Cardiologists Overland Park KS

This page provides useful content and local businesses that can help with your search for Cardiologists. You will find helpful, informative articles about Cardiologists, including "The Truth about". You will also find local businesses that provide the products or services that you are looking for. Please scroll down to find the local resources in Overland Park, KS that will answer all of your questions about Cardiologists.

Ujjaval Patel, MD
(913) 253-3000
5701 W 119th St
Overland Park, KS
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Municipal Med Coll, Gujarat Univ, Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India
Graduation Year: 1989

Data Provided by:
Edward John Laughlin, MD
(913) 780-1144
10100 W 119th St Ste 250
Shawnee Mission, KS
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Creighton Univ Sch Of Med, Omaha Ne 68178
Graduation Year: 1976

Data Provided by:
Jaime T Calderon, MD
(913) 788-7099
11708 Brookwood Ave
Leawood, KS
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Nac De Colombia, Fac De Med, Bogota, Colombia
Graduation Year: 1966
Hospital
Hospital: Bethany Med Ctr, Kansas City, Ks
Group Practice: Gentry & Shead

Data Provided by:
Alan M Schneider
(913) 253-3000
5701 W 119th St
Overland Park, KS
Specialty
Cardiology, Cardiovascular Disease

Data Provided by:
Venkat N R Pasnoori, MD
(913) 963-0954
11051 W 133rd Ter Apt 4
Overland Park, KS
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Osmania Med Coll, Univ Hlth Sci, Vijayawada, Hyderabad, Ap, India
Graduation Year: 1994

Data Provided by:
Robert Tian-Run Tung, MD
(816) 523-4525
5005 W 128h St
Leawood, KS
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Mo-Kansas City Sch Of Med, Kansas City Mo 64108
Graduation Year: 1985

Data Provided by:
Charles W Barth III, MD
(816) 931-1883
12330 Metcalf Ave Ste 280 Ste 510
Overland Park, KS
Specialties
Cardiology, Internal Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: St Louis Univ Sch Of Med, St Louis Mo 63104
Graduation Year: 1981

Data Provided by:
Paul Nager, DO
(913) 906-0003
11712 Overbrook Rd
Leawood, KS
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Des Moines Univ, Coll Osteo Med & Surg, Des Moines Ia 50312
Graduation Year: 1984

Data Provided by:
James Edward Hulse III, MD
5520 College Blvd
Overland Park, KS
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Med Coll Of Ga Sch Of Med, Augusta Ga 30912
Graduation Year: 1985

Data Provided by:
William A San Pablo, MD
(304) 457-1306
5808 W 110th St
Leawood, KS
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Diseases
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Santo Tomas, Fac Of Med And Surg, Manila, Philippines
Graduation Year: 1958
Hospital
Hospital: Davis Mem Hosp, Elkins, Wv; Broaddus Hosp, Philippi, Wv
Group Practice: San Pablo Medical Clinic

Data Provided by:
Data Provided by:

The Truth about

You need serious intervention once your heart starts losing its pumping power.
The best solution is prevention.

By Lisa James

February 2010

Heart failure is one of the most confusing terms in all of medicine—and one of the scariest when coming from your doctor’s lips: What do you mean, my heart is failing? “It’s quite a fearful term for many patients,” says Justine Lachmann, MD, FACC, director of the congestive heart failure program at St. Francis Hospital ( www.stfrancisheartcenter.com ) in Roslyn, New York. “The words may be more fearful than the condition.”

Heart failure is not cardiac arrest, in which the heart stops beating. Rather, heart failure, or HF, is a collective term for “signs and symptoms of fluid buildup,” explains Eileen Hsich, MD of the Cleveland Clinic ( www.clevelandclinic.org ). “It may be caused by a strong heart that does not relax or a weak heart that cannot pump properly.”

According to the American Heart Association, 5.7 million people in the US have HF, and the rate is rising because we as a nation are growing older. “Medical interventions are allowing people to live longer,” Lachmann says. “The presence of HF is increasing exponentially in people over the age of 65.”

Pump Malfunction

To understand HF it helps to know some basic cardiac anatomy. The heart has four chambers, two on each side of a inner wall called the septum. The upper chambers, or atriums, take blood in; the lower ones, or ventricles, pump it out. Blood enters the right side of the heart and is sent to the lungs, where it picks up oxygen. It then enters the left side, from where it is circulated throughout the body. A system of valves controls blood flow in and out of the different chambers.

Controlling Blood Pressure

Avoiding heart failure is a big reason to keep blood pressure under control. “High blood pressure is the number one cause of heart failure,” says Eileen Hsich, MD. Hypertension can also lead to heart attack, stroke, kidney disease and vision problems. What makes this condition particularly hazardous is that it can cause damage for years without producing symptoms.

According to the American Heart Association, normal blood pressure is less than 120, the systolic pressure generated during a heartbeat, over 80, the diastolic pressure between beats.

Prehypertension ranges from 120 to 139 or 80 to 89. Beyond that are two stages of high blood pressure, 140 to 159 or 90 to 99 for stage 1, 160/100 or higher for stage 2.

There are natural ways to help bring down blood pressure. The DASH diet (Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension) emphasizes whole grains and produce while reducing dairy (to learn more, see dashdiet.org ). Cutting salt intake reduces fluid levels, which helps to lower pressure. Exercise relaxes the blood vessels, as do yoga, tai chi and meditation.

Alternative healthcare practitioners use several supplements in treating mild-to-moderate high blood pressure (severe hypertensio...

Click here to read the rest of this article from Energy Times