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

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

Dr. Roger Ishac works as a cardiologist and interventional cardiologist. Dr. Ishac (or staff) speaks the following languages: Arabic, Spanish, and Armenian. Dr. Ishac's areas of expertise include heart failure, hypertension (high blood pressure), and cholesterol problems (lipid disorders). He is affiliated with Methodist Health System. He graduated from Lebanese University Faculty of Medical Sciences and then he performed his residency at Staten Island University Hospital and Albert Einstein Medical Center, Philadelphia. Dr. Ishac is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is not currently accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , heart failure

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

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

Dr. Marc Tischler is an adult cardiology specialist in Burlington, VT and South Burlington, VT. Dr. Tischler (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and Vietnamese. Dr. Tischler is especially interested in stress echo, heart failure, and heart valve disease. He is professionally affiliated with White River Junction VA Medical Center. After completing medical school at Harvard Medical School, he performed his residency at Brigham and Women's Hospital. Dr. Tischler accepts several insurance carriers, including POMCO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield.

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Relevant Interests: , heart failure

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

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

Dr. Matthew Watkins, who practices in Burlington, VT, Saint Albans, VT, and South Burlington, VT, is a medical specialist in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. In his practice, he is particularly interested in heart failure, heart valve disease, and congenital heart disease. POMCO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Watkins accepts. Dr. Watkins graduated from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. He trained at the University of Vermont/Fletcher Allen Health Care for residency.

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Relevant Interests: , heart failure

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

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

Dr. Martin Lewinter is a specialist in adult cardiology. His clinical interests include heart failure, heart valve disease, and cardiomyopathy. Before performing his residency at Bellevue Hospital Center, Dr. Lewinter attended New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. He accepts 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 is a physician who specializes in adult cardiology. He is especially interested in heart failure, cardiomyopathy, and stress testing. POMCO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Meyer takes. Before performing his residency at the University of Vermont/Fletcher Allen Health Care, Dr. Meyer attended the University of Freiburg Faculty of Medicine for medical school. 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. Johannes Karl-Friedrich Steiner, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
111 Colchester Avenue; Main Campus, Mcclure, Level 1
Burlington, VT
 

Dr. Johannes Steiner works as a cardiologist in Burlington, VT and South Burlington, VT. He attended the University of Freiburg Faculty of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at Mary Hitchcock Memorial Hospital for residency. He has a special interest in heart transplant, heart failure, and intensive care. Dr. Steiner takes POMCO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield, in addition to other insurance carriers. In addition to English, he speaks German. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , heart failure

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

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

Dr. Peter Van Buren's medical specialty is adult cardiology. Before performing his residency at Georgetown University Hospital, Dr. Van Buren attended the University of Vermont College of Medicine for medical school. His clinical interests include heart failure and echocardiogram (echo). He is in-network for POMCO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and more. He is professionally affiliated with Fletcher Allen Health Care.

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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 practices general internal medicine. He is especially interested in heart failure and hospital care. Dr. Sra is in-network for several insurance carriers, including POMCO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield. He attended the University of Delhi, University College of Medical Sciences and then went on to complete his residency at Robert Packer Hospital. Dr. Sra (or staff) speaks Hindi.

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Relevant Interests: , heart failure

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.