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Rafael Cabrera

Cardiologist

Dr. Rafael Cabrera is a top Cardiologist in Wichita, . With a passion for the field and an unwavering commitment to their specialty, Dr. Rafael Cabrera is an expert in changing the lives of their patients for the better. Through their designated cause and expertise in the field, Dr. Rafael Cabrera is a prime example of a true leader in healthcare. As a leader and expert in their field, Dr. Rafael Cabrera is passionate about enhancing patient quality of life. They embody the values of communication, safety, and trust when dealing directly with patients. In Wichita, KS, Dr. Rafael Cabrera is a true asset to their field and dedicated to the profession of medicine.
Rafael Cabrera
  • Wichita, KS
  • Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia
  • Accepting new patients

Do e-cigarettes reduce the risk of heart attacks?

They can help you to quit smoking but it is not going to reduce your risk of a heart attack.

Can heart blockages be cleared with medicine?

Unfortunately, there is no magic pill that can dissolve cholesterol plaques. Cholesterol lower medications, like statins, can slow or even stop the progression of those plaques READ MORE
Unfortunately, there is no magic pill that can dissolve cholesterol plaques. Cholesterol lower medications, like statins, can slow or even stop the progression of those plaques but they are not going to remove them. If he was found to have significant blockages (>70%) and is having symptoms (chest pain, shortness of breath), angioplasty is the way to go.

Can anemia cause shortness of breath?

Absolutely. Anemia can produce shortness of breath since it makes your heart to work harder. However, shortness of breath can happen for many reasons, and usually, cardiac or lung READ MORE
Absolutely. Anemia can produce shortness of breath since it makes your heart to work harder. However, shortness of breath can happen for many reasons, and usually, cardiac or lung causes would need to be investigated.

How can my dad prevent another heart attack?

The main way for him to reduce his risk for another heart attack is to take his medications regularly but mainly, to change his lifestyle following a healthier diet, more physical READ MORE
The main way for him to reduce his risk for another heart attack is to take his medications regularly but mainly, to change his lifestyle following a healthier diet, more physical activity and weight reduction. Blood pressure, blood sugar and cholesterol have to be under control and, if he smokes, he has to quit right now.

Could sudden sweating be alarming?

Sometimes sudden sweats could be a manifestation of cardiac disease, mainly in females and diabetics. Would recommend a Cardiology evaluation, you may need to have a stress test. READ MORE
Sometimes sudden sweats could be a manifestation of cardiac disease, mainly in females and diabetics. Would recommend a Cardiology evaluation, you may need to have a stress test.

Don't want to have surgery for enlarged heart--any other options?

A chest X-ray is not enough to diagnose an "enlarged heart". We need more work up to determine why your heart could be enlarged (too many causes). Depending on the cause, specific READ MORE
A chest X-ray is not enough to diagnose an "enlarged heart". We need more work up to determine why your heart could be enlarged (too many causes). Depending on the cause, specific therapy could be indicated (not always surgery). Ask your doctor to get an echocardiogram (heart ultrasound) to see if your heart is actually enlarged and to see how strong it is working.

Regaining strength after a stroke

She needs physical therapy, exercises to regain muscle strength. That is key in management of post stroke patients.

Abdominal aneurysm prevention

The most important thing to reduce risk of having an abdominal aortic aneurysm is to quit smoking if you are an smoker. Family history is important. Screening abdominal Ultrasound READ MORE
The most important thing to reduce risk of having an abdominal aortic aneurysm is to quit smoking if you are an smoker. Family history is important. Screening abdominal Ultrasound is recommend on males between 65-75 years old who ever smoked. Main manifestation is low back pain.

Valve repair success

Depending on what valve needs repair or replacement and the reason why surgery is indicated.