We found 86 providers with an interest in heart problems and who accept Cigna near Stony Brook, NY.

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Dr. Vinay Manohar Tak, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Cardiothoracic Surgery
Stony Brook Heart Institute; Stony Brook Medicine
Stony Brook, NY
 

Dr. Vinay Tak is a general surgeon and cardiothoracic surgeon. His areas of expertise include the following: thoracic outlet syndrome, lung cancer, and achalasia. He accepts Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and HealthSmart, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Tak is a graduate of Nil Ratan Sarkar Medical College. Dr. Tak's residency was performed at New York Hospital Queens and a hospital affiliated with St. Louis University (SLU). Dr. Tak (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish, Bengali, and Hindi. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Wyckoff Heights Medical Center and Flushing Hospital Medical Center. Dr. Tak is not currently accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , heart problems, heart valve disease

All Interests: Thoracic Outlet Syndrome, Achalasia, Pectus Excavatum, Heart Bypass Surgery, Heart Valve Disease, ... (Read more)

Procedure Information for CABG and/or Valve Surgery
  • 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.
    97.2%
    (Similar to state average)
  • Case Severity: 1.2 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 180 patients (2009-2011)
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Specializes in Adult Cardiology
Three Village Cardiology; 210 Belle Meade Road
East Setauket, NY
 

Dr. David Shenouda practices adult cardiology. He is conversant in Arabic. Areas of expertise for Dr. Shenouda include heart failure, heart valve disease, and hypertension (high blood pressure). Dr. Shenouda is professionally affiliated with St. Charles Hospital (Port Jefferson, NY) and Stony Brook University Hospital. Dr. Shenouda is a graduate of UMDNJ-School of Osteopathic Medicine and a graduate of Winthrop University Hospital's residency program. He honors several insurance carriers, including Vytra, Family Health Plus, and Cigna. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , heart problems, heart valve disease, heart failure, coronary artery disease

All Interests: Syncope, Heart Valve Disease, Hypertension, Echocardiogram, Non-Invasive Cardiology, Heart ... (Read more)

Dr. Anil John Mani, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
T-16-080 Suny Health Sciences Center; Stony Brook University Medical Center
Stony Brook, NY
 

Dr. Anil Mani, who practices in Stony Brook, NY and Hauppauge, NY, is a medical specialist in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. He obtained his medical school training at Christian Medical College, Vellore and performed his residency at Our Lady of Mercy Medical Center. Areas of expertise for Dr. Mani include renal vascular disease, heart failure, and heart valve disease. The average patient rating for Dr. Mani is 5.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Viant, and Healthfirst, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Mani (or staff) speaks Spanish and Malayalam.

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Relevant Interests: , heart problems, heart valve disease, heart failure, angina, coronary artery disease

All Interests: Coronary Angiogram, Renal Vascular Disease, Heart Valve Disease, Heart Problems, Coronary ... (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.
    99.1%
    (Similar to state average)
  • Case Severity: 1.5 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 590 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.
    99.5%
    (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 368 patients (2009-2011)
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Dr. Neal B Patel, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
43 Research Way; Suite 108
East Setauket, NY
 

Dr. Neal Patel works as a cardiologist and interventional cardiologist. His areas of expertise include the following: stress echo, heart problems, and atherosclerosis. He takes HealthSmart, Viant, Healthfirst, and more. Dr. Patel attended medical school at Boston University School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). Dr. Patel has received the distinction of Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society. His hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Charles Hospital (Port Jefferson, NY), St. Francis Hospital, and St. Catherine of Siena Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , heart problems

All Interests: Stress Echo, Echocardiogram, Heart Problems, Coronary Angioplasty, Atherosclerosis Prevention, ... (Read more)

Dr. John P Dervan, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
220 Belle Mead Road; Suite A
East Setauket, NY
 

Dr. John Dervan is an adult cardiology and interventional cardiology specialist. His patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. His areas of expertise include the following: coronary angiogram, heart valve disease, and angina. Dr. Dervan's professional affiliations include St. Charles Hospital (Port Jefferson, NY), St. Catherine of Siena Hospital, and Stony Brook University Hospital. He honors several insurance carriers, including Viant, Healthfirst, and CIGNA Plans. Before performing his residency at Faulkner Hospital, Dr. Dervan attended St. Louis University School of Medicine. He has received distinctions including Dr. Dervan graduated cum laude from Boston College; Diplomate, American Board of Internal Medicine and Cardiovascular Disease; and Diplomate, Interventional Cardiology.

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Relevant Interests: , heart problems, heart valve disease, heart failure, angina, heart attack, coronary artery disease

All Interests: Coronary Angiogram, Renal Vascular Disease, Heart Valve Disease, Hypertension, Heart Problems, ... (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.
    99.5%
    (Similar to state average)
  • Case Severity: 0.6 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 304 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.
    99.7%
    (Similar to state average)
  • Case Severity: 1.1 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 293 patients (2009-2011)
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Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
5225 Route 347; Suite #23
Port Jefferson Sta, NY
 

Dr. Michael Rosenband practices adult cardiology and interventional cardiology in Smithtown, NY, Point Jeff Station, NY, and Port Jefferson Station, NY. Dr. Rosenband (or staff) is conversant in Arabic, Sign Language, and Spanish. Dr. Rosenband's areas of expertise include arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), coronary angiogram, and heart valve disease. His professional affiliations include St. Charles Hospital (Port Jefferson, NY), St. Francis Hospital, and St. Catherine of Siena Hospital. Dr. Rosenband obtained his medical school training at SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences and performed his residency at The Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and Healthfirst, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), heart problems, heart valve disease, heart failure, angina, heart attack, coronary artery disease

All Interests: Coronary Angiogram, Syncope, Research, Heart Valve Disease, Implantable Cardioverter-Defibrillator, ... (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.
    97.9%
    (Similar to state average)
  • Case Severity: 0.8 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 362 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.
    98.6%
    (Similar to state average)
  • Case Severity: 1.0 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 330 patients (2009-2011)
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Dr. Emanuel Demetrios Chryssos, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
45 Research Way; Suite 108
E Setauket, NY
 

Dr. Emanuel Chryssos' area of specialization is adult cardiology. His clinical interests include heart valve disease, angina, and heart attack. His hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Charles Hospital (Port Jefferson, NY), St. Catherine of Siena Hospital, and Stony Brook University Hospital. Dr. Chryssos takes HealthSmart, Viant, and Healthfirst, in addition to other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at St. George's University School of Medicine. Dr. Chryssos trained at a hospital affiliated with Thomas Jefferson University for his residency. Dr. Chryssos (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Sign Language, Spanish, and Greek.

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Relevant Interests: , heart problems, heart valve disease, heart failure, angina, heart attack, coronary artery disease

All Interests: Syncope, Heart Valve Disease, Tests, Hypertension, Echocardiogram, Non-Invasive Cardiology, Heart ... (Read more)

Dr. Jonathan Brett Weinstein, DO
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
45 Research Way; Suite 008 & 108
East Setauket, NY
 

Dr. Jonathan Weinstein's areas of specialization are adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. Clinical interests for Dr. Weinstein include heart valve disease, hypertension (high blood pressure), and coronary angioplasty (PTCA). Dr. Weinstein's professional affiliations include St. Charles Hospital (Port Jefferson, NY), St. Francis Hospital, and St. Catherine of Siena Hospital. He honors HealthSmart, Viant, and Healthfirst, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from New York College of Osteopathic Medicine and then he performed his residency at North Shore University Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , heart valve disease, heart attack, coronary artery disease

All Interests: Heart Valve Disease, Tests, Hypertension, Coronary Angioplasty, Heart Attack, Atherosclerosis ... (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.
    99.3%
    (Similar to state average)
  • Case Severity: 0.9 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 791 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.
    99.4%
    (Similar to state average)
  • Case Severity: 1.3 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 714 patients (2009-2011)
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Dr. Christopher Michael Cesa, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
45 Research Way; Suite 008 & 108
East Setauket, NY
 

Dr. Christopher Cesa specializes in adult cardiology. After attending SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at UMass Memorial Medical Center. His areas of expertise include the following: renal vascular disease, heart failure, and heart valve disease. Dr. Cesa is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HealthSmart, and Viant, in addition to other insurance carriers. His professional affiliations include St. Charles Hospital (Port Jefferson, NY) and Stony Brook University Hospital. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , heart problems, heart valve disease, heart failure, angina, heart attack, coronary artery disease

All Interests: Renal Vascular Disease, Heart Valve Disease, Heart Problems, Heart Attack, High Cholesterol, ... (Read more)

Dr. Janice Yu-Hsin Chyou, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology
Hsc T16 080
Stony Brook, NY
 

Dr. Janice Chyou is an adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm) specialist in Hauppauge, NY, Stony Brook, NY, and New York, NY. She speaks Mandarin and Taiwanese. Her areas of expertise include the following: coronary angiogram, myocarditis, and viral cardiomyopathy. Dr. Chyou is professionally affiliated with Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH). Before performing her residency at Brigham and Women's Hospital, Dr. Chyou attended Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons for medical school. Dr. Chyou accepts several insurance carriers, including HealthSmart, Viant, and Healthfirst. She has received the following distinctions: American Heart Association Women in Cardiology Trainee Award for Excellence; American Heart Association Laennec Young Clinician Award Finalist; and Izard Prize in Cardiology, Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), heart problems, myocarditis, heart valve disease, heart failure, viral cardiomyopathy, angina, cardiomyopathy, heart attack, mitral valve disease, atrial fibrillation, coronary artery disease

All Interests: Coronary Angiogram, Myocarditis, Heart Bypass Surgery, Syncope, Atrial Fibrillation, Clinical ... (Read more)

Dr. Lloyd David Lense, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Other
Stony Brook Technology Park; 26 Research Way
East Setauket, NY
 

Dr. Lloyd Lense's specialty is adult cardiology. Dr. Lense (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and Hindi. Dr. Lense's areas of expertise include the following: heart failure, heart valve disease, and hypertension (high blood pressure). His hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Charles Hospital (Port Jefferson, NY) and Stony Brook University Hospital. He attended medical school at New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. Dr. Lense's training includes a residency program at Mount Sinai Medical Center. Patient ratings for Dr. Lense average 4.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and Viant, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), heart problems, heart valve disease, heart failure, heart attack, atrial fibrillation, coronary artery disease

All Interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Heart Valve Disease, Tests, Hypertension, Non-Invasive Cardiology, Heart ... (Read more)

Dr. Joseph Zeev Chernilas, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
Cardiology Division; Hsc - T-16 R-080 Suny
Stony Brook, NY
 

Dr. Joseph Chernilas specializes in adult cardiology. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Dr. Chernilas graduated from Tel Aviv University, Sackler Faculty of Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , heart problems

All Interests: Heart Problems

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: 1.6 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 394 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.
    98.8%
    (Similar to state average)
  • Case Severity: 1.5 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 223 patients (2009-2011)
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Dr. Joanna Yvonne Chikwe, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery
101 Nicolls Road; Level 5
Stony Brook, NY
 

Dr. Joanna Chikwe is a cardiac surgery specialist. In Dr. Chikwe's practice, she is particularly interested in heart valve disease, heart surgery, and aortic aneurysm repair. She takes Health Insurance Plan of New York (HIP), Fidelis, HealthSmart, and more. Before completing her residency at Royal Brompton Hospital, Dr. Chikwe attended medical school at Oxford University Medical School. Her distinctions include: HCA International Foundation Travelling Fellowship; Solomon Silver Award for Clinical Medicine; and Thoracic Surgery Foundation for Research and Education Award. Dr. Chikwe (or staff) is conversant in Mandarin, Hebrew, and Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , endocarditis, heart valve disease, tricuspid stenosis, tricuspid regurgitation, mitral stenosis, mitral regurgitation (leaky mitral valve)

All Interests: Heart Bypass Surgery, Mitral Valve Repair, Mitral Valve Replacement, Endocarditis, Mitral Stenosis, ... (Read more)

Dr. Adalbert Pilip, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
732 Smithtown Bypass; 2nd Floor, Suite 200
Smithtown, NY
 

Dr. Adalbert Pilip works as an adult cardiologist in Bay Shore, NY and Smithtown, NY. His areas of expertise include the following: heart valve disease, angina, and high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia). Patients gave Dr. Pilip an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. He takes several insurance carriers, including HealthSmart, Viant, and Healthfirst. He graduated from Technion - Israel Institute of Technology, The Ruth and Bruce Rappaport Faculty of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Montefiore Medical Center. Dr. Pilip (or staff) speaks Hebrew and Russian. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), heart problems, heart valve disease, heart failure, angina, heart attack, atrial fibrillation, coronary artery disease

All Interests: Syncope, Atrial Fibrillation, Research, Cardiac Stress Testing, Heart Valve Disease, Implantable ... (Read more)

Specializes in Adult Cardiology
5225 Route 347; Suite 23
Port Jefferson Station, NY
 

Dr. Brian Geller practices adult cardiology in Smithtown, NY and Port Jefferson Station, NY. His areas of expertise include the following: coronary angiogram, heart valve disease, and angina. On average, patients gave Dr. Geller a rating of 2.0 stars out of 5. He honors Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield, in addition to other insurance carriers. After attending Howard University College of Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at Long Island Jewish Medical Center. In addition to English, Dr. Geller speaks Spanish. His professional affiliations include St. Charles Hospital (Port Jefferson, NY), St. Catherine of Siena Hospital, and Stony Brook University Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), heart problems, heart valve disease, heart failure, angina, heart attack, atrial fibrillation, coronary artery disease

All Interests: Coronary Angiogram, Syncope, Atrial Fibrillation, Heart Valve Disease, Implantable ... (Read more)

Dr. Thomas Victor Bilfinger, MD
Specializes in Thoracic Surgery
University Hospital; L5
Stony Brook, NY
 

Dr. Thomas Bilfinger is a physician who specializes in thoracic surgery. He has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Bilfinger's areas of expertise include lung cancer, heart valve disease, and heart surgery. He honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. He studied medicine at the University of Zurich Faculty of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Bilfinger trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. Dr. Bilfinger (or staff) is conversant in Spanish, German, and French.

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Relevant Interests: , heart problems, heart valve disease

All Interests: Heart Bypass Surgery, Thoracic Problems, Heart Valve Disease, Esophagus Problems, Heart Problems, ... (Read more)

Procedure Information for CABG and/or Valve Surgery
  • 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.
    95.6%
    (Similar to state average)
  • Case Severity: 1.1 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 145 patients (2009-2011)
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What are Heart Problems?

The heart is one of the most important organs in the body. This smooth muscle expands and contracts rhythmically our entire lifetime, pumping blood to our lungs and then to every other cell in our body. When heart problems occur, it becomes difficult for the body to get the nutrients and oxygen it needs via the blood. So while there are a variety of illnesses and disorders that affect the heart, most of them make you feel weak, tired, and short of breath. The most common heart conditions include heart disease, angina, arrhythmia, and valve disorders.

Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States for both men and women. This includes coronary artery disease, heart attacks, congestive heart failure, and congenital heart disease. Some conditions, such as genetics, cannot be controlled. But there are many other things you can do to lower your risk for heart disease. Controlling high blood pressure and cholesterol levels, reducing or stopping smoking, exercising more and losing weight if needed, and eating a diet low in sodium can all protect your heart.

Angina is a squeezing type of chest pain that happens when the muscles around your heart don’t get enough oxygen. It can be regular or infrequent. Usually, angina is caused by coronary heart disease. However, not all chest pain is angina. Chest pain can also be caused by a lung infection or panic attack, for example, so it is important to have any sudden pain checked.

Arrhythmia is the word for when the heart beats too fast, too slow, or irregularly with skipped beats. It can feel frightening, and depending on the type it can be dangerous, but in most cases arrhythmia is not serious and can be treated. It is very common, especially in older adults.

Heart valve problems can happen in any one of the the heart’s four valves that keep blood flowing where it needs to go. Babies can be born with problems in their heart valves, or valves can be damaged by infections. The valves can stiffen and become less mobile, or they can stop closing properly and ‘leak’ when the heart beats. Valve problems can usually be repaired surgically.
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