Finding Providers
loading

We found 4 pediatric cardiologists near Asheville, NC.

Advertisement
Filter By: Filter Search Results
Showing 1-4 of 4
No Photo
Specializes in Pediatric Cardiology
5 Vanderbilt Park Drive
Asheville, NC
(828) 274-6000

Dr. James McGovern works as a pediatric cardiologist in Asheville, NC. He is professionally affiliated with St. Joseph's Hospital. After attending Ohio State University College of Medicine for medical school, Dr. McGovern completed his residency training at Nationwide Children's Hospital. His patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. He takes Medicare insurance.

Read more
No Photo
Specializes in Pediatric Cardiology
5 Vanderbilt Park Drive
Asheville, NC
(828) 274-6000

Dr. Aaron Pulver is a specialist in pediatric cardiology. He works in Asheville, NC. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Utah, Dr. Pulver attended Duke University School of Medicine. He is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance.

Read more
No Photo
Specializes in Pediatric Cardiology
5 Vanderbilt Park Drive
Asheville, NC
(828) 274-6000

Dr. Marjorie Tripp is a pediatric cardiology specialist in Asheville, NC. She graduated from Yale School of Medicine.

Read more
No Photo
Specializes in Pediatric Cardiology
5 Vanderbilt Park Drive
Asheville, NC
(828) 274-6000

Dr. Brad Friedman works as a pediatric cardiologist. He graduated from Georgia Regents University, Medical College of Georgia. He completed his residency training at Arizona Health Sciences Center. Dr. Friedman accepts Medicare insurance. He is professionally affiliated with St. Joseph's Hospital.

Read more
Advertisement

Gender

Insurance

Reviews

Patient Demographic

Practice Affiliation

Medical School

Residency

Years Since Graduation

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.
Advertisement