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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 specializes in pediatric cardiology. The average patient rating for Dr. Leichter is 4.5 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Leichter 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. Dr. Leichter's practice is open to new patients. He is a graduate of Weill Cornell Medical College. He has received the distinction of Millburn-Short Hills Super Doctors. Dr. Leichter (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and Italian.

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

Dr. Vivian Abascal sees patients in New York, NY and Richmond Hill, NY. Her medical specialty is adult cardiology. She attended Central University of Venezuela Faculty of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at Boston Medical Center. Her areas of expertise consist of heart failure, cholesterol problems (lipid disorders), and echocardiogram (echo). Dr. Abascal is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Healthfirst, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Abascal speaks Spanish. She is accepting new patients.

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

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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. After completing medical school at St. George's University School of Medicine, he performed his residency at New York Methodist Hospital. Areas of expertise for Dr. Schifter include mitral valve prolapse, heart failure, and exercise physiology. His average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. He takes Amerigroup, Anthem, POMCO, and more. 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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Specializes in Adult Cardiology, General Internal Medicine, Interventional Cardiology
370 9th Street
Brooklyn, NY
 

Dr. Ankur Shah's medical specialty is adult cardiology, interventional cardiology, and general internal medicine. He is a graduate of Smt. NHL Municipal Medical College and a graduate of Allegheny General Hospital's residency program. Areas of expertise for Dr. Shah include diabetes, heart failure, and exercise stress test. He is in-network for Vytra, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and United Healthcare Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Shah (or staff) is conversant in Hindi. His professional affiliations include New York Methodist (NYM) Hospital and NYU Langone Medical Center.

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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, Nym - Kirkwood Pavilion
Brooklyn, NY
 

Dr. Sorin Brener is a specialist in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. He graduated from The Hebrew University of Jerusalem Faculty of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at Cleveland Clinic. Dr. Brener's clinical interests include platelet disorders, mitral valve prolapse, and heart failure. Dr. Brener honors Amerigroup, Coresource, and Anthem, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Brener (or staff) speaks the following languages: Hebrew, Arabic, and Spanish. He is affiliated with New York Methodist (NYM) Hospital.

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

Procedure Information for Percutaneous Coronary Intervention
  • Patient survival rate: ?
    99%
    (Similar to state average)
  • Case Severity: 1.7 times the average?
  • Based on 631 patients (2009-2011)
Procedure Information for Non-Emergency Angioplasty
  • Patient survival rate: ?
    99.6%
    (Similar to state average)
  • Case Severity: 1.6 times the average?
  • Based on 525 patients (2009-2011)
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Dr. Jeremiah Morris Gelles, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
263 Seventh Avenue; Suite 5h, Nym Medical Pavilion
Brooklyn, NY
 

Dr. Jeremiah Gelles is a physician who specializes in adult cardiology. Clinical interests for Dr. Gelles include arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), mitral valve prolapse, and heart failure. He has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Gelles accepts Amerigroup, Coresource, and Anthem, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. Dr. Gelles trained at Mount Sinai Medical Center and Montefiore Medical Center for residency. Dr. Gelles (or staff) is conversant in Urdu, Spanish, and French. His hospital/clinic affiliations include 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

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

Dr. Igor Mamkin works as a cardiologist. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Mamkin's areas of expertise include the following: obesity, mitral valve prolapse, and heart failure. He is professionally affiliated with New York Methodist (NYM) Hospital. He accepts Amerigroup, Coresource, and Anthem, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Connecticut, Dr. Mamkin attended medical school at St. George's University School of Medicine. Dr. Mamkin is conversant in Russian.

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

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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). Dr. Reddy (or staff) speaks Spanish and Hindi. Dr. Reddy's clinical interests include mitral valve prolapse, electrophysiological (EP) study, and heart bypass surgery (CABG). He is professionally affiliated with New York Methodist (NYM) Hospital. He is a graduate of Boston University School of Medicine. Dr. Reddy's medical residency was performed at Barnes-Jewish Hospital and Boston Medical Center. He accepts Amerigroup, Coresource, and Anthem, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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

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

Dr. Yongxia Qu's specialty is adult cardiology. Clinical interests for Dr. Qu include aortic aneurysm, heart failure, and electrophysiological (EP) study. She is professionally affiliated with New York Methodist (NYM) Hospital. Dr. Qu is an in-network provider for Amerigroup, Coresource, and Anthem, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is a graduate of Shandong University. Her medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Downstate Medical Center. In addition to English, Dr. Qu speaks Mandarin.

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

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

Dr. Syed Shah specializes in surgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Shah include thyroid problems, gallbladder problems, and liver disease. He accepts Amerigroup, Coresource, and Anthem, as well as other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at Aga Khan University Medical College, Dr. Shah performed his residency at Saint Vincent Catholic Medical Centers. Dr. Shah (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Urdu, Mandarin, and Arabic. Dr. Shah is 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.