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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

Dr. Nicholas Smedira specializes in cardiothoracic surgery. His clinical interests include pericarditis, ventricular tachycardia, and atrial fibrillation. The average patient rating for Dr. Smedira is 5.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO. After completing medical school at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry, Dr. Smedira performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). 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 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: Bypass Surgery, Atrial Fibrillation, Mitral Stenosis, Cardiomyopathy, Aortic Stenosis, Beating ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Darren Berman's area of specialization is pediatric interventional cardiology. He has a special interest in congenital heart disease and cardiac catheterization. He is an in-network provider for Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at Children's Hospital Los Angeles, Dr. Berman attended Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School. 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: Heart Problems, Congenital Heart Disease, Cardiac Catheterization

Dr. Basar Sareyyupoglu, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery
Department of Surgery - Cardiac 11100 Eucl
Cleveland, OH

Dr. Basar Sareyyupoglu is a physician who specializes in cardiac surgery. Dr. Sareyyupoglu is affiliated with UH Parma Medical Center. He obtained his medical school training at Ankara University and performed his residency at Mayo Clinic. United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Sareyyupoglu accepts.

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All Interests: Heart Bypass Surgery, Transplant Procedures, Heart Problems, Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Adult Cardiology
9500 Euclid Avenue; Mail Code J3-4
Cleveland, OH

Dr. Randall Starling's specialty is adult cardiology. Dr. Starling is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Areas of expertise for Dr. Starling include heart transplant, heart failure, and ventricular assist device (VAD). Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Starling takes. He is a graduate of Temple University School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Starling trained at Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh. Awards and/or distinctions Dr. Starling has received include Best Doctors in America and Recipient of numerous NHLBI- and industry-sponsored clinical research grants. He is professionally 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: Cardiomyopathy, Sarcoidosis, Biventricular Pacemaker, Ischemic Cardiomyopathy, Heart Problems, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Anesthesiology, Critical Care
9500 Euclid Avenue; Desk G58
Cleveland, OH

Dr. Nadeem Rahman is an anesthesiology and critical care (intensive care medicine) specialist in Cleveland, OH. His clinical interests encompass general anesthesia and regional anesthesia. He is in-network for United Healthcare Compass, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Rahman's education and training includes medical school at Ohio State University College of Medicine and residency at Cleveland Clinic. He has received the following distinction: Cleveland Clinic Caregiver Celebrations Appreciation Award(s). Dr. Rahman (or staff) is conversant in Urdu. He is affiliated with South Pointe Hospital and Cleveland Clinic Main Campus.

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All Interests: Anesthesia, Heart Problems, General Anesthesia, Regional Anesthesia, Neurological Disorders, Organ ... (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.