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 is a medical specialist in adult cardiology. He has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. In Dr. Wagman's practice, he is particularly interested in arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), heart failure, and hypertension (high blood pressure). He takes several insurance carriers, including MAMSI, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. He attended SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences for medical school and subsequently trained at Washington Hospital Center for residency. He is affiliated with MedStar Health. Dr. Wagman is open to new patients.

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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's area of specialization is adult cardiology. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Sullivan include heart failure, women's heart disease, and preventive cardiology. She is affiliated with MedStar Health and Anne Arundel Medical Center. She graduated from the University of Maryland School of Medicine. Her medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU). Patient ratings for Dr. Sullivan average 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Sullivan honors MAMSI, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. She is accepting new patients.

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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's areas of specialization are adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. Dr. Lager attended medical school at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. He trained at Massachusetts General Hospital for his residency. He has indicated that his clinical interests include heart failure, atrial fibrillation, and cardiac catheterization. Patient ratings for Dr. Lager average 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Lager accepts MAMSI, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. He is affiliated with MedStar Health and Anne Arundel Medical Center. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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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. Barbara Bean's specialty is adult cardiology. The average patient rating for Dr. Bean is 5.0 stars out of 5. She has indicated that her clinical interests include heart failure, hypertension (high blood pressure), and women's heart disease. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include MedStar Health and Anne Arundel Medical Center. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including MAMSI, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. She is accepting new patients. Before completing her residency at George Washington University Medical Center, Dr. Bean attended medical school at George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences.

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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, who practices in Annapolis, MD and Chester, MD, is a medical specialist in adult cardiology. He attended Georgetown University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Pennsylvania for residency. His areas of expertise include the following: heart failure, hypertension (high blood pressure), and preventive cardiology. Dr. Jacobs is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. MAMSI, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Jacobs honors. His hospital/clinic affiliations include MedStar Health and Anne Arundel Medical Center. He is accepting new patients.

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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, who practices in Baltimore, MD and Annapolis, MD, is a medical specialist in adult cardiology. Patients gave Dr. Brown an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. These areas are among Dr. Brown's clinical interests: advanced heart failure, heart transplant, and cardiomyopathy. Dr. Brown is professionally affiliated with MedStar Health. Dr. Brown is in-network for MAMSI, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Brown's office for an appointment. After attending the University of Maryland School of Medicine, Dr. Brown completed Dr. Brown's residency training at the University of Maryland Medical Center.

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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.