We found 4 providers with an interest in heart failure and who accept Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield near Wading River, NY.

Dr. Steven J Lederman, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
271 Route 25a
Wading River, NY
 

Dr. Steven Lederman specializes in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. Clinical interests for Dr. Lederman include arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), heart valve disease, and coronary angioplasty (PTCA). His hospital/clinic affiliations include North Shore University Hospital, Stony Brook University Hospital, and Winthrop-University Hospital. Dr. Lederman attended New York University (NYU) School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Montefiore Medical Center for residency. He honors Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and more. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Lederman's office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , heart failure

All Interests: Research, Hypertension, Heart Problems, Atherosclerosis Prevention, Arrhythmias, High Cholesterol, ... (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.
    99.6%
    (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 250 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.
    100%
    (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 239 patients (2009-2011)
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Dr. Patrick Paul Valentino, MD, DO
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
271 Route 25a
Wading River, NY
 

Dr. Patrick Valentino's area of specialization is adult cardiology. In addition to English, Dr. Valentino (or staff) speaks Spanish and Polish. Clinical interests for Dr. Valentino include renal artery stenosis, enhanced external counterpulsation (EECP), and heart failure. Dr. Valentino's hospital/clinic affiliations include Huntington Hospital and Stony Brook University Hospital. His education and training includes medical school at New York College of Osteopathic Medicine and residency at Winthrop University Hospital. Dr. Valentino has a 3.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He honors Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield, in addition to other insurance carriers. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , heart failure

All Interests: Heart Valve Surgery, Hypertension, Renal Artery Stenosis, Heart Problems, Coronary Angioplasty, ... (Read more)

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Dr. Babu Easow, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
271 Rt 25a
Wading River, NY
 

Dr. Babu Easow, who practices in Riverhead, NY, Southampton, NY, and Wading River, NY, is a medical specialist in adult cardiology. His areas of expertise include the following: renal artery stenosis, heart failure, and heart valve disease. He is an in-network provider for Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and more. Dr. Easow is a graduate of Seth G.S. Medical College and Grant Medical College and a graduate of Flushing Hospital Medical Center's residency program. Dr. Easow (or staff) is conversant in Hindi. He is professionally affiliated with Huntington Hospital and Stony Brook University Hospital. Dr. Easow's practice is open to new patients.

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All Interests: Renal Vascular Disease, Heart Valve Disease, Hypertension, Renal Artery Stenosis, Heart Problems, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Pediatrics, Adolescent Medicine
6144 Route 25a
Wading River, NY
 

Dr. Mitchell Kleinberg is an adolescent medicine specialist in Holbrook, NY, Wading River, NY, and Port Jefferson, NY. Dr. Kleinberg's areas of expertise include the following: cystic fibrosis (CF), attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD), and lymphoma. He takes Amerigroup, Child Health Plus, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. He attended Mount Sinai School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Long Island Jewish Medical Center. Dr. Kleinberg's professional affiliations include St. Charles Hospital (Port Jefferson, NY), Long Island Jewish (LIJ) Medical Center, and Stony Brook University Hospital. He welcomes new patients.

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All Interests: Immunization, Multiple Sclerosis, Eating Disorders, Urinary Incontinence, Hives, Influenza, Kidney ... (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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