Rafael Cabrera, Nuclear Medicine Specialist

Rafael Cabrera

Cardiologist | Cardiovascular Disease

3311 E Murdock Wichita KS, 67208

About

Rafael E. Cabrera-Salinas, MD, FACC, is a well-versed cardiologist who diagnoses and treats patients at Via Christi Clinic in Wichita, Kansas. Via Christi Clinic includes more than 150 family practice and specialty doctors practicing in more than 40 specialties in Andover, Derby and Wichita, Kansas. Furthermore, Dr. Rafael-E. Cabrera-Salinas has staff memberships at several local hospitals, including Wesley Medical Center in Wichita, Kansas. As a cardiologist, he has dedicated training and unique experience in diagnosing and treating diseases or conditions of the heart and blood vessels the cardiovascular system. Dr. Cabrera-Salinas has an impressive professional journey that spans five years and has expanse knowledge and unrivaled expertise in all facets of cardiology. Throughout his many years of experience, he has upheld a steadfast commitment to the ethical and professional standards of his practice, as evidenced by his sterling record, and ensures an impeccable degree of patient satisfaction in all facets of his work. Dr. Cabrera-Salinas feels that his success is attributable primarily to his perseverance and dedicates his spare time to playing tennis.

Education and Training

Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia

Board Certification

American Board of Internal Medicine

Cardiovascular Disease (Internal Medicine)

Certification Board of Nuclear Cardiology

National Board of Echocardiography

Provider Details

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Rafael Cabrera's Expert Contributions
  • What is the treatment for marfan syndrome?

    It can carry consequences with the heart, aorta and eyes. The most important step now will be to establish with a geneticist to explain the condition and initial check ups. READ MORE

  • What is cardiac cachexia? Is it fatal?

    Most of the time, cardiac cacheéis is a manifestation of end stage heart failure. It is a consequence of a condition getting to end stage rather than a primary condition. Will need to optimize therapy of the condition leading to cardiac cachexia. READ MORE

  • Should I visit a cardiologist if I have kidney issues?

    Many patients with chronic kidney disease can have an associated cardiac condition, depending also on the reason why the person has kidney disease. Diabetes is a common cause of both kidney and cardiac disease and could be related. It is recommended, in persons with chronic kidney disease, to establish with a cardiologist to manage risk factors that can lead to cardiac disease. READ MORE

  • Are cardiovascular diseases hereditary?

    Absolutely. Family history is one of the most important risk factors to develop cardiovascular disease. READ MORE

  • Can a heart murmur be fatal?

    A heart murmur is an abnormal heart sound and can be due to multiple reasons, mainly a problem with a heart valve. To determine how serious it is, he needs to know the cause of the murmur. First step would be to obtain an echocardiogram (a heart ultrasound) to evaluate the heart valves. READ MORE

  • 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. READ MORE

  • 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 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. READ MORE

  • 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 causes would need to be investigated. READ MORE

  • 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 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. READ MORE

  • 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

  • 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 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. READ MORE

  • Regaining strength after a stroke

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

  • 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 is recommend on males between 65-75 years old who ever smoked. Main manifestation is low back pain. READ MORE

  • Valve repair success

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

Areas of expertise and specialization

Cardiology

Awards

  • Henry Ford Fellow of the Year Award- 2016   

Professional Memberships

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Professional Society Memberships

  • American College of Cardiology

Articles and Publications

  • Published Articles

What do you attribute your success to?

  • His perseverance.

Hobbies / Sports

  • Tennis, Family Time

Favorite professional publications

  • New England Journal of Medicine

Hospital Affiliations

  • Wesley Medical Center
  • Vía Christi St. Francis Hospital
  • Vía Christi St. Teresa Hospital

Rafael Cabrera's Practice location

Vía Christi Clinic

3311 E Murdock -
Wichita, KS 67208
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Get to know Cardiologist Dr. Rafael Cabrera, who serves the population of Wichita, Kansas.

Dr. Cabrera graduated with his Medical Degree from the Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia in Peru in 2004, giving him over a decade of experience in his field. He relocated to the United States and completed his residency with the Henry Ford Health Systems in 2013.

Dr. Cabrera is certified in Cardiovascular Disease by the American Board of Internal Medicine as well as certification from the Board of Nuclear Cardiology. To stay up to date in his field he remains a professional member of the American College of Cardiology and is working on becoming a Fellow with the American College of Cardiology. In 2016 he received the Henry Ford Fellow of the Year Award.

Dr. Cabrera currently practices with the Via Christi Clinic and is affiliated with the Wesley Medical Center where he holds an expertise in Cardiology. He attributes his professional success to his perseverance. When he is not working he enjoys spending time with his family and playing tennis.

Cardiology is a branch of internal medicine. A cardiologist is not the same as a cardiac surgeon. A cardiac surgeon opens the chest and performs heart surgery, whereas a cardiologist specializes in diagnosing and treating diseases of the cardiovascular system. The cardiologist will carry out tests and they may perform some procedures, such as heart catheterization, angioplasty or pacemaker insertion.

Additional Information

Rafael E. Cabrera-Salinas, MD, FACC, is a well-versed cardiologist who diagnoses and treats patients at Via Christi Clinic in Wichita, Kansas. Via Christi Clinic includes more than 150 family practice and specialty doctors practicing in more than 40 specialties in Andover, Derby and Wichita, Kansas. Furthermore, Dr. Rafael-E. Cabrera-Salinas has staff memberships at several local hospitals, including Wesley Medical Center in Wichita, Kansas. As a cardiologist, he has dedicated training and unique experience in diagnosing and treating diseases or conditions of the heart and blood vessels – the cardiovascular system. Dr. Cabrera-Salinas has an impressive professional journey that spans five years and has expanse knowledge and unrivaled expertise in all facets of cardiology. Throughout his many years of experience, he has upheld a steadfast commitment to the ethical and professional standards of his practice, as evidenced by his sterling record, and ensures an impeccable degree of patient satisfaction in all facets of his work. Dr. Cabrera-Salinas feels that his success is attributable primarily to his perseverance and dedicates his spare time to playing tennis. For more information about Dr. Rafael E. Cabrera-Salinas, please visit https://www.viachristi.org/doctor/rafael-e-cabrera-md.

Rafael E. Cabrera-Salinas, MD, FACC, attended Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia/ Cayetano Heredia University in Lima, Peru, and was awarded his medical degree in 2004. Upon relocating to the United States, he conducted his residency at the Henry Ford Health System in Detroit, Michigan (2009-2013). Dr. Cabrera-Salinas received board certification in internal medicine and cardiovascular disease from the American Board of Internal Medicine and is also certified in Adult Echocardiography and Nuclear Cardiology. He remains at the forefront of his challenging specialty via memberships and affiliations with prestigious professional societies and associations, such as the American College of Physicians. Moreover, Dr. Cabrera-Salinas attained fellowship of the American College of Cardiology having met the standards and guidelines required of the nation’s leading cardiologists. For more information about Dr. Rafael E. Cabrera-Salinas, please visit https://www.findatopdoc.com/doctor/8137986-Rafael-Cabrera-Cardiologist-Wichita-Kansas-67230.

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