We found 6 providers with an interest in heart failure and who accept Aetna Medicare near Annapolis, MD.

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Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
2002 Medical Parkway; Suite 500
Annapolis, MD
 

Dr. Robert Lager is a physician who specializes in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. He is rated highly by his patients. Dr. Lager has a special interest in heart failure, atrial fibrillation, and cardiac catheterization. He is affiliated with MedStar Washington Hospital Center, Anne Arundel Medical Center, and MedStar Medical Group. Dr. Lager accepts several insurance carriers, including MAMSI, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. He is open to new patients. He graduated from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Lager trained at Massachusetts General Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , heart failure

All Interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Heart Problems, Arrhythmias, Cardiac Catheterization, Heart Failure, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Adult Cardiology
2002 Medical Parkway; Suite 500
Annapolis, MD
 

Dr. Kelley Sullivan is an adult cardiology specialist in Annapolis, MD and Chester, MD. Areas of expertise for Dr. Sullivan include heart failure, women's heart disease, and preventive cardiology. Dr. Sullivan is affiliated with Anne Arundel Medical Center and MedStar Medical Group. Before performing her residency at a hospital affiliated with Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU), Dr. Sullivan attended the University of Maryland School of Medicine. She has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by her patients. Dr. Sullivan is in-network for MAMSI, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. She is open to new patients.

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All Interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Women's Heart Disease, Preventive Cardiology, Heart Problems, Stress Testing, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Adult Cardiology
2002 Medical Parkway; Suite 500
Annapolis, MD
 

Dr. Barbara Bean is a physician who specializes in adult cardiology. She is rated highly by her patients. She is especially interested in heart failure, hypertension (high blood pressure), and women's heart disease. Dr. Bean honors MAMSI, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. She attended medical school at George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences. Her training includes a residency program at George Washington University Medical Center. Dr. Bean is affiliated with Anne Arundel Medical Center and MedStar Medical Group. Her practice is open to new patients.

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All Interests: Nutrition Issues, Women's Heart Disease, Preventive Cardiology, Hypertension, Heart Problems, Heart ... (Read more)

Specializes in Adult Cardiology
2002 Medical Parkway; Suite 500
Annapolis, MD
 

Dr. Bernard Wagman is a medical specialist in adult cardiology. After completing medical school at SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences, Dr. Wagman performed his residency at Washington Hospital Center. His areas of expertise include arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), heart failure, and hypertension (high blood pressure). He is rated highly by his patients. He takes several insurance carriers, including MAMSI, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Dr. Wagman's hospital/clinic affiliations include MedStar Washington Hospital Center and MedStar Medical Group. He is accepting new patients.

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All Interests: Preventive Cardiology, Hypertension, Heart Problems, Stress Testing, Arrhythmias, Heart Failure

Specializes in Adult Cardiology
2002 Medical Parkway; Suite 500
Annapolis, MD
 

Dr. Lawrence Jacobs works as a cardiologist. He attended Georgetown University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Pennsylvania for residency. Areas of expertise for Dr. Jacobs include heart failure, hypertension (high blood pressure), and preventive cardiology. He has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Jacobs is in-network for MAMSI, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. His professional affiliations include Anne Arundel Medical Center and MedStar Medical Group. He welcomes new patients.

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All Interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Preventive Cardiology, Hypertension, Heart Problems, Cardiac Imaging, Stress ... (Read more)

Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Advanced Heart Failure and Transplant Cardiology
2002 Medical Parkway; Suite 500
Annapolis, MD
 

Dr. Jennifer Brown sees patients in Baltimore, MD and Annapolis, MD. Dr. Jennifer Brown's medical specialties are adult cardiology and advanced heart failure and transplant cardiology. Clinical interests for Dr. Brown include advanced heart failure, heart transplant, and cardiomyopathy. Dr. Brown is affiliated with MedStar Medical Group. Before completing Dr. Brown's residency at the University of Maryland Medical Center, Dr. Brown attended medical school at the University of Maryland School of Medicine. Dr. Brown has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by Dr. Brown's patients. Dr. Brown takes MAMSI, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. Dr. Brown is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , advanced heart failure

All Interests: Cardiomyopathy, Echocardiogram, Advanced Heart Failure, Heart Transplant, Stress Testing, Women's ... (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.
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