Healthcare issues related to the heart can be extremely serious and stressful. That’s why you need a provider who understands how to tackle the task of proper diagnosis and treatment of this all-important organ in the body. At Ascentist Healthcare in Kansas City, MO, we blend state-of-the-art diagnostic tools with cutting-edge treatments to put your mind at ease and ensure your overall heart health.

Cardiologist with patient reviewing heart anatomy.

What Is Cardiology?

At Ascentist Healthcare, our cardiology team delves into the health of the heart and the vast network of vessels—the cardiovascular system—to help patients recover from cardiac issues and continue leading long, active lives.

Cardiology encompasses the study, diagnosis, and treatment of disorders of the heart and the blood vessels. It is a specialty that often requires years of training and hands-on experience, given the heart’s intricate nature and its central role in overall health. It is also a field that bridges the gap between ancient medicinal wisdom and the modern marvels of medical science. Cardiologists—physicians specializing in heart-related care—have the profound responsibility of safeguarding one of the body’s most vital organs.

Our team of cardiology specialists at Ascentist Healthcare treats various conditions, from congenital heart defects—those present at birth—to more complex acquired heart conditions that develop over time. They work in conjunction with cardiac surgeons, radiologists, and other specialists to provide safe, effective, and comprehensive care to our patients.

While our tools are modern and our techniques advanced, our philosophy is simple—provide unparalleled cardiology services with a heart. Contact an Ascentist Healthcare office near you to schedule your first appointment with our team today.

Cardiologist with patient reviewing a cardiac treatment plan.
  • Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
  • Heart Failure
  • Arrhythmias
  • Valvular Heart Diseases
  • Congenital Heart Diseases
  • Pericarditis and Constrictive Pericarditis
  • Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy
  • Dilated Cardiomyopathy
  • Aortic Aneurysms and Dissections
  • Hypertension (High Blood Pressure)
  • Hyperlipidemia (High Cholesterol)
  • Cardiac Arrest and Sudden Cardiac Death
  • Peripheral Arterial Disease
  • Valvular Heart Diseases
  • Structural Heart Diseases
  • Percutaneous Coronary Intervention (PCI) or Angioplasty
  • Coronary Atherectomy
  • Balloon Valvuloplasty
  • Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR)
  • MitraClip
  • Closure of Patent Foramen Ovale or Atrial Septal Defects
  • Alcohol Septal Ablation
  • Peripheral Vascular Interventions
  • Carotid Artery Stenting
  • Endovascular Aneurysm Repair (EVAR)
Cardiac surgeon in Kansas City, MO in procedure with patient.
  • Medication Management
  • Electrocardiography (ECG or EKG)
  • Echocardiography
  • Exercise Stress Tests
  • Holter Monitor and Event Monitors
  • Cardiac MRI and CT Scans
  • Cardiac Catheterization (Radial Approach)
  • Peripheral Arterial Disease Intervention
  • Electrophysiology Studies
  • Vascular Studies
  • Vein Disease Evaluation and Treatment
  • Coronary Calcium Scores
  • Pacemaker and ICD (Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator) Implantation
  • Cardiac Rehabilitation Programs

When should I see a cardiologist?
If you have risk factors like a family history of heart disease, high blood pressure, diabetes, or if you experience symptoms like chest pain, shortness of breath, or persistent dizziness, it’s wise to consult a cardiologist.

Are heart conditions hereditary?
While not all heart conditions are inherited, a family history can increase your risk. Regular screenings and a heart-healthy lifestyle can mitigate these risks.

What’s the difference between a heart attack and cardiac arrest?
A heart attack occurs when blood flow to a part of the heart muscle is blocked, while cardiac arrest happens when the heart’s electrical system malfunctions, causing it to stop beating suddenly.

Can I exercise with a heart condition?
Always consult with your cardiologist. In many cases, moderate exercise is beneficial, but it’s essential to follow a tailored program.

How often should I get a heart check-up?
Regular check-ups are advised, especially if you’re over 40 or have risk factors. Your cardiologist can provide guidance tailored to your specific needs.

  • Venkat Pasnoori, MD
  • Prashanth Katrapati, MD

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