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We found 5 providers with an interest in heart failure and who accept Medicare Advantage near Baltimore, MD.

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Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
5601 Loch Raven Boulevard; Russell Morgan Building #206
Baltimore, MD
 

Dr. Manjula Ananthram is an adult cardiology and interventional cardiology specialist in Baltimore, MD. Patients rated Dr. Ananthram highly, giving Dr. Ananthram an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Ananthram's clinical interests include arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), heart failure, and hypertension (high blood pressure). Dr. Ananthram is affiliated with Good Samaritan Hospital of MD and Union Memorial Hospital & Extended Care Unit. MAMSI, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Ananthram takes. Dr. Ananthram is open to new patients. After completing medical school at Kasturba Medical College, Dr. Ananthram performed Dr. Ananthram's residency at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center and Detroit Receiving Hospital. Dr. Ananthram (or staff) is conversant in Hindi.

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All Interests: Hypertension, Arrhythmias, High Cholesterol, Heart Failure, Coronary Artery Disease

Dr. Albert James Hicks III, MPH, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Hospital Medicine
Baltimore, MD
 

Dr. Albert Hicks practices adult cardiology and hospital medicine (hospitalist). His education and training includes medical school at Temple University School of Medicine and residency at Hahnemann University Hospital. His areas of expertise consist of advanced heart failure and heart transplant. Dr. Hicks is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Johns Hopkins Hospital, MedStar Franklin Square Medical Center, and Scott & White Healthcare. Dr. Hicks has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , advanced heart failure

All Interests: Advanced Heart Failure, Heart Transplant

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Specializes in Adult Cardiology
600 North Wolfe Street; Carnegie 568
Baltimore, MD
 

Dr. Farooq Sheikh works as an adult cardiologist. Areas of expertise for Dr. Sheikh include heart transplant, heart failure, and cardiomyopathy. Patients gave Dr. Sheikh an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for MAMSI, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He obtained his medical school training at New York Medical College and performed his residency at Columbia University Medical Center. Dr. Sheikh is affiliated with MedStar Health. He has an open panel.

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All Interests: Cardiomyopathy, Sarcoidosis, Heart Transplant, Heart Failure

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Specializes in Adult Cardiology
3333 N Calvert Street; Suite 370
Baltimore, MD
 

Dr. George Ruiz works as an adult cardiologist. Areas of expertise for Dr. Ruiz include heart failure, cardiomyopathy, and pulmonary hypertension. He is professionally affiliated with MedStar Health. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including MAMSI, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Dr. Ruiz welcomes new patients. His education and training includes medical school at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University and residency at Brigham and Women's Hospital. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish.

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All Interests: Cardiomyopathy, Pulmonary Hypertension, Heart Failure

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Specializes in Adult Cardiology
22 S Greene Street; Medicine, N3e09
Baltimore, 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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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.