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

Dr. Andrew Ching-Hui Kao, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
Kansas City, MO
 

Dr. Andrew Kao practices adult cardiology in Kansas City, MO and Lees Summit, MO. In his practice, he is particularly interested in advanced heart failure and transplant procedures. He is professionally affiliated with Anderson County Hospital, Wright Memorial Hospital, and Hedrick Medical Center. Dr. Kao honors several insurance carriers, including Coventry, TRICARE, and Aetna Elect Choice. Dr. Kao attended medical school at the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Kao completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Minnesota. He has received the distinction of Kansas City Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , advanced heart failure

All Interests: Transplant Procedures, Advanced Heart Failure

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

Dr. Anthony Magalski is an adult cardiology specialist. In his practice, he is particularly interested in advanced heart failure, sports health, and congenital heart disease. Patient ratings for Dr. Magalski average 4.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Coventry, TRICARE, and Aetna Elect Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas for residency. Dr. Magalski has received the distinction of Kansas City Super Doctors. He is affiliated with Anderson County Hospital, Wright Memorial Hospital, and Hedrick Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , advanced heart failure

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

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

Dr. Bethany Austin's specialty is adult cardiology. Her areas of expertise consist of advanced heart failure and echocardiogram (echo). Dr. Austin's hospital/clinic affiliations include Anderson County Hospital, Wright Memorial Hospital, and Hedrick Medical Center. She studied medicine at the University of Vermont College of Medicine. She trained at a hospital affiliated with Yale University for her residency. She honors several insurance carriers, including Coventry, TRICARE, and Aetna Elect Choice.

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Relevant Interests: , advanced heart failure

All Interests: Echocardiogram, Advanced Heart Failure

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

Dr. Stephanie Lawhorn's specialty is adult cardiology. She is a graduate of the University of Kansas School of Medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Lawhorn include advanced heart failure, transplant procedures, and echocardiogram (echo). Patients gave Dr. Lawhorn an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Coventry, TRICARE, and Aetna Elect Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Lawhorn accepts. She has received professional recognition including the following: Kansas City Super Doctors. Her professional affiliations include Anderson County Hospital, Wright Memorial Hospital, and Saint Luke's East Hospital.

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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 practices adult cardiology in Lees Summit, MO and Kansas City, MO. His areas of clinical interest consist of advanced heart failure, transplant procedures, and echocardiogram (echo). He is in-network for Coventry, TRICARE, Aetna Elect Choice, and more. Dr. Khumri attended Pramukh Swami Medical College and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC). In addition to English, Dr. Khumri (or staff) speaks Urdu, Gujarati, and Hindi. His 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, Echocardiogram, Advanced Heart Failure

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

Dr. Mark Everley is an adult cardiology specialist in Kansas City, MO. His areas of clinical interest consist of advanced heart failure and echocardiogram (echo). Dr. Everley is professionally affiliated with Anderson County Hospital, Wright Memorial Hospital, and Hedrick Medical Center. He honors Coventry, TRICARE, Aetna Elect Choice, and more. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Indiana University, Dr. Everley attended the University of Kansas School of Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , advanced heart failure

All Interests: Echocardiogram, Advanced Heart Failure

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

Dr. John Lee is a physician who specializes in cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). Dr. Lee has a special interest in heart failure and autonomic disorders (dysautonomia). His hospital/clinic affiliations include Anderson County Hospital, Wright Memorial Hospital, and Hedrick Medical Center. He takes Coventry, TRICARE, and Aetna Elect Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. After attending the University of the Philippines College of Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at John Stroger Hospital of Cook County. Dr. Lee has received the distinction of Kansas City Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , heart failure

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 sees patients in Saint Louis, MO and Kansas City, MO. His medical specialty is adult cardiology. Dr. Piotrowski is especially interested in advanced heart failure and cardiac imaging. He is in-network for Coventry, TRICARE, and Aetna Elect Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine and SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at Tufts Medical Center for residency. He is professionally affiliated with Anderson County Hospital, Wright Memorial Hospital, and Hedrick Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , advanced heart failure

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.