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We found 296 providers with an interest in heart problems and who accept Empire BlueCross BlueShield PPO near Astoria, NY.

Dr. Manish Ashwin Parikh, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
525 East 70th Street
New York, NY
 

Dr. Manish Parikh's specialties are adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. He practices in New York, NY and Brooklyn, NY. His average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include percutaneous transluminal angioplasty (PTA), angina, and cardiac catheterization. Dr. Parikh is professionally affiliated with ColumbiaDoctors. Dr. Parikh accepts several insurance carriers, including Medicaid Managed Care, POMCO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. His practice is open to new patients. His education and training includes medical school at UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School and residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include New York Super Doctors and Alpha Omega Alpha. Dr. Parikh (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Arabic, Spanish, and Russian.

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Relevant Interests: , heart problems, angina

All Interests: Heart Problems, Percutaneous Transluminal Angioplasty, Angina, Cardiac Catheterization

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Dr. Henry Michael Spotnitz, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
622 West 168th Street; Suite: Vc 10-10
New York, NY
 

Dr. Henry Spotnitz is a cardiac surgeon and thoracic surgeon. Dr. Spotnitz's clinical interests include thoracic outlet syndrome, mitral valve prolapse, and cystic fibrosis (CF). He accepts Medicaid Managed Care, POMCO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. He studied medicine at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons. Dr. Spotnitz's residency was performed at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and Columbia University Medical Center. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include One of America's Top Doctors .:::http://www.nyp.org/about/americas-top-doctors.html and One of America's Top Doctors. Dr. Spotnitz (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Mandarin, Spanish, and German. His professional affiliations include ColumbiaDoctors and Presbyterian Hospital. Dr. Spotnitz welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), mitral valve prolapse, heart problems, heart failure, mitral valve disease, aortic valve disease, bicuspid aortic valve disease

All Interests: Heart Bypass Surgery, Beating Heart Coronary Bypass Surgery, Bicuspid Aortic Valve Disease, ... (Read more)

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Dr. Craig Richey Smith Jr., MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
177 Fort Washington Avenue; 7-435 G.n.
New York, NY
 

Dr. Craig Smith is a medical specialist in cardiac surgery and thoracic surgery. Dr. Smith (or staff) is conversant in Mandarin, Spanish, and German. Areas of expertise for Dr. Smith include thoracic outlet syndrome, mitral valve prolapse, and second opinions. He is professionally affiliated with ColumbiaDoctors. Dr. Smith's education and training includes medical school at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine and residency at Strong Memorial Hospital. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Medicaid Managed Care, POMCO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Smith accepts. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Smith include: New York Magazine's Top Doctors; New York Super Doctors; and One of America's Top Doctors. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Smith's office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , mitral valve prolapse, heart failure, mitral valve disease, congenital heart disease, aortic valve disease, bicuspid aortic valve disease

All Interests: Second Opinions, Heart Bypass Surgery, Beating Heart Coronary Bypass Surgery, Bicuspid Aortic Valve ... (Read more)

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Dr. Judah Zelig Weinberger, PhD, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
161 Fort Washington Avenue
New York, NY
 

Dr. Judah Weinberger's areas of specialization are adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Weinberger is especially interested in coronary artery disease, peripheral vascular disease, and consultation. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Medicaid Managed Care, POMCO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. He attended Harvard Medical School and then went on to complete his residency at Brigham and Women's Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Harvard Medical School. He has received distinctions including One of America's Top Doctors; New York Super Doctors; and One of America's Top Doctors .:::http://www.nyp.org/about/americas-top-doctors.html. Dr. Weinberger (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Hebrew and Yiddish. Dr. Weinberger is professionally affiliated with ColumbiaDoctors and NYU Langone Medical Center. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , heart problems, coronary artery disease

All Interests: Heart Problems, Consultation, Peripheral Vascular Disease, Coronary Artery Disease

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Dr. Samin Kumar Sharma, MD
Specializes in Interventional Cardiology, Other
1450 Madison Avenue; Klingenstein Clinical Center, Floor 6th Floor Room 6n-665
New York, NY
 

Dr. Samin Sharma's area of specialization is interventional cardiology. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Sharma include heart valve disease. He is professionally affiliated with The Mount Sinai Hospital, New York. Dr. Sharma takes several insurance carriers, including Amerigroup, POMCO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. He has an open panel. He obtained his medical school training at SMS Medical College, Jaipur and performed his residency at New York Downtown Hospital. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Sharma include: New York Super Doctors; America's Top Doctors Castle Connolly; and Simon Dack Award for Best Teacher at Cardiovascular Institute The Mount Sinai Hospital. Dr. Sharma (or staff) is conversant in Urdu, Spanish, and Bengali.

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Relevant Interests: , heart valve disease, heart attack

All Interests: Heart Valve Disease, Heart Attack

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Dr. Marlon S Rosenbaum, MD
Specializes in Internal Medicine, Cardiology
161 Fort Washington Avenue; Suite 557
New York, NY
 

Dr. Marlon Rosenbaum is a medical specialist in cardiology (heart disease). His areas of clinical interest consist of atrial septal defect and bicuspid aortic valve disease. Dr. Rosenbaum is an in-network provider for Medicaid Managed Care, POMCO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. Dr. Rosenbaum's medical residency was performed at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and Columbia University Medical Center. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Rosenbaum include: Lecturer, AHA Cardiology Board Review Course on congenital heart disease; Lecturer, TCT Annual Meeting, Washington, DC; and Panelist, TCT Annual Meeting, Washington, DC. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Rosenbaum is affiliated with Herbert Irving Pavilion, St. Francis Hospital, and ColumbiaDoctors. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , atrial septal defect, heart problems, congenital heart disease, bicuspid aortic valve disease

All Interests: Atrial Septal Defect, Bicuspid Aortic Valve Disease, Heart Problems, Congenital Heart Disease

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Dr. Alexander Joachim Slotwiner, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
520 E. 70th Street
Ny, NY
 

Dr. Alexander Slotwiner is an adult cardiology and interventional cardiology specialist. His areas of expertise include coronary angiogram, cardiac risk reduction, and percutaneous transluminal angioplasty (PTA). Dr. Slotwiner's hospital/clinic affiliations include NewYork-Presbyterian Queens, Weill Cornell Medicine, and Novant Health. He graduated from the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at UNC Hospitals. Dr. Slotwiner is in-network for Coresource, United Healthcare Compass, and POMCO, as well as other insurance carriers. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , heart problems, heart valve disease, coronary artery disease

All Interests: Cardiac Stress Testing, Hypertension, Heart Problems, Stress Testing, Percutaneous Transluminal ... (Read more)

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Dr. Paul Edward Stelzer, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery
1190 Fifth Avenue; Gpwest 2nd Floor
New York, NY
 

Dr. Paul Stelzer works as a heart surgeon. He is a graduate of Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons. For his professional training, Dr. Stelzer completed residency programs at New York-Presbyterian Hospital, St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center, and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College. His clinical interests include aortic valve replacement, aortic aneurysm, and aortic stenosis. Dr. Stelzer is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He accepts Amerigroup, POMCO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Stelzer include: New York Super Doctors and Best Doctors New York Magazine New award Castle Connolly Top Doctors New York Metro Area. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Stelzer is professionally affiliated with Mount Sinai Medical Center. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , heart valve disease, aortic stenosis

All Interests: Heart Valve Replacement, Aortic Stenosis, Heart Valve Disease, Aortic Valve Replacement, Aortic ... (Read more)

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Dr. David Issa Sahar, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
161 Ft. Washington Avenue
New York, NY
 

Dr. David Sahar specializes in adult cardiology and practices in Bronx, NY and New York, NY. His patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. In his practice, Dr. Sahar focuses on heart problems, cardiac risk reduction, and hypertension (high blood pressure). He is affiliated with ColumbiaDoctors. He accepts Medicaid Managed Care, POMCO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Sahar has an open panel. His education and training includes medical school at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons and residency at Ohio State University Medical Center. He has received distinctions including One of America's Top Doctors and One of America's Top Doctors .:::http://www.nyp.org/about/americas-top-doctors.html. He speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , heart problems

All Interests: Cardiac Risk Reduction, Hypertension, Heart Problems, Cholesterol Problems

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Dr. Emile A Bacha, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, Pediatric Cardiothoracic Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Other
525 East 68th Street Office; 525 East 68th Street, Suite F 677
New York, NY
 

Dr. Emile Bacha is a cardiac surgeon, pediatric cardiothoracic surgeon, and vascular surgeon. Areas of expertise for Dr. Bacha include congenital heart disease and minimally invasive cardiac surgery. Patients gave him an average rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Bacha honors Medicaid Managed Care, Child Health Plus, and POMCO, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at Massachusetts General Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Emory University, Dr. Bacha attended Ludwig-Maximilians-University of Munich Faculty of Medicine for medical school. Dr. Bacha has received distinctions including New York Magazine's Top Doctors; New York Super Doctors; and TSFRE (Thoracic Surgery Foundation for Research and Education) Education Award Recipient. Dr. Bacha (or staff) is conversant in Arabic, German, and French. He is affiliated with St. Joseph's Regional Medical Center, ColumbiaDoctors, and St. Joseph's Health System. Dr. Bacha has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , congenital heart disease

All Interests: Heart Surgery, Congenital Heart Disease, Minimally Invasive Cardiac Surgery

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Dr. Ottis Wayne Isom, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
525 East 68th Street; Ste M-404
New York, NY
 

Dr. Ottis Isom's specialties are cardiac surgery and thoracic surgery. Patient ratings for Dr. Isom average 5.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Isom include mitral valve prolapse, bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, and aortic valve surgery. He is an in-network provider for Coresource, United Healthcare Compass, POMCO, and more. He studied medicine at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. For his residency, Dr. Isom trained at Parkland Health & Hospital System. His distinctions include: New York Super Doctors; One of America's Top Doctors; and Rated one of New York Magazine's Best Doctors. Dr. Isom's hospital/clinic affiliations include NewYork-Presbyterian Queens and Weill Cornell Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , mitral valve prolapse, heart valve disease, heart failure, mitral valve disease, congenital heart disease, aortic valve disease, bicuspid aortic valve disease

All Interests: Bloodless Medicine/Transfusion-Free Surgery, Heart Bypass Surgery, Aortic Valve Disease, Heart ... (Read more)

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Dr. Michael Argenziano, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
177 Fort Washington Avenue; 7-435 G.n.
New York, NY
 

Dr. Michael Argenziano is a specialist in cardiac surgery and thoracic surgery. Dr. Argenziano's areas of expertise include the following: mitral valve prolapse, second opinions, and bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery. His professional affiliations include the University of Rochester Medical Center and ColumbiaDoctors. He is in-network for Medicaid Managed Care, POMCO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Argenziano welcomes new patients. Before performing his residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and Columbia University Medical Center, Dr. Argenziano attended Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons for medical school. He has received distinctions including New York Magazine's Top Doctors; New York Super Doctors; and Young Heart Award for Achievement in Cardiovascular Science & Medicine, American Heart Association. In addition to English, Dr. Argenziano (or staff) speaks Mandarin, Spanish, and German.

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Relevant Interests: , arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), mitral valve prolapse, heart failure, congenital heart disease, bicuspid aortic valve disease, coronary artery disease

All Interests: Second Opinions, Heart Bypass Surgery, Beating Heart Coronary Bypass Surgery, Bicuspid Aortic Valve ... (Read more)

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Dr. Lori Lynn Vales Lay, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology, Other, Nuclear Medicine
275 7th Avenue; 3rd Floor
New York, NY
 

Dr. Lori Vales-Lay specializes in adult cardiology, interventional cardiology, and nuclear medicine. These areas are among Dr. Vales-Lay's clinical interests: heart failure, heart valve disease, and hypertension (high blood pressure). The average patient rating for Dr. Vales-Lay is 5.0 stars out of 5. She takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Healthfirst, Aetna Medicare, and more. She attended UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School and then went on to complete her residency at a hospital affiliated with Brown University. Dr. Vales-Lay has received professional recognition including the following: New York Rising Stars. Dr. Vales-Lay (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Mandarin, Sign Language, and Spanish. Dr. Vales-Lay is affiliated with NYU Langone Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , heart failure, heart valve disease, angina, heart attack, coronary artery disease

All Interests: Hypertension, Heart Failure, Chest Pain, Heart Valve Disease, Heart Attack, Peripheral Vascular ... (Read more)

Dr. Robert Jay Sommer, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Pediatric Cardiology
161 Fort Washington Avenue
New York, NY
 

Dr. Robert Sommer specializes in adult cardiology and pediatric cardiology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Sommer include atrial septal defect, heart valve disease, and women's heart disease. He is affiliated with St. Joseph's Regional Medical Center, Herbert Irving Pavilion, and ColumbiaDoctors. He attended medical school at New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. He trained at Mount Sinai Medical Center for his residency. He accepts Amerigroup, Medicaid Managed Care, and Child Health Plus, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Sommer has received the following distinctions: Best Doctors in New York (Castle Connelly - NY Magazine); Best Doctors New York Metro Area (Castle Connelly); and Best Doctors in America (Castle Connelly). Dr. Sommer is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , atrial septal defect, heart problems, heart valve disease, women's heart disease, heart attack, congenital heart disease

All Interests: Atrial Septal Defect, Women's Heart Disease, Heart Valve Disease, Heart Problems, Heart Attack, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Other
305 East 55th St 107
New York, NY
 

Dr. Elizabeth Muss is a medical specialist in adult cardiology. Her average rating from her patients is 3.5 stars out of 5. Her areas of expertise include heart valve disease, hypertension (high blood pressure), and coronary artery disease. Dr. Muss takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, Aetna, and more. She welcomes new patients. Dr. Muss studied medicine at New York Medical College. Her medical residency was performed at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. Dr. Muss (or staff) speaks Hebrew and Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , heart problems, heart valve disease, coronary artery disease

All Interests: Heart Valve Disease, Hypertension, Heart Problems, Coronary Artery Disease

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Dr. Frederick Arthur Ehlert, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Electrophysiology
16 East 60th Street
New York, NY
 

Dr. Frederick Ehlert specializes in cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm) and practices in New York, NY and Somers, NY. He attended Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons for medical school and subsequently trained at St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center for residency. His areas of expertise include the following: holter monitoring, electrophysiological (EP) study, and cardioversion. Dr. Ehlert takes Medicaid Managed Care, POMCO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. His distinctions include: Phi Beta Kappa, Marquette University; One of America's Top Doctors .:::http://www.nyp.org/about/americas-top-doctors.html; and One of America's Top Doctors. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Ehlert is professionally affiliated with ColumbiaDoctors. Dr. Ehlert has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), atrial fibrillation, tachycardia (very fast heart rate)

All Interests: Cardioversion, Syncope, Atrial Fibrillation, Holter Monitoring, Pacemaker, Tachycardia, ... (Read more)

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What are Heart Problems?

The heart is one of the most important organs in the body. This smooth muscle expands and contracts rhythmically our entire lifetime, pumping blood to our lungs and then to every other cell in our body. When heart problems occur, it becomes difficult for the body to get the nutrients and oxygen it needs via the blood. So while there are a variety of illnesses and disorders that affect the heart, most of them make you feel weak, tired, and short of breath. The most common heart conditions include heart disease, angina, arrhythmia, and valve disorders.

Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States for both men and women. This includes coronary artery disease, heart attacks, congestive heart failure, and congenital heart disease. Some conditions, such as genetics, cannot be controlled. But there are many other things you can do to lower your risk for heart disease. Controlling high blood pressure and cholesterol levels, reducing or stopping smoking, exercising more and losing weight if needed, and eating a diet low in sodium can all protect your heart.

Angina is a squeezing type of chest pain that happens when the muscles around your heart don’t get enough oxygen. It can be regular or infrequent. Usually, angina is caused by coronary heart disease. However, not all chest pain is angina. Chest pain can also be caused by a lung infection or panic attack, for example, so it is important to have any sudden pain checked.

Arrhythmia is the word for when the heart beats too fast, too slow, or irregularly with skipped beats. It can feel frightening, and depending on the type it can be dangerous, but in most cases arrhythmia is not serious and can be treated. It is very common, especially in older adults.

Heart valve problems can happen in any one of the the heart’s four valves that keep blood flowing where it needs to go. Babies can be born with problems in their heart valves, or valves can be damaged by infections. The valves can stiffen and become less mobile, or they can stop closing properly and ‘leak’ when the heart beats. Valve problems can usually be repaired surgically.