We found 5 providers with an interest in heart failure and who accept Bronze Compass 4200 near Tampa, FL.

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Dr. Matthew U Glover, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
2814 West Virginia Avenue
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Matthew Glover is an adult cardiology and interventional cardiology specialist. Dr. Glover's areas of expertise include the following: mitral valve prolapse, holter monitoring, and atherosclerosis. He has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Glover accepts. Dr. Glover studied medicine at the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine and the University of Florida College of Medicine. He has received the distinction of Florida Super Doctors 2009 - Gulf Coast Edition. He speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with BayCare Physician Partners, St. Joseph's Hospital - North, and BayCare Medical Group.

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All Interests: Mitral Stenosis, Cardiomyopathy, Aortic Stenosis, Nuclear Stress Test, Laser Treatment, Stress ... (Read more)

Dr. Xavier Enerique Prida, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
2 Tampa General Circle; 5th Floor, Usf Department of Cardiology
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Xavier Prida's specialties are adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. Dr. Prida speaks Spanish. Clinical interests for Dr. Prida include coronary angiogram, mitral valve prolapse, and cardioversion. His professional affiliations include the University of South Florida (USF) Health, St. Joseph's Women's Hospital, and St. Joseph Children's Hospital. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine and residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College. Dr. Prida accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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All Interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Mitral Stenosis, Cardiomyopathy, Aortic Stenosis, Nuclear Stress Test, ... (Read more)

Dr. Alok Singh, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
3001 W Dr Martin Luther King Jr Boulevard
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Alok Singh is a cardiologist and interventional cardiologist. Dr. Singh (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and Hindi. His clinical interests include coronary angiogram, mitral valve prolapse, and carotid artery disease. His hospital/clinic affiliations include BayCare Physician Partners, St. Joseph's Hospital - North, and BayCare Medical Group. Dr. Singh attended medical school at Maulana Azad Medical College. His residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Downstate Medical Center. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more.

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All Interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Mitral Stenosis, Cardiomyopathy, Aortic Stenosis, Nuclear Stress Test, ... (Read more)

Dr. James M Irwin, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology
3001 W Dr Martin Luther King Jr Boulevard
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. James Irwin's areas of specialization are adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). He graduated from Penn State College of Medicine. His areas of expertise include geriatric health, holter monitoring, and heart failure. Dr. Irwin's average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Irwin accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He is professionally affiliated with BayCare Physician Partners, St. Joseph's Hospital - North, and BayCare Medical Group.

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All Interests: Cryosurgery, Cardiomyopathy, Catheter Ablation, Arrhythmias, Electrophysiological Study, Heart ... (Read more)

Dr. Cedric D Sheffield, MD
Specializes in Cardiothoracic Surgery
5 Tampa General Circle; Suite 725
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Cedric Sheffield's area of specialization is cardiothoracic surgery. Before completing his residency at the University of Maryland Medical Center, Dr. Sheffield attended medical school at Duke University School of Medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Sheffield include video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS), aortic valve replacement, and lung cancer surgery. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He is professionally affiliated with Cleveland Clinic Florida - Weston.

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All Interests: Bypass Surgery, Heart Bypass Surgery, Atrial Fibrillation, Lung Biopsy, Beating Heart Coronary ... (Read more)

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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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