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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
2002 Medical Parkway; Suite 500
Annapolis, MD
 

Dr. Bernard Wagman's area of specialization is adult cardiology. Dr. Wagman is rated highly by his patients. His areas of expertise consist of arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), heart failure, and hypertension (high blood pressure). He is affiliated with MedStar Health. Dr. Wagman takes several insurance carriers, including MAMSI, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. Before performing his residency at Washington Hospital Center, Dr. Wagman attended SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences for medical school.

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

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

Dr. Kelley Sullivan practices adult cardiology. She is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by her patients. Dr. Sullivan's areas of clinical interest consist of heart failure, women's heart disease, and preventive cardiology. She takes MAMSI, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. She studied medicine at the University of Maryland School of Medicine. For her professional training, Dr. Sullivan completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU). Her professional affiliations include MedStar Health and Anne Arundel Medical Center. She has an open panel.

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

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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. His clinical interests include heart failure, atrial fibrillation, and cardiac catheterization. Dr. Lager's hospital/clinic affiliations include MedStar Health and Anne Arundel Medical Center. He honors MAMSI, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. He is open to new patients. Dr. Lager graduated from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. His residency was performed at Massachusetts General Hospital.

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

Dr. Barbara Louise Bean, PhD, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
2002 Medical Parkway; Suite 500
Annapolis, MD
 

Dr. Barbara Bean specializes in adult cardiology and practices in Annapolis, MD and Chester, MD. Her areas of expertise consist of heart failure, hypertension (high blood pressure), and women's heart disease. Patients gave her an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Bean honors MAMSI, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. After attending George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences for medical school, she completed her residency training at George Washington University Medical Center. She is professionally affiliated with MedStar Health and Anne Arundel Medical Center. Dr. Bean 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)

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

Dr. Lawrence Jacobs' specialty is adult cardiology. Dr. Jacobs's areas of expertise include heart failure, hypertension (high blood pressure), and preventive cardiology. His patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. He takes several insurance carriers, including MAMSI, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. After attending Georgetown University School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Pennsylvania. He is professionally affiliated with MedStar Health and Anne Arundel Medical Center. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Jacobs's office for an appointment.

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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 physician who specializes in adult cardiology. Dr. Brown's areas of expertise include advanced heart failure, heart transplant, and cardiomyopathy. Dr. Brown is affiliated with MedStar Health. Dr. Brown attended medical school at the University of Maryland School of Medicine. Dr. Brown trained at the University of Maryland Medical Center for Dr. Brown's residency. Dr. Brown is rated highly by Dr. Brown's patients. Dr. Brown takes several insurance carriers, including MAMSI, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Brown's office for an appointment.

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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.