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Dr. Kiranmayi Chilappa, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
17067 South Interstate 49; Suite 200
Belton, MO
 

Dr. Kiranmayi Chilappa is an adult cardiology specialist. Dr. Chilappa (or staff) speaks Telugu and Hindi. She is affiliated with Belton Regional Medical Center, Lee's Summit Medical Center, and Research Medical Center (Kansas City, MO). Dr. Chilappa graduated from Osmania Medical College and then she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with New York Medical College. The average patient rating for Dr. Chilappa is 4.5 stars out of 5. She honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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All Interests: Cardioversion, Atrial Fibrillation, Nuclear Stress Test, Stress Echo, Holter Monitoring, Stent ... (Read more)

Dr. Elizabeth V Dang VI, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
17067 South Interstate 49; Suite 200
Belton, MO
 

Dr. Elizabeth Dang is a physician who specializes in adult cardiology. Patient reviews placed Dr. Dang at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Dang include stress echo, holter monitoring, and high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia). Her professional affiliations include Belton Regional Medical Center, Overland Park Regional Medical Center, and Lee's Summit Medical Center. She honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before performing her residency at Naval Medical Center San Diego, Dr. Dang attended the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine. Dr. Dang has received professional recognition including the following: Kansas City Super Doctors. Dr. Dang (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and Vietnamese.

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Dr. Cesar David D Rios, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
17067 South Interstate 49; Suite 200
Belton, MO
 

Dr. Cesar Rios is a physician who specializes in adult cardiology. His average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Rios is especially interested in heart problems. He accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Rios attended Stanford University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Massachusetts General Hospital for residency. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. His professional affiliations include Belton Regional Medical Center, Lee's Summit Medical Center, and Research Medical Center (Kansas City, MO).

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Dr. Richard P Brown, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
17067 South Interstate 49; Suite 200
Belton, MO
 

Dr. Richard Brown is an adult cardiology specialist. These areas are among Dr. Brown's clinical interests: endocarditis, heart failure, and hypertension (high blood pressure). He is affiliated with Belton Regional Medical Center, Lee's Summit Medical Center, and Research Medical Center (Kansas City, MO). After completing medical school at the University of Kansas School of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Kansas. Patients gave Dr. Brown an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Brown honors.

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Relevant Interests: , angioplasty

All Interests: Cardioversion, Syncope, Atrial Fibrillation, Endocarditis, Chest Pain, Cardiomyopathy, Nuclear ... (Read more)

Dr. Carrie A Totta, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
17067 I-49; #200
Belton, MO
 

Dr. Carrie Totta is a medical specialist in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. On average, patients gave Dr. Totta a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Her areas of expertise include the following: high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia), heart attack, and syncope (fainting). Her professional affiliations include Belton Regional Medical Center, Overland Park Regional Medical Center, and Lee's Summit Medical Center. Dr. Totta takes Coventry, Coventry Health Care Plans, and Humana HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. She graduated from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and then she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas.

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What is Angioplasty?

Angioplasty is a common, minimally invasive procedure performed to restore blood flow in arteries and veins that have become narrowed or blocked. Age or illness can cause plaque to build up at certain spots within the veins and arteries, and if enough collects, it can restrict the flow of blood. Angioplasty uses a tiny balloon at the end of a small, flexible tube to inflate within the narrowed section and open it up again.

Angioplasty may be performed in several different areas of the body and for a variety of reasons, most often:
  • Peripheral arterial disease, which reduces blood flow in the arms or legs
  • Atherosclerosis, or general hardening of the arteries
  • Carotid artery stenosis, or narrowing of the arteries in the neck that supply the brain
  • Coronary artery disease, or narrowing of the arteries near the heart
  • Renal vascular hypertension, or narrowing of the arteries in the kidney, leading to increased blood pressure

During angioplasty, a patient is given a sedative while lying on a table under an x-ray machine. A catheter (a thin, flexible, and hollow tube) is inserted into the patient’s skin in the arm or groin and guided into the blocked artery. Dye is injected via the catheter, and x-rays are used to position the tip of the catheter exactly at the blockage. The tiny balloon is guided through the catheter and inflated with saline. It pushes the plaque out of the way, squishing it against the walls of the artery. The balloon may be inflated and deflated several times to let blood pass by. A stent, a tiny tube of metal mesh like a spring, may be inserted to help keep the artery open. Then the x-ray is used again to check that blood is flowing properly, the catheter is removed, and the tiny incision is bandaged.

There are no nerves within veins and arteries, so an angioplasty is generally not painful. However, there may be some discomfort at the site of the incision and when the balloon is inflated. Overall, angioplasty is a very effective and low-risk procedure, useful for helping patients avoid more difficult bypass surgery.
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