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Dr. Steven B Laster, MD
Specializes in Interventional Cardiology
20 Ne Saint Lukes Boulevard; Suite 240
Lees Summit, MO
 

Dr. Steven Laster is an interventional cardiology specialist in Kansas City, MO and Lees Summit, MO. Clinical interests for Dr. Laster include peripheral artery disease (PAD), medical education, and peripheral vascular interventions. He is professionally affiliated with Anderson County Hospital, Wright Memorial Hospital, and Hedrick Medical Center. Dr. Laster graduated from Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. His residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. Coventry, TRICARE, and Aetna Elect Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Laster honors. He has received the following distinction: Kansas City Super Doctors.

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Clinical interests: Peripheral Artery Disease, Peripheral Vascular Interventions, Medical Education, Cardiac ... (Read more)

Dr. David Mitchim Safley, MD
Specializes in Interventional Cardiology
20 Ne Saint Lukes Boulevard; Suite 240
Lees Summit, MO
 

Dr. David Safley is an interventional cardiology specialist in Lees Summit, MO and Kansas City, MO. Clinical interests for Dr. Safley include peripheral artery disease (PAD), peripheral vascular interventions, and cardiac catheterization. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Anderson County Hospital, Wright Memorial Hospital, and Hedrick Medical Center. Dr. Safley honors Coventry, TRICARE, and Aetna Elect Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Safley studied medicine at Tulane University School of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) for his residency. He has received the following distinction: Kansas City Super Doctors.

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Clinical interests: Peripheral Artery Disease, Peripheral Vascular Interventions, Cardiac Catheterization

Dr. Adnan K Chhatriwalla, MD
Specializes in Interventional Cardiology
20 Ne Saint Lukes Boulevard; Suite 240
Lees Summit, MO
 

Dr. Adnan Chhatriwalla is an interventional cardiologist. His areas of expertise include the following: transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) and coronary artery disease. Dr. Chhatriwalla 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. Chhatriwalla accepts. He obtained his medical school training at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Virginia.

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Clinical interests: Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement, Percutaneous Coronary Intervention, Coronary Artery Disease

Dr. Matthew Clare Bunte, MD
Specializes in Interventional Cardiology, Internal Medicine
20 Ne Saint Lukes Boulevard; Suite 240
Lees Summit, MO
 

Dr. Matthew Bunte is a physician who specializes in interventional cardiology. In his practice, he is particularly interested in peripheral vascular disease and cardiac catheterization. Dr. Bunte is professionally affiliated with Anderson County Hospital, Wright Memorial Hospital, and Hedrick Medical Center. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Minnesota, Dr. Bunte attended medical school at the University of Minnesota Medical School. He honors Coventry, TRICARE, Aetna Elect Choice, and more.

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Clinical interests: Peripheral Vascular Disease, Cardiac Catheterization

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What is Interventional Cardiology?

Interventional cardiology is the treatment of heart disease without surgery, through the use of catheters. Primarily this is via a procedure called cardiac catheterization, where a long, thin, flexible tube, called a catheter, is threaded through a vein or artery up towards the heart. The catheter can be used to inject dye for x-rays, open narrowed artery walls, widen heart valves, place stents, or perform other tests and procedures.

Cardiology is a large specialty, and covers many diseases and disorders of the heart as well as several different kinds of treatments. What makes interventional cardiologists special is their ability to use minimally invasive procedures to treat heart disease. Interventional cardiologists may treat coronary artery disease and peripheral artery disease, where blood vessels become narrowed or blocked. They also may repair or replace damaged heart valves.

During a cardiac catheterization, the interventional cardiologist inserts the catheter into a blood vessel through a small incision in the groin or arm. It is then threaded to the blocked artery or into the heart, where tiny tools can be passed through the tube. These tools are used to perform percutaneous coronary interventions, or procedures done to the heart and arteries via catheter. Procedures may include:
  • Angioplasty, or opening of blocked arteries, often via the inflation of a balloon
  • Atherectomy, the physical cutting away of plaque buildup
  • Stenting, the placement of metal springs to hold artery walls open
  • Heart valve repair or replacement
  • Closure of holes in the heart

That these procedures can be performed without the pain and recovery time of traditional surgery is truly amazing.