We found 8 providers with an interest in heart failure and who accept HealthLink HMO near Kansas City, MO.

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Dr. Bethany Anne Milliken, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
4330 Wornall Road; Suite 2000
Kansas City, MO
 

Dr. Bethany Austin works as a cardiologist in Lees Summit, MO and Kansas City, MO. Her areas of clinical interest consist of advanced heart failure, heart transplant, and heart valve disease. Dr. Austin honors Coventry, TRICARE, Aetna Elect Choice, and more. She graduated from the University of Vermont College of Medicine and then she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with Yale University. Her professional affiliations include Anderson County Hospital, Wright Memorial Hospital, and Hedrick Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , advanced heart failure

All Interests: Heart Transplant, Heart Valve Disease, Echocardiogram, 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. He is especially interested in advanced heart failure, sports health, and congenital heart disease. Dr. Magalski's hospital/clinic affiliations include Anderson County Hospital, Wright Memorial Hospital, and Hedrick Medical Center. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas, Dr. Magalski attended medical school at Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine. Dr. Magalski is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He takes several insurance carriers, including Coventry, TRICARE, and Aetna Elect Choice. He has received professional recognition including the following: Kansas City Super Doctors.

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All Interests: Sports Health, Heart Problems, Transplant Procedures, Echocardiogram, Advanced Heart Failure, ... (Read more)

Dr. Andrew C Kao, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
4330 Wornall Road; Suite 2000
Kansas City, MO
 

Dr. Andrew Kao is an adult cardiology specialist in Kansas City, MO and Lees Summit, MO. He has a special interest in advanced heart failure and transplant procedures. Dr. Kao's professional affiliations include Anderson County Hospital, Wright Memorial Hospital, and Hedrick Medical Center. He studied medicine at the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine. Dr. Kao's medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Minnesota. He is an in-network provider for Coventry, TRICARE, and Aetna Elect Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received professional recognition including the following: Kansas City Super Doctors.

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All Interests: Transplant Procedures, Advanced Heart Failure

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

Dr. Stephanie Lawhorn's area of specialization is adult cardiology. She has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Lawhorn's areas of expertise consist of advanced heart failure, transplant procedures, and echocardiogram (echo). She is professionally affiliated with Anderson County Hospital, Wright Memorial Hospital, and Saint Luke's Cardiovascular Consultants. She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Coventry, TRICARE, and Aetna Elect Choice. She graduated from the University of Kansas School of Medicine. Dr. Lawhorn has received the following distinction: 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 is a medical specialist in adult cardiology. In his practice, he is particularly interested in advanced heart failure, transplant procedures, and echocardiogram (echo). Dr. Khumri's professional affiliations include Anderson County Hospital, Wright Memorial Hospital, and Hedrick Medical Center. He accepts Coventry, TRICARE, and Aetna Elect Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC), Dr. Khumri attended Pramukh Swami Medical College for medical school. Dr. Khumri (or staff) speaks the following languages: Urdu, Gujarati, and Hindi.

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All Interests: Transplant Procedures, Echocardiogram, Advanced Heart Failure

Dr. John Kenneth Ngochua Lee, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Electrophysiology
4330 Wornall Road; Suite 2000
Kansas City, MO
 

Dr. John Lee practices cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm) in Kansas City, MO, Lees Summit, MO, and Blue Springs, MO. His areas of clinical interest consist of arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), heart failure, and autonomic disorders (dysautonomia). Dr. Lee is affiliated with Anderson County Hospital, Wright Memorial Hospital, and Hedrick Medical Center. He is in-network for Coventry, TRICARE, and Aetna Elect Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. After attending the University of the Philippines College of Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at John Stroger Hospital of Cook County. He has received the following distinction: Kansas City Super Doctors.

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All Interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Arrhythmias, Autonomic Disorders, Heart Failure

Dr. Mark P Everley, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
4330 Wornall Road; Suite 2000
Kansas City, MO
 

Dr. Mark Everley's medical specialty is adult cardiology. Dr. Everley's areas of expertise include the following: advanced heart failure and echocardiogram (echo). He honors Coventry, TRICARE, Aetna Elect Choice, and more. He attended the University of Kansas School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with Indiana University. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Anderson County Hospital, Wright Memorial Hospital, and Hedrick Medical Center.

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All Interests: Echocardiogram, Advanced 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. Dr. Piotrowski's areas of expertise consist of advanced heart failure and cardiac imaging. He honors Coventry, TRICARE, and Aetna Elect Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at Tufts Medical Center, Dr. Piotrowski attended medical school at SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Anderson County Hospital, Wright Memorial Hospital, and Hedrick Medical Center.

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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.
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