We found 10 providers with an interest in heart failure and who accept Devon Health Services 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. 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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Dr. Jeremiah Morris Gelles, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
263 Seventh Avenue; Suite 5h, Nypbmh Medical Pavilion
Brooklyn, NY
 

Dr. Jeremiah Gelles practices adult cardiology in Brooklyn, NY. Dr. Gelles (or staff) speaks Urdu, Spanish, and French. Clinical interests for Dr. Gelles include arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), mitral valve prolapse, and heart failure. He is professionally affiliated with New York Methodist (NYM) Hospital and Maimonides Medical Center. Before completing his residency at Mount Sinai Medical Center and Montefiore Medical Center, Dr. Gelles attended medical school at New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Gelles honors several insurance carriers, including Amerigroup, Coresource, and Anthem.

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All Interests: Preventive Cardiology, Mitral Valve Prolapse, Arrhythmias, Heart Failure, Coronary Artery Disease

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Specializes in Adult Cardiology, General Internal Medicine, Interventional Cardiology
370 9th Street
Brooklyn, NY
 

Dr. Ankur Shah works as a cardiologist, interventional cardiologist, and general internist. Clinical interests for Dr. Shah include diabetes, heart failure, and exercise stress test. Dr. Shah's hospital/clinic affiliations include New York Methodist (NYM) Hospital and NYU Langone Medical Center. He takes several insurance carriers, including Vytra, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and United Healthcare Plans. He graduated from Smt. NHL Municipal Medical College and then he performed his residency at Allegheny General Hospital. Dr. Shah (or staff) is conversant in Hindi.

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All Interests: Heart Bypass Surgery, Hypertension, Exercise Stress Test, Diabetes, High Cholesterol, Heart ... (Read more)

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Dr. Sorin Jakob Brener, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
506 Sixth Street; Suite 2nd Floor, Nypbmh - Kirkwood Pavilion
Brooklyn, NY
 

Dr. Sorin Brener's areas of specialization are adult cardiology and interventional cardiology; he sees patients in Brooklyn, NY. Clinical interests for Dr. Brener include platelet disorders, mitral valve prolapse, and heart failure. Dr. Brener is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Amerigroup, Coresource, and Anthem. He obtained his medical school training at The Hebrew University of Jerusalem Faculty of Medicine and performed his residency at Cleveland Clinic. In addition to English, Dr. Brener (or staff) speaks Hebrew, Arabic, and Spanish. Dr. Brener is professionally affiliated with New York Methodist (NYM) Hospital.

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All Interests: Heart Bypass Surgery, Atrial Fibrillation, Hypertension, Stent, High Cholesterol, Heart Failure, ... (Read more)

Procedure Information for Percutaneous Coronary Intervention
  • Patient survival rate: ?
    This survival rate is 'risk-adjusted' to account for the fact that some physicians treat sicker patients than average. The resulting percentage is the survival rate for the average patient who has this procedure.
    99%
    (Similar to state average)
  • Case Severity: 1.7 times the average?
    Physicians with high case severity treat sicker patients than average, and their patients are more at-risk. In contrast, physicians with low case severity treat healthier patients than average, and their patients are less at-risk.
  • Based on 631 patients (2009-2011)
Procedure Information for Non-Emergency Angioplasty
  • Patient survival rate: ?
    This survival rate is 'risk-adjusted' to account for the fact that some physicians treat sicker patients than average. The resulting percentage is the survival rate for the average patient who has this procedure.
    99.6%
    (Similar to state average)
  • Case Severity: 1.6 times the average?
    Physicians with high case severity treat sicker patients than average, and their patients are more at-risk. In contrast, physicians with low case severity treat healthier patients than average, and their patients are less at-risk.
  • Based on 525 patients (2009-2011)
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Specializes in Adult Cardiology
506 6th Street; Kp-2
Brooklyn, NY
 

Dr. Igor Mamkin is an adult cardiology specialist. In addition to English, Dr. Mamkin speaks Russian. Clinical interests for Dr. Mamkin include obesity, mitral valve prolapse, and heart failure. He is professionally affiliated with New York Methodist (NYM) Hospital. Dr. Mamkin attended medical school at St. George's University School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Mamkin completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Connecticut. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Mamkin honors Amerigroup, Coresource, and Anthem, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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All Interests: Hypertension, Non-Invasive Cardiology, Heart Problems, Obesity, Stent, High Cholesterol, Heart ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Adult Cardiology
506 6th Street; Department of Cardiology
Brooklyn, NY
 

Dr. Yongxia Qu, who practices in Brooklyn, NY, is a medical specialist in adult cardiology. Clinical interests for Dr. Qu include aortic aneurysm, heart failure, and electrophysiological (EP) study. Dr. Qu is professionally affiliated with New York Methodist (NYM) Hospital. She takes Amerigroup, Coresource, and Anthem, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing her residency at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Downstate Medical Center, Dr. Qu attended medical school at Shandong University. She speaks Mandarin.

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All Interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Hypertension, Aneurysm, Aortic Aneurysm, Cholesterol Problems, Arrhythmias, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology
405 5th Avenue
Brooklyn, NY
 

Dr. Bharath Reddy's specialties are adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). His areas of expertise include the following: mitral valve prolapse, electrophysiological (EP) study, and heart bypass surgery (CABG). Dr. Reddy is an in-network provider for Amerigroup, Coresource, and Anthem, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at Barnes-Jewish Hospital and Boston Medical Center, Dr. Reddy attended Boston University School of Medicine. In addition to English, Dr. Reddy (or staff) speaks Spanish and Hindi. He is affiliated with New York Methodist (NYM) Hospital.

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All Interests: Heart Bypass Surgery, Atrial Fibrillation, Stent, Arrhythmias, Electrophysiological Study, High ... (Read more)

Specializes in Surgery
263 Seventh Avenue; Suite 5a, Nypbmh Medical Pavilion
Brooklyn, NY
 

Dr. Syed Shah is a specialist in surgery. His clinical interests include gallbladder problems, liver disease, and hernia surgery. Dr. Shah is professionally affiliated with New York Methodist (NYM) Hospital. He accepts Amerigroup, Coresource, and Anthem, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Shah obtained his medical school training at Aga Khan University Medical College and performed his residency at St. Vincent's Hospital. Dr. Shah (or staff) is conversant in Urdu, Mandarin, and Arabic.

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All Interests: Skin Cancer, Gallbladder Problems, Liver Disease, Surgical Procedures, Pancreas 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.
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