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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. Dr. Kao has a special interest in advanced heart failure and transplant procedures. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Anderson County Hospital, Wright Memorial Hospital, and Hedrick Medical Center. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Coventry, TRICARE, and Aetna Elect Choice. Dr. Kao graduated from the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at the University of Minnesota Medical Center, Fairview. 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's area of specialization is adult cardiology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Magalski include advanced heart failure, sports health, and congenital heart disease. He is affiliated with Anderson County Hospital, Wright Memorial Hospital, and Hedrick Medical Center. Dr. Magalski is a graduate of Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas for residency. He is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Magalski is an in-network provider for Coventry, TRICARE, and Aetna Elect Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Magalski has received the distinction of 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)

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

Dr. Bethany Austin is a specialist in adult cardiology. After completing medical school at the University of Vermont College of Medicine, she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with Yale University. In Dr. Austin's practice, she is particularly interested in advanced heart failure and echocardiogram (echo). She honors Coventry, TRICARE, and Aetna Elect Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Austin's 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. Stephanie Lu Lawhorn, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
4330 Wornall Road; Suite 2000
Kansas City, MO
 

Dr. Stephanie Lawhorn practices adult cardiology. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Lawhorn include advanced heart failure, transplant procedures, and echocardiogram (echo). Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Anderson County Hospital, Wright Memorial Hospital, and Saint Luke's East Hospital. Dr. Lawhorn graduated from the University of Kansas School of Medicine. Her patients gave her an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. Dr. Lawhorn is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Coventry, TRICARE, and Aetna Elect Choice. 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

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

Dr. Taiyeb Khumri specializes in adult cardiology. Dr. Khumri's areas of clinical interest consist of advanced heart failure, transplant procedures, and echocardiogram (echo). He honors Coventry, TRICARE, and Aetna Elect Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at Pramukh Swami Medical College, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC). Dr. Khumri (or staff) speaks Urdu, Gujarati, and Hindi. 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: 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 a Kansas City, MO physician who specializes in adult cardiology. His areas of expertise include the following: advanced heart failure and echocardiogram (echo). Dr. Everley's hospital/clinic affiliations include Anderson County Hospital, Wright Memorial Hospital, and Hedrick Medical Center. He honors Coventry, TRICARE, Aetna Elect Choice, and more. He graduated from the University of Kansas School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Indiana University.

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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 cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm) specialist. In his practice, Dr. Lee focuses on heart failure and autonomic disorders (dysautonomia). Dr. Lee honors Coventry, TRICARE, Aetna Elect Choice, and more. He attended the University of the Philippines College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at John Stroger Hospital of Cook County for residency. He has received professional recognition including the following: Kansas City Super Doctors. Dr. Lee's 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 specializes in adult cardiology and practices in Saint Louis, MO and Kansas City, MO. Dr. Piotrowski's clinical interests include advanced heart failure and cardiac imaging. He is professionally affiliated with Anderson County Hospital, Wright Memorial Hospital, and Hedrick Medical Center. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine and SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine and residency at Tufts Medical Center. Dr. Piotrowski accepts Coventry, TRICARE, Aetna Elect Choice, and more.

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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.