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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 is a medical specialist in adult cardiology. Clinical interests for Dr. Kao include advanced heart failure and transplant procedures. Coventry, TRICARE, and Aetna Elect Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Kao takes. He is a graduate of the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Minnesota for his residency. He has received the following distinction: Kansas City Super Doctors. Dr. Kao's 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, 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. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include the following: advanced heart failure, sports health, and congenital heart disease. Dr. Magalski is affiliated with Anderson County Hospital, Wright Memorial Hospital, and Hedrick Medical Center. Dr. Magalski honors Coventry, TRICARE, and Aetna Elect Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. His education and training includes medical school at Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. He has received professional recognition including the following: Kansas City Super Doctors.

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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 clinical interests include advanced heart failure, heart transplant, and heart valve disease. Dr. Austin is affiliated with Anderson County Hospital, Wright Memorial Hospital, and Hedrick Medical Center. Her education and training includes medical school at the University of Vermont College of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with Yale University. She is in-network for Coventry, TRICARE, and Aetna Elect Choice, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , advanced heart failure

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

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

Dr. Stephanie Lawhorn works as an adult cardiologist. Dr. Lawhorn's clinical interests encompass 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. Dr. Lawhorn's patients gave her an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. She takes Coventry, TRICARE, and Aetna Elect Choice, as well as 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 practices adult cardiology. Dr. Khumri (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Urdu, Gujarati, and Hindi. His areas of expertise include the following: advanced heart failure, transplant procedures, and echocardiogram (echo). He is professionally affiliated with Anderson County Hospital, Wright Memorial Hospital, and Hedrick Medical Center. Dr. Khumri studied medicine at Pramukh Swami Medical College. He trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC) for residency. He accepts Coventry, TRICARE, and Aetna Elect Choice, as well as other insurance carriers.

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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's area of specialization is adult cardiology. In his practice, he is particularly interested in advanced heart failure and echocardiogram (echo). He accepts several insurance carriers, including Coventry, TRICARE, and Aetna Elect Choice. Dr. Everley's education and training includes medical school at the University of Kansas School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with Indiana University. 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: 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 works as a cardiac electrophysiologist. His areas of expertise consist of heart failure and autonomic disorders (dysautonomia). Dr. Lee is affiliated with Anderson County Hospital, Wright Memorial Hospital, and Hedrick Medical Center. Coventry, TRICARE, and Aetna Elect Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Lee takes. He graduated from the University of the Philippines College of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Lee completed a residency program at John Stroger Hospital of Cook County. Dr. Lee has received professional recognition including the following: Kansas City Super Doctors.

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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's specialty is adult cardiology. He graduated from the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine and SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Tufts Medical Center. He is especially interested in advanced heart failure and cardiac imaging. Dr. Piotrowski accepts several insurance carriers, including Coventry, TRICARE, and Aetna Elect Choice. 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: 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.