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Specializes in Pediatric Cardiology
5 Vanderbilt Park Drive
Asheville, NC
(828) 274-6000

Dr. James McGovern works as a pediatric cardiologist. He is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. McGovern is professionally affiliated with St. Joseph's Hospital. He honors Medicare insurance. He graduated from Ohio State University College of Medicine. Dr. McGovern's medical residency was performed at Nationwide Children's Hospital.

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Specializes in Pediatric Cardiology
5 Vanderbilt Park Drive
Asheville, NC
(828) 274-6000

Dr. Aaron Pulver is an Asheville, NC physician who specializes in pediatric cardiology. He honors Medicare insurance. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Utah, Dr. Pulver attended medical school at Duke University School of Medicine.

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Specializes in Pediatric Cardiology
5 Vanderbilt Park Drive
Asheville, NC
(828) 274-6000

Dr. Marjorie Tripp practices pediatric cardiology in Asheville, NC. She studied medicine at Yale School of Medicine.

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Specializes in Pediatric Cardiology
5 Vanderbilt Park Drive
Asheville, NC
(828) 274-6000

Dr. Brad Friedman's area of specialization is pediatric cardiology. Dr. Friedman is in-network for Medicare insurance. After attending Georgia Regents University, Medical College of Georgia for medical school, he completed his residency training at Arizona Health Sciences Center. He is affiliated with St. Joseph's Hospital.

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What is Pediatric Cardiology?

Pediatric cardiologists are doctors who specialize in children’s heart problems. Their patients may range in age from unborn babies still in the womb to teenagers, and in some cases even adults. The main difference between pediatric cardiology and adult cardiology is not only that pediatric cardiologists treat younger patients. Pediatric cardiologists are much more likely to treat heart problems that are congenital, meaning a patient is born with them.

Due to the advances of modern medicine, babies who are born with congenital heart disorders are more likely than ever to survive into adulthood. In certain cases, pediatric cardiologists continue to provide care for these adult patients, because their training and experience gives them particular insight to the kind of heart problems these adult survivors have.

Other than congenital heart disease, pediatric cardiologists also treat:
  • Hypertension or high blood pressure
  • Chest pain
  • Murmurs or palpitations
  • Infections of the heart
  • Valve disorders
  • Cardiomyopathy, or problems with the heart muscle
  • Arrhythmia, or irregular heart beats
  • Congestive heart failure

A pediatric cardiologist often uses tests called echocardiograms and electrocardiograms (EKG) to examine the structure and activity of the heart. Once a diagnosis is made, treatment may involve lifestyle changes, catheterization (where a thin tube is threaded through a blood vessel to the heart to open blockages or provide further information), or surgery.
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