We found 8 providers with an interest in heart failure and who accept HealthLink HMO near Kansas City, MO.

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. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. In Dr. Magalski's practice, he is particularly interested in advanced heart failure, sports health, and congenital heart disease. He is professionally affiliated with Anderson County Hospital, Wright Memorial Hospital, and Hedrick Medical Center. He takes Coventry, TRICARE, and Aetna Elect Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. Dr. Magalski has received the following distinction: Kansas City Super Doctors.

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

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

Dr. Andrew Kao, who practices in Kansas City, MO and Lees Summit, MO, is a medical specialist in adult cardiology. After completing medical school at the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Minnesota. His clinical interests include advanced heart failure and transplant procedures. Coventry, TRICARE, and Aetna Elect Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Kao honors. He has received the following distinction: Kansas City Super Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with Anderson County Hospital, Wright Memorial Hospital, and Hedrick Medical Center.

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All Interests: Transplant Procedures, Advanced Heart Failure

Dr. Stephanie Lu Lawhorn, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
4330 Wornall Road; Suite 2000
Kansas City, MO
 

Dr. Stephanie Lawhorn is a physician who specializes in adult cardiology. Clinical interests for Dr. Lawhorn include advanced heart failure, transplant procedures, and echocardiogram (echo). She is affiliated with Anderson County Hospital, Wright Memorial Hospital, and Saint Luke's East Hospital. She graduated from the University of Kansas School of Medicine. Patient reviews placed Dr. Lawhorn at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. She is in-network for Coventry, TRICARE, and Aetna Elect Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. She has received the distinction of Kansas City Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , advanced heart failure

All Interests: Transplant Procedures, Echocardiogram, Advanced Heart Failure

Dr. Taiyeb M Khumri, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
4330 Wornall Road; Suite 2000
Kansas City, MO
 

Dr. Taiyeb Khumri works as a cardiologist in Lees Summit, MO and Kansas City, MO. Clinical interests for Dr. Khumri include advanced heart failure, transplant procedures, and echocardiogram (echo). Dr. Khumri takes Coventry, TRICARE, and Aetna Elect Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended Pramukh Swami Medical College for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC) for residency. Dr. Khumri (or staff) is conversant in Urdu, Gujarati, and Hindi. He is professionally affiliated with Anderson County Hospital, Wright Memorial Hospital, and Hedrick Medical Center.

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All Interests: Transplant Procedures, Echocardiogram, Advanced Heart Failure

Dr. Bethany Anne Austin, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
4330 Wornall Road; Suite 2000
Kansas City, MO
 

Dr. Bethany Austin practices adult cardiology. These areas are among Dr. Austin's clinical interests: advanced heart failure, heart transplant, and heart valve disease. She accepts Coventry, TRICARE, Aetna Elect Choice, and more. She attended the University of Vermont College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Yale University for residency. Dr. Austin's hospital/clinic affiliations include Anderson County Hospital, Wright Memorial Hospital, and Hedrick Medical Center.

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All Interests: Heart Transplant, Heart Valve Disease, Echocardiogram, Advanced Heart Failure

Dr. Mark P Everley, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
4330 Wornall Road; Suite 2000
Kansas City, MO
 

Dr. Mark Everley's area of specialization is adult cardiology. His areas of expertise consist of advanced heart failure and echocardiogram (echo). He is in-network for Coventry, TRICARE, and Aetna Elect Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Indiana University, Dr. Everley attended the University of Kansas School of Medicine. Dr. Everley's professional affiliations include Anderson County Hospital, Wright Memorial Hospital, and Hedrick Medical Center.

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All Interests: Echocardiogram, Advanced Heart Failure

Dr. John Kenneth Ngochua Lee, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Electrophysiology
4330 Wornall Road; Suite 2000
Kansas City, MO
 

Dr. John Lee is a specialist in cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). He works in Kansas City, MO, Lees Summit, MO, and Blue Springs, MO. These areas are among his clinical interests: heart failure and autonomic disorders (dysautonomia). He honors Coventry, TRICARE, Aetna Elect Choice, and more. Dr. Lee is a graduate of the University of the Philippines College of Medicine and a graduate of John Stroger Hospital of Cook County's residency program. He has received professional recognition including the following: Kansas City Super Doctors. His professional affiliations include Anderson County Hospital, Wright Memorial Hospital, and Hedrick Medical Center.

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All Interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Autonomic Disorders, Heart Failure

Dr. Robert Michael Piotrowski, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
4330 Wornall Road; Suite 2000
Kansas City, MO
 

Dr. Robert Piotrowski is an adult cardiology specialist. Dr. Piotrowski has indicated that his clinical interests include advanced heart failure and cardiac imaging. Coventry, TRICARE, and Aetna Elect Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Piotrowski honors. He graduated from SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Tufts Medical Center. His professional affiliations include Anderson County Hospital, Wright Memorial Hospital, and Hedrick Medical Center.

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All Interests: Advanced Heart Failure, Cardiac Imaging

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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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