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We found 93 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-Lay works as a cardiologist, interventional cardiologist, and nuclear medicine specialist in New York, NY. She has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by her patients. These areas are among her clinical interests: heart failure, heart valve disease, and hypertension (high blood pressure). Dr. Vales-Lay is professionally affiliated with NYU Langone Medical Center. Dr. Vales-Lay honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Healthfirst, and Aetna Medicare, in addition to other insurance carriers. 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. She has received professional recognition including the following: New York Rising Stars. Dr. Vales-Lay (or staff) speaks the following languages: Mandarin, Sign Language, and Spanish.

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

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

Dr. Alan Shah is a medical specialist in adult cardiology. He has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Areas of expertise for Dr. Shah include renal artery stenosis, atherosclerosis, and angina. Dr. Shah is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, CIGNA Plans, and more. Before performing his residency at NYU Langone Medical Center, Dr. Shah attended New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. Dr. Shah is conversant in Spanish. He is 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 Howard Brick, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Cardiology
170 West 12th Street
New York, NY
 

Dr. David Brick's area of specialization is pediatric cardiology. Dr. Brick attended Ohio State University College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at the University Hospitals, Cleveland for residency. His areas of expertise include arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), rheumatic heart disease, and heart tumor. On average, patients gave him a rating of 2.5 stars out of 5. Coresource, Aetna EPO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Brick accepts. He has received the distinction of New York Super Doctors. Dr. Brick (or staff) speaks Mandarin, Spanish, and Cantonese. He is professionally affiliated with NYU Langone Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , heart failure

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 practices adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). Dr. Kohn (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Hebrew and Spanish. These areas are among his clinical interests: arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), electrophysiological (EP) study, and heart failure. He is professionally affiliated with NYU Langone Medical Center. Dr. Kohn studied medicine at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, CIGNA Plans, and more. His distinctions include: NYU Medical Education Award and New York Rising Stars.

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All Interests: Hypertension, Heart Valve Problems, Heart Problems, Arrhythmias, Electrophysiological Study, ... (Read more)

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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. His areas of expertise include stent placement (stenting), arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), and exercise stress test. He is an in-network provider for Coresource, Aetna EPO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Goodman graduated from the University of Cape Town Faculty of Health Sciences. He has received the distinction of New York Super Doctors. He is conversant in Hebrew. Dr. Goodman is affiliated with Preston Robert Tisch Center for Men’s Health.

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

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

Dr. David Schifter's specialty 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 has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Schifter takes Amerigroup, Anthem, POMCO, and more. Dr. Schifter (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish, Italian, and Russian. He is professionally affiliated with New York Methodist (NYM) Hospital.

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

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Dr. Ira Cliff Schulman, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
170 William Street; Suite 818
New York, NY
 

Dr. Ira Schulman is a New York, NY physician who specializes in adult cardiology. He is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Schulman's clinical interests include renal artery stenosis, rheumatic heart disease, and heart tumor. He takes Coresource, Aetna EPO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from New York University (NYU) School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Bellevue Hospital Center. He has received the distinction of New York Super Doctors. In addition to English, Dr. Schulman (or staff) speaks Mandarin, Spanish, and Cantonese. Dr. Schulman's professional affiliations include VA NY Harbor Healthcare System and NYU Langone at Trinity.

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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. John Adams Dodson, MPH, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
423 East 23rd Street
New York, NY
 

Dr. John Dodson is an adult cardiology specialist. His areas of expertise include renal artery stenosis, rheumatic heart disease, and heart tumor. Coresource, Aetna EPO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Dodson honors. Dr. Dodson attended New York University (NYU) School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Columbia University Medical Center for residency. He is professionally affiliated with VA NY Harbor Healthcare System and NYU Langone Medical Center. Unfortunately, he is not accepting new patients at this time.

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

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

Dr. Frank Cecchin's area of specialization is pediatric cardiology. His areas of expertise include rheumatic heart disease, heart tumor, and electrophysiological (EP) study. He is an in-network provider for Coresource, Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. 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. Dr. Cecchin (or staff) speaks the following 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)

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

Dr. Maryjane Farr practices adult cardiology. Her areas of expertise include heart failure. Dr. Farr is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, POMCO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. After completing medical school at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons, she performed her residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College. She speaks Spanish. Dr. Farr is affiliated with ColumbiaDoctors. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , heart failure

All Interests: Heart Transplant, Heart Failure

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Dr. Stylianos Panagiotis Papadakos, MD
Specializes in Interventional Cardiology, Internal Medicine
550 1st Avenue; 14th Floor
New York, NY
 

Dr. Stylianos Papadakos is an interventional cardiology specialist. Dr. Papadakos (or staff) speaks the following languages: Mandarin, Spanish, and Greek. His areas of expertise include the following: rheumatic heart disease, atherosclerosis, and carotid artery disease. Dr. Papadakos is professionally affiliated with NYU Langone Cardiovascular Associates, NewYork-Presbyterian Queens, and St. Francis Hospital. He attended the University of Athens Faculty of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at Mount Sinai Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of Connecticut for residency. Dr. Papadakos 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: ?
    98.8%
    (Similar to state average)
  • Case Severity: 0.9 times the average?
  • Based on 757 patients (2009-2011)
Procedure Information for Non-Emergency Angioplasty
  • Patient survival rate: ?
    99.2%
    (Similar to state average)
  • Case Severity: 1.0 times the average?
  • 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, who practices in Bayside, NY, Astoria, NY, and Maspeth, NY, is a medical specialist in adult cardiology. These areas are among her clinical interests: arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), heart tumor, and myocarditis. Dr. Vartolomei is professionally affiliated with NewYork-Presbyterian Queens and NYU Langone Cardiovascular Associates. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Coresource, Aetna EPO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. She studied medicine at Carol Davila University of Medicine and Pharmacy. Her training includes residency programs at Bronx-Lebanon Hospital Center and Montefiore Medical Center. Dr. Vartolomei (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and French.

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

Dr. Melissa Busovsky-McNeal is a pediatric cardiologist. Dr. Busovsky-McNeal's areas of expertise include atrial septal defect, heart failure, and kawasaki disease. She is in-network for Coresource, Aetna EPO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. She graduated from Indiana University School of Medicine. She has received professional recognition including the following: New York Rising Stars. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish. Dr. Busovsky-McNeal is professionally 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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Specializes in Adult Cardiology
530 1st Avenue; Hcc, Suite 3d
New York, NY
 

Dr. Adam Skolnick is an adult cardiology specialist. Clinical interests for Dr. Skolnick include renal artery stenosis, rheumatic heart disease, and heart tumor. Coresource, Aetna EPO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Skolnick accepts. Before completing his residency at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Dr. Skolnick attended medical school at Brown University, Alpert Medical School. Dr. Skolnick's distinctions include: New York Super Doctors and New York Rising Stars. He speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with NYU Langone Medical Center.

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

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Dr. Anvar Abdunaimovich Babaev, PhD, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
530 1st Avenue
New York, NY
 

Dr. Anvar Babaev's specialties are adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. These areas are among his clinical interests: stent placement (stenting), renal artery stenosis, and arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats). Dr. Babaev is in-network for Coresource, Aetna EPO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at Tajik State Medical University. He has received the distinction of New York Super Doctors. Dr. Babaev (or staff) speaks the following languages: Urdu, Mandarin, and Arabic. Dr. Babaev is professionally affiliated with NYU Langone Medical Center.

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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: ?
    99.6%
    (Similar to state average)
  • Case Severity: 0.6 times the average?
  • Based on 562 patients (2009-2011)
Procedure Information for Non-Emergency Angioplasty
  • Patient survival rate: ?
    99.7%
    (Similar to state average)
  • Case Severity: 0.7 times the average?
  • Based on 543 patients (2009-2011)
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Dr. Howard S Weintraub, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
530 First Avenue; Suite 4f
New York, NY
 

Dr. Howard Weintraub, who practices in New York, NY, is a medical specialist in adult cardiology. These areas are among his clinical interests: renal artery stenosis, rheumatic heart disease, and heart tumor. He is professionally affiliated with NYU Langone Medical Center. Dr. Weintraub takes Coresource, Aetna EPO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Weintraub attended New York University (NYU) School of Medicine and subsequently trained at NYU Langone Medical Center for residency. He has received the distinction of New York Super Doctors.

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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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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.