We found 8 providers with an interest in heart failure and who accept Amerigroup near Bayside, NY.

Dr. Steven Shahram Shayani, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
80-02 Kew Gardens Road; Suite 323
Kew Gardens, NY
 

Dr. Steven Shayani works as a cardiologist in Mineola, NY, Bellmore, NY, and Kew Gardens, NY. In addition to English, Dr. Shayani (or staff) speaks Spanish, Greek, and Haitian Creole. Dr. Shayani's clinical interests include heart failure, high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia), and mitral stenosis. His hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Francis Hospital and North Shore University Hospital at Manhasset. Dr. Shayani obtained his medical school training at SUNY Upstate Medical University and performed his residency at Winthrop University Hospital. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. He honors Amerigroup, Fidelis, Family Health Plus, and more. Dr. Shayani is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , heart failure

All Interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Mitral Stenosis, Cardiomyopathy, Aortic Stenosis, Mitral Regurgitation, Aortic ... (Read more)

Dr. Martin Mitchell Kay, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
44-01 Francis Lewis Boulevard
Bayside, NY
 

Dr. Martin Kay's specialty is adult cardiology. Dr. Kay's areas of expertise include arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), heart tumor, and heart failure. Coresource, Aetna EPO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Kay honors. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Downstate Medical Center, Dr. Kay attended medical school at SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine. In addition to English, Dr. Kay (or staff) speaks Mandarin, Spanish, and Korean. He is affiliated with NYU Langone Cardiovascular Associates, NewYork-Presbyterian Queens, and St. Francis Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , heart failure

All Interests: Hypertension, Heart Problems, Arrhythmias, Atherosclerosis, Heart Failure, Heart Tumor, ... (Read more)

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Dr. Vivian Margarita Abascal, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
117-10 Hillside Avenue
Richmond Hill, NY
 

Dr. Vivian Abascal works as a cardiologist in New York, NY and Richmond Hill, NY. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Abascal include heart failure, cholesterol problems (lipid disorders), and echocardiogram (echo). She is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Healthfirst, and more. She obtained her medical school training at Central University of Venezuela Faculty of Medicine and performed her residency at Boston Medical Center. She speaks Spanish. She is accepting new patients.

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All Interests: Echocardiogram, Heart Problems, Cholesterol Problems, Heart Failure

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Dr. Steven Jay Siskind, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
44-01 Francis Lewis Boulevard; L3
Bayside, NY
 

Dr. Steven Siskind practices adult cardiology. Clinical interests for Dr. Siskind include arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), heart failure, and myocarditis. Dr. Siskind is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Coresource, Vytra, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO. He graduated from Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University. For his residency, Dr. Siskind trained at Jacobi Medical Center. He has received the following distinction: New York Super Doctors. Dr. Siskind (or staff) is conversant in Spanish, Greek, and Russian. Dr. Siskind is professionally affiliated with NYU Langone Cardiovascular Associates, NewYork-Presbyterian Queens, and St. Francis Hospital.

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

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Specializes in Interventional Cardiology, Internal Medicine
44-01 Francis Lewis Boulevard
Bayside, NY
 

Dr. Stylianos Papadakos works as an interventional cardiologist. After attending the University of Athens Faculty of Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at Mount Sinai Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of Connecticut. These areas are among Dr. Papadakos's clinical interests: rheumatic heart disease, atherosclerosis, and carotid artery disease. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Coresource, Vytra, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO. Dr. Papadakos (or staff) speaks the following languages: Mandarin, Spanish, and Greek. His hospital/clinic affiliations include NYU Langone Cardiovascular Associates, NewYork-Presbyterian Queens, and St. Francis Hospital.

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All Interests: Vascular Surgery Procedures, Hypertension, Heart Problems, Atherosclerosis, Heart Failure, ... (Read more)

Procedure Information for Percutaneous Coronary Intervention
  • Patient survival rate: ?
    This survival rate is 'risk-adjusted' to account for the fact that some physicians treat sicker patients than average. The resulting percentage is the survival rate for the average patient who has this procedure.
    98.8%
    (Similar to state average)
  • Case Severity: 0.9 times the average?
    Physicians with high case severity treat sicker patients than average, and their patients are more at-risk. In contrast, physicians with low case severity treat healthier patients than average, and their patients are less at-risk.
  • Based on 757 patients (2009-2011)
Procedure Information for Non-Emergency Angioplasty
  • Patient survival rate: ?
    This survival rate is 'risk-adjusted' to account for the fact that some physicians treat sicker patients than average. The resulting percentage is the survival rate for the average patient who has this procedure.
    99.2%
    (Similar to state average)
  • Case Severity: 1.0 times the average?
    Physicians with high case severity treat sicker patients than average, and their patients are more at-risk. In contrast, physicians with low case severity treat healthier patients than average, and their patients are less at-risk.
  • Based on 710 patients (2009-2011)
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Dr. Joseph Wiesel, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
New York Hospital Queens; 56-45 Main Street
Flushing, NY
 

Dr. Joseph Wiesel specializes in adult cardiology and practices in Forest Hills, NY, Flushing, NY, and Manhasset, NY. His areas of expertise include arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), exercise stress test, and heart failure. He is in-network for Coresource, Aetna EPO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Wiesel graduated from New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. Dr. Wiesel trained at The Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York for residency. He has received the following distinction: New York Super Doctors. Dr. Wiesel (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Hebrew, Spanish, and Yiddish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include NYU Langone Cardiovascular Associates and NewYork-Presbyterian Queens.

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Relevant Interests: , heart failure

All Interests: Hypertension, Exercise Stress Test, Arrhythmias, Atherosclerosis, Nuclear Scan, Heart Failure, ... (Read more)

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Dr. Anvar Abdunaimovich Babaev, PhD, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
97-85 Queens Boulevard
Queens, NY
 

Dr. Anvar Babaev practices adult cardiology and interventional cardiology in New York, NY, Rego Park, NY, and Brooklyn, NY. Dr. Babaev (or staff) is conversant in Urdu, Mandarin, and Arabic. His areas of expertise include the following: stent placement (stenting), renal artery stenosis, and arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats). He is affiliated with NYU Langone Medical Center. He graduated from Tajik State Medical University. Dr. Babaev honors Coresource, Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. He has received the following distinction: New York Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , heart failure

All Interests: Stenosis, Mitral Stenosis, Aortic Stenosis, Hypertension, Heart Valve Problems, Stent Placement, ... (Read more)

Procedure Information for Percutaneous Coronary Intervention
  • Patient survival rate: ?
    This survival rate is 'risk-adjusted' to account for the fact that some physicians treat sicker patients than average. The resulting percentage is the survival rate for the average patient who has this procedure.
    99.6%
    (Similar to state average)
  • Case Severity: 0.6 times the average?
    Physicians with high case severity treat sicker patients than average, and their patients are more at-risk. In contrast, physicians with low case severity treat healthier patients than average, and their patients are less at-risk.
  • Based on 562 patients (2009-2011)
Procedure Information for Non-Emergency Angioplasty
  • Patient survival rate: ?
    This survival rate is 'risk-adjusted' to account for the fact that some physicians treat sicker patients than average. The resulting percentage is the survival rate for the average patient who has this procedure.
    99.7%
    (Similar to state average)
  • Case Severity: 0.7 times the average?
    Physicians with high case severity treat sicker patients than average, and their patients are more at-risk. In contrast, physicians with low case severity treat healthier patients than average, and their patients are less at-risk.
  • Based on 543 patients (2009-2011)
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Dr. Salman Adeel Haq, MD
Specializes in Interventional Cardiology, Internal Medicine
5718 Junction Boulevard; Suite H2
Elmhurst, NY
 

Dr. Salman Haq, who practices in Bronx, NY, Brooklyn, NY, and East Meadow, NY, is a medical specialist in interventional cardiology. His areas of expertise include the following: mitral valve prolapse, high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia), and angioplasty. Dr. Haq takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Workers' Compensation, and Aetna Medicare, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Ross University School of Medicine. Dr. Haq (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Urdu, Hebrew, and Arabic. He is affiliated with New York Methodist (NYM) Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , heart failure

All Interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Sleep Disorders, Hypertension, Diabetes, Aortic Aneurysm, Stent, Arrhythmias, ... (Read more)

Procedure Information for Percutaneous Coronary Intervention
  • Patient survival rate: ?
    This survival rate is 'risk-adjusted' to account for the fact that some physicians treat sicker patients than average. The resulting percentage is the survival rate for the average patient who has this procedure.
    99.2%
    (Similar to state average)
  • Case Severity: 0.7 times the average?
    Physicians with high case severity treat sicker patients than average, and their patients are more at-risk. In contrast, physicians with low case severity treat healthier patients than average, and their patients are less at-risk.
  • Based on 165 patients (2009-2011)
Procedure Information for Non-Emergency Angioplasty
  • Patient survival rate: ?
    This survival rate is 'risk-adjusted' to account for the fact that some physicians treat sicker patients than average. The resulting percentage is the survival rate for the average patient who has this procedure.
    99.5%
    (Similar to state average)
  • Case Severity: 1.1 times the average?
    Physicians with high case severity treat sicker patients than average, and their patients are more at-risk. In contrast, physicians with low case severity treat healthier patients than average, and their patients are less at-risk.
  • Based on 163 patients (2009-2011)
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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.
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