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We found 126 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 works as a pediatric cardiologist. Patient ratings for Dr. Leichter average 4.5 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include shortness of breath (dyspnea), exercise stress test, and pacemaker implantation. He is professionally affiliated with Morristown Medical Center, Summit Medical Group, and Saint Barnabas Medical Center. Amerigroup, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Leichter honors. He is accepting new patients. He attended medical school at Weill Cornell Medical College. He has received the following distinction: Millburn-Short Hills Super Doctors. Dr. Leichter (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and Italian.

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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-Lay specializes in adult cardiology, interventional cardiology, and nuclear medicine. These areas are among Dr. Vales-Lay's clinical interests: heart failure, heart valve disease, and hypertension (high blood pressure). The average patient rating for Dr. Vales-Lay is 5.0 stars out of 5. She takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Healthfirst, Aetna Medicare, and more. 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. Dr. Vales-Lay has received professional recognition including the following: New York Rising Stars. Dr. Vales-Lay (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Mandarin, Sign Language, and Spanish. Dr. Vales-Lay 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 is a cardiologist in New York, NY. Clinical interests for Dr. Ascunce include heart valve disease, heart failure, and hypertension (high blood pressure). She is affiliated with Weill Cornell Medicine. Dr. Ascunce is in-network for Coresource, United Healthcare Compass, and POMCO, as well as other insurance carriers. She attended Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University for medical school and subsequently trained at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College for residency. Dr. Ascunce has received the following distinction: New York Rising Stars.

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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 Surgery, Pediatric Cardiology
525 East 68th Street; Room F 695
New York, NY
 

Dr. Seena Abraham is a pediatric cardiology specialist. Dr. Abraham (or staff) speaks Urdu, Mandarin, and Spanish. Her clinical interests include arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), mitral valve prolapse, and rheumatic heart disease. Dr. Abraham's professional affiliations include Weill Cornell Medicine, Nyack Hospital, and St. Luke's Cornwall Hospital - Cornwall. Before completing her residency at Lincoln Medical and Mental Health Center, Dr. Abraham attended medical school at Bangalore University and St. John's Medical College. Her patients gave her an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. Dr. Abraham takes Coresource, United Healthcare Compass, POMCO, and more. Awards and/or distinctions she has received include National Merit Certificate and Scholarship for excellence in academics, India and Chief Resident, Pediatrics, Lincoln Medical and Mental Health Center, Bronx, NY.

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All Interests: Rheumatic Heart Disease, Fetal Echocardiography, Clinical Trials, Electrocardiogram, Chest Pain, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Alan Shah is a New York, NY physician who specializes in adult cardiology. His areas of expertise include renal artery stenosis, atherosclerosis, and angina. His average rating from his patients is 3.5 stars out of 5. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and CIGNA Plans are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Shah takes. He studied medicine at New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. He trained at NYU Langone Medical Center for his residency. In addition to English, Dr. Shah speaks Spanish. Dr. Shah's hospital/clinic affiliations include 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. Jeffrey Alan Kohn, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology
635 Madison Avenue; 3rd Floor
New York, NY
 

Dr. Jeffrey Kohn works as a cardiologist and cardiac electrophysiologist in Staten Island, NY and New York, NY. Dr. Kohn (or staff) speaks Hebrew and Spanish. Dr. Kohn's clinical interests include arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), electrophysiological (EP) study, and heart failure. He is affiliated with NYU Langone Medical Center. He attended the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania for residency. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and CIGNA Plans. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Kohn 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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Specializes in Adult Cardiology
450 E. 63rd Street; Suite 1n
New York, NY
 

Dr. Norman Magid is an adult cardiology specialist. Dr. Magid (or staff) speaks the following languages: Hebrew and Spanish. He has indicated that his clinical interests include stress echo, heart failure, and heart valve disease. He graduated from Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Virginia and a hospital affiliated with Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU). On average, patients gave him a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Magid honors Coresource, Health Insurance Plan of New York (HIP), Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. He has received professional recognition including the following: National Institutes of Health (NIH); Department of Health Education and Welfare (HEW); and Award for "Outstanding Contribution" for research.

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

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

Dr. David Schifter is a cardiologist in Brooklyn, NY. The average patient rating for Dr. Schifter is 4.0 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include mitral valve prolapse, heart failure, and exercise physiology. Dr. Schifter is affiliated with New York Methodist (NYM) Hospital. Dr. Schifter accepts Amerigroup, Anthem, and POMCO, in addition to other insurance carriers. After attending St. George's University School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at New York Methodist Hospital. Dr. Schifter (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish, Italian, and Russian.

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All Interests: Exercise Physiology, Mitral Valve Prolapse, Pacemaker, Congenital Heart Disease, High Cholesterol, ... (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 medical specialist in adult cardiology. He speaks Hebrew. Clinical interests for Dr. Goodman include stent placement (stenting), arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), and exercise stress test. He is affiliated with Preston Robert Tisch Center for Men’s Health. He studied medicine at the University of Cape Town Faculty of Health Sciences. Dr. Goodman is an in-network provider for Coresource, Aetna EPO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received the distinction of New York Super Doctors.

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

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

Dr. Evelyn Horn specializes in adult cardiology and practices in New York, NY. Her clinical interests encompass heart transplant, heart failure, and pulmonary hypertension. She honors Coresource, United Healthcare Compass, and POMCO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Horn is a graduate of Mount Sinai School of Medicine and a graduate of Mount Sinai Medical Center's residency program. She has received distinctions including New York Super Doctors; One of America's Top Doctors; and Rated one of New York Magazine's Best Doctors. She is affiliated with Weill Cornell Medicine.

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All Interests: Heart Transplant, Pulmonary Hypertension, Heart Failure

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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 works as an adult cardiologist in New York, NY and Richmond Hill, NY. These areas are among her clinical interests: heart failure, cholesterol problems (lipid disorders), and echocardiogram (echo). She is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Healthfirst, and more. Dr. Abascal attended Central University of Venezuela Faculty of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at Boston Medical Center for residency. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish. She welcomes new patients.

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

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

Dr. David Brick is a New York, NY physician who specializes in pediatric cardiology. Dr. Brick (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Mandarin, Spanish, and Cantonese. His areas of expertise include arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), rheumatic heart disease, and heart tumor. He is affiliated with NYU Langone Medical Center. Dr. Brick attended medical school at Ohio State University College of Medicine. He trained at the University Hospitals, Cleveland for residency. The average patient rating for Dr. Brick is 2.5 stars out of 5. He honors Coresource, Aetna EPO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received the distinction of New York Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , heart failure

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

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

Dr. Maria Karas is a specialist in cardiology (heart disease). Dr. Karas (or staff) speaks Spanish and Greek. Clinical interests for Dr. Karas include heart valve disease, heart failure, and left ventricular assist device (LVAD). Dr. Karas is professionally affiliated with Weill Cornell Medicine. She obtained her medical school training at Weill Cornell Medical College and performed her residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College. She is in-network for Amerigroup, Coresource, and United Healthcare Compass, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Karas 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.

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

Dr. Irene D Lytrivi, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Cardiology
4802 Tenth Avenue
Brooklyn, NY
 

Dr. Irene Lytrivi's medical specialty is pediatric cardiology. Dr. Lytrivi's areas of expertise include heart failure, cardiomyopathy, and fetal echocardiography. She is in-network for Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Healthfirst, in addition to other insurance carriers. She attended the University of Athens Faculty of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at Monmouth Medical Center. Dr. Lytrivi (or staff) speaks the following languages: Mandarin, Spanish, and Greek. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include 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. Geoffrey Vernon Webber, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
170 William Street
New York, NY
 

Dr. Geoffrey Webber is an adult cardiology specialist. Dr. Webber graduated from Tel Aviv University, Sackler Faculty of Medicine and then he performed his residency at New York Downtown Hospital. These areas are among his clinical interests: cardiac risk reduction, heart valve disease, and high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia). He is an in-network provider for Coresource, United Healthcare Compass, and POMCO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Webber (or staff) is conversant in Mandarin, Spanish, and Cantonese. He is professionally 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. Ira Cliff Schulman, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
170 William Street; Suite 818
New York, NY
 

Dr. Ira Schulman is an adult cardiology specialist. He attended New York University (NYU) School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Bellevue Hospital Center. Dr. Schulman's areas of expertise include renal artery stenosis, rheumatic heart disease, and heart tumor. Patient ratings for Dr. Schulman average 4.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Coresource, Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. Dr. Schulman has received the distinction of New York Super Doctors. Dr. Schulman (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Mandarin, Spanish, and Cantonese. He is affiliated with 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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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.