We found 22 providers with an interest in heart failure and who accept Aetna Leap Diabetes near Paoli, PA.

Dr. Paul J Mather, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
250 King of Prussia Road
Radnor, PA
 

Dr. Paul Mather's specialty is adult cardiology. He is a graduate of Temple University School of Medicine and a graduate of Temple University Hospital's residency program. Areas of expertise for Dr. Mather include mitral valve prolapse, rheumatic heart disease, and myocarditis. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. Dr. Mather has received the following distinctions: Philadelphia Super Doctors and Philadelphia Magazine's Top Docs 2016,2015,2014,2013,2012,2011,2010. He is professionally affiliated with Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP) and Thomas Jefferson University Hospital. Unfortunately, he is not currently accepting new patients.

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All Interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Cardiomyopathy, Enlarged Heart, Sarcoidosis, Robotic Mitral Valve Repair, ... (Read more)

Dr. Nirav Nikhilesh Mehta, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Nuclear Cardiology
255 W Lancaster Avenue; Paoli Memorial Medical Building #2 Suite 328
Paoli, PA
 

Dr. Nirav Mehta is an adult cardiologist and nuclear cardiology specialist. His average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. He has indicated that his clinical interests include heart failure. Dr. Mehta takes Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, United Healthcare HMO, and more. His education and training includes medical school at Albany Medical College and residency at Jefferson University Hospitals. Dr. Mehta is professionally affiliated with Main Line Health. He is not currently accepting new patients.

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All Interests: Heart Failure, Coronary Artery Disease

Dr. Susan Celia Brozena, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
250 King of Prussia Road
Radnor, PA
 

Dr. Susan Brozena is a specialist in adult cardiology. In her practice, she is particularly interested in consultative cardiology, heart transplant, and heart failure. Dr. Brozena has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. She takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. She is a graduate of Temple University School of Medicine and a graduate of Temple University Hospital's residency program. Awards and/or distinctions Dr. Brozena has received include Recognized annually in Philadelphia Magazine 's Top Docs issue from 1994 through 2016; Philadelphia Super Doctors; and Recognized by America's Top Doctors, 2007, 2010, 2012-14. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP) and Perelman Center for Advanced Medicine.

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All Interests: Consultative Cardiology, Ischemic Cardiomyopathy, Heart Problems, Heart Transplant, Heart Failure

Dr. Elliott Mark Gerber, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
255 West Lancaster Avenue; Paoli Hospital, Mob 2, Suite 328
Paoli, PA
 

Dr. Elliot Gerber practices adult cardiology and interventional cardiology in Paoli, PA. He has a special interest in heart failure. He is an in-network provider for Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at Stamford Hospital, Connecticut, Dr. Gerber attended New York Medical College for medical school. He is affiliated with Main Line Health. Unfortunately, he is not currently accepting new patients.

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All Interests: Consultative Cardiology, Hypertension, CT Coronary Angiogram, Heart Failure, Coronary Artery Disease

Dr. Parul Bhikhu Patel, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
Penn Medicine Valley Forge; 1001 Chesterbrook Boulevard
Berwyn, PA
 

Dr. Parul Patel is an adult cardiologist in Philadelphia, PA and Berwyn, PA. Areas of expertise for Dr. Patel include consultative cardiology, aortic disease, and heart valve disease. Dr. Patel is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before performing her residency at Bellevue Hospital Center, Dr. Patel attended SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine for medical school. She speaks Gujarati. Her professional affiliations include Penn Presbyterian Medical Center and Chestnut Hill Hospital.

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All Interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Enlarged Heart, Cardiac Stress Testing, Nuclear Stress Test, Consultative ... (Read more)

Dr. John Coster Steers, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
3855 West Chester Pike; Mlh Center In Newtown Square, Suite 250
Newtown Square, PA
 

Dr. John Steers' specialty is adult cardiology. Clinical interests for Dr. Steers include mitral valve prolapse, atherosclerosis, and nuclear scan. Dr. Steers's average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Steers accepts. Dr. Steers graduated from Mount Sinai School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Temple University Hospital. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Bryn Mawr Medical Specialists and Bryn Mawr Hospital. He is not currently accepting new patients.

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All Interests: Pericarditis, Atrial Fibrillation, Chest Pain, Cardiomyopathy, Heart Valve Disease, Hypertension, ... (Read more)

Dr. Richard Paul Tucci, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
255 W Lancaster Avenue; Paoli Med Bldg Iii Suite 234
Paoli, PA
 

Dr. Richard Tucci's specialties are adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Eastern Virginia Medical School, Dr. Tucci attended Eastern Virginia Medical School. These areas are among his clinical interests: heart failure and arteriovenous malformation (AVM). Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is affiliated with Main Line Health. Dr. Tucci is not accepting new patients at this time.

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All Interests: Consultative Cardiology, Hypertension, Arteriovenous Malformation, Heart Failure, Coronary Artery ... (Read more)

Dr. Paul M Coady, MD
Specializes in Interventional Cardiology
3855 West Chester Pike; Suite 240
Newtown Square, PA
 

Dr. Paul Coady is an interventional cardiology specialist in Wynnewood, PA and Newtown Square, PA. Areas of expertise for Dr. Coady include rheumatic heart disease, heart valve disease, and transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR). He is affiliated with Lankenau Medical Center. He attended medical school at Temple University School of Medicine. Dr. Coady trained at Lankenau Medical Center for residency. He is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He is in-network for Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, United Healthcare HMO, and more.

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All Interests: Rheumatic Heart Disease, Pericarditis, Chest Pain, Cardiomyopathy, Consultative Cardiology, Heart ... (Read more)

Dr. Glenn Robert Harper, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology
3855 West Chester Pike; Mlh Center In Newtown Square, Suite 250
Newtown Square, PA
 

Dr. Glenn Harper is a physician who specializes in adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). His areas of expertise include tilt table test, heart failure, and heart valve disease. Dr. Harper is affiliated with Bryn Mawr Medical Specialists and Bryn Mawr Hospital. His education and training includes medical school at MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine, Allegheny University. Dr. Harper's average rating from his patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Harper takes. He has received the following distinction: Philadelphia Super Doctors. Unfortunately, he is not accepting new patients at this time.

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All Interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Electrocardiogram, Chest Pain, Cardiomyopathy, Consultative Cardiology, Heart ... (Read more)

Dr. Maren Elizabeith Jeffery, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
250 King of Prussia Road
Radnor, PA
 

Dr. Maren Jeffery's area of specialization is adult cardiology. Her clinical interests include stress echo, consultative cardiology, and cardiac risk reduction. She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. Dr. Jeffery is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. Dr. Jeffery trained at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania for residency. Awards and/or distinctions she has received include Recognized by Best Doctors in America 2009-2010, 2011-2012 and Recognized by Suburban Life magazine's "Top Physicians 2010" issue. She is affiliated with Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP).

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All Interests: Depression, Dizziness, Cardiac Stress Testing, Stress Echo, Consultative Cardiology, Hypertension, ... (Read more)

Dr. Steven Mark Laporte, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
255 W Lancaster Avenue; Paoli Med Bldg Iii Suite 234
Paoli, PA
 

Dr. Steven Laporte's area of specialization is adult cardiology. Dr. Laporte's education and training includes medical school at Temple University School of Medicine and residency at Medical College of Pennsylvania Hospital. His clinical interests encompass heart failure. He is in-network for Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He is professionally affiliated with Main Line Health. He has a closed panel.

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All Interests: Consultative Cardiology, Hypertension, Heart Failure, Coronary Artery Disease

Dr. Leo A Podolsky, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
255 W Lancaster Avenue; Paoli Med Bldg Iii Suite 234
Paoli, PA
 

Dr. Leo Podolsky specializes in adult cardiology. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Podolsky include mitral valve prolapse, atherosclerosis, and nuclear scan. Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Podolsky honors. He obtained his medical school training at Tel Aviv University, Sackler Faculty of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Downstate Medical Center. Dr. Podolsky is professionally affiliated with Main Line Health. He is not accepting new patients at this time.

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All Interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Chest Pain, Cardiomyopathy, Consultative Cardiology, Heart Valve Disease, ... (Read more)

Dr. Howard Barnet Kramer, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
3855 West Chester Pike; Mlh Center In Newtown Square, Suite 250
Newtown Square, PA
 

Dr. Howard Kramer's area of specialization is adult cardiology. He graduated from Temple University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Temple University Hospital. These areas are among his clinical interests: heart valve disease, atherosclerosis, and nuclear scan. Dr. Kramer honors Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Kramer's hospital/clinic affiliations include Bryn Mawr Medical Specialists and Bryn Mawr Hospital. He is closed to new patients at this time.

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Relevant Interests: , heart failure

All Interests: Pericarditis, Atrial Fibrillation, Chest Pain, Cardiomyopathy, Heart Valve Disease, Tilt Table ... (Read more)

Dr. Kevin Edward Shinal, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
255 West Lancaster Avenue; Paoli Hospital, Mob 3, Suite 234
Paoli, PA
 

Dr. Kevin Shinal's area of specialization is adult cardiology. These areas are among his clinical interests: atherosclerosis, nuclear scan, and heart attack. Dr. Shinal takes Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, United Healthcare HMO, and more. He attended Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College for medical school and subsequently trained at Lankenau Medical Center and Jefferson University Hospitals for residency. He is affiliated with Main Line Health. Unfortunately, Dr. Shinal is not currently accepting new patients.

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All Interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Chest Pain, Cardiomyopathy, Aortic Stenosis, Consultative Cardiology, Heart ... (Read more)

Dr. John P McNamara, DO
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Nuclear Cardiology
3855 West Chester Pike; Mlh Center In Newtown Square, Suite 240
Newtown Square, PA
 

Dr. John McNamara's specialties are adult cardiology and nuclear cardiology. He practices in Newtown Square, PA and Exton, PA. Areas of expertise for Dr. McNamara include heart failure, heart valve disease, and atherosclerosis. He accepts Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, United Healthcare HMO, and more. Dr. McNamara studied medicine at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. McNamara is professionally affiliated with Main Line Health. He is not accepting new patients at this time.

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All Interests: Chest Pain, Cardiomyopathy, Consultative Cardiology, Heart Valve Disease, Hypertension, Exercise, ... (Read more)

Dr. John James OHara Jr., MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Cardiac Rehabilitation
255 W Lancaster Avenue; Paoli Med Bldg Iii Suite 234
Paoli, PA
 

Dr. John O'Hara is a cardiologist and cardiac rehabilitation specialist. Areas of expertise for Dr. O'Hara include heart failure. He is affiliated with Main Line Health. He attended MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine, Allegheny University for residency. He is rated highly by his patients. He is an in-network provider for Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. O'Hara is not currently accepting new patients.

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All Interests: Consultative Cardiology, Hypertension, Heart Failure, Coronary Artery Disease

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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.