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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 a specialist in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. On average, patients gave Dr. Ananthram a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Ananthram include arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), heart failure, and hypertension (high blood pressure). Dr. Ananthram is an in-network provider for MAMSI, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. Dr. Ananthram attended Kasturba Medical College for medical school and subsequently trained at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center and Detroit Receiving Hospital for residency. In addition to English, Dr. Ananthram (or staff) speaks Hindi. Dr. Ananthram's professional affiliations include Good Samaritan Hospital of MD and Union Memorial Hospital & Extended Care Unit. Dr. Ananthram welcomes new patients.

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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 works as an adult cardiologist and hospitalist. He has indicated that his clinical interests include advanced heart failure and heart transplant. Dr. Hicks takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at Temple University School of Medicine. Dr. Hicks trained at Hahnemann University Hospital for his residency. His professional affiliations include Johns Hopkins Hospital, MedStar Franklin Square Medical Center, and Scott & White Healthcare. He is accepting new patients.

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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 is a physician who specializes in adult cardiology. After attending New York Medical College for medical school, he completed his residency training at Columbia University Medical Center. Dr. Sheikh's areas of expertise include the following: heart transplant, heart failure, and cardiomyopathy. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Sheikh accepts MAMSI, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He is affiliated with MedStar Health. He welcomes new patients.

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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's specialty is adult cardiology. These areas are among his clinical interests: heart failure and pulmonary hypertension. Dr. Ruiz takes MAMSI, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University. Dr. Ruiz trained at Brigham and Women's Hospital for his residency. He is conversant in Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with MedStar Health. Dr. Ruiz is accepting new patients.

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All Interests: 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 specialist in adult cardiology. Patients rated Dr. Brown highly, giving Dr. Brown an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Brown include advanced heart failure, heart transplant, and cardiomyopathy. Dr. Brown is professionally affiliated with MedStar Health. Dr. Brown honors MAMSI, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Brown welcomes new patients. Dr. Brown attended the University of Maryland School of Medicine and subsequently trained at the University of Maryland Medical Center for residency.

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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.