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We found 9 providers with an interest in heart failure and who accept Health Alliance Plan near Detroit, MI.

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 specialist in adult cardiology, interventional cardiology, and nuclear cardiology. He works in Detroit, MI, Dearborn, MI, and Southfield, MI. He attended American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with Wayne State University. His areas of expertise include intra-aortic balloon pump (IABP), renal angioplasty, and arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats). Patient ratings for Dr. Elder average 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Elder is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received professional recognition including the following: Detroit Super Doctors. He is conversant in Arabic. His professional affiliations include Oakwood Hospital - Southshore, Detroit Medical Center (DMC), and Oakwood Hospital - Wayne.

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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. Luis Celestino Afonso, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
4160 John R; Suite 804
Detroit, MI
 

Dr. Luis Afonso's area of specialization is adult cardiology. In Dr. Afonso's practice, he is particularly interested in heart failure. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and United Healthcare Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. In addition to English, Dr. Afonso (or staff) speaks Spanish, French, and Portuguese. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Hutzel Women's Hospital, Wayne State University Physician Group (WSUPG), and Harper University Hospital.

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All Interests: Heart Problems, Peripheral Artery Disease, Heart Failure, Preventive Cardiology, Echocardiogram, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Hamid Sattar is an adult cardiology and interventional cardiology specialist in Brownstown, MI, Dearborn, MI, and Detroit, MI. His areas of expertise include the following: intra-aortic balloon pump (IABP), orthostatic hypotension, and rheumatic heart disease. His professional affiliations include Oakwood Hospital - Southshore, Detroit Medical Center (DMC), and Oakwood Hospital - Taylor. Dr. Sattar accepts Anthem, Cofinity, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Sattar attended medical school at Michigan State University College of Human Medicine. He completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Wayne State University. Dr. Sattar (or staff) speaks Urdu and Punjabi.

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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. Tahir Ibrahim Mohamed, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
3990 John R; Suite 622
Detroit, MI
 

Dr. Tahir Mohamed is an adult cardiology and interventional cardiology specialist in Dearborn, MI, Detroit, MI, and Brownstown, MI. After attending the University of Khartoum Faculty of Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at Oakwood Hospital & Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan. His areas of expertise include intra-aortic balloon pump (IABP), orthostatic hypotension, and rheumatic heart disease. Dr. Mohamed accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Dr. Mohamed speaks Arabic. He is affiliated with Oakwood Hospital - Southshore, Detroit Medical Center (DMC), and Oakwood Hospital - Wayne.

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

Dr. Tamam Mohamad, who practices in Detroit, MI, Dearborn, MI, and Southfield, MI, is a medical specialist in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. He graduated from Wayne State University School of Medicine and the University of Damascus Faculty of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Detroit Medical Center/Wayne State University. Dr. Mohamad's areas of expertise include the following: intra-aortic balloon pump (IABP), renal angioplasty, and arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats). He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received the distinction of Detroit Super Doctors. He is conversant in Arabic. Dr. Mohamad's professional affiliations include Detroit Medical Center (DMC), Oakwood Hospital - Wayne, and McLaren Health Care.

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

Dr. Amir Kaki is a medical specialist in adult cardiology, interventional cardiology, and nuclear cardiology. These areas are among his clinical interests: intra-aortic balloon pump (IABP), renal angioplasty, and arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats). Dr. Kaki is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. His education and training includes medical school at Ibero-American University (UNIBE) and residency at Erlanger Health System and Arizona Health Sciences Center. Dr. Kaki (or staff) speaks Arabic and Spanish. His professional affiliations include Detroit Medical Center (DMC), Oakwood Hospital - Wayne, and McLaren Health Care.

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

Dr. Mohammed Jahania's specialties are cardiac surgery and thoracic surgery. He practices in Detroit, MI, Livonia, MI, and Dearborn, MI. Dr. Jahania's clinical interests include cancer surgery, heart bypass surgery (CABG), and carotid endarterectomy. His professional affiliations include Oakwood Hospital - Southshore, Garden City Hospital, and Wayne State University Physician Group (WSUPG). He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended Sindh Medical College and Liaquat University of Medical and Health Sciences and then went on to complete his residency at Flushing Hospital Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of Kentucky. Dr. Jahania (or staff) is conversant in Urdu, Arabic, and Hindi.

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

Dr. Michael Rubin, DO
Specializes in Ophthalmology
Detroit, MI
 

Dr. Michael Rubin works as an ophthalmologist. Dr. Rubin's areas of expertise include cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation, glaucoma, and heart failure. He is professionally affiliated with St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital. He is a graduate of A.T. Still University, Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine and a graduate of Detroit Osteopathic Hospital's residency program. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE.

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Dr. Frank M Clark, DO
Specializes in Family Medicine
3130 Gratiot Avenue
Detroit, MI
 

Dr. Frank Clark's medical specialty is family medicine. He attended medical school at Des Moines University, College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Clark's areas of expertise include the following: colposcopy, depression, and adolescent gynecology. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Viant. He is affiliated with Detroit Medical Center (DMC), St. John's Hospital, and St. John Hospital and Medical Center.

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All Interests: Prostate Problems, Colposcopy, Depression, Adolescent Gynecology, Graves Disease, Guillain-Barre ... (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.