We found 23 providers with an interest in heart failure and who accept Great-West Healthcare Open Access near Saint Louis, MO.

Dr. Alan Charles Braverman, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
4921 Parkview Place
St. Louis, MO
 

Dr. Alan Braverman's specialty is adult cardiology. These areas are among his clinical interests: heart valve disease, heart failure, and marfan syndrome. Dr. Braverman's professional affiliations include Washington University Physicians and Barnes-Jewish Hospital. He attended medical school at the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Braverman trained at Brigham and Women's Hospital. Dr. Braverman is rated highly by his patients. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers.

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All Interests: Second Opinions, Bicuspid Aortic Valve Disease, Lung Problems, Heart Failure, Marfan Syndrome, ... (Read more)

Dr. Scott Monroe Nordlicht, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
4921 Parkview Place
St. Louis, MO
 

Dr. Scott Nordlicht's area of specialization is adult cardiology. Dr. Nordlicht's areas of expertise include heart failure, heart valve disease, and sleep apnea. He is professionally affiliated with Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Heart Care Institute, and Washington University Physicians. He is a graduate of SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine and a graduate of Erie County Medical Center's residency program. His average rating from his patients is 2.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Nordlicht accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more.

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All Interests: Second Opinions, Atrial Fibrillation, Dizziness, Hypertension, Sleep Apnea, Consultation, ... (Read more)

Dr. Sudhir K Jain, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
4921 Parkview Place
St. Louis, MO
 

Dr. Sudhir Jain is an adult cardiology specialist in Saint Louis, MO and Farmington, MO. He has a special interest in heart problems and cardiac catheterization. He is affiliated with Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Washington University Physicians, and Barnes-Jewish Hospital. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Jain accepts. He obtained his medical school training at Maulana Azad Medical College and performed his residency at Maulana Azad Medical Center and St. Luke's Hospital, St. Louis.

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All Interests: Hypertension, Heart Problems, Arrhythmias, Heart Failure, Metabolic Syndrome, Syncope, Cholesterol ... (Read more)

Dr. Gregory A Ewald, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Adult Transplant Hepatology
4921 Parkview Place; Suite 8a
Saint Louis, MO
 

Dr. Gregory Ewald specializes in adult cardiology and adult transplant hepatology and practices in Saint Louis, MO and Joplin, MO. He studied medicine at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Ewald's medical residency was performed at Barnes-Jewish Hospital. His clinical interests include heart transplant, heart failure, and endocarditis. Dr. Ewald takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. He is professionally affiliated with Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Washington University Physicians, and Barnes-Jewish Hospital.

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All Interests: Cardiomyopathy, Hypertension, Heart Transplant, Pulmonary Hypertension, Heart Failure, Transplant ... (Read more)

Dr. Philip A Ludbrook, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
4921 Parkview Place; Suite 8a
Saint Louis, MO
 

Dr. Philip Ludbrook is a Saint Louis, MO physician who specializes in adult cardiology. Before completing his residency at Hammersmith Hospital and Royal Adelaide Hospital, Dr. Ludbrook attended medical school at The University of Adelaide Faculty of Health Sciences. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Ludbrook include congenital heart disease. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. He is affiliated with Washington University Physicians and Barnes-Jewish Hospital.

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All Interests: Heart Failure, Heart Attack, Congenital Heart Disease

Dr. Sandor J Kovacs Jr., PhD, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
660 S Euclid Avenue; Campus Box 8086
Saint Louis, MO
 

Dr. Sandor Kovacs is a medical specialist in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Kovacs include cardiac catheterization. Dr. Kovacs is affiliated with Washington University Physicians and Barnes-Jewish Hospital. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. Before performing his residency at Barnes-Jewish Hospital, Dr. Kovacs attended the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , heart failure

All Interests: Hypertension, Heart Failure, MRI, Echocardiogram, Cardiac Catheterization

Dr. Steven Jay Lavine, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
1 Barnes Jewish Hospital Plaza
Saint Louis, MO
 

Dr. Steven Lavine is a specialist in adult cardiology. He works in Saint Louis, MO. His areas of expertise consist of heart valve disease, heart failure, and transplant procedures. Dr. Lavine's hospital/clinic affiliations include Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Washington University Physicians, and Barnes-Jewish Hospital. Before performing his residency at Temple University Hospital, Dr. Lavine attended Temple University School of Medicine. Dr. Lavine is in-network for Aetna EPO, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers.

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All Interests: Heart Failure, Transplant Procedures, Heart Valve Disease

Dr. Edward M Geltman, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
4921 Parkview Place; Suite 8a
Saint Louis, MO
 

Dr. Edward Geltman is a cardiologist. Areas of expertise for Dr. Geltman include heart transplant and heart failure. Dr. Geltman is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. He graduated from New York University (NYU) School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Bellevue Hospital Center. He is affiliated with Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Washington University Physicians, and Barnes-Jewish Hospital.

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All Interests: PET Scan, Hypertension, Heart Transplant, Heart Failure, Transplant Procedures, Echocardiogram

Dr. Michael W Rich, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
4921 Parkview Place; Suite 8a
Saint Louis, MO
 

Dr. Michael Rich's medical specialty is adult cardiology. His areas of clinical interest consist of arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), heart failure, and heart valve disease. Dr. Rich is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. Before performing his residency at Barnes-Jewish Hospital, Dr. Rich attended the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago for medical school. Dr. Rich's professional affiliations include Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Washington University Physicians, and Barnes-Jewish Hospital.

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All Interests: Cardiomyopathy, Hypertension, Heart Problems, Arrhythmias, Heart Failure, Heart Valve Disease, ... (Read more)

Dr. Justin Marinus Vader, MPH, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
4921 Parkview Place
St. Louis, MO
 

Dr. Justin Vader is a Saint Louis, MO physician who specializes in adult cardiology. He is a graduate of the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. For his professional training, Dr. Vader completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. These areas are among his clinical interests: heart transplant and heart failure. Dr. Vader is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. He is conversant in Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Washington University Physicians and Barnes-Jewish Hospital.

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All Interests: Heart Transplant, Cancer, Heart Failure, Transplant Procedures, Mechanical Circulatory Support ... (Read more)

Dr. Douglas Lowell Mann, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
4921 Parkview Place; Suite 8a
Saint Louis, MO
 

Dr. Douglas Mann is a Saint Louis, MO physician who specializes in adult cardiology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Mann include heart failure and transplant procedures. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Mann's education and training includes medical school at Temple University School of Medicine and residency at Temple University Hospital. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Washington University Physicians and Barnes-Jewish Hospital.

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All Interests: Transplant Procedures, Heart Failure

Dr. Mitchell N Faddis, PhD, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology
4921 Parkview Place
St. Louis, MO
 

Dr. Mitchell Faddis, who practices in Saint Louis, MO, is a medical specialist in adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). He studied medicine at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health and Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine. He trained at Barnes-Jewish Hospital for his residency. Dr. Faddis is especially interested in arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats). He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Faddis's professional affiliations include Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Washington University Physicians, and Barnes-Jewish Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , heart failure

All Interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Catheter Ablation, Arrhythmias, Heart Failure

Dr. David B Schwartz, PhD, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
4921 Parkview Place; Suite 8a
Saint Louis, MO
 

Dr. David Schwartz specializes in adult cardiology and practices in Saint Louis, MO. Areas of expertise for Dr. Schwartz include arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), heart failure, and heart valve disease. Dr. Schwartz is affiliated with Heart Care Institute, Washington University Physicians, and Barnes-Jewish Hospital. He is a graduate of Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine and a graduate of Barnes-Jewish Hospital's residency program. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more.

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All Interests: Cardiomyopathy, Hypertension, Heart Problems, Arrhythmias, Heart Failure, Heart Valve Disease, ... (Read more)

Dr. Robert E Kleiger, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
4921 Parkview Place
St. Louis, MO
 

Dr. Robert Kleiger practices adult cardiology in Saint Louis, MO. In his practice, he is particularly interested in heart problems. Dr. Kleiger honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Before performing his residency at Barnes-Jewish Hospital and Peter Bent Brigham Hospital, Dr. Kleiger attended Harvard Medical School. His professional affiliations include Washington University Physicians and Barnes-Jewish Hospital. He is not accepting new patients at this time.

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All Interests: Heart Bypass Surgery, Heart Problems, Exercise Stress Test, Heart Failure, Echocardiogram, Heart ... (Read more)

Dr. Andrew M Kates, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
4921 Parkview Place; Suite 8a
Saint Louis, MO
 

Dr. Andrew Kates specializes in adult cardiology. He obtained his medical school training at Tufts University School of Medicine and performed his residency at Washington University Medical Center in St. Louis. These areas are among his clinical interests: heart failure, heart valve disease, and cardiomyopathy. Dr. Kates is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Washington University Physicians, and Barnes-Jewish Hospital.

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All Interests: Cardiomyopathy, Hypertension, Ischemic Cardiomyopathy, Heart Problems, Heart Failure, Heart Valve ... (Read more)

Dr. Anita R Bhandiwad, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Nuclear Medicine
4921 Parkview Place; Suite 8a
Saint Louis, MO
 

Dr. Anita Bhandiwad's specialties are adult cardiology and nuclear medicine. She is rated highly by her patients. Her areas of expertise include the following: arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), heart valve disease, and heart failure. Dr. Bhandiwad is affiliated with Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Washington University Physicians, and Barnes-Jewish Hospital. She honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Bhandiwad graduated from Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. She completed her residency training at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. Dr. Bhandiwad speaks Marathi.

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All Interests: Women's Heart Disease, Stress Testing, Arrhythmias, Nuclear Scan, Heart Failure, Transplant ... (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.