We found 119 providers with an interest in heart failure and who accept Blue Cross/Blue Shield near New York, NY.

Dr. Donald Alan Leichter, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Cardiology
47 Maples Street; Suite# 206
Summit, NJ
 

Dr. Donald Leichter is a medical specialist in pediatric cardiology. Dr. Leichter graduated from Weill Cornell Medical College. Clinical interests for Dr. Leichter include shortness of breath (dyspnea), exercise stress test, and pacemaker implantation. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He accepts Amerigroup, Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. Dr. Leichter has received the distinction of Millburn-Short Hills Super Doctors. Dr. Leichter (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and Italian. His professional affiliations include Morristown Medical Center, Summit Medical Group, and Saint Barnabas Medical Center. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Leichter's office for an appointment.

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All Interests: Syncope, MRI, Stenosis, Electrocardiogram, Chest Pain, Aortic Stenosis, Nuclear Stress Test, Stress ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Rebecca Rudominer Rudominer, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
1305 York Avenue; 8th Floor
New York, NY
 

Dr. Rebecca Ascunce works as an adult cardiologist in New York, NY. She attended medical school at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University. Dr. Ascunce completed her residency training at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College. Her clinical interests include heart valve disease, heart failure, and hypertension (high blood pressure). Dr. Ascunce is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Coresource, United Healthcare Compass, and POMCO. She has received the distinction of New York Rising Stars. She is affiliated with Weill Cornell Medicine.

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All Interests: Women's Heart Disease, Electrocardiogram, Preventive Cardiology, Heart Valve Disease, Hypertension, ... (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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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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Dr. Evelyn Miriam Horn, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
520 East 70th Street; Starr 4
New York, NY
 

Dr. Evelyn Horn is a cardiologist. Dr. Horn's areas of expertise include the following: heart transplant, heart failure, and pulmonary hypertension. She honors several insurance carriers, including Coresource, United Healthcare Compass, and POMCO. Before completing her residency at Mount Sinai Medical Center, Dr. Horn attended medical school at Mount Sinai School of Medicine. Her distinctions include: New York Super Doctors; One of America's Top Doctors; and Rated one of New York Magazine's Best Doctors. Dr. Horn is professionally affiliated with Weill Cornell Medicine.

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All Interests: Heart Transplant, Pulmonary Hypertension, Heart Failure

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

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Dr. Maria G Karas, MD
Specializes in Internal Medicine, Cardiology
520 East 70th Street Starr 4
New York, NY
 

Dr. Maria Karas practices cardiology (heart disease) in New York, NY and Starr 4, NY. Areas of expertise for Dr. Karas include heart valve disease, heart failure, and left ventricular assist device (LVAD). Dr. Karas is in-network for Amerigroup, Coresource, and United Healthcare Compass, as well as other insurance carriers. She graduated from Weill Cornell Medical College and then she performed her residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College. She has received the following distinctions: American College of Cardiology Foundation / Merck Research Fellowship Award and American Heart Association Women in Cardiology Trainee Award for Excellence. Dr. Karas (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and Greek. She is professionally affiliated with Weill Cornell Medicine.

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All Interests: Heart Valve Disease, Left Ventricular Assist Device, Pulmonary Hypertension, Heart Failure, ... (Read more)

Dr. Seena Shibu Abraham, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Cardiology
525 East 68th Street; F677
New York, NY
 

Dr. Seena Abraham's medical specialty is pediatric cardiology. Patients rated Dr. Abraham highly, giving her an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Her areas of expertise include the following: arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), mitral valve prolapse, and rheumatic heart disease. She is an in-network provider for Coresource, United Healthcare Compass, POMCO, and more. Dr. Abraham attended Bangalore University and St. John's Medical College for medical school and subsequently trained at Lincoln Medical and Mental Health Center for residency. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Abraham include: National Merit Certificate and Scholarship for excellence in academics, India and Chief Resident, Pediatrics, Lincoln Medical and Mental Health Center, Bronx, NY. In addition to English, Dr. Abraham (or staff) speaks Urdu, Mandarin, and Spanish. Dr. Abraham is affiliated with Weill Cornell Medicine, Nyack Hospital, and St. Luke's Cornwall Hospital - Cornwall.

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All Interests: Rheumatic Heart Disease, Fetal Echocardiography, Clinical Trials, Electrocardiogram, Chest Pain, ... (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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All Interests: Exercise Physiology, Mitral Valve Prolapse, Pacemaker, Congenital Heart Disease, High Cholesterol, ... (Read more)

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Dr. Vivian Margarita Abascal, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
Mt Sinai Medical Center; One Levy Place
New York, NY
 

Dr. Vivian Abascal is a specialist in adult cardiology. She works in New York, NY and Richmond Hill, NY. In her practice, she is particularly interested in heart failure, cholesterol problems (lipid disorders), and echocardiogram (echo). She honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Healthfirst, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Abascal is accepting new patients. She is a graduate of Central University of Venezuela Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Abascal's residency was performed at Boston Medical Center. She is conversant in Spanish.

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

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Specializes in Adult Cardiology
450 E. 63rd Street; Suite 1n
New York, NY
 

Dr. Norman Magid is an adult cardiologist in New York, NY. These areas are among his clinical interests: stress echo, heart failure, and heart valve disease. On average, patients gave him a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Magid accepts Coresource, Health Insurance Plan of New York (HIP), Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Virginia and a hospital affiliated with Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU), Dr. Magid attended medical school at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. He has received distinctions including National Institutes of Health (NIH); Department of Health Education and Welfare (HEW); and Award for "Outstanding Contribution" for research. Dr. Magid (or staff) is conversant in Hebrew and Spanish.

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All Interests: Stress Echo, Heart Valve Disease, Heart Problems, Heart Failure, Coronary Artery Disease

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Dr. Clare Ann Hochreiter, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Nuclear Cardiology
525 East 68th Street, M-404; Cardiothoracic Surgery - Upper East Side
New York, NY
 

Dr. Clare Hochreiter is an adult cardiologist and nuclear cardiology specialist in New York, NY. Her areas of expertise include the following: cardiac risk reduction, heart failure, and aortic aneurysm. She is in-network for Coresource, United Healthcare Compass, POMCO, and more. After completing medical school at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Dr. Hochreiter performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. She is affiliated with Weill Cornell Medicine.

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All Interests: Cardiac Risk Reduction, Heart Valve Disease, Hypertension, Ischemic Cardiomyopathy, Heart Problems, ... (Read more)

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Dr. Geoffrey Vernon Webber, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
170 William Street
New York, NY
 

Dr. Geoffrey Webber is an adult cardiology specialist in New York, NY. His education and training includes medical school at Tel Aviv University, Sackler Faculty of Medicine and residency at New York Downtown Hospital. These areas are among Dr. Webber's clinical interests: cardiac risk reduction, heart valve disease, and high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia). Coresource, United Healthcare Compass, and POMCO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Webber takes. Dr. Webber (or staff) is conversant in Mandarin, Spanish, and Cantonese. He is affiliated with Weill Cornell Medicine.

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All Interests: Cardiac Risk Reduction, Electrocardiogram, Preventive Cardiology, Cardiac Stress Testing, Heart ... (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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All Interests: Heart Valve Problems, Ischemic Cardiomyopathy, Heart Problems, Exercise Stress Test, Arrhythmias, ... (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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