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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 works as a cardiologist and interventional cardiologist. Areas of expertise for Dr. Lederman include arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), heart valve disease, and coronary angioplasty (PTCA). He is professionally affiliated with North Shore University Hospital, Stony Brook University Hospital, and Winthrop-University Hospital. Dr. Lederman takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Viant, and Healthfirst, as well as other insurance carriers. His practice is open to new patients. Before completing his residency at Montefiore Medical Center, Dr. Lederman attended medical school at New York University (NYU) School of Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , heart failure

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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 specialty is adult cardiology. Dr. Valentino is rated 3.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. These areas are among his clinical interests: renal artery stenosis, enhanced external counterpulsation (EECP), and heart failure. He is affiliated with Stony Brook University Hospital. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Viant, and Healthfirst are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Valentino accepts. Dr. Valentino attended New York College of Osteopathic Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Winthrop University Hospital. Dr. Valentino (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and Polish.

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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 works as an adult cardiologist. Clinical interests for Dr. Easow include renal artery stenosis, heart failure, and heart valve disease. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and Viant, as well as other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at Seth G.S. Medical College and Grant Medical College. Dr. Easow completed his residency training at Flushing Hospital Medical Center. He is affiliated with Stony Brook University Hospital.

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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's area of specialization is adolescent medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Kleinberg include cystic fibrosis (CF), attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD), and lymphoma. Dr. Kleinberg is an in-network provider for Amerigroup, Child Health Plus, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He obtained his medical school training at Mount Sinai School of Medicine and performed his residency at Long Island Jewish Medical Center. His 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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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.