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

Dr. James McGovern's specialty is pediatric cardiology. He has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. McGovern is professionally affiliated with St. Joseph's Hospital. He is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance. After attending Ohio State University College of Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at Nationwide Children's Hospital.

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

Dr. Marjorie Tripp works as a pediatric cardiologist in Asheville, NC. The average patient rating for Dr. Tripp is 2.0 stars out of 5. 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. Aaron Pulver is a pediatric cardiologist. He honors Medicare insurance. After attending Duke University School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Utah.

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

Dr. Brad Friedman specializes in pediatric cardiology. After completing medical school at Georgia Regents University, Medical College of Georgia, he performed his residency at Arizona Health Sciences Center. He is in-network for Medicare insurance. Dr. Friedman 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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