We found 156 providers with an interest in heart problems and who accept Humana Simplicity near Westwood, KS.

Dr. Deepa Cheerag Upadhyaya, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
4330 Wornall Road; Suite 2000
Kansas City, MO
 

Dr. Deepa Upadhyaya works as an adult cardiologist in Kansas City, MO and Lees Summit, MO. Areas of expertise for Dr. Upadhyaya include congenital heart disease and echocardiogram (echo). Dr. Upadhyaya is professionally affiliated with Anderson County Hospital, Wright Memorial Hospital, and Hedrick Medical Center. After attending Northeast Ohio Medical University for medical school, she completed her residency training at Cleveland Clinic Florida and UH Case Medical Center. She takes Coventry, TRICARE, and Aetna Elect Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , congenital heart disease

All Interests: Echocardiogram, Congenital Heart Disease

Dr. Shripad Roy Hegde, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
3901 Rainbow
Kansas City, KS
 

Dr. S. Hegde practices adult cardiology in Kansas City, KS and Overland Park, KS. Clinical interests for Dr. Hegde include rheumatic heart disease, ablation, and second opinions. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. He graduated from Karnataka Institute of Medical Sciences and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Maryland. Dr. Hegde has received the following distinction: Kansas City Super Doctors. Dr. Hegde (or staff) speaks Hindi. His professional affiliations include The University of Kansas Hospital and Carondelet Health.

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Relevant Interests: , arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), rheumatic heart disease, heart problems, supraventricular (atrial) arrhythmia, heart valve disease, angina, heart attack, mitral valve disease, supraventricular tachycardia (SVT), aortic valve disease, heart palpitations, atrial fibrillation, atrial flutter, heart failure, women's heart disease, cardiomyopathy, hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, bradycardia (very slow heart rate), coronary artery disease, tachycardia (very fast heart rate)

All Interests: Second Opinions, Atrial Fibrillation, Dizziness, Women's Heart Disease, Cardiomyopathy, Stress ... (Read more)

Dr. Marina Nicolae Hannen, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
3901 Rainbow Boulevard; Suite G 600
Kansas City, KS
 

Dr. Marina Hannen is a specialist in adult cardiology. Her areas of expertise include the following: second opinions, syncope (fainting), and ventricular tachycardia. Dr. Hannen takes several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. She graduated from the University of Medicine and Pharmacy of Targu Mures and then she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Virginia. Dr. Hannen is conversant in Romanian. She is affiliated with The University of Kansas Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), heart problems, heart valve disease, angina, ventricular arrhythmia, heart attack, mitral valve disease, ventricular tachycardia, aortic valve disease, heart palpitations, atrial fibrillation, atrial flutter, atrial septal defect, heart failure, women's heart disease, cardiomyopathy, congenital heart disease, bradycardia (very slow heart rate), coronary artery disease, tachycardia (very fast heart rate)

All Interests: Second Opinions, Atrial Fibrillation, Men's Health Issues, Renal Vascular Disease, Dizziness, ... (Read more)

Dr. Steven D Owens, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
3901 Rainbow Boulevard
Kansas City, KS
 

Dr. Steven Owens practices adult cardiology. He is a graduate of the University of Kansas School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Kansas. Areas of expertise for Dr. Owens include rheumatic heart disease, syncope (fainting), and ventricular tachycardia. He takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received professional recognition including the following: Kansas City Super Doctors. Dr. Owens is professionally affiliated with The University of Kansas Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), rheumatic heart disease, heart problems, heart valve disease, angina, ventricular arrhythmia, heart attack, mitral valve disease, ventricular tachycardia, supraventricular tachycardia (SVT), aortic valve disease, heart palpitations, atrial fibrillation, ventricular fibrillation, atrial flutter, atrial septal defect, heart failure, women's heart disease, cardiomyopathy, hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, bradycardia (very slow heart rate), coronary artery disease, tachycardia (very fast heart rate)

All Interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Men's Health Issues, Renal Vascular Disease, Women's Heart Disease, ... (Read more)

Dr. Andrew Ching-Hui Kao, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
4330 Wornall Road; Suite 2000
Kansas City, MO
 

Dr. Andrew Kao's area of specialization is adult cardiology. Dr. Kao has a special interest in advanced heart failure and transplant procedures. He is an in-network provider for Coventry, TRICARE, and Aetna Elect Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Minnesota, Dr. Kao attended medical school at the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine. He has received the following distinction: Kansas City Super Doctors. Dr. Kao's hospital/clinic affiliations include Anderson County Hospital, Wright Memorial Hospital, and Hedrick Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , advanced heart failure

All Interests: Transplant Procedures, Advanced Heart Failure

Dr. Charles B Porter, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
3901 Rainbow Boulevard G600
Kansas City, KS
 

Dr. Charles Porter practices adult cardiology. He graduated from the University of Kansas School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Kansas. Dr. Porter's areas of expertise include second opinions, aortic disease, and angina. He is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. Dr. Porter has received professional recognition including the following: Kansas City Super Doctors. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Porter is affiliated with The University of Kansas Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , heart problems, heart valve disease, heart failure, women's heart disease, angina, cardiomyopathy, heart attack, mitral valve disease, hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, atrial fibrillation, coronary artery disease

All Interests: Second Opinions, Transplant Procedures, Atrial Fibrillation, Women's Heart Disease, Chest Pain, ... (Read more)

Dr. Arthur Iain McGhie, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Nuclear Cardiology
4330 Wornall Road; Suite 2000
Kansas City, MO
 

Dr. Arthur McGhie is a specialist in adult cardiology and nuclear cardiology. He attended medical school at the University of Glasgow School of Medicine. He is an in-network provider for Coventry, TRICARE, and Aetna Elect Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. McGhie has received the distinction of Kansas City Super Doctors. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Anderson County Hospital, Wright Memorial Hospital, and Hedrick Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , heart problems

All Interests: Heart Problems

Dr. Douglas John Willhoite, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
3901 Rainbow Boulevard
Kansas City, KS
 

Dr. Douglas Willhoite's specialty is adult cardiology. Dr. Willhoite's areas of expertise include the following: carotid artery disease, heart attack, and mitral valve disease. He is professionally affiliated with The University of Kansas Hospital. He is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine. Dr. Willhoite completed his residency training at Duke University Medical Center. He has received the following distinction: Kansas City Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), heart problems, heart valve disease, heart failure, angina, cardiomyopathy, heart attack, mitral valve disease, aortic valve disease, heart palpitations, coronary artery disease

All Interests: Aortic Valve Disease, Dizziness, Chest Pain, Cardiomyopathy, Nuclear Stress Test, Stress Echo, ... (Read more)

Dr. Kevin Michael Mulhern, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
3901 Rainbow Boulevard G600
Kansas City, KS
 

Dr. Kevin Mulhern practices adult cardiology. His areas of expertise include stress echo, consultative cardiology, and heart attack. Dr. Mulhern is affiliated with The University of Kansas Hospital. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. After completing medical school at the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine and the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine, Dr. Mulhern performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. He has received professional recognition including the following: Kansas City Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , atrial septal defect, heart problems, heart valve disease, heart failure, heart attack, mitral valve disease, congenital heart disease, aortic valve disease, hypertrophic cardiomyopathy

All Interests: Aortic Valve Disease, Atrial Septal Defect, Stress Echo, Consultative Cardiology, Heart Valve ... (Read more)

Dr. Dhanunjaya Reddy Lakkireddy, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology
3901 Rainbow Boulevard, Suite G600; G680
Kansas City, KS
 

Dr. Dhanunjaya Lakkireddy's specialties are adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). Dr. Lakkireddy (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Telugu and Hindi. His areas of expertise include the following: syncope (fainting), ventricular tachycardia, and pacemaker. Dr. Lakkireddy is affiliated with The University of Kansas Hospital. He is a graduate of Osmania Medical College. For his residency, Dr. Lakkireddy trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC). Patient ratings for Dr. Lakkireddy average 4.5 stars out of 5. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Lakkireddy honors.

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Relevant Interests: , arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), heart problems, supraventricular (atrial) arrhythmia, ventricular arrhythmia, ventricular tachycardia, supraventricular tachycardia (SVT), heart palpitations, atrial fibrillation, ventricular fibrillation, atrial flutter, heart failure, cardiomyopathy, hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, bradycardia (very slow heart rate), coronary artery disease, tachycardia (very fast heart rate)

All Interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Cardiomyopathy, Research, Neuromuscular Disorders, Heart Problems, Lung ... (Read more)

Dr. Brian Marion Ramza, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology
4330 Wornall Road; Suite 2000
Kansas City, MO
 

Dr. Brian Ramza is a specialist in adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). He works in Kansas City, MO. He graduated from the University of Iowa, Carver College of Medicine. Dr. Ramza's medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. His areas of expertise include ventricular tachycardia. He is in-network for Coventry, TRICARE, Aetna Elect Choice, and more. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Anderson County Hospital, Wright Memorial Hospital, and Saint Luke's East Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , heart problems, ventricular tachycardia, supraventricular tachycardia (SVT), atrial fibrillation

All Interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Heart Problems, Catheter Ablation, Laser Treatment, Electrophysiological ... (Read more)

Dr. Peter N Tadros, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
3901 Rainbow Boulevard; Suite G600
Kansas City, KS
 

Dr. Peter Tadros is a cardiologist and interventional cardiologist in Kansas City, KS. Dr. Tadros's clinical interests include coronary angiogram, transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR), and heart attack. He is affiliated with The University of Kansas Hospital. After attending the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine and the University of Texas Medical School at Houston for medical school, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Minnesota. Dr. Tadros is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. He has received the following distinction: Kansas City Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), atrial septal defect, heart problems, heart valve disease, angina, heart attack, mitral valve disease, aortic valve disease, coronary artery disease

All Interests: Renal Vascular Disease, Research, Stress Echo, Hypertension, Stent Placement, Heart Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Anthony Magalski, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
4330 Wornall Road; Suite 2000
Kansas City, MO
 

Dr. Anthony Magalski's area of specialization is adult cardiology. Clinical interests for Dr. Magalski include advanced heart failure, sports health, and congenital heart disease. His professional affiliations include Anderson County Hospital, Wright Memorial Hospital, and Hedrick Medical Center. Dr. Magalski graduated from Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine. Dr. Magalski's training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Coventry, TRICARE, and Aetna Elect Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received the distinction of Kansas City Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , advanced heart failure, heart problems, congenital heart disease

All Interests: Sports Health, Heart Problems, Transplant Procedures, Echocardiogram, Advanced Heart Failure, ... (Read more)

Dr. Ahmed A Romeya, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, General Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
2340 East Meyer Boulevard; Building 2, #382
Kansas City, MO
 

Dr. Ahmed Romeya is a physician who specializes in cardiac surgery, general surgery, and thoracic surgery. The average patient rating for Dr. Romeya is 4.5 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia), heart attack, and syncope (fainting). Dr. Romeya's hospital/clinic affiliations include Overland Park Regional Medical Center, Menorah Medical Center, and Research Medical Center. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Romeya takes. He is a graduate of Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine and the University of Zagreb School of Medicine. His training includes residency programs at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC), and Swedish Medical Center, Seattle. Dr. Romeya (or staff) speaks Croatian, Arabic, and Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), heart problems, endocarditis, heart failure, cardiomyopathy, heart attack, heart palpitations, atrial fibrillation, coronary artery disease

All Interests: Heart Bypass Surgery, Syncope, Atrial Fibrillation, Endocarditis, Chest Pain, Cardiomyopathy, ... (Read more)

Dr. Martin Perry Emert, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology
Mid - America Cardiology
Kansas City, KS
 

Dr. Martin Emert's medical specialty is adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Case Western Reserve University, Dr. Emert attended medical school at the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Emert include heart attack, syncope (fainting), and ventricular tachycardia. He has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received professional recognition including the following: Kansas City Super Doctors. Dr. Emert is affiliated with Kansas City VA Medical Center, Via Christi Health, and The University of Kansas Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), heart problems, supraventricular (atrial) arrhythmia, angina, ventricular arrhythmia, heart attack, ventricular tachycardia, supraventricular tachycardia (SVT), heart palpitations, atrial fibrillation, ventricular fibrillation, atrial flutter, heart failure, cardiomyopathy, hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, coronary artery disease, bradycardia (very slow heart rate), tachycardia (very fast heart rate)

All Interests: Supraventricular Arrhythmia, Ventricular Arrhythmia, Syncope, Ventricular Tachycardia, ... (Read more)

Dr. James L Vacek, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
3901 Rainbow Boulevard
Kansas City, KS
 

Dr. James Vacek is an adult cardiologist in Kansas City, KS, Overland Park, KS, and Leavenworth, KS. These areas are among Dr. Vacek's clinical interests: carotid artery disease, heart attack, and mitral valve disease. He takes several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. He is a graduate of Creighton University School of Medicine and a graduate of Barnes-Jewish Hospital's residency program. He has received the following distinction: Kansas City Super Doctors. He is affiliated with The University of Kansas Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), heart problems, heart valve disease, angina, ventricular arrhythmia, heart attack, mitral valve disease, ventricular tachycardia, supraventricular tachycardia (SVT), aortic valve disease, heart palpitations, atrial fibrillation, atrial flutter, heart failure, women's heart disease, cardiomyopathy, hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, bradycardia (very slow heart rate), coronary artery disease, tachycardia (very fast heart rate)

All Interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Renal Vascular Disease, Women's Heart Disease, Cardiomyopathy, Nuclear Stress ... (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.