Dr. Lawrence Rigden, MD

Dr. Lawrence Rigden, MD

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Cardiology

Dr. Lawrence Rigden, MD is a Cardiology Specialist in North Kansas City, MO. Dr. Rigden has extensive experience in Cardiac Electrical System Procedures, Cardiac Implantable Device Procedures, and Adult Congenital Heart Conditions. He is affiliated with medical facilities North Kansas City Hospital & Meritas Health and Ray County Memorial Hospital. His office accepts new patients and telehealth appointments.

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Meritas Health Cardiology

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Meritas Health Cardiology2790 Clay Edwards Dr Ste 520 North Kansas City, MO 64116
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Dr. Rigden's Reviews

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Superb! When my husband was in the hospital with an unknown condition he developed atrial flutter. Dr. Rigden came to his room within the hour after having an EKG and explained what was happening. They decided to try medication to try to get the heart back into rhythm. Two days later Dr. Rigden and his nurse literally rolled him into the lab to do the procedure to shock his heart into rhythm. Fast forward 3 months to the follow up appt., Dr. Rigden sent my husband for a stress test and found he had some abnormalities so he scheduled him for a heart cath. He actually called my husband that night to give him the diagnosis himself! Talk about bedside manners!! The next night I ended up taking my husband to the ER due to chest pressure and on Sunday morning Dr. Rigden was at my husband's bedside at 6:00AM! Due to Dr. Rigden being pro-active and diligent my husband will be healthy for the rest of his life! We can't thank Dr. R enough and we HIGHLY RECOMMEND him for anyone!
What went well
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
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David & Pam Rooney – Nov 17, 2021
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Dr Rigden has been a literal miracle doctor twice. He saved my Dads life two times, two separate heart emergencies!
What went well
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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H Cox – Mar 29, 2021
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I have used Dr. Rigden for three years after being referred to him by my primary. I am impressed with his promptness in keeping the appointment; his patience in explaining the cardiac problem and treatment plan and his willingness to answer all my questions. He is friendly, helpful and has a caring staff. I trust his store of knowledge and his methodical approach to remedies. He even returned my call on a Saturday. I have never found him to be impatient, brusque, or dismissive. I would recommend him in a heart beat!
What went well
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Douglass Martin – Oct 01, 2020
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I have been seeing Dr. Rigden for about 5 years and have always felt that he was interested in me as a person. He listens and responds to my concern in a practical way. I would certainly recommend him.
What went well
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Phyllis R – Sep 28, 2020
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Dr. Rigden is a caring & knowledgeable cardiologist. I have never been kept waiting--in fact he is usually a little ahead of schedule. He is kind and thorough with his information. He cares about your whole mental and heart health and never rushes you. He listens well and answers any questions. I respect and trust him as my cardiologist. His staff also is above the curve.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Jul 10, 2020
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I was very impressed with the entire office staff, nurses, and Dr. Rigden. The next steps were clearly explained to me.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Thomas Burke – Nov 16, 2019
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I would give Dr. Rigden and his office staff an excellent rating...I trust Dr Rigden now and have for years as my doctor. Tamara is a very special nurse. I have great respect for them and the rest of the staff
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
1 person found this helpful
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Marji jones in Excelsior springs MO – Aug 13, 2017
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Not sure what the problem was (staff or doctor), but response to my concern was totally ignored, never heard back from office/staff. So found another doctor.
What went well
  • Office environment
  • Wait times
What could be improved
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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Kansas City, KS – Jun 29, 2017
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He listens to my concerns, explains things to me. Discusses my treatments with me. Very easy to talk with.
What went well
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
2 people found this helpful
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Mabel E. Goad in Independence, Mo. – May 12, 2016
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Frequently Treated by Dr. Rigden

Based on treatment records, we have identified the following as areas of care that Dr. Rigden treats more often than their peers. If you are unsure whether Dr. Rigden treats other conditions, please contact the office at (816) 533-3144.

Cardiac Electrical System Procedures

Electrophysiologists monitor, diagnose and treat abnormal heart rhythms through procedures such as electrocardiograms (EKGs) and pacemaker insertionsCompare with other Cardiac Electrical System Procedures specialists.

Dr. Rigden is experienced in the area of Cardiac Electrical System Procedures. See the graph below to learn more about his experience.

Based on claims data for 4 conditions and procedures

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Cardioverter-Defibrillator or Pacemaker Insertion, Removal or Repair
Electrocardiogram (EKG)
Pacemaker Insertion or Replacement
Cardiovascular Stress Test
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High
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Very High
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Cardiac Implantable Device Procedures

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Dr. Rigden is experienced in the area of Cardiac Implantable Device Procedures. See the graph below to learn more about his experience.

Based on claims data for 5 conditions and procedures

Treatments
Dr. Rigden
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Cardioverter-Defibrillator or Pacemaker Insertion, Removal or Repair
Pacemaker Insertion or Replacement
Removal or Revision of Pacemaker or Cardioverter and-or Defibrillator
Insertion of Left Ventricular Lead for Pacemaker or Cardioverter and-or Defibrillator
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High
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Very High
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Adult Congenital Heart Conditions

Adult congenital cardiac disorder specialists diagnose and treat heart disorders, such as arrythmias and mitral valve disease, that have been present from birth to adulthood.Compare with other Adult Congenital Heart Conditions specialists.

Dr. Rigden is experienced in the area of Adult Congenital Heart Conditions. See the graph below to learn more about his experience.

Based on claims data for 19 conditions and procedures

Treatments
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Atrial Fibrillation
Atrial Flutter
Arrhythmias
Mitral Valve Disease
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High
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Heart Conditions

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Dr. Rigden is experienced in the area of Heart Conditions. See the graph below to learn more about his experience.

Based on claims data for 34 conditions and procedures

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Heart Disease
Third Degree Heart Block
Cardiomyopathy
Hypertension
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Dr. Rigden's conditions and procedures:

  • Ablation for Treatment of Cardiac Arrhythmias
  • Aneurysm
  • Aneurysm of Heart
  • Angina
  • Angina and Acute Coronary Syndrome
  • Aortic Aneurysm
  • Aortic Dissection
  • Aortic Ectasia
  • Aortic Stenosis
  • Aortic Valve Disease
  • Aortic Valve Regurgitation
  • Arrhythmia Screening
  • Arrhythmias
  • Atrial Fibrillation
  • Atrial Flutter
  • Atrial Septal Defect
  • Automatic Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator (ICD) Implantation
  • Cardiac Catheterization (incl. Coronary Angiography)
  • Cardiac Imaging
  • Cardiac Tamponade
  • Cardiomegaly
  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Cardiomyopathy, Dilated
  • Cardiomyopathy, Hypertrophic
  • Cardiovascular Diagnostic Test
  • Cardiovascular Stress Test
  • Cardioversion, Elective
  • Cardioverter-Defibrillator or Pacemaker Insertion, Removal or Repair
  • Carotid Artery Disease
  • Chest CT (incl. Heart and Lungs)
  • Chest Pain
  • Chest Pain Evaluation
  • Cholesterol Screening
  • Chronic Pulmonary Heart Diseases (incl. Pulmonary Hypertension)
  • Congenital Aortic Valve Disorders
  • Congenital Heart Defects
  • Congenital Heart Disease
  • Congestive Heart Failure
  • Coronary Angiogram
  • Coronary Angioplasty, Atherectomy and Stent
  • Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
  • Dobutamine Thallium Stress Test
  • Echocardiography
  • Electrocardiogram (EKG)
  • Electrophysiological Study
  • Endocarditis
  • First Degree Heart Block
  • Heart Attack (Acute Myocardial Infarction)
  • Heart Disease
  • Heart Murmur
  • Heart Palpitations
  • Heart Tumors, Benign
  • HeartAware Online Risk Screening
  • Hyperlipidemia
  • Hypertension
  • Hypertensive Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Hypertensive Heart and Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Hypertensive Heart Disease
  • Hypotension
  • Insertion of Left Ventricular Lead for Pacemaker or Cardioverter and-or Defibrillator
  • Limb Swelling
  • Limb Swelling Caused by Fluid Overload
  • Long QT Syndrome
  • Mitral Valve Disease
  • Mitral Valve Prolapse
  • Mitral Valve Regurgitation
  • Mitral Valve Stenosis
  • Mobitz, Type 2, Heart Block
  • Nuclear Stress Testing
  • Pacemaker Insertion or Replacement
  • Patent Foramen Ovale (PFO)
  • Pericardial Disease
  • Pericarditis
  • Peripheral Arterial Disease Screening (PAD)
  • Peripheral Artery Catheterization
  • Pharmacologic Nuclear Stress Test
  • Pharmacologic Stress Test, Adenosine
  • Primary Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Pulmonary Edema
  • Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Pulmonary Valve Disease
  • Removal or Revision of Pacemaker or Cardioverter and-or Defibrillator
  • Second Degree Heart Block
  • Septal Defect
  • Sick Sinus Syndrome
  • Sinus Bradycardia
  • Sinus Tachycardia
  • Stress Test
  • Structural Heart Disease Evaluations and Treatment
  • Supraventricular Tachycardia
  • Syncope
  • TCD Bubble Test
  • Third Degree Heart Block
  • Thoracentesis
  • Tilt Table Testing
  • Tilt Testing or Cardiac Event Monitors
  • Treadmill Stress Test
  • Tricuspid Valve Disease
  • Ventricular Fibrillation
  • Ventricular Tachycardia (VT)
  • Wolff-Parkinson-White Pattern

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About Me

Biography

Dr. Lawrence Rigden, MD is a Cardiology Specialist in North Kansas City, MO. Dr. Rigden has extensive experience in Cardiac Electrical System Procedures,...Read more

Specialties

  • Cardiology
  • Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology

Education

Indiana University Medical Center
Fellowship Hospital
Clarian Indiana University Hospital
Residency Hospital
University Iowa Hosps And Clinics
Residency Hospital
University of Missouri, Columbia
Medical School
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Awards

  • Graduated cum laude from the the University of Missouri-Columbia., .

Frequently Asked Questions

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Click here to schedule an appointment online. New patients can also call (816) 533-3144.

Does Dr. Lawrence Rigden, MD offer telehealth services?

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What are Dr. Lawrence Rigden, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Rigden frequently treats Cardiac Electrical System Procedures, Cardiac Implantable Device Procedures, and Adult Congenital Heart Conditions. See all practice areas where Dr. Rigden specializes.

Where is Dr. Lawrence Rigden, MD's office located?

Dr. Rigden's office is located at 2790 Clay Edwards Dr Ste 520, North Kansas City, MO 64116. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

Affiliated Hospitals

Dr. Rigden is affiliated with the following hospitals. Select a hospital below to learn more.

Learn more about how Healthgrades measuresHospital Quality.

North Kansas City Hospital & Meritas Health

North Kansas City, MO

78% Patients that would definitely recommend, 8% higher than the national average

2 Awards Received

Ray County Memorial Hospital

Richmond, MO

74% Patients that would definitely recommend, 4% higher than the national average