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We found 17 providers with an interest in heart failure and who accept BlueCross BlueShield Traditional near Dearborn, MI.

Dr. Mahir Darrar Elder, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology, Nuclear Cardiology
2421 Monroe; Suite 101
Dearborn, MI
 

Dr. Mahir Elder works as an adult cardiologist, interventional cardiologist, and nuclear cardiology specialist. He studied medicine at American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine. Dr. Elder trained at a hospital affiliated with Wayne State University for his residency. His clinical interests include intra-aortic balloon pump (IABP), renal angioplasty, and arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats). His average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Elder is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. He has received professional recognition including the following: Detroit Super Doctors. He speaks Arabic. He is professionally affiliated with Oakwood Hospital - Southshore, Detroit Medical Center (DMC), and Oakwood Hospital - Wayne.

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All Interests: Renal Angioplasty, Intra-Aortic Balloon Pump, Lower Extremity Bypass Surgery, Peripheral Angiogram, ... (Read more)

Dr. Subrahmanya Sarma Yellayi, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
6742 Park Avenue
Allen Park, MI
 

Dr. Subrahmanya Yellayi practices adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. On average, patients gave Dr. Yellayi a rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include orthostatic hypotension, rheumatic heart disease, and myocarditis. He is affiliated with Oakwood Hospital - Southshore, Detroit Medical Center (DMC), and Oakwood Hospital - Wayne. Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Priority Health are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Yellayi takes. He graduated from Andhra Medical College. He trained at All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Detroit Medical Center/Wayne State University, and John Stroger Hospital of Cook County for residency. Dr. Yellayi (or staff) is conversant in Telugu and Hindi.

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Relevant Interests: , heart failure

All Interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Stenosis, Women's Heart Disease, Mitral Stenosis, Cardiomyopathy, Aortic ... (Read more)

Dr. Chaman Lal Sohal, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
6742 Park Avenue
Allen Park, MI
 

Dr. Chaman Sohal is a cardiologist and interventional cardiologist in Allen Park, MI and Livonia, MI. These areas are among Dr. Sohal's clinical interests: orthostatic hypotension, rheumatic heart disease, and myocarditis. His average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. He honors Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Priority Health, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at Oakwood Hospital & Medical Center, Dr. Sohal attended Indira Gandhi Medical College and Government Medical College, Patiala for medical school. Dr. Sohal (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Hindi and Punjabi. He is affiliated with Oakwood Hospital - Southshore, Oakwood Hospital - Wayne, and St. Mary Mercy Livonia.

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Relevant Interests: , heart failure

All Interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Stenosis, Women's Heart Disease, Mitral Stenosis, Cardiomyopathy, Aortic ... (Read more)

Dr. Abedelrahim Ismail Asfour, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
15120 Michigan Avenue; Suite A
Dearborn, MI
 

Dr. Abedelrahim Asfour is an adult cardiology and interventional cardiology specialist in Flat Rock, MI, Trenton, MI, and Dearborn, MI. Dr. Asfour attended the University of Jordan Faculty of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at Henry Ford Hospital for residency. Areas of expertise for Dr. Asfour include orthostatic hypotension, rheumatic heart disease, and myocarditis. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Asfour is an in-network provider for Anthem, Cofinity, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. In addition to English, Dr. Asfour (or staff) speaks Arabic and French. His professional affiliations include Oakwood Hospital - Southshore, Oakwood Hospital - Wayne, and Henry Ford Health System.

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All Interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Stenosis, Women's Heart Disease, Mitral Stenosis, Cardiomyopathy, Aortic ... (Read more)

Dr. Ashish Gangasani, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology
6540 Park Avenue
Allen Park, MI
 

Dr. Ashish Gangasani practices adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). His average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. He is affiliated with Oakwood Hospital - Southshore, Oakwood Hospital - Wayne, and Oakwood Hospital - Dearborn. Dr. Gangasani honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with SUNY, University at Buffalo, Dr. Gangasani attended medical school at SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences and All India Institute of Medical Sciences. In addition to English, Dr. Gangasani (or staff) speaks Hindi.

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Relevant Interests: , heart failure

All Interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Atrial Flutter, Heart Failure, Implantable Cardioverter-Defibrillator, Cardiac ... (Read more)

Dr. Joseph Chattahi, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology, Nuclear Cardiology
22060 Beech Street
Dearborn, MI
 

Dr. Joseph Chattahi's areas of specialization are adult cardiology, interventional cardiology, and nuclear cardiology; he sees patients in Dearborn, MI and Brownstown, MI. After completing medical school at the University of Damascus Faculty of Medicine, he performed his residency at Henry Ford Hospital. His areas of expertise include the following: orthostatic hypotension, rheumatic heart disease, and myocarditis. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Chattahi honors. He is professionally affiliated with Oakwood Hospital - Southshore, Oakwood Hospital - Wayne, and Oakwood Hospital - Taylor.

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Relevant Interests: , heart failure

All Interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Stenosis, Women's Heart Disease, Mitral Stenosis, Cardiomyopathy, Aortic ... (Read more)

Dr. Hamid Sattar, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
6050 Greenfield; Suite 101
Dearborn, MI
 

Dr. Hamid Sattar is a specialist in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Sattar include intra-aortic balloon pump (IABP), orthostatic hypotension, and rheumatic heart disease. Anthem, Cofinity, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Sattar accepts. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Wayne State University, Dr. Sattar attended Michigan State University College of Human Medicine for medical school. In addition to English, Dr. Sattar (or staff) speaks Urdu and Punjabi. Dr. Sattar's professional affiliations include Oakwood Hospital - Southshore, Detroit Medical Center (DMC), and Oakwood Hospital - Taylor.

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Relevant Interests: , heart failure

All Interests: Intra-Aortic Balloon Pump, Atrial Fibrillation, Stenosis, Women's Heart Disease, Mitral Stenosis, ... (Read more)

Dr. Surendra Pal Garg, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
15101 Southfield Road
Allen Park, MI
 

Dr. Surendra Garg's specialties are adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. In addition to English, Dr. Garg (or staff) speaks Hindi. His areas of expertise include the following: orthostatic hypotension, rheumatic heart disease, and myocarditis. He is professionally affiliated with Oakwood Hospital - Southshore, Oakwood Hospital - Taylor, and Henry Ford Health System. Dr. Garg is a graduate of Maulana Azad Medical College. His average rating from his patients is 3.0 stars out of 5. He honors Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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All Interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Stenosis, Women's Heart Disease, Mitral Stenosis, Cardiomyopathy, Aortic ... (Read more)

Dr. Tamam Mohamad, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
4700 Schaefer Road
Dearborn, MI
 

Dr. Tamam Mohamad's areas of specialization are adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. He speaks Arabic. Clinical interests for Dr. Mohamad include intra-aortic balloon pump (IABP), renal angioplasty, and arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats). Dr. Mohamad is professionally affiliated with Detroit Medical Center (DMC), Oakwood Hospital - Wayne, and McLaren Health Care. He attended Wayne State University School of Medicine and the University of Damascus Faculty of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at Detroit Medical Center/Wayne State University for residency. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. Dr. Mohamad has received professional recognition including the following: Detroit Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , heart failure

All Interests: Renal Angioplasty, Intra-Aortic Balloon Pump, Lower Extremity Bypass Surgery, Peripheral Angiogram, ... (Read more)

Dr. Tahir Ibrahim Mohamed, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
6050 Greenfield; Suite 101
Dearborn, MI
 

Dr. Tahir Mohamed is a physician who specializes in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Mohamed include intra-aortic balloon pump (IABP), orthostatic hypotension, and rheumatic heart disease. He is affiliated with Oakwood Hospital - Southshore, Detroit Medical Center (DMC), and Oakwood Hospital - Wayne. Dr. Mohamed is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended the University of Khartoum Faculty of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at Oakwood Hospital & Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan for residency. In addition to English, Dr. Mohamed speaks Arabic.

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Relevant Interests: , heart failure

All Interests: Intra-Aortic Balloon Pump, Atrial Fibrillation, Stenosis, Women's Heart Disease, Mitral Stenosis, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
18100 Oakwood Boulevard; #205
Dearborn, MI
 

Dr. Mohamad Kabbani specializes in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. In his practice, Dr. Kabbani focuses on heart failure, hypertension (high blood pressure), and coronary artery disease. Dr. Kabbani takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at Detroit Medical Center/Wayne State University, Dr. Kabbani attended the University of Aleppo Faculty of Medicine for medical school. He is conversant in Arabic. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Oakwood Hospital - Wayne, Garden City Hospital, and Botsford Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , heart failure

All Interests: Hypertension, Heart Failure, Coronary Artery Disease

Dr. Amir K Kaki, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology, Nuclear Cardiology
2421 Monroe Street; Suite 101
Dearborn, MI
 

Dr. Amir Kaki is an adult cardiologist, interventional cardiologist, and nuclear cardiology specialist. Dr. Kaki's clinical interests include intra-aortic balloon pump (IABP), renal angioplasty, and arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats). He is professionally affiliated with Detroit Medical Center (DMC), Oakwood Hospital - Wayne, and McLaren Health Care. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. He graduated from Ibero-American University (UNIBE). His training includes residency programs at Erlanger Health System and Arizona Health Sciences Center. Dr. Kaki (or staff) is conversant in Arabic and Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , heart failure

All Interests: Renal Angioplasty, Intra-Aortic Balloon Pump, Cardiomyopathy, Valvuloplasty, Heart Problems, ... (Read more)

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Dr. Venkata N Chalam, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
15101 Southfield Road
Allen Park, MI
 

Dr. Venkata Chalam's specialty is adult cardiology. His clinical interests include orthostatic hypotension, rheumatic heart disease, and myocarditis. He takes Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Self-Pay/Uninsured, in addition to other insurance carriers. After attending Andhra Medical College for medical school, Dr. Chalam completed his residency training at Oakwood Hospital & Medical Center. Dr. Chalam's hospital/clinic affiliations include Oakwood Hospital - Southshore, Oakwood Hospital - Taylor, and Oakwood Hospital - Dearborn.

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Relevant Interests: , heart failure

All Interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Stenosis, Women's Heart Disease, Mitral Stenosis, Cardiomyopathy, Aortic ... (Read more)

Dr. Omar Ali, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
6050 Greenfield; Suite 101
Dearborn, MI
 

Dr. Omar Ali is a specialist in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. He works in Brownstown, MI, Dearborn, MI, and Detroit, MI. He speaks Arabic. Dr. Ali's areas of expertise include intra-aortic balloon pump (IABP), coronary angiogram, and orthostatic hypotension. His professional affiliations include Oakwood Hospital - Southshore, Detroit Medical Center (DMC), and Oakwood Hospital - Wayne. Dr. Ali is a graduate of the University of Khartoum Faculty of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Downstate Medical Center. He is in-network for Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , heart failure

All Interests: Intra-Aortic Balloon Pump, Atrial Fibrillation, Peripheral Angiogram, Cardiomyopathy, Aortic ... (Read more)

Dr. Mohammed Salik S.A. Amanullah Jahania, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, Surgical Oncology, Thoracic Surgery
18181 Oakwood Boulevard; Suite 102
Dearborn, MI
 

Dr. Mohammed Jahania sees patients in Detroit, MI, Livonia, MI, and Dearborn, MI. His medical specialties are cardiac surgery, surgical oncology (cancer surgery), and thoracic surgery. After completing medical school at Sindh Medical College and Liaquat University of Medical and Health Sciences, he performed his residency at Flushing Hospital Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of Kentucky. His areas of expertise include cancer surgery, heart bypass surgery (CABG), and carotid endarterectomy. Dr. Jahania takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. In addition to English, Dr. Jahania (or staff) speaks Urdu, Arabic, and Hindi. Dr. Jahania's professional affiliations include Oakwood Hospital - Southshore, Garden City Hospital, and McLaren Health Care.

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All Interests: Heart Bypass Surgery, Bronchoscopy, Cardiomyopathy, Thoracic Problems, Sarcoidosis, Endoscopic ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
23550 Park Street
Dearborn, MI
 

Dr. Juan Estigarribia's medical specialty is adult endocrinology. His areas of expertise include graves disease, high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia), and general care. Dr. Estigarribia's hospital/clinic affiliations include Detroit Medical Center (DMC), Oakwood Hospital - Taylor, and Oakwood Hospital - Dearborn. He honors Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, CIGNA Plans, and more. His medical residency was performed at Oakwood Hospital & Medical Center. In addition to English, Dr. Estigarribia (or staff) speaks Spanish, Italian, and Portuguese.

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All Interests: Thyroid Problems, Graves Disease, Osteoporosis, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Hypertension, Weight ... (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.