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 pediatric cardiology specialist. Patient reviews placed Dr. Leichter at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include shortness of breath (dyspnea), exercise stress test, and pacemaker implantation. He is an in-network provider for Amerigroup, Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. He graduated from Weill Cornell Medical College. He has received the following distinction: Millburn-Short Hills Super Doctors. Dr. Leichter (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and Italian. Dr. Leichter's hospital/clinic affiliations include Morristown Medical Center, Summit Medical Group, and Saint Barnabas Medical Center. He has an open panel.

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

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

Dr. Vivian Abascal's specialty is adult cardiology. Her education and training includes medical school at Central University of Venezuela Faculty of Medicine and residency at Boston Medical Center. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Abascal include heart failure, cholesterol problems (lipid disorders), and echocardiogram (echo). Dr. Abascal honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Healthfirst, and more. She speaks Spanish. Dr. Abascal is professionally affiliated with Sinai Health System. She is accepting new patients.

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

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 practices adult cardiology and interventional cardiology in Brooklyn, NY. These areas are among his clinical interests: platelet disorders, mitral valve prolapse, and heart failure. Dr. Brener is an in-network provider for Amerigroup, Coresource, and Anthem, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of The Hebrew University of Jerusalem Faculty of Medicine and a graduate of Cleveland Clinic's residency program. Dr. Brener (or staff) speaks Hebrew, Arabic, and Spanish. Dr. Brener is 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
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    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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Dr. Jeremiah Morris Gelles, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
263 Seventh Avenue; Suite 5h, Nypbmh Medical Pavilion
Brooklyn, NY
 

Dr. Jeremiah Gelles' medical specialty is adult cardiology. Dr. Gelles has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He has indicated that his clinical interests include arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), mitral valve prolapse, and heart failure. He is an in-network provider for Amerigroup, Coresource, and Anthem, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended New York University (NYU) School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Mount Sinai Medical Center and Montefiore Medical Center for residency. Dr. Gelles (or staff) is conversant in Urdu, Spanish, and French. He is professionally affiliated with New York Methodist (NYM) Hospital and Maimonides Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , heart failure

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

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. Dr. Schifter's education and training includes medical school at St. George's University School of Medicine and residency at New York Methodist Hospital. His areas of expertise include the following: mitral valve prolapse, heart failure, and exercise physiology. He has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He takes Amerigroup, Anthem, and POMCO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Schifter (or staff) is conversant in Spanish, Italian, and Russian. Dr. Schifter is 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)

Specializes in Adult Cardiology
506 6th Street; Kp-2
Brooklyn, NY
 

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

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

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

Dr. Ankur Shah's areas of specialization are adult cardiology, interventional cardiology, and general internal medicine. His clinical interests include diabetes, heart failure, and exercise stress test. Dr. Shah's hospital/clinic affiliations include New York Methodist (NYM) Hospital, Sinai Health System, and NYU Langone Medical Center. Vytra, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and United Healthcare Plans are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Shah takes. He studied medicine at Smt. NHL Municipal Medical College. Dr. Shah completed his residency training at Allegheny General Hospital. Dr. Shah (or staff) speaks Hindi.

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

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. Before completing her residency at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Downstate Medical Center, Dr. Qu attended medical school at Shandong University. Areas of expertise for Dr. Qu include aortic aneurysm, heart failure, and electrophysiological (EP) study. Dr. Qu is an in-network provider for Amerigroup, Coresource, and Anthem, as well as other insurance carriers. In addition to English, she speaks Mandarin. Dr. Qu is professionally affiliated with New York Methodist (NYM) Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , heart failure

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 is a Brooklyn, NY physician who specializes in adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). His clinical interests include mitral valve prolapse, electrophysiological (EP) study, and heart bypass surgery (CABG). Amerigroup, Coresource, and Anthem are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Reddy honors. Dr. Reddy graduated from Boston University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Barnes-Jewish Hospital and Boston Medical Center. 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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Relevant Interests: , heart failure

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 areas of expertise include gallbladder problems, liver disease, and hernia surgery. Dr. Shah is an in-network provider for Amerigroup, Coresource, and Anthem, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended Aga Khan University Medical College for medical school and subsequently trained at St. Vincent's Hospital for residency. Dr. Shah (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Urdu, Mandarin, and Arabic. He is professionally affiliated with New York Methodist (NYM) Hospital.

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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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