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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 is an adult cardiology and interventional cardiology specialist in Riverhead, NY, Hampton Bays, NY, and Southampton, NY. His areas of expertise include the following: arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), heart valve disease, and coronary angioplasty (PTCA). Dr. Lederman is affiliated with North Shore University Hospital, Stony Brook University Hospital, and Winthrop-University Hospital. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HealthSmart, and Viant, as well as other insurance carriers. He is open to new patients. After attending New York University (NYU) School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Montefiore Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , heart failure

All Interests: Syncope, Research, Heart Valve Disease, Implantable Cardioverter-Defibrillator, Tests, ... (Read more)

Procedure Information for Percutaneous Coronary Intervention
  • Patient survival rate: ?
    99.6%
    (Similar to state average)
  • Case Severity: 0.8 times the average?
  • Based on 250 patients (2009-2011)
Procedure Information for Non-Emergency Angioplasty
  • Patient survival rate: ?
    100%
    (Similar to state average)
  • Case Severity: 1.2 times the average?
  • 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. Before performing his residency at Winthrop University Hospital, Dr. Valentino attended New York College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school. These areas are among Dr. Valentino's clinical interests: renal artery stenosis, enhanced external counterpulsation (EECP), and heart failure. His average patient rating is 3.0 stars out of 5. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Viant, Healthfirst, and more. Dr. Valentino (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and Polish. He is affiliated with Stony Brook University Hospital. Dr. Valentino's 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 is an adult cardiology specialist in Riverhead, NY, Southampton, NY, and Wading River, NY. Dr. Easow attended medical school at Seth G.S. Medical College and Grant Medical College. His residency was performed at Flushing Hospital Medical Center. Clinical interests for Dr. Easow include renal artery stenosis, heart failure, and heart valve disease. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, Viant, and more. Dr. Easow (or staff) speaks Hindi. Dr. Easow is affiliated with Huntington Hospital and Stony Brook University Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Easow's office for an appointment.

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

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

Dr. Mitchell Kleinberg is a specialist in adolescent medicine. He works in Holbrook, NY, Wading River, NY, and Port Jefferson, NY. His areas of expertise include the following: cystic fibrosis (CF), attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD), and lymphoma. He is professionally affiliated with St. Charles Hospital (Port Jefferson, NY), Long Island Jewish (LIJ) Medical Center, and Stony Brook University Hospital. Dr. Kleinberg is in-network for Amerigroup, Child Health Plus, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Kleinberg's practice is open to new patients. Before performing his residency at Long Island Jewish Medical Center, Dr. Kleinberg attended Mount Sinai School of Medicine.

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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.