We found 3 providers with an interest in heart failure and who accept Oxford Health Plans near Southampton, NY.

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Steven Lederman, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
97 North Sea Road
Southampton, NY
 

Dr. Steven Lederman is an adult cardiology and interventional cardiology specialist. After attending New York University (NYU) School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Montefiore Medical Center. These areas are among his clinical interests: arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), heart valve disease, and coronary angioplasty (PTCA). Dr. Lederman takes several insurance carriers, including Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield. Dr. Lederman's hospital/clinic affiliations include North Shore University Hospital (NSUH), Southside Hospital, and Northwell Health Physician Partners. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , heart failure

All Interests: Syncope, Research, Heart Valve Disease, Implantable Cardioverter-Defibrillator, Hypertension, Heart ... (Read more)

Procedure Information for Percutaneous Coronary Intervention
  • Patient survival rate: ?
    This survival rate is 'risk-adjusted' to account for the fact that some physicians treat sicker patients than average. The resulting percentage is the survival rate for the average patient who has this procedure.
    99.6%
    (Similar to state average)
  • Case Severity: 0.8 times the average?
    Physicians with high case severity treat sicker patients than average, and their patients are more at-risk. In contrast, physicians with low case severity treat healthier patients than average, and their patients are less at-risk.
  • Based on 250 patients (2009-2011)
Procedure Information for Non-Emergency Angioplasty
  • Patient survival rate: ?
    This survival rate is 'risk-adjusted' to account for the fact that some physicians treat sicker patients than average. The resulting percentage is the survival rate for the average patient who has this procedure.
    100%
    (Similar to state average)
  • Case Severity: 1.2 times the average?
    Physicians with high case severity treat sicker patients than average, and their patients are more at-risk. In contrast, physicians with low case severity treat healthier patients than average, and their patients are less at-risk.
  • Based on 239 patients (2009-2011)
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Patrick Valentino, DO
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
97 N Sea Road
Southampton, NY
 

Dr. Patrick Valentino, who practices in Riverhead, NY and Southampton, NY, is a medical specialist in adult cardiology. Clinical interests for Dr. Valentino include renal artery stenosis, enhanced external counterpulsation (EECP), and heart failure. Patient reviews placed Dr. Valentino at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Valentino studied medicine at New York College of Osteopathic Medicine. He completed his residency training at Winthrop University Hospital. He is affiliated with Huntington Hospital, Southside Hospital, and Northwell Health Physician Partners. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , heart failure

All Interests: Heart Valve Surgery, Hypertension, Renal Artery Stenosis, Heart Problems, Coronary Angioplasty, ... (Read more)

Dr. Travis James Bench, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
676 County Road 39a
Southampton, NY
 

Dr. Travis Bench practices adult cardiology in Stony Brook, NY, Center Moriches, NY, and Southampton, NY. The average patient rating for Dr. Bench is 3.5 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include the following: coronary angiogram, heart valve disease, and angina. He is an in-network provider for HealthSmart, Viant, Healthfirst, and more. Before completing his residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital, Dr. Bench attended medical school at Stony Brook University Medical Center, School of Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , heart failure

All Interests: Coronary Angiogram, Atrial Fibrillation, Heart Valve Disease, Tests, Hypertension, Heart Problems, ... (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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