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
4330 Wornall Road; Suite 2000
Kansas City, MO
 

Dr. Andrew Kao specializes in adult cardiology and practices in Kansas City, MO and Lees Summit, MO. He attended the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Minnesota for residency. Dr. Kao's areas of expertise include the following: advanced heart failure and transplant procedures. He honors Coventry, TRICARE, and Aetna Elect Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. 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. Anthony Magalski, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
4330 Wornall Road; Suite 2000
Kansas City, MO
 

Dr. Anthony Magalski is a specialist in adult cardiology. He has a special interest in advanced heart failure, sports health, and congenital heart disease. His professional affiliations include Anderson County Hospital, Wright Memorial Hospital, and Hedrick Medical Center. Dr. Magalski graduated from Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. He is rated highly by his patients. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Coventry, TRICARE, and Aetna Elect Choice. Dr. Magalski has received professional recognition including the following: Kansas City Super Doctors.

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

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

Dr. Stephanie Lawhorn specializes in adult cardiology. The average patient rating for Dr. Lawhorn is 4.5 stars out of 5. She has indicated that her clinical interests include advanced heart failure, transplant procedures, and echocardiogram (echo). She is in-network for Coventry, TRICARE, and Aetna Elect Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. She graduated from the University of Kansas School of Medicine. Dr. Lawhorn 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. Mark Phillip Everley, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
4330 Wornall Road; Suite 2000
Kansas City, MO
 

Dr. Mark Everley works as a cardiologist in Kansas City, MO. Dr. Everley is especially interested in advanced heart failure and echocardiogram (echo). He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Coventry, TRICARE, and Aetna Elect Choice. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Kansas School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Indiana University. 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: Echocardiogram, Advanced Heart Failure

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. Dr. Austin's areas of expertise include the following: advanced heart failure, heart transplant, and heart valve disease. She is professionally affiliated with Anderson County Hospital, Wright Memorial Hospital, and Hedrick Medical Center. She attended the University of Vermont College of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at a hospital affiliated with Yale University. Dr. Austin accepts Coventry, TRICARE, and Aetna Elect Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , advanced heart failure

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

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

Dr. Taiyeb Khumri is an adult cardiologist. These areas are among his clinical interests: advanced heart failure, transplant procedures, and echocardiogram (echo). His hospital/clinic affiliations include Anderson County Hospital, Wright Memorial Hospital, and Hedrick Medical Center. Dr. Khumri accepts Coventry, TRICARE, and Aetna Elect Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at Pramukh Swami Medical College, Dr. Khumri performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC). Dr. Khumri (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Urdu, Gujarati, and Hindi.

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Relevant Interests: , advanced heart failure

All Interests: Transplant Procedures, 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 practices cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). Dr. Lee's areas of expertise include heart failure and autonomic disorders (dysautonomia). He is in-network for Coventry, TRICARE, Aetna Elect Choice, and more. He studied medicine at the University of the Philippines College of Medicine. He completed his residency training at John Stroger Hospital of Cook County. Dr. Lee has received the following distinction: Kansas City Super Doctors. His hospital/clinic 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 in Saint Louis, MO and Kansas City, MO. He has indicated that his clinical interests include advanced heart failure and cardiac imaging. He accepts Coventry, TRICARE, and Aetna Elect Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine, Dr. Piotrowski performed his residency at Tufts Medical Center. 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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