cardiology, Echocardiogram, Heart Problems

Dr. Hulbert N Do, MD
Specializes in Internal Medicine, Cardiology
1050 E Norris Drive; Suite 1b
Ottawa, IL
 

Dr. Hulbert Do's medical specialty is cardiology (heart disease). He is professionally affiliated with OSF Saint Francis Medical Center. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University, Dr. Do attended Southern Illinois University School of Medicine. Dr. Do honors Medicare insurance.

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Relevant Interests: , heart problems

All Interests: Consultative Cardiology, Echocardiogram, Heart Problems

Dr. Mauro Vido Montevecchi, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
1050 E Norris Drive; Suite 1b
Ottawa, IL
 

Dr. Mauro Montevecchi is an adult cardiologist in Ottawa, IL, Mendota, IL, and Peru, IL. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Montevecchi honors. He attended Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Northwestern University for residency. Dr. Montevecchi is affiliated with OSF Saint Francis Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , heart valve disease, heart failure, coronary artery disease

All Interests: Preventive Cardiology, Heart Valve Disease, Cholesterol Problems, Heart Failure, Coronary Artery ... (Read more)

Dr. Robert B Maguire, MD
Specializes in Hospice and Palliative Medicine, Internal Medicine
1614 E. Norris Drive
Ottawa, IL
 

Dr. Robert Maguire specializes in hospice and palliative medicine (end-of-life care and serious illness). He is professionally affiliated with OSF Saint Francis Medical Center, OSF Medical Group, and OSF Saint Elizabeth Medical Center. He honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Maguire graduated from the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Rockford and the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Peoria.

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Relevant Interests: , heart problems

All Interests: Hypertension, Heart Problems, Diabetes, Hospice

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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.