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We found 7 providers with an interest in heart failure and who accept Aetna Medicare near Annapolis, MD.

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

Dr. Bernard Wagman is a specialist in adult cardiology. He has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He has a special interest in arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), heart failure, and hypertension (high blood pressure). Dr. Wagman is professionally affiliated with MedStar Health. He accepts several insurance carriers, including MAMSI, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Dr. Wagman has an open panel. Before completing his residency at Washington Hospital Center, Dr. Wagman attended medical school at SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences.

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

Dr. Susan Kawecki Bennett, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
2002 Medical Parkway; Suite 500
Annapolis, MD
 

Dr. Susan Bennett specializes in adult cardiology. Dr. Bennett's areas of expertise include heart failure, hypertension (high blood pressure), and women's heart disease. Patient ratings for Dr. Bennett average 4.5 stars out of 5. She honors MAMSI, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. She attended Eastern Virginia Medical School and then went on to complete her residency at Barnes-Jewish Hospital. Dr. Bennett is affiliated with MedStar Health. She is accepting new patients.

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

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

Dr. Robert Lager's medical specialty is adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Lager include heart failure, atrial fibrillation, and cardiac catheterization. MAMSI, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Lager honors. Before completing his residency at Massachusetts General Hospital, Dr. Lager attended medical school at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. He is affiliated with MedStar Health and Anne Arundel Medical Center. Dr. Lager is open to new patients.

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

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

Dr. Kelley Sullivan is a specialist in adult cardiology. These areas are among her clinical interests: heart failure, women's heart disease, and preventive cardiology. Patients gave her an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Sullivan honors MAMSI, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is a graduate of the University of Maryland School of Medicine. She trained at a hospital affiliated with Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) for residency. Dr. Sullivan's hospital/clinic affiliations include MedStar Health and Anne Arundel Medical Center. She welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , heart failure

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

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

Dr. Barbara Bean's area of specialization is adult cardiology. Her areas of expertise include heart failure, hypertension (high blood pressure), and women's heart disease. Dr. Bean's average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. She takes several insurance carriers, including MAMSI, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. She is a graduate of George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences. Dr. Bean trained at George Washington University Medical Center for residency. She is professionally affiliated with MedStar Health and Anne Arundel Medical Center. Dr. Bean has an open panel.

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

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

Dr. Lawrence Jacobs is a medical specialist in adult cardiology. On average, patients gave him a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include the following: heart failure, hypertension (high blood pressure), and preventive cardiology. Dr. Jacobs is an in-network provider for MAMSI, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Pennsylvania, Dr. Jacobs attended medical school at Georgetown University School of Medicine. Dr. Jacobs's professional affiliations include MedStar Health and Anne Arundel Medical Center. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , heart failure

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

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

Dr. Jennifer Brown is a medical specialist in adult cardiology. On average, patients gave Dr. Brown a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Brown's areas of expertise include advanced heart failure, heart transplant, and cardiomyopathy. Dr. Brown honors MAMSI, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Brown's education and training includes medical school at the University of Maryland School of Medicine and residency at the University of Maryland Medical Center. Dr. Brown is affiliated with MedStar Health. Dr. Brown is open to 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.