We found 4 providers with an interest in heart failure and who accept Aetna Open Access Managed Choice near Modesto, CA.

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Dr. Amar L Pohwani, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Nuclear Medicine
1409 E Briggsmore Avenue
Modesto, CA
 

Dr. Amar Pohwani works as a cardiologist and nuclear medicine specialist. After completing medical school at Aga Khan University Medical College, he performed his residency at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). Clinical interests for Dr. Pohwani include heart problems. Dr. Pohwani honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal. Dr. Pohwani (or staff) is conversant in Urdu, Sindhi, and Hindi. Dr. Pohwani's hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Sutter Gould Medical Foundation (SGMF). New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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All Interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Cardiomyopathy, Nuclear Stress Test, Invasive Cardiology, Hypertension, ... (Read more)

Dr. Charles C Tsai, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
1409 E Briggsmore Avenue
Modesto, CA
 

Dr. Charles Tsai is a cardiologist in Modesto, CA. His clinical interests encompass heart problems. Dr. Tsai is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and more. He attended the University of Michigan Medical School and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan for residency. Dr. Tsai is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Sutter Gould Medical Foundation (SGMF). New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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All Interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Cardiomyopathy, Hypertension, Non-Invasive Cardiology, Heart Problems, Cardiac ... (Read more)

Dr. Syed Nasim Ahmed, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
1409 E Briggsmore Avenue
Modesto, CA
 

Dr. Syed Ahmed's area of specialization is adult cardiology. Dr. Ahmed's areas of expertise include heart problems. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Aga Khan University Medical College. Dr. Ahmed (or staff) speaks the following languages: Urdu, Hindi, and Punjabi. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Sutter Gould Medical Foundation (SGMF). New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Ahmed's office for an appointment.

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Dr. Khun Zaw Htet Htet Aung, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
600 Coffee Road
Modesto, CA
 

Dr. Khun Zaw Aung is a general internist. In addition to English, he speaks Burmese. Dr. Aung is especially interested in internal medicine. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Memorial Medical Center, Modesto, and Sutter Gould Medical Foundation (SGMF). Before performing his residency at St. Barnabas Hospital, Bronx, Dr. Aung attended the University of Medicine, Mandalay for medical school. Dr. Aung is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal. Unfortunately, he is not accepting new patients at this time.

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All Interests: Diabetes, Internal Medicine, Heart Failure, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Elder Care

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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.
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