We found 91 providers with an interest in heart failure and who accept CIGNA Plans near Brooklyn, NY.

Dr. Lori Lynn Vales Lay, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology, Other, Nuclear Medicine
10 Union Square East; Suite 2a
New York, NY
 

Dr. Lori Vales is a specialist in adult cardiology, interventional cardiology, and nuclear medicine. These areas are among her clinical interests: heart failure, heart valve disease, and hypertension (high blood pressure). Patients gave her an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Vales is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Healthfirst, and Aetna Medicare, as well as other insurance carriers. She studied medicine at UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School. Dr. Vales's residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Brown University. She has received professional recognition including the following: New York Rising Stars. Dr. Vales (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Mandarin, Sign Language, and Spanish. Dr. Vales is affiliated with NYU Langone Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , heart failure

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

Dr. Dennis Arthur Goodman, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
530 1st Avenue; Hcc, Suite 4f
New York, NY
 

Dr. Dennis Goodman is a specialist in adult cardiology. He works in New York, NY. Areas of expertise for Dr. Goodman include stent placement (stenting), arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), and exercise stress test. He honors several insurance carriers, including Coresource, Aetna EPO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. Dr. Goodman studied medicine at the University of Cape Town Faculty of Health Sciences. He has received the following distinction: New York Super Doctors. In addition to English, he speaks Hebrew. Dr. Goodman is affiliated with Preston Robert Tisch Center for Men’s Health.

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Relevant Interests: , heart failure

All Interests: Hypertension, Stent Placement, Heart Problems, Exercise Stress Test, Obesity, Arrhythmias, ... (Read more)

Dr. David Howard Brick, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Cardiology
170 West 12th Street
New York, NY
 

Dr. David Brick's area of specialization is pediatric cardiology. Before completing his residency at UH Rainbow Babies & Children's Hospital, Dr. Brick attended medical school at Ohio State University College of Medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Brick include arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), rheumatic heart disease, and heart tumor. Dr. Brick's patients gave him an average rating of 2.5 out of 5 stars. He is in-network for Coresource, Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. He has received professional recognition including the following: New York Super Doctors. Dr. Brick (or staff) is conversant in Mandarin, Spanish, and Cantonese. He is professionally affiliated with Hackensack University Medical Center and NYU Langone Medical Center.

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All Interests: Heart Valve Problems, Heart Problems, Lung Problems, Arteriovenous Malformation, Arrhythmias, Heart ... (Read more)

Dr. Jeffrey Alan Kohn, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology
635 Madison Avenue; 3rd Floor
New York, NY
 

Dr. Jeffrey Kohn sees patients in Staten Island, NY and New York, NY. His medical specialties are adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). Dr. Kohn (or staff) speaks the following languages: Hebrew and Spanish. Areas of expertise for Dr. Kohn include arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), electrophysiological (EP) study, and myocarditis. Dr. Kohn is affiliated with NYU Langone Medical Center. He graduated from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. Dr. Kohn's medical residency was performed at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, CIGNA Plans, and more. Awards and/or distinctions Dr. Kohn has received include NYU Medical Education Award and New York Rising Stars.

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All Interests: Myocarditis, Chest Pain, Hypertension, Echocardiogram, Heart Valve Problems, Heart Problems, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Adult Cardiology
317 E 34th Street; 7th Floor
New York, NY
 

Dr. Alan Shah, who practices in New York, NY, is a medical specialist in adult cardiology. He is a graduate of New York University (NYU) School of Medicine and a graduate of NYU Langone Medical Center's residency program. These areas are among his clinical interests: renal artery stenosis, dilated cardiomyopathy, and heart attack. Patient reviews placed Dr. Shah at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Shah takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and CIGNA Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. He speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with VA NY Harbor Healthcare System and NYU Langone Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , heart failure

All Interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Mitral Stenosis, Aortic Stenosis, Sarcoidosis, Hypertension, Heart Valve ... (Read more)

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Dr. David Ross Schifter, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
108 Prospect Park West
Brooklyn, NY
 

Dr. David Schifter's area of specialization is adult cardiology. He studied medicine at St. George's University School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Schifter trained at New York Methodist Hospital. These areas are among Dr. Schifter's clinical interests: mitral valve prolapse, heart failure, and exercise physiology. He is rated highly by his patients. He is an in-network provider for Amerigroup, Anthem, POMCO, and more. In addition to English, Dr. Schifter (or staff) speaks Spanish, Italian, and Russian. Dr. Schifter is affiliated with New York Methodist (NYM) Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , heart failure

All Interests: Exercise Physiology, Mitral Valve Prolapse, Pacemaker, Congenital Heart Disease, High Cholesterol, ... (Read more)

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Dr. Frank Cecchin, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Cardiology
196 Canal Street
New York, NY
 

Dr. Frank Cecchin works as a pediatric cardiologist. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine, Dr. Cecchin attended medical school at East Carolina University, The Brody School of Medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Cecchin include rheumatic heart disease, heart tumor, and electrophysiological (EP) study. Coresource, Aetna EPO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Cecchin honors. Dr. Cecchin (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Mandarin, Arabic, and Cantonese. He is affiliated with Fink Children’s Ambulatory Care Center.

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Relevant Interests: , heart failure

All Interests: Heart Valve Problems, Ischemic Cardiomyopathy, Heart Problems, Exercise Stress Test, Arrhythmias, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Interventional Cardiology, Internal Medicine
550 1st Avenue; 14th Floor
New York, NY
 

Dr. Stylianos Papadakos' specialty is interventional cardiology. Dr. Papadakos (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Mandarin, Spanish, and Greek. His areas of expertise include rheumatic heart disease, atherosclerosis, and carotid artery disease. He is affiliated with NYU Langone Cardiovascular Associates, NewYork-Presbyterian Queens, and St. Francis Hospital. After completing medical school at the University of Athens Faculty of Medicine, Dr. Papadakos performed his residency at Mount Sinai Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of Connecticut. He takes several insurance carriers, including Coresource, Vytra, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO.

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Relevant Interests: , heart failure

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. Roxana Mihaela Vartolomei, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
550 1st Avenue; 2nd Floor
New York, NY
 

Dr. Roxana Vartolomei is a physician who specializes in adult cardiology. Dr. Vartolomei (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and French. Dr. Vartolomei's areas of expertise include arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), heart tumor, and myocarditis. She is professionally affiliated with NewYork-Presbyterian Queens and NYU Langone Cardiovascular Associates. She studied medicine at Carol Davila University of Medicine and Pharmacy. Dr. Vartolomei's training includes residency programs at Bronx-Lebanon Hospital Center and Montefiore Medical Center. Coresource, Aetna EPO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Vartolomei accepts.

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Relevant Interests: , heart failure

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

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Dr. Maryjane Anna Farr, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
51 West 51st Street; Suite 330
New York, NY
 

Dr. Maryjane Farr is a New York, NY physician who specializes in adult cardiology. Dr. Farr's education and training includes medical school at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons and residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College. She has indicated that her clinical interests include heart failure. Aetna EPO, POMCO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Farr accepts. Dr. Farr is conversant in Spanish. She is affiliated with ColumbiaDoctors. Her practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , heart failure

All Interests: Heart Transplant, Heart Failure

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Specializes in Adult Cardiology
23-18 31 Street; Suite 200
Astoria, NY
 

Dr. William Tenet is a specialist in adult cardiology. Dr. Tenet (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish, Greek, and Italian. His clinical interests include arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), heart valve disease, and heart failure. Dr. Tenet's hospital/clinic affiliations include NYU Langone Cardiovascular Associates, NewYork-Presbyterian Queens, and St. Francis Hospital. Before completing his residency at Booth Memorial Hospital, Dr. Tenet attended medical school at Sapienza University of Rome. He honors Coresource, Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. He has received professional recognition including the following: New York Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , heart failure

All Interests: Hypertension, Heart Problems, Arrhythmias, Atherosclerosis, Heart Failure, Syncope, Chest Pain, ... (Read more)

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Dr. Gerald M Hollander, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
Attn: Cardiology; Attn: Cardiology
Brooklyn, NY
 

Dr. Gerald Hollander is a specialist in adult cardiology. His clinical interests include arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), heart failure, and coronary artery disease. Health Insurance Plan of New York (HIP), Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Hollander takes. Dr. Hollander graduated from SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Brookdale University Hospital and Medical Center. He has received the distinction of New York Super Doctors. Dr. Hollander (or staff) speaks the following languages: Hebrew, Spanish, and Yiddish. He is professionally affiliated with Maimonides Medical Center.

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All Interests: Arrhythmias, Heart Failure, Coronary Artery Disease

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Dr. Haleh Milani, MD
Specializes in Other, Cardiology
115 Central Park West; Suite 8
New York, NY
 

Dr. Haleh Milani sees patients in New York, NY, Riverdale, NY, and Bronx, NY. Her medical specialty is cardiology (heart disease). Dr. Milani (or staff) is conversant in Spanish, French, and Persian. These areas are among Dr. Milani's clinical interests: cardiac risk reduction, heart valve disease, and high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia). She is a graduate of St. George's University School of Medicine. Her residency was performed at NYU Langone Medical Center. On average, patients gave Dr. Milani a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. She accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Healthfirst, and Secure Horizons, as well as other insurance carriers.

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All Interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Women's Heart Disease, Cardiac Stress Testing, Hypertension, Ischemic ... (Read more)

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Dr. Melissa Anne Busovsky-McNeal, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Cardiology
301 East 17th Street
New York, NY
 

Dr. Melissa Busovsky-McNeal is a pediatric cardiologist in New York, NY. These areas are among Dr. Busovsky-McNeal's clinical interests: atrial septal defect, heart failure, and kawasaki disease. She accepts Coresource, Aetna EPO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. She attended medical school at Indiana University School of Medicine. She has received the following distinction: New York Rising Stars. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish. Dr. Busovsky-McNeal is affiliated with NYU Langone Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , heart failure

All Interests: Stenosis, Aortic Stenosis, Kawasaki Disease, Ischemic Cardiomyopathy, Heart Problems, Lung ... (Read more)

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Dr. Felix Yang, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology
421 Ocean Parkway; 2nd Floor, Cardiology
Brooklyn, NY
 

Dr. Felix Yang is an adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm) specialist in Brooklyn, NY. Dr. Yang's areas of expertise include ablation, implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD) insertion, and electrophysiological (EP) study. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, Fidelis, and more. After completing medical school at Weill Cornell Medical College, he performed his residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College. He has received professional recognition including the following: New York Rising Stars. Dr. Yang (or staff) speaks the following languages: Mandarin, Spanish, and Russian. He is professionally affiliated with Maimonides Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , heart failure

All Interests: Syncope, Ventricular Tachycardia, Supraventricular Tachycardia, Atrial Fibrillation, Cardiac ... (Read more)

Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
370 9th Street
Brooklyn, NY
 

Dr. Vinod Patel sees patients in Brooklyn, NY. His medical specialties are adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. Dr. Patel (or staff) speaks the following languages: Urdu, Gujarati, and Hindi. Areas of expertise for Dr. Patel include mitral valve prolapse, heart bypass surgery (CABG), and exercise physiology. He is professionally affiliated with New York Methodist (NYM) Hospital. He is a graduate of Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine and M.P. Shah Medical College. His medical residency was performed at Resurrection Health Care. Dr. Patel takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more.

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All Interests: Heart Bypass Surgery, Electrodiagnostic Testing, Atrial Fibrillation, Exercise Physiology, ... (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.
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