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Michael D Kwan, MD

Michael D Kwan, MD

Advanced Heart Failure And Transplant Cardiology
Advanced Heart Failure and Transplant Cardiologist Michael Kwan, MD, FACC is the Director of the Advanced Heart Failure and Cardiac Transplant Program at Texas Transplant Institute in San Antonio, Texas. He graduated from Johns Hopkins University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in behavioral science, and obtained his medical degree at Loyola University's Stritch School of Medicine in Chicago, Illinois. He trained in both internal medicine and cardiology at Brooke Army Medical Center in Fort Sam Houston, Texas, and subsequently completed a fellowship in cardiac transplantation at the Texas Heart Institute in Houston, Texas. He then returned to San Antonio to join the academic faculty of a combined Army and Air Force cardiology fellowship program, and served as the Medical Director of the military's only cardiac transplant program until 2001. Dr. Kwan is board certified in Advanced Heart Failure and Transplant Cardiology, Cardiovascular Diseases and Internal Medicine, is a member of the International Society for Heart and Lung Transplantation, and is a fellow of the American College of Cardiology.

Regence Group (Bs-Wa, Bs-Id, Bcbs-Ut, Bcbs-Or)

Blue Cross PPO

Humana Medicare - PPO


United Healthcare - Choice Plus

Bridge to Recovery

Bridge to Transplant

Cardiac device implantation

CardioMEMS™ HF System (Pulmonary Artery Monitoring)

Cardiopulmonary Exercise Testing

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome


Destination Therapy

Deteriorating End-Organ Function

Disease Management of End-Stage Heart Failure


Enrollment in Clinical Trials

Evaluation for Cardiac Resynchronization (Biventricular Pacing or CRT) Therapy

Gastric Bypass

HeartMate II

HeartMate XVE

Immunodeficiency Syndromes


Inability to Achieve Target Doses of Blockers, ACE-Inhibitors

Inotropic Dependence

Largest selection of ventricular assist devices (VADs) in the region:


Management and Initiation of Home Inotropic Therapy

Myocardial Perfusion Imaging

Optimization of Biventricular Pacemakers

Pacemaker Integration

Persistent NYHA Class III-IV Heart Failure Symptoms

Phase I, II and III Rehabilitation

Post-Cardiotomy Shock

Progressive LV Dilatation

Pulmonary Hypertension

Recurrent Heart Failure Admissions

Recurrent Instability of Fluid Balance or Renal Function

Refractory Angina

Refractory Ventricular Arrhythmias

Stress Echocardiogram (Treadmill, Bicycle, Dobutamine)


Thoratec pVAD and Thoratec iVAD

Ventricular Assist Device Implantation and Management