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We found 8 providers with an interest in heart failure and who accept Humana HMO near Liberty, MO.

Dr. Marina Nicolae Hannen, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
1530 N Church Road
Liberty, MO
 

Dr. Marina Hannen is a medical specialist in adult cardiology. Dr. Hannen's areas of expertise include the following: second opinions, syncope (fainting), and ventricular tachycardia. She is professionally affiliated with The University of Kansas Hospital. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Hannen takes. She attended the University of Medicine and Pharmacy of Targu Mures and then went on to complete her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Virginia. Dr. Hannen is conversant in Romanian.

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All Interests: Second Opinions, Atrial Fibrillation, Men's Health Issues, Renal Vascular Disease, Dizziness, ... (Read more)

Dr. Dhanunjaya Reddy Lakkireddy, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology
1530 N Church Road
Liberty, MO
 

Dr. Dhanunjaya Lakkireddy's areas of specialization are adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC), Dr. Lakkireddy attended medical school at Osmania Medical College. Dr. Lakkireddy's areas of expertise include syncope (fainting), ventricular tachycardia, and pacemaker. He is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Lakkireddy is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. Dr. Lakkireddy (or staff) speaks the following languages: Telugu and Hindi. He is professionally affiliated with The University of Kansas Hospital.

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All Interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Cardiomyopathy, Research, Neuromuscular Disorders, Heart Problems, Lung ... (Read more)

Dr. Thomas Lewis Rosamond, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
1530 N Church Road
Liberty, MO
 

Dr. Thomas Rosamond is a specialist in adult cardiology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Rosamond include rheumatic heart disease, syncope (fainting), and ventricular tachycardia. Dr. Rosamond accepts several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. He is a graduate of the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine. Dr. Rosamond completed his residency training at Minneapolis VA Health Care System and a hospital affiliated with the University of Minnesota. He is professionally affiliated with The University of Kansas Hospital.

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All Interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Men's Health Issues, Dizziness, Cardiomyopathy, Research, Nuclear Stress Test, ... (Read more)

Dr. Dak R Burnett, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
1530 N Church Road
Liberty, MO
 

Dr. Dak Burnett works as an adult cardiologist. He attended the University of Kansas School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Kansas for residency. Clinical interests for Dr. Burnett include rheumatic heart disease, carotid artery disease, and heart attack. Dr. Burnett has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Burnett is professionally affiliated with The University of Kansas Hospital.

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All Interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Cardiomyopathy, Stress Echo, Consultative Cardiology, Hypertension, Heart ... (Read more)

Dr. Ryan Stuart Ferrell, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
1530 N Church Road
Liberty, MO
 

Dr. Ryan Ferrell is an adult cardiologist. These areas are among his clinical interests: rheumatic heart disease, second opinions, and syncope (fainting). Dr. Ferrell is affiliated with The University of Kansas Hospital. After attending St. George's University School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Kansas. He is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers.

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All Interests: Second Opinions, Atrial Fibrillation, Men's Health Issues, Renal Vascular Disease, Dizziness, ... (Read more)

Dr. Jayant Nath, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
1530 N Church Road
Liberty, MO
 

Dr. Jayant Nath's specialty is adult cardiology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Nath include coronary angiogram, carotid artery disease, and heart attack. Dr. Nath is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended GSVM Medical College and the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with State University of New York (SUNY). In addition to English, Dr. Nath (or staff) speaks Hindi and Punjabi. He is professionally affiliated with The University of Kansas Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , heart failure

All Interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Cardiomyopathy, Nuclear Stress Test, Stress Echo, Consultative Cardiology, ... (Read more)

Dr. Rhea C Pimentel, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology
1530 N Church Road
Liberty, MO
 

Dr. Rhea Pimentel's medical specialty is adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). She graduated from Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at the University Hospitals, Cleveland. These areas are among Dr. Pimentel's clinical interests: syncope (fainting), ventricular tachycardia, and pacemaker. She is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Pimentel has received professional recognition including the following: Kansas City Super Doctors. She is affiliated with The University of Kansas Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , heart failure

All Interests: Supraventricular Arrhythmia, Ventricular Arrhythmia, Syncope, Ventricular Tachycardia, ... (Read more)

Dr. Yeruva Veera Madhu Mohan V Reddy, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology
1530 N Church Road
Liberty, MO
 

Dr. Yeruva Reddy is a cardiologist and cardiac electrophysiologist. These areas are among his clinical interests: heart attack, syncope (fainting), and ventricular tachycardia. He is professionally affiliated with The University of Kansas Hospital. Dr. Reddy is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Creighton University, Dr. Reddy attended Armed Forces Medical College for medical school. Dr. Reddy (or staff) speaks Telugu and Hindi.

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Relevant Interests: , heart failure

All Interests: Supraventricular Arrhythmia, Ventricular Arrhythmia, Syncope, Ventricular Tachycardia, ... (Read more)

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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.