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

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Patrick Valentino, DO
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
271 Route 25a
Wading River, NY
 

Dr. Patrick Valentino practices adult cardiology in Riverhead, NY, Southampton, NY, and Wading River, NY. His average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include renal artery stenosis, enhanced external counterpulsation (EECP), and heart failure. Dr. Valentino is affiliated with Huntington Hospital, Southampton Hospital, and Southside Hospital. Dr. Valentino is an in-network provider for Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has an open panel. After completing medical school at New York College of Osteopathic Medicine, he performed his residency at Winthrop University Hospital. Dr. Valentino (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and Polish.

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All Interests: Hypertension, Heart Problems, High Cholesterol, Heart Failure, Heart Valve Surgery, Renal Artery ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Steven Lederman practices adult cardiology and interventional cardiology in Riverhead, NY, Wading River, NY, and Southampton, NY. His areas of expertise include the following: arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), heart valve disease, and coronary angioplasty (PTCA). He accepts Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Lederman graduated from New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Lederman trained at Montefiore Medical Center. Dr. Lederman is affiliated with North Shore University Hospital (NSUH), Plainview Hospital, and Southampton Hospital. He is accepting new patients.

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

Dr. Babu Easow is a specialist in adult cardiology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Easow include renal artery stenosis, heart failure, and heart valve disease. The average patient rating for Dr. Easow is 5.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield. Before completing his residency at Flushing Hospital Medical Center, Dr. Easow attended medical school at Seth G.S. Medical College and Grant Medical College. Dr. Easow (or staff) speaks Hindi. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Huntington Hospital, Southampton Hospital, and Southside Hospital. Dr. Easow has an open panel.

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

Dr. Mitchell Kleinberg's area of specialization is adolescent medicine. Dr. Kleinberg's areas of expertise include the following: cystic fibrosis (CF), attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD), and lymphoma. Amerigroup, Child Health Plus, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Kleinberg takes. He is a graduate of Mount Sinai School of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at Long Island Jewish Medical Center. Dr. Kleinberg is affiliated with St. Charles Hospital (Port Jefferson, NY), Long Island Jewish (LIJ) Medical Center, and Stony Brook University Hospital. He is accepting new patients.

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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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