We found 120 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 specializes in pediatric cardiology. These areas are among his clinical interests: shortness of breath (dyspnea), exercise stress test, and pacemaker implantation. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Leichter honors Amerigroup, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Weill Cornell Medical College. He has received professional recognition including the following: Millburn-Short Hills Super Doctors. Dr. Leichter (or staff) speaks the following foreign 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 works as a cardiologist, interventional cardiologist, and nuclear medicine specialist. Her areas of expertise include heart failure, heart valve disease, and hypertension (high blood pressure). Patients rated her highly, giving her an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Vales takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Healthfirst, and Aetna Medicare, in addition to other insurance carriers. She attended medical school 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 the following distinction: New York Rising Stars. Dr. Vales (or staff) speaks Mandarin, Sign Language, and Spanish. She 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. 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. His clinical interests include arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), rheumatic heart disease, and heart tumor. On average, patients gave Dr. Brick a rating of 2.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Coresource, Aetna EPO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Ohio State University College of Medicine. Dr. Brick's training includes a residency program at UH Rainbow Babies & Children's Hospital. He has received the following distinction: New York Super Doctors. In addition to English, Dr. Brick (or staff) speaks Mandarin, Spanish, and Cantonese. Dr. Brick's professional affiliations include 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. Dennis Arthur Goodman, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
530 1st Avenue; Hcc, Suite 4f
New York, NY
 

Dr. Dennis Goodman's area of specialization is adult cardiology. Clinical interests 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 is a graduate of the University of Cape Town Faculty of Health Sciences. He has received the distinction of New York Super Doctors. In addition to English, Dr. Goodman speaks Hebrew. He is professionally 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. Vivian Margarita Abascal, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
Mt Sinai Medical Center; One Levy Place
New York, NY
 

Dr. Vivian Abascal, who practices in New York, NY and Richmond Hill, NY, is a medical specialist in adult cardiology. She speaks Spanish. In Dr. Abascal's practice, she is particularly interested in heart failure, cholesterol problems (lipid disorders), and echocardiogram (echo). She obtained her medical school training at Central University of Venezuela Faculty of Medicine and performed her residency at Boston Medical Center. Dr. Abascal accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Healthfirst. Her practice is open to new patients.

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

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

Dr. Rebecca Ascunce is an adult cardiologist. She graduated from Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University. For her professional training, Dr. Ascunce completed residency programs at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College. Her areas of expertise include heart valve disease, heart failure, and hypertension (high blood pressure). Dr. Ascunce honors Coresource, United Healthcare Compass, and POMCO, in addition to other insurance carriers. 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. Seena Shibu Abraham, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Cardiology
525 East 68th Street; F677
New York, NY
 

Dr. Seena Abraham is a specialist in pediatric cardiology. Her clinical interests include arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), mitral valve prolapse, and rheumatic heart disease. She is rated highly by her patients. Dr. Abraham honors Coresource, United Healthcare Compass, POMCO, and more. She obtained her medical school training at Bangalore University and St. John's Medical College and performed her residency at Lincoln Medical and Mental Health Center. Dr. Abraham has received the following distinctions: National Merit Certificate and Scholarship for excellence in academics, India and Chief Resident, Pediatrics, Lincoln Medical and Mental Health Center, Bronx, NY. Dr. Abraham (or staff) speaks the following languages: Urdu, Mandarin, and Spanish. She is professionally 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 specializes in adult cardiology and practices in Brooklyn, NY. Before performing his residency at New York Methodist Hospital, Dr. Schifter attended St. George's University School of Medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Schifter include mitral valve prolapse, heart failure, and exercise physiology. The average patient rating for Dr. Schifter is 4.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Amerigroup, Anthem, and POMCO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Schifter (or staff) speaks the following languages: 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. Irene D Lytrivi, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Cardiology
4802 Tenth Avenue
Brooklyn, NY
 

Dr. Irene Lytrivi specializes in pediatric cardiology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Lytrivi include heart failure, cardiomyopathy, and fetal echocardiography. Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Healthfirst are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Lytrivi honors. Before completing her residency at Monmouth Medical Center, Dr. Lytrivi attended medical school at the University of Athens Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Lytrivi (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Mandarin, Spanish, and Greek. She is professionally affiliated with Maimonides Medical Center and The Mount Sinai Hospital, New York. Dr. Lytrivi has an open panel.

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All Interests: Fetal Echocardiography, Cardiomyopathy, Heart Failure

Dr. Evelyn Miriam Horn, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
520 East 70th Street; Starr 4
New York, NY
 

Dr. Evelyn Horn works as an adult cardiologist. These areas are among Dr. Horn's clinical interests: heart transplant, heart failure, and pulmonary hypertension. She is affiliated with Weill Cornell Medicine. 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.

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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 is a specialist in adult cardiology. He works in New York, NY. These areas are among Dr. Shah's clinical interests: renal artery stenosis, atherosclerosis, and angina. His patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, CIGNA Plans, and more. He graduated from New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at NYU Langone Medical Center. In addition to English, Dr. Shah speaks Spanish. He is 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. Jeffrey Alan Kohn, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology
635 Madison Avenue; 3rd Floor
New York, NY
 

Dr. Jeffrey Kohn is a medical specialist in adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). These areas are among his clinical interests: arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), electrophysiological (EP) study, and heart failure. Dr. Kohn accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and CIGNA Plans. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and performed his residency at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Kohn has received distinctions including NYU Medical Education Award and New York Rising Stars. In addition to English, Dr. Kohn (or staff) speaks Hebrew and Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with NYU Langone Medical Center.

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

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

Dr. Frank Cecchin is a physician who specializes in pediatric cardiology. Dr. Cecchin attended medical school at East Carolina University, The Brody School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Cecchin trained at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. His clinical interests include rheumatic heart disease, heart tumor, and electrophysiological (EP) study. He is in-network for Coresource, Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. In addition to English, Dr. Cecchin (or staff) speaks 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)

Dr. Rajesh Upendra Shenoy, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Cardiology
1468 Madison Avenue; 3rd Floor
New York, NY
 

Dr. Rajesh Shenoy sees patients in Bronx, NY and New York, NY. His medical specialty is pediatric cardiology. He studied medicine at Seth G.S. Medical College. His medical residency was performed at Lokmanya Tilak Municipal Medical College & General Hospital and a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. Dr. Shenoy has indicated that his clinical interests include heart failure, heart valve disease, and hypertension (high blood pressure). He honors Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Healthfirst, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Shenoy has received professional recognition including the following: New York Super Doctors. In addition to English, Dr. Shenoy (or staff) speaks Spanish, French, and Hindi. He is professionally affiliated with Bronx-Lebanon Hospital Center - Fulton Division, Mount Sinai Medical Center, and Montefiore Medical Center - Weiler Division Hospital. Dr. Shenoy welcomes new patients.

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All Interests: Fetal Echocardiography, Heart Valve Disease, Kawasaki Disease, Hypertension, Lung Problems, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Norman Magid specializes in adult cardiology and practices in New York, NY. Clinical interests for Dr. Magid include stress echo, heart failure, and heart valve disease. He has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Magid is an in-network provider for Coresource, Health Insurance Plan of New York (HIP), and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Magid attended Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Virginia and a hospital affiliated with Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU). Awards and/or distinctions he has received include National Institutes of Health (NIH); Department of Health Education and Welfare (HEW); and Award for "Outstanding Contribution" for research. Dr. Magid (or staff) speaks the following languages: 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. Maria G Karas, MD
Specializes in Internal Medicine, Cardiology
520 East 70th Street Starr 4
New York, NY
 

Dr. Maria Karas specializes in cardiology (heart disease) and practices in New York, NY and Starr 4, NY. Dr. Karas has indicated that her clinical interests include heart valve disease, heart failure, and left ventricular assist device (LVAD). She is in-network for Amerigroup, Coresource, and United Healthcare Compass, in addition to other insurance carriers. After attending Weill Cornell Medical College for medical school, she completed her residency training at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College. She has received professional recognition including the following: 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. Dr. Karas 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)

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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.