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We found 5 providers with an interest in heart problems and who accept United Healthcare Silver HMO near Cleveland, OH.

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Specializes in Cardiothoracic Surgery
9500 Euclid Avenue; Mail Code J4-1
Cleveland, OH
(216) 445-7052; (216) 444-2480

Dr. Nicholas Smedira works as a cardiothoracic surgeon in Cleveland, OH. He attended medical school at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry. Dr. Smedira completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). His areas of expertise include pericarditis, ventricular tachycardia, and atrial fibrillation. Dr. Smedira honors Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, United Healthcare HMO, and more. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include Polly and W. Neil Rossborough Term Chair in Heart Transplantation Research; Best Doctors, Cleveland Magazine; and Teacher of the Year, Cleveland Clinic, Department of Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery. He is professionally affiliated with Cleveland Clinic Main Campus.

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Relevant Interests: , pulmonary valve disease, mitral valve prolapse, heart problems, dilated cardiomyopathy, pericarditis, heart attack, ventricular tachycardia, atrial fibrillation, ventricular fibrillation, atrial septal defect, tricuspid stenosis, endocarditis, tricuspid regurgitation, mitral stenosis, cardiomyopathy, aortic stenosis, infective endocarditis, mitral regurgitation (leaky mitral valve), congenital heart disease, arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), heart valve disease, angina, heart cancer, heart failure, hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, coronary artery disease, ischemic cardiomyopathy, heart valve infection, tricuspid valve disease

All Interests: Cardiovascular Surgery Department, Organ Transplantation, Constrictive-Pericarditis, Heart ... (Read more)

Dr. Darren Paul Berman MD
Specializes in Pediatric Interventional Cardiology
11100 Euclid Avenue; Department of Pediatrics - Cardiology
Cleveland, OH
(216) 844-7700

Dr. Darren Berman is a medical specialist in pediatric interventional cardiology. Dr. Berman is a graduate of Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School. His residency was performed at Children's Hospital Los Angeles. His clinical interests encompass congenital heart disease and cardiac catheterization. He is in-network for Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is professionally affiliated with the University Hospitals (UH) and Nationwide Children's Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , heart problems, congenital heart disease

All Interests: Pediatric Cardiology, Cardiac Catheterization, Interventional Cardiology, Congenital Heart Disease

Basar Sareyyupoglu MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery
Department of Surgery - Cardiac 11100 Eucl
Cleveland, OH
(216) 844-5770; (216) 844-4004

Dr. Basar Sareyyupoglu is a Cleveland, OH physician who specializes in cardiac surgery. He is affiliated with UH Parma Medical Center. Dr. Sareyyupoglu accepts United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, United Healthcare Navigate, and more. He graduated from Ankara University and then he performed his residency at Mayo Clinic.

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All Interests: Heart Transplantation, Lung Transplantation, Coronary Artery Bypass Graft Surgery (CABG) - Off ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Adult Cardiology
9500 Euclid Avenue; Mail Code J3-4
Cleveland, OH
(216) 444-6697; (216) 444-2268

Dr. Randall Starling sees patients in Cleveland, OH. His medical specialty is adult cardiology. His areas of expertise include the following: heart transplant, heart failure, and ventricular assist device (VAD). Dr. Starling honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He studied medicine at Temple University School of Medicine. Dr. Starling trained at Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh for residency. He has received distinctions including Best Doctors in America and Recipient of numerous NHLBI- and industry-sponsored clinical research grants. He is affiliated with Cleveland Clinic Main Campus.

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Relevant Interests: , heart problems, heart failure, dilated cardiomyopathy, cardiomyopathy, hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, ischemic cardiomyopathy

All Interests: Cardiovascular Medicine Department, Heart Failure Section, Cardiomyopathy, heart failure, heart ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Anesthesiology, Critical Care (Intensive Care Medicine)
9500 Euclid Avenue; Desk G58
Cleveland, OH
(216) 445-7184; (216) 444-3877

Dr. Nadeem Rahman specializes in anesthesiology and critical care (intensive care medicine). He has a special interest in general anesthesia and regional anesthesia. Dr. Rahman accepts several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Compass, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry. His education and training includes medical school at Ohio State University College of Medicine and residency at Cleveland Clinic. He has received the distinction of Cleveland Clinic Caregiver Celebrations Appreciation Award(s). Dr. Rahman (or staff) speaks Urdu. His professional affiliations include South Pointe Hospital and Cleveland Clinic Main Campus.

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All Interests: Anesthesia, Anesthesia For Cardiology, Anesthesia For Neurology, Anesthesia For Organ Transplant, ... (Read more)


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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.