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Specializes in Adult Cardiology
17067 South Interstate 49; Suite 200
Belton, MO
 

Dr. Elizabeth Dang is a physician who specializes in adult cardiology. Her average rating from her patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Dang include stress echo, holter monitoring, and high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia). Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Dang takes. Her education and training includes medical school at the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine and residency at Naval Medical Center San Diego. She has received the distinction of Kansas City Super Doctors. Dr. Dang (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and Vietnamese. Her professional affiliations include Belton Regional Medical Center, Overland Park Regional Medical Center, and Lee's Summit Medical Center.

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All Interests: Cardioversion, Syncope, Atrial Fibrillation, Endocarditis, Electrocardiogram, Chest Pain, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
17067 I-49; #200
Belton, MO
 

Dr. Carrie Totta is a medical specialist in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. Dr. Totta is rated highly by her patients. Clinical interests for Dr. Totta include high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia), heart attack, and syncope (fainting). Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Belton Regional Medical Center, Lee's Summit Medical Center, and Research Medical Center. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Totta takes. Dr. Totta attended the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas for residency.

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All Interests: Cardioversion, Syncope, Atrial Fibrillation, Endocarditis, Chest Pain, Cardiomyopathy, Nuclear ... (Read more)

Specializes in Adult Cardiology
17067 South Interstate 49; Suite 200
Belton, MO
 

Dr. Kiranmayi Chilappa is a physician who specializes in adult cardiology. Patients rated Dr. Chilappa highly, giving her an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Before performing her residency at a hospital affiliated with New York Medical College, Dr. Chilappa attended Osmania Medical College for medical school. Dr. Chilappa (or staff) speaks the following languages: Telugu and Hindi. Dr. Chilappa's hospital/clinic affiliations include Belton Regional Medical Center, Lee's Summit Medical Center, and Research Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , angioplasty

All Interests: Cardioversion, Atrial Fibrillation, Nuclear Stress Test, Stress Echo, Holter Monitoring, Stent ... (Read more)

Specializes in Adult Cardiology
17067 South Interstate 49; Suite 200
Belton, MO
 

Dr. C. Rios' specialty is adult cardiology. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include heart problems. Dr. Rios is affiliated with Belton Regional Medical Center, Lee's Summit Medical Center, and Research Medical Center. He takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. After attending Stanford University School of Medicine, Dr. Rios completed his residency training at Massachusetts General Hospital. He is conversant in Spanish.

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All Interests: Cardioversion, Nuclear Stress Test, Stress Echo, Holter Monitoring, Tooth Extractions, Device ... (Read more)

Specializes in Adult Cardiology
17067 South Interstate 49; Suite 200
Belton, MO
 

Dr. Richard Brown specializes in adult cardiology and practices in Belton, MO and Lees Summit, MO. Dr. Brown has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. These areas are among his clinical interests: endocarditis, heart failure, and hypertension (high blood pressure). He is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Brown graduated from the University of Kansas School of Medicine and the University of Illinois College of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Kansas. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Belton Regional Medical Center, Lee's Summit Medical Center, and Research Medical Center.

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What is Angioplasty?

Angioplasty is a common, minimally invasive procedure performed to restore blood flow in arteries and veins that have become narrowed or blocked. Age or illness can cause plaque to build up at certain spots within the veins and arteries, and if enough collects, it can restrict the flow of blood. Angioplasty uses a tiny balloon at the end of a small, flexible tube to inflate within the narrowed section and open it up again.

Angioplasty may be performed in several different areas of the body and for a variety of reasons, most often:
  • Peripheral arterial disease, which reduces blood flow in the arms or legs
  • Atherosclerosis, or general hardening of the arteries
  • Carotid artery stenosis, or narrowing of the arteries in the neck that supply the brain
  • Coronary artery disease, or narrowing of the arteries near the heart
  • Renal vascular hypertension, or narrowing of the arteries in the kidney, leading to increased blood pressure

During angioplasty, a patient is given a sedative while lying on a table under an x-ray machine. A catheter (a thin, flexible, and hollow tube) is inserted into the patient’s skin in the arm or groin and guided into the blocked artery. Dye is injected via the catheter, and x-rays are used to position the tip of the catheter exactly at the blockage. The tiny balloon is guided through the catheter and inflated with saline. It pushes the plaque out of the way, squishing it against the walls of the artery. The balloon may be inflated and deflated several times to let blood pass by. A stent, a tiny tube of metal mesh like a spring, may be inserted to help keep the artery open. Then the x-ray is used again to check that blood is flowing properly, the catheter is removed, and the tiny incision is bandaged.

There are no nerves within veins and arteries, so an angioplasty is generally not painful. However, there may be some discomfort at the site of the incision and when the balloon is inflated. Overall, angioplasty is a very effective and low-risk procedure, useful for helping patients avoid more difficult bypass surgery.
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