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

Specializes in Adult Cardiology
Kansas City, MO
 

Dr. Andrew Kao is a physician who specializes in adult cardiology. Dr. Kao attended the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Minnesota. His areas of expertise consist of advanced heart failure and transplant procedures. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Coventry, TRICARE, and Aetna Elect Choice. 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: Transplant Procedures, Advanced Heart Failure

Specializes in Adult Cardiology
4330 Wornall Road; Suite 2000
Kansas City, MO
 

Dr. Anthony Magalski practices adult cardiology. 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. His areas of expertise include the following: advanced heart failure, sports health, and congenital heart disease. Dr. Magalski's average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Coventry, TRICARE, and Aetna Elect Choice. He has received professional recognition including the following: Kansas City Super Doctors. Dr. Magalski is professionally affiliated with Anderson County Hospital, Wright Memorial Hospital, and Hedrick Medical Center.

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

Specializes in Adult Cardiology
4330 Wornall Road; Suite 2000
Kansas City, MO
 

Dr. Bethany Austin is an adult cardiology specialist. These areas are among Dr. Austin's clinical interests: advanced heart failure, heart transplant, and heart valve disease. She honors several insurance carriers, including Coventry, TRICARE, and Aetna Elect Choice. She graduated from the University of Vermont College of Medicine and then she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with Yale University. Dr. Austin's professional 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

Specializes in Adult Cardiology
4330 Wornall Road; Suite 2000
Kansas City, MO
 

Dr. Stephanie Lawhorn works as an adult cardiologist. She is especially interested in advanced heart failure, transplant procedures, and echocardiogram (echo). Her professional affiliations include Anderson County Hospital, Wright Memorial Hospital, and Saint Luke's East Hospital. Dr. Lawhorn studied medicine at the University of Kansas School of Medicine. She has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Lawhorn is an in-network provider for Coventry, TRICARE, Aetna Elect Choice, and more. She has received professional recognition including the following: Kansas City Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , advanced heart failure

All Interests: Transplant Procedures, Echocardiogram, Advanced Heart Failure

Specializes in Adult Cardiology
4330 Wornall Road; Suite 2000
Kansas City, MO
 

Dr. Taiyeb Khumri is an adult cardiology specialist. Dr. Khumri is a graduate of Pramukh Swami Medical College. For his residency, Dr. Khumri trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC). In his practice, he is particularly interested in advanced heart failure, transplant procedures, and echocardiogram (echo). Coventry, TRICARE, and Aetna Elect Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Khumri takes. Dr. Khumri (or staff) speaks the following languages: Urdu, Gujarati, and Hindi. His professional 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

Specializes in Adult Cardiology
4330 Wornall Road; Suite 2000
Kansas City, MO
 

Dr. Mark Everley practices adult cardiology. His areas of clinical interest consist of advanced heart failure and echocardiogram (echo). His professional affiliations include Anderson County Hospital, Wright Memorial Hospital, and Hedrick Medical Center. Coventry, TRICARE, and Aetna Elect Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Everley accepts. 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

Specializes in Cardiac Electrophysiology
4330 Wornall Road; Suite 2000
Kansas City, MO
 

Dr. John Lee's area of specialization is cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). He 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. Coventry, TRICARE, and Aetna Elect Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Lee honors. After attending the University of the Philippines College of Medicine for medical school, Dr. Lee completed his residency training at John Stroger Hospital of Cook County. He has received the following distinction: Kansas City Super Doctors.

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All Interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Autonomic Disorders, Heart Failure

Specializes in Adult Cardiology
4330 Wornall Road; Suite 2000
Kansas City, MO
 

Dr. Robert Piotrowski's medical specialty is adult cardiology. Dr. Piotrowski has indicated that his clinical interests include advanced heart failure and cardiac imaging. He is in-network for Coventry, TRICARE, and Aetna Elect Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at Tufts Medical Center, Dr. Piotrowski attended medical school at SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine. 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: 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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