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Dr. Mahir Darrar Elder, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology, Nuclear Cardiology
4160 John R; Suite 510
Detroit, MI
 

Dr. Mahir Elder is a cardiologist, interventional cardiologist, and nuclear cardiology specialist. He speaks Arabic. Dr. Elder's areas of expertise include the following: intra-aortic balloon pump (IABP), renal angioplasty, and arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats). His professional affiliations include Oakwood Hospital - Southshore, Detroit Medical Center (DMC), and Oakwood Hospital - Wayne. After attending American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Wayne State University. He has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Elder accepts. Dr. Elder has received professional recognition including the following: Detroit Super Doctors.

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Dr. Delair Omar Gardi, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology, Nuclear Cardiology
4160 John R; Suite 724
Detroit, MI
 

Dr. Delair Gardi is an adult cardiology, interventional cardiology, and nuclear cardiology specialist in Detroit, MI and Livonia, MI. He speaks Arabic. Clinical interests for Dr. Gardi include intra-aortic balloon pump (IABP), renal angioplasty, and heart failure. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Oakwood Hospital - Southshore, Detroit Medical Center (DMC), and St. Mary Mercy Livonia. Dr. Gardi studied medicine at the University of Baghdad, Baghdad College of Medicine and the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at the University of Missouri Health System. On average, patients gave him a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Gardi is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Cofinity, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield.

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Dr. Amir K Kaki, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology, Nuclear Cardiology
4160 John R; Suite 510
Detroit, MI
 

Dr. Amir Kaki sees patients in Detroit, MI, Warren, MI, and Dearborn, MI. His medical specialties are adult cardiology, interventional cardiology, and nuclear cardiology. His areas of expertise include the following: intra-aortic balloon pump (IABP), renal angioplasty, and arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats). Dr. Kaki is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. He is a graduate of Ibero-American University (UNIBE). He completed his residency training at Erlanger Health System and Arizona Health Sciences Center. In addition to English, Dr. Kaki (or staff) speaks Arabic and Spanish. Dr. Kaki is affiliated with Detroit Medical Center (DMC), Oakwood Hospital - Wayne, and McLaren Health Care.

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Dr. Tamam Mohamad, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
4160 John R; Suite 510
Detroit, MI
 

Dr. Tamam Mohamad's areas of specialization are adult cardiology and interventional cardiology; he sees patients in Detroit, MI, Dearborn, MI, and Southfield, MI. His clinical interests include intra-aortic balloon pump (IABP), renal angioplasty, and arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats). He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Mohamad's education and training includes medical school at Wayne State University School of Medicine and the University of Damascus Faculty of Medicine and residency at Detroit Medical Center/Wayne State University. He has received professional recognition including the following: Detroit Super Doctors. Dr. Mohamad is conversant in Arabic. His professional affiliations include Detroit Medical Center (DMC), Oakwood Hospital - Wayne, and McLaren Health Care.

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Dr. Mohammed Salik S.A. Amanullah Jahania, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, Surgical Oncology, Thoracic Surgery
4100 John R Wertz Clinic
Detroit, MI
 

Dr. Mohammed Jahania specializes in cardiac surgery, surgical oncology (cancer surgery), and thoracic surgery and practices in Detroit, MI, Livonia, MI, and Dearborn, MI. His areas of expertise include the following: cancer surgery, heart bypass surgery (CABG), and carotid endarterectomy. Dr. Jahania honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. He attended Sindh Medical College and Liaquat University of Medical and Health Sciences for medical school and subsequently trained at Flushing Hospital Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of Kentucky for residency. Dr. Jahania (or staff) speaks Urdu, Arabic, and Hindi. His hospital/clinic 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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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.
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