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Dr. James Albert Brockenbrough, M.D.

Cardiothoracic Surgeon

Dr. James Albert Brockenbrough M.D. is a top Cardiothoracic Surgeon in Kansas City, . With a passion for the field and an unwavering commitment to their specialty, Dr. James Albert Brockenbrough M.D. is an expert in changing the lives of their patients for the better. Through their designated cause and expertise in the field, Dr. James Albert Brockenbrough M.D. is a prime example of a true leader in healthcare. As a leader and expert in their field, Dr. James Albert Brockenbrough M.D. is passionate about enhancing patient quality of life. They embody the values of communication, safety, and trust when dealing directly with patients. In Kansas City, KS, Dr. James Albert Brockenbrough M.D. is a true asset to their field and dedicated to the profession of medicine.
47 years Experience
Dr. James Albert Brockenbrough, M.D.
  • Kansas City, KS
  • Howard University College of Medicine
  • Accepting new patients

Will diastolic dysfunction lead to heart failure?

Technically, diastolic dysfunction is a type of heart failure. A common cause is long standing hypertension which induces the left ventricular muscle to get bigger and stiffer READ MORE
Technically, diastolic dysfunction is a type of heart failure. A common cause is long standing hypertension which induces the left ventricular muscle to get bigger and stiffer and thereby causing the pressure needed to fill the ventricle to increase. ---Diastolic dysfunction. If you are overweight, losing weight can help it improve.

I have chest soreness and radiating pain. Is this due to pleurisy or costochondritis?

Costochondritis usually is an episodic, sharp pain that you can point to with one finger. The pain you are describing could very well be cardiac in origin. The pain from angina READ MORE
Costochondritis usually is an episodic, sharp pain that you can point to with one finger. The pain you are describing could very well be cardiac in origin. The pain from angina pectoris can occur anywhere from the tip of your nose to your belly button. You should see someone to make sure you do not have silent coronary disease. Women often have different pain patterns than men have.

What is the difference between a cardiologist and cardiothoracic surgeon?

Cardiologists diagnose and treat cardiovascular disease with medicines and interventional cardiologists perform cardiac angiograms and stents. Cardiothoracic surgeons operate. READ MORE
Cardiologists diagnose and treat cardiovascular disease with medicines and interventional cardiologists perform cardiac angiograms and stents. Cardiothoracic surgeons operate. They do valve replacements and Coronary artery bypass grafts.

I have been detected with a growth in my esophagus. Should I consult a cardiothoracic surgeon?

Yes. Cardiothoracic surgeons manage esophageal disease benign or malignant. You should at least get an opinion from one about your condition. I would say that before you get anything READ MORE
Yes. Cardiothoracic surgeons manage esophageal disease benign or malignant. You should at least get an opinion from one about your condition. I would say that before you get anything done, i.e. surgery, consult a cardiothoracic surgeon