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We found 124 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 physician who specializes in pediatric cardiology. Patients gave Dr. Leichter an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include the following: shortness of breath (dyspnea), exercise stress test, and pacemaker implantation. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Amerigroup, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. He graduated from Weill Cornell Medical College. He has received the distinction of Millburn-Short Hills Super Doctors. In addition to English, Dr. Leichter (or staff) speaks Spanish and Italian. He is professionally affiliated with Morristown Medical Center, Summit Medical Group, and Saint Barnabas Medical Center. Dr. Leichter is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , heart failure

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 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)

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

Dr. Rebecca Ascunce is an adult cardiology specialist. These areas are among her clinical interests: heart valve disease, heart failure, and hypertension (high blood pressure). Coresource, United Healthcare Compass, and POMCO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Ascunce honors. After completing medical school at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University, Dr. Ascunce performed her residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College. Dr. Ascunce has received the distinction of New York Rising Stars. She is professionally affiliated with Weill Cornell Medicine.

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All Interests: Women's Heart Disease, Electrocardiogram, Preventive Cardiology, Heart Valve Disease, Hypertension, ... (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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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 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. Vivian Margarita Abascal, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
Mt Sinai Medical Center; One Levy Place
New York, NY
 

Dr. Vivian Abascal is a physician who specializes in adult cardiology. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Abascal include heart failure, cholesterol problems (lipid disorders), and echocardiogram (echo). Dr. Abascal is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Healthfirst. She studied medicine at Central University of Venezuela Faculty of Medicine. She completed her residency training at Boston Medical Center. In addition to English, Dr. Abascal speaks Spanish. She has an open panel.

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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 a medical specialist in adult cardiology. On average, patients gave him a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Magid's clinical interests include stress echo, heart failure, and heart valve disease. He takes Coresource, Health Insurance Plan of New York (HIP), and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Virginia and a hospital affiliated with Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU), Dr. Magid attended Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. 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' specialty is cardiology (heart disease). In addition to English, 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 attended Weill Cornell Medical College and then went on to complete her residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College. She is an in-network provider for Amerigroup, Coresource, and United Healthcare Compass, as well as other insurance carriers. Awards and/or distinctions Dr. Karas has received include American College of Cardiology Foundation / Merck Research Fellowship Award and American Heart Association Women in Cardiology Trainee Award for Excellence.

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Relevant Interests: , heart failure

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 works as a pediatric cardiologist in West Nyack, NY and New York, NY. The average patient rating for Dr. Abraham is 4.5 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Abraham include arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), mitral valve prolapse, and rheumatic heart disease. Coresource, United Healthcare Compass, and POMCO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Abraham accepts. She attended Bangalore University and St. John's Medical College and then went on to complete her residency at Lincoln Medical and Mental Health Center. 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. Dr. Abraham (or staff) speaks 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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Relevant Interests: , heart failure

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 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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Relevant Interests: , heart failure

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, who practices in New York, NY and Brooklyn, NY, is a medical specialist in pediatric cardiology. Her clinical interests include heart failure, cardiomyopathy, and fetal echocardiography. Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Healthfirst are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Lytrivi honors. She graduated from the University of Athens Faculty of Medicine and then she performed her residency at Monmouth Medical Center. In addition to English, Dr. Lytrivi (or staff) speaks Mandarin, Spanish, and Greek. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Maimonides Medical Center and The Mount Sinai Hospital, New York. Dr. Lytrivi welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , heart failure

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 a cardiologist. Her areas of expertise consist of heart transplant, heart failure, and pulmonary hypertension. Dr. Horn is professionally affiliated with Weill Cornell Medicine. She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Coresource, United Healthcare Compass, and POMCO. She graduated from Mount Sinai School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at Mount Sinai Medical Center. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Horn 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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Relevant Interests: , heart failure

All Interests: Heart Transplant, Pulmonary Hypertension, Heart Failure

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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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Relevant Interests: , heart failure

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

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 specializes in adult cardiology and nuclear cardiology and practices in New York, NY. She studied medicine at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. She trained at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University for her residency. Dr. Hochreiter's areas of expertise include cardiac risk reduction, heart failure, and aortic aneurysm. Dr. Hochreiter takes Coresource, United Healthcare Compass, and POMCO, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is professionally 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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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.