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We found 22 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 practices adult cardiology. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Braverman include heart valve disease, heart failure, and marfan syndrome. Dr. Braverman is professionally affiliated with Washington University Physicians and Barnes-Jewish Hospital. He attended the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Brigham and Women's Hospital. His patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. Dr. Braverman honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry.

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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 attended SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Erie County Medical Center. His areas of clinical interest consist of heart failure, heart valve disease, and sleep apnea. Patients gave him an average rating of 2.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Nordlicht honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. He is affiliated with Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Heart Care Institute, and Washington University Physicians.

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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's specialty is adult cardiology. His clinical interests include heart problems and cardiac catheterization. Dr. Jain's hospital/clinic affiliations include Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Washington University Physicians, and Barnes-Jewish Hospital. After completing medical school at Maulana Azad Medical College, he performed his residency at Maulana Azad Medical Center and St. Luke's Hospital, St. Louis. Dr. Jain is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry.

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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, who practices in Saint Louis, MO and Joplin, MO, is a medical specialist in adult cardiology and adult transplant hepatology. These areas are among his clinical interests: heart transplant, heart failure, and endocarditis. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. Dr. Ewald is a graduate of Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. He trained at Barnes-Jewish Hospital for residency. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Washington University Physicians, and Barnes-Jewish Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , heart failure

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's specialty is adult cardiology. Dr. Ludbrook is especially interested in congenital heart disease. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Washington University Physicians and Barnes-Jewish Hospital. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. Dr. Ludbrook studied medicine at The University of Adelaide Faculty of Health Sciences. He completed his residency training at Hammersmith Hospital and Royal Adelaide Hospital.

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

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

Dr. Justin Vader's medical specialty is adult cardiology. These areas are among Dr. Vader's clinical interests: heart transplant and heart failure. He is affiliated with Washington University Physicians and Barnes-Jewish Hospital. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Vader honors. He attended medical school at 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. Dr. Vader speaks Spanish.

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

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 cardiologist and interventional cardiologist. Clinical interests for Dr. Kovacs include cardiac catheterization. He is affiliated with Washington University Physicians and Barnes-Jewish Hospital. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Kovacs is a graduate of the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine. He trained at Barnes-Jewish Hospital for residency.

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Relevant Interests: , heart failure

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

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

Dr. Edward Geltman works as an adult cardiologist. Dr. Geltman has a special interest in heart transplant and heart failure. He is professionally 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. Geltman accepts. Dr. Geltman is a graduate of New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Geltman trained at Bellevue Hospital Center.

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Relevant Interests: , heart failure

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

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

Dr. Douglas Mann's specialty is adult cardiology. He is especially interested in heart failure and transplant procedures. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at Temple University Hospital, Dr. Mann attended Temple University School of Medicine. His professional affiliations include Washington University Physicians and Barnes-Jewish Hospital.

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All Interests: Transplant Procedures, Heart Failure

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

Dr. Michael Rich is a physician who specializes in adult cardiology. His areas of expertise include the following: arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), heart failure, and heart valve disease. Dr. Rich is professionally affiliated with Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Washington University Physicians, and Barnes-Jewish Hospital. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and residency at Barnes-Jewish Hospital. 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: Cardiomyopathy, Hypertension, Heart Problems, Arrhythmias, Heart Failure, Heart Valve Disease, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Anita Bhandiwad is an adult cardiology and nuclear medicine specialist. She speaks Marathi. Dr. Bhandiwad's areas of expertise include the following: arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), heart valve disease, and heart failure. She is professionally affiliated with Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Washington University Physicians, and Barnes-Jewish Hospital. After completing medical school at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine, she performed her residency at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. She has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Bhandiwad is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry.

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

Dr. Brian Richard Lindman, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
4921 Parkview Place
St. Louis, MO
 

Dr. Brian Lindman is a medical specialist in adult cardiology. Dr. Lindman has indicated that his clinical interests include heart valve disease, cardiomyopathy, and echocardiogram (echo). His hospital/clinic affiliations include Washington University Physicians and Barnes-Jewish Hospital. He graduated from Vanderbilt University School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at Barnes-Jewish Hospital. Dr. Lindman is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more.

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Relevant Interests: , heart failure

All Interests: Cardiomyopathy, Aortic Stenosis, Heart Valve Disease, Echocardiogram, Heart Failure, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Mitchell Faddis' specialties are adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). His clinical interests encompass arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats). He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. Dr. Faddis is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health and Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine and a graduate of Barnes-Jewish Hospital's residency program. He is affiliated with 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 sees patients in Saint Louis, MO. His medical specialty is adult cardiology. He has a special interest in arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), heart failure, and heart valve disease. Dr. Schwartz is professionally affiliated with Heart Care Institute, Washington University Physicians, and Barnes-Jewish Hospital. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. He is a graduate of Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine and a graduate of Barnes-Jewish Hospital's residency program.

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Relevant Interests: , heart failure

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, who practices in Saint Louis, MO, is a medical specialist in adult cardiology. Clinical interests for Dr. Kleiger include heart problems. He is professionally affiliated with Washington University Physicians and Barnes-Jewish Hospital. Before performing his residency at Barnes-Jewish Hospital and Peter Bent Brigham Hospital, Dr. Kleiger attended Harvard Medical School. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Dr. Kleiger is closed to 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 is a specialist in adult cardiology. He works in Saint Louis, MO and Creve Coeur, MO. Dr. Kates's areas of expertise include the following: heart failure, heart valve disease, and cardiomyopathy. He is professionally affiliated with Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Washington University Physicians, and Barnes-Jewish Hospital. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. He obtained his medical school training at Tufts University School of Medicine and performed his residency at Washington University Medical Center in St. Louis.

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