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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 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. Luis Celestino Afonso, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
4100 John R
Detroit, MI
 

Dr. Luis Afonso's area of specialization is adult cardiology. Dr. Afonso has a special interest in heart failure. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and United Healthcare Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Afonso (or staff) speaks Spanish, French, and Portuguese. He is affiliated with Hutzel Women's Hospital, Wayne State University Physician Group (WSUPG), and Karmanos Cancer Center.

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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 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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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'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
3990 John R; Suite 622
Detroit, 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)

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

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

Dr. Michael Rubin works as an ophthalmologist in Madison Heights, MI and Detroit, MI. His areas of expertise include cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation, glaucoma, and heart failure. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. Dr. Rubin's education and training includes medical school at A.T. Still University, Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine and residency at Detroit Osteopathic Hospital. Dr. Rubin is professionally affiliated with St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital.

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All Interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Cataracts, Retina Problems, Glaucoma, Cataract Surgery with ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Frank Clark practices family medicine. He attended medical school at Des Moines University, College of Osteopathic Medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Clark include colposcopy, depression, and adolescent gynecology. Dr. Clark is an in-network provider for Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Viant, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Clark's hospital/clinic affiliations include 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.