We found 8 providers with an interest in heart failure and who accept Cigna near Burlington, VT.

Dr. Marc David Tischler, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
111 Colchester Avenue; Main Campus, Mcclure, Level 1
Burlington, VT
 

Dr. Marc Tischler's medical specialty is adult cardiology. His clinical interests include stress echo, heart failure, and heart valve disease. He honors POMCO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and more. After attending Harvard Medical School, Dr. Tischler completed his residency training at Brigham and Women's Hospital. In addition to English, Dr. Tischler (or staff) speaks Spanish and Vietnamese. He is affiliated with White River Junction VA Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , heart failure

All Interests: Stress Echo, Heart Valve Disease, Ischemic Cardiomyopathy, Heart Failure, Coronary Artery Disease

Dr. Roger George Ishac, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
111 Colchester Avenue; Main Campus, Mcclure, Level 1
Burlington, VT
 

Dr. Roger Ishac is a physician who specializes in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. These areas are among Dr. Ishac's clinical interests: heart failure, hypertension (high blood pressure), and cholesterol problems (lipid disorders). He attended medical school at Lebanese University Faculty of Medical Sciences. His training includes residency programs at Staten Island University Hospital and Albert Einstein Medical Center, Philadelphia. Dr. Ishac honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. Unfortunately, he is not accepting new patients at this time.

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All Interests: Cardiomyopathy, Hypertension, Ischemic Cardiomyopathy, Heart Problems, Cholesterol Problems, ... (Read more)

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Dr. Matthew Wells Watkins, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
Card; Unit, Mcclure 1
Burlington, VT
 

Dr. Matthew Watkins is a physician who specializes in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. He has a special interest in heart failure, heart valve disease, and congenital heart disease. Dr. Watkins takes several insurance carriers, including POMCO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield. After attending the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at the University of Vermont/Fletcher Allen Health Care.

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All Interests: Heart Valve Disease, Ischemic Cardiomyopathy, Congenital Heart Disease, Cardiac Catheterization, ... (Read more)

Dr. Johannes Karl-Friedrich Steiner, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
111 Colchester Avenue; Main Campus, Mcclure, Level 1
Burlington, VT
 

Dr. Johannes Steiner's specialty is adult cardiology. Before completing his residency at Mary Hitchcock Memorial Hospital, Dr. Steiner attended medical school at the University of Freiburg Faculty of Medicine. These areas are among Dr. Steiner's clinical interests: heart transplant, heart failure, and intensive care. He is an in-network provider for POMCO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Steiner speaks German. He is open to new patients.

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All Interests: Heart Problems, Intensive Care, Heart Transplant, Pulmonary Hypertension, Heart Failure

Dr. Martin Melvin Lewinter, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
111 Colchester Avenue; Main Campus, Mcclure, Level 1
Burlington, VT
 

Dr. Martin Lewinter sees patients in South Burlington, VT and Burlington, VT. His medical specialty is adult cardiology. After attending New York University (NYU) School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Bellevue Hospital Center. His areas of expertise consist of heart failure, heart valve disease, and cardiomyopathy. Dr. Lewinter is an in-network provider for POMCO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , heart failure

All Interests: Cardiomyopathy, Heart Valve Disease, Heart Failure, Coronary Artery Disease

Dr. Markus Franz Meyer, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
111 Colchester Avenue; Main Campus, Mcclure, Level 1
Burlington, VT
 

Dr. Markus Meyer specializes in adult cardiology and practices in Burlington, VT and South Burlington, VT. His areas of expertise include the following: heart failure, cardiomyopathy, and stress testing. He accepts POMCO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Meyer attended medical school at the University of Freiburg Faculty of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at the University of Vermont/Fletcher Allen Health Care. Dr. Meyer (or staff) speaks German and French.

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Relevant Interests: , heart failure

All Interests: Cardiomyopathy, Cardiac Imaging, Stress Testing, Heart Failure

Dr. Peter C Van Buren, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
111 Colchester Avenue
Burlington, VT
 

Dr. Peter Van Buren is a specialist in adult cardiology. He has indicated that his clinical interests include heart failure and echocardiogram (echo). He is affiliated with Fletcher Allen Health Care. Dr. Van Buren is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including POMCO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield. After completing medical school at the University of Vermont College of Medicine, he performed his residency at Georgetown University Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , advanced heart failure, heart failure

All Interests: Transplant Procedures, Echocardiogram, Advanced Heart Failure, Heart Failure

Dr. Jaspinder Singh Sra, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
111 Colchester Avenue; Shepardson 567
Burlington, VT
 

Dr. Jaspinder Sra's area of specialization is general internal medicine. In his practice, Dr. Sra focuses on heart failure and hospital care. He takes POMCO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Sra graduated from the University of Delhi, University College of Medical Sciences. Dr. Sra's residency was performed at Robert Packer Hospital. Dr. Sra (or staff) speaks Hindi.

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All Interests: Hospital Care, Heart Failure

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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.