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 (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and Italian. Dr. Leichter's areas of expertise include the following: shortness of breath (dyspnea), exercise stress test, and pacemaker implantation. He is affiliated with Morristown Medical Center, Summit Medical Group, and Saint Barnabas Medical Center. He graduated from Weill Cornell Medical College. He has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Leichter accepts Amerigroup, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received the distinction of Millburn-Short Hills Super Doctors. 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. 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. Dr. Abascal attended Central University of Venezuela Faculty of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at Boston Medical Center for residency. Her areas of expertise include the following: heart failure, cholesterol problems (lipid disorders), and echocardiogram (echo). She takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Healthfirst, as well as other insurance carriers. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish. She has an open panel.

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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 an adult cardiology specialist in Brooklyn, NY. Dr. Schifter is a graduate of St. George's University School of Medicine and a graduate of New York Methodist Hospital's residency program. Clinical interests for Dr. Schifter include mitral valve prolapse, heart failure, and exercise physiology. He is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He takes Amerigroup, Anthem, and POMCO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Schifter (or staff) speaks the following foreign 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 areas of specialization are adult cardiology, interventional cardiology, and general internal medicine. He studied medicine at Smt. NHL Municipal Medical College. His residency was performed at Allegheny General Hospital. Clinical interests for Dr. Shah include diabetes, heart failure, and exercise stress test. He takes Vytra, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and United Healthcare Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Shah (or staff) is conversant in Hindi. Dr. Shah's hospital/clinic 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 6th Street
Brooklyn, NY
 

Dr. Sorin Brener specializes in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. Dr. Brener (or staff) speaks the following languages: Hebrew, Arabic, and Spanish. Clinical interests for Dr. Brener include platelet disorders, mitral valve prolapse, and heart failure. Dr. Brener is professionally affiliated with New York Methodist (NYM) Hospital. After attending The Hebrew University of Jerusalem Faculty of Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at Cleveland Clinic. Dr. Brener takes several insurance carriers, including Amerigroup, Coresource, and Anthem.

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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 7th Avenue
Brooklyn, NY
 

Dr. Jeremiah Gelles, who practices in Brooklyn, NY, is a medical specialist in adult cardiology. His areas of clinical interest consist of arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), mitral valve prolapse, and heart failure. Dr. Gelles has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Amerigroup, Coresource, and Anthem are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Gelles honors. Before performing his residency at Mount Sinai Medical Center and Montefiore Medical Center, Dr. Gelles attended New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. Dr. Gelles (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Urdu, Spanish, and French. His professional affiliations include New York Methodist (NYM) Hospital and Maimonides Medical Center.

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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
506 6th Street; Kp-2
Brooklyn, NY
 

Dr. Igor Mamkin sees patients in Brooklyn, NY. His medical specialty is adult cardiology. After completing medical school at St. George's University School of Medicine, Dr. Mamkin performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Connecticut. Areas of expertise for Dr. Mamkin include obesity, mitral valve prolapse, and heart failure. He has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He takes Amerigroup, Coresource, Anthem, and more. Dr. Mamkin is conversant in Russian. He is affiliated with New York Methodist (NYM) Hospital.

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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, Cardiac Electrophysiology
405 5th Avenue
Brooklyn, NY
 

Dr. Bharath Reddy, who practices in Brooklyn, NY, is a medical specialist in adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). Dr. Reddy (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and Hindi. Dr. Reddy's areas of expertise include mitral valve prolapse, electrophysiological (EP) study, and heart bypass surgery (CABG). He is professionally affiliated with New York Methodist (NYM) Hospital. After completing medical school at Boston University School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Barnes-Jewish Hospital and Boston Medical Center. Dr. Reddy is an in-network provider for Amerigroup, Coresource, Anthem, and more.

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

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

Dr. Yongxia Qu is an adult cardiologist in Brooklyn, NY. Dr. Qu speaks Mandarin. Areas of expertise for Dr. Qu include aortic aneurysm, heart failure, and electrophysiological (EP) study. She is professionally affiliated with New York Methodist (NYM) Hospital. Dr. Qu studied medicine at Shandong University. She trained at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Downstate Medical Center for residency. She takes Amerigroup, Coresource, and Anthem, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , heart failure

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

Specializes in Surgery
506 6th Street; Ny Methodist Hospital, Department of Surgery
Brooklyn, NY
 

Dr. Syed Shah specializes in surgery. Dr. Shah (or staff) is conversant in Urdu, Mandarin, and Arabic. His clinical interests include gallbladder problems, liver disease, and hernia surgery. Dr. Shah is affiliated with New York Methodist (NYM) Hospital. Dr. Shah obtained his medical school training at Aga Khan University Medical College and performed his residency at Saint Vincent Catholic Medical Centers. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Amerigroup, Coresource, and Anthem.

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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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