We found 3 providers with an interest in heart problems and who accept Health Net PPO near Fullerton, CA.

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Dr. Joseph K Song, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
16262 E Whittier Boulevard; Suite 21
Whittier, CA

Dr. Joseph Song's area of specialization is adult cardiology. He graduated from the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine. In his practice, Dr. Song focuses on arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), angioplasty, and stent. He takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. Dr. Song (or staff) speaks Korean, Spanish, and French. He is professionally affiliated with PIH Health.

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Relevant Interests: , arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), atrial fibrillation

All Interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Stent, Arrhythmias, Angioplasty

Dr. Harishchandra N Patel, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Cardiology
3400 West Ball Road; Suite 203
Anaheim, CA

Dr. Harishchandra Patel's areas of specialization are adult critical care and adult cardiology. Dr. Patel (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and Gujarati. His areas of expertise include the following: hypertension (high blood pressure), angioplasty, and pacemaker. He is professionally affiliated with St. Joseph Hospital Affiliated Physicians (SJHAP) and St. Joseph Hospital (Orange, CA). He is a graduate of Medical College Baroda. He trained at Mercy Hospital and Medical Center, Chicago for his residency. Dr. Patel takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield.

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Relevant Interests: , atrial fibrillation, coronary artery disease

All Interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Nuclear Stress Test, Hypertension, Pacemaker, Angiogram, Stress Testing, ... (Read more)

Dr. Afshan B. B Hameed, MD
Specializes in Maternal and Fetal Medicine
300 W. Carl Karcher Way
Anaheim, CA

Dr. Afshan Hameed specializes in maternal and fetal medicine (perinatology). She has a special interest in high risk pregnancy. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Joseph Heritage Medical Group, UC Irvine Medical Center, and Miller Children's & Women's Hospital Long Beach. Dr. Hameed honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. Dr. Hameed is accepting new patients. Before completing her residency at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center, Dr. Hameed attended medical school at the University of the Punjab and King Edward Medical University. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Hameed include: Best Doctors in America - Obstetrics and Gynecology; Best Doctors in America - Cardiovascular Disease; and Physicians of Excellence, Orange County Medical Association. In addition to English, Dr. Hameed (or staff) speaks Urdu and Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , women's heart disease

All Interests: Fetal Echocardiography, Women's Heart Disease, Intensive Care, Anticoagulants, Pregnancy, High Risk ... (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.
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