Dr. William Scott
Dr. William Scott
Pediatrics - Cardiology
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1935 Medical District Drive
Dallas , TX 75235
Mon 8:00am - 5:00pm
Tue 8:00am - 5:00pm
Wed 8:00am - 5:00pm
Thu 8:00am - 5:00pm
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I was educated and trained at
Medical / Graduate School
Indiana University School of Medicine, IN
University of Michigan School of Public Health
Pediatric Cardiology University of Michigan
Professor of Pediatrics, UT Southwestern Medical Center
I'm affiliated with
UT Southwestern Medical Center
Children's Medical CenterArrhythmia
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Heart rate variability in healthy children and in those with congenital heart disease both before and after operation.
Am. J. Cardiol., Jun;83(12):1654-7 (1999)
Heart rate variability after acute traumatic brain injury in children.
Crit. Care Med., Dec;28(12):3907-12 (2000)
Effect of center volume on outcome of ventricular septal defect closure and arterial switch operation.
Am. J. Cardiol., Dec;88(11):1259-63 (2001)
Fenestration improves clinical outcome of the fontan procedure: a prospective, randomized study.
Circulation., Jan;105(2):207-12 (2002)
Assessment of cardiac function in adolescents with Duchenne muscular dystrophy: importance of neurohormones.
J. Child Neurol., Mar;17(3):191-4 (2002)
Sedation for pediatric echocardiography: evaluation of preprocedure fasting guidelines.
J Am Soc Echocardiogr., Sep;15(9):980-3 (2002)
Echocardiographic characteristics of perimembranous ventricular septal defects associated with aortic regurgitation.
J Am Soc Echocardiogr., Mar;16(3):209-13 (2003)
Evaluation of electrocardiographic leads for detection of atrial activity (P wave) in ambulatory ECG monitoring: a pilot study.
Pacing Clin Electrophysiol., Feb;15(2):131-4 (1992)
Superiority of a vertical sternal lead for detection of arrhythmias during ambulatory electrocardiographic monitoring.
Am. J. Cardiol., Mar;69(6):625-7 (1992)
Intravenous amiodarone for incessant tachyarrhythmias in children: a randomized, double-blind, antiarrhythmic drug trial.
Circulation., Nov;112(22):3470-7 (2005)
Chloral hydrate sedation for pediatric echocardiography: physiologic responses, adverse events, and risk factors.
Pediatrics., Mar;117(3):e434-41 (2006)
The extracardiac lateral tunnel Fontan, constructed with bovine pericardium: comparison with the extracardiac conduit Fontan.
Am. Heart J., Apr;151(4):928-33 (2006)
Left ventricular function and response to enalapril in patients with duchenne muscular dystrophy during the second decade of life.
Am. J. Cardiol., Sep;98(6):825-7 (2006)
Efficacy of epicardial controlled-release lidocaine for ventricular tachycardia induced by rapid ventricular pacing in dogs.
J. Cardiovasc. Pharmacol., Nov;16(5):812-7 (1990)
Sensitivity and specificity of an automated external defibrillator algorithm designed for pediatric patients.
Resuscitation., Feb;76(2):168-74 (2008)
Aspirin resistance in children with heart disease at risk for thromboembolism: prevalence and possible mechanisms.
Pediatr Cardiol., Mar;29(2):285-91 (2008)
Relation of right ventricular pacing site to left ventricular mechanical synchrony.
Am. J. Cardiol., Sep;106(6):806-9 (2010)
Conversion of ouabain-induced ventricular tachycardia in dogs with epicardial lidocaine: pharmacodynamics and functional effects.
Pharm. Res., Jan;7(1):28-33 (1990)
Transcatheter electrical ablation of accessory pathways in children.
Pacing Clin Electrophysiol., Nov;12(11):1787-96 (1989)
Repair of interrupted aortic arch in infancy.
J. Thorac. Cardiovasc. Surg., Oct;96(4):564-8 (1988)
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I am a 16year old girl, 4'11", 42kg. How long will it take for me to lose 6kg? Can i reach my goal weight of 36kg before 25th december 2013? In brief: Too much weight loss
Your current weight is at the lower limits of normal.
Losing 6 kg would not be healthy.GIRL
My preteen son kept having echoes coming back positive for pulmonary htn. He was cleared after an echo came back normal. Now it shows rvh? In brief: See a specialistPEDIATRIC PULMONOLOGY ECHO HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE HYPERTENSION PRE TEEN AGE SONSee 1 more answer
If you are receiving conflicting results, it may be time to see a specialist.
What can cause pots disease (postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome)? In brief: UnclearSee 1 more answer
The exact cause of pots is not known.
One theory is that it occurs after a viral infection, even one that is very minor.PALPITATION RAPID HEART RATE
I have chd and my dr said I should take 325mg aspirin daily, but i'm 23. I don't want to develop stomach ulcers at a young age. Can i avoid this? In brief: UnlikelyASA ASPIRIN BAYER CONGENITAL HEART DISEASE HALFPRIN ULCERATIONSee 2 more answers
Aspirin is thought to be beneficial for some types of chd.
Is apical hypertrophic cardiomyopathy cause death? In brief: SometimesSee 2 more answers
All types of hypertrophic cardiomyopathy are associated with a higher risk of sudden cardiac arrest.
A compete evaluation by a cardiologist can help define your condition and the associated risks.CARDIOMYOPATHY HYPERTROPHIC CARDIOMYOPATHY
I have a slight heart murmur is it safe to do natural birth with a heart murmur? In brief: It dependsSee 1 more answer
A heart murmur is an extra sound.
It does not necessarily indicate significant heart disease. Have an evaluation by your doctor to be sure.HEART MURMUR
Is a compensatory pause something to worry about? In brief: Usually notSee 1 more answer
The pause itself is not dangerous.
A compensatory pause usually follows a premature beat. The characteristics of the premature beats may warrant intervention.
How is genetic testing for heart conditions done? Blood test? In brief: YesSee 2 more answers
Most commonly a blood test is used, but many other tissues that contain dna can be analyzed.
The labs that perform blood tests are much more common and accessible.GENETIC TESTING HEART CONDITIONS HEART DISEASES
I have been noticing arrhythmia and I am wondering if exercise can be dangerous? In brief: Get a check upSee 1 more answer
Sensing an arrhythmia is often not very specific or accurate.
If you are concerned, have an evaluation before stressful exercise.ABNORMAL HEART RHYTHMS ARRHYTHMIA EXERCISE OR PHYSICAL ACTIVITY
Would a stress test, echocardiogram, or an EKG detect if you have an arrhythmia if they aren't looking? In brief: YesSee 1 more answer
You may note an irregular rhythm on any of these tests.
When specifically searching for an arrhythmia, other tests may be superior.ABNORMAL HEART RHYTHMS ARRHYTHMIA CARDIAC ECHO ECHOCARDIOGRAM ELECTROCARDIOGRAM STRESS STRESS TEST