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We found 5 providers with an interest in heart failure and who accept Humana Gold 2250/HMO Premier near Belton, MO.

Dr. Elizabeth V Dang VI, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
17067 South Interstate 49; Suite 200
Belton, MO
 

Dr. Elizabeth Dang specializes in adult cardiology. She is rated highly by her patients. Clinical interests for Dr. Dang include stress echo, holter monitoring, and high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia). She is professionally affiliated with Belton Regional Medical Center, Overland Park Regional Medical Center, and Lee's Summit Medical Center. She is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. She is a graduate of the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine. For her residency, Dr. Dang trained 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.

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

Dr. Carrie Angela Totta, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
17067 I-49; #200
Belton, MO
 

Dr. Carrie Totta's medical specialty is adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. Dr. Totta's average rating from her patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise 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. She is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Totta graduated from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and then she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas.

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

Dr. Richard P Brown, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
17067 South Interstate 49; Suite 200
Belton, MO
 

Dr. Richard Brown is a physician who specializes in adult cardiology. Dr. Brown is rated highly by his patients. Clinical interests for Dr. Brown include endocarditis, heart failure, and hypertension (high blood pressure). He is professionally affiliated with Belton Regional Medical Center, Lee's Summit Medical Center, and Research Medical Center. Dr. Brown is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. He attended the University of Kansas School of Medicine and the University of Illinois College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Kansas for residency.

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Relevant Interests: , heart failure

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

Dr. Kiranmayi Chilappa, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
17067 South Interstate 49; Suite 200
Belton, MO
 

Dr. Kiranmayi Chilappa is a specialist in adult cardiology. She works in Kansas City, MO, Belton, MO, and Harrisonville, MO. Her average rating from her patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Chilappa is affiliated with Belton Regional Medical Center, Lee's Summit Medical Center, and Research Medical Center. She takes several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. She graduated from Osmania Medical College and then she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with New York Medical College. Dr. Chilappa (or staff) speaks Telugu and Hindi.

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Relevant Interests: , heart failure

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

Dr. Daniel Kirk Barnett, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
900 Main
Grandview, MO
 

Dr. Daniel Barnett sees patients in Grandview, MO. His medical specialty is general internal medicine. His areas of expertise include alcohol abuse, cosmetic treatments, and intensive care. Dr. Barnett has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. He attended St. Louis University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Truman Medical Centers. He is professionally affiliated with Belton Regional Medical Center, Overland Park Regional Medical Center, and Menorah Medical Center.

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All Interests: Alcohol Abuse, Breast Pain, Depression, Ear Pain, Eczema, Dizziness, Immunization, Bronchitis, Bone ... (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.