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Dr. William Scott

Pediatric Cardiology
Dallas, TX
40 years experience male

Locations

Office

Dallas, TX

Address

Pediatric Cardiology, 1935 Medical District Drive, Dallas, TX
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My office hours

Wednesday: 8:00am - 5:00pm
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Fax

2144566154

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Specialties
Doctors may have more than one area of specialty interest. Board certification in a specialty area means the doctor has completed formal training and has practice experience in that specialty, and has passed the certification examination from the corresponding accredited medical specialty board.

Pediatric Cardiology

Pediatrics

Pediatrics - Cardiology

Doctor Q&A

173 Answers
8 Agrees
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A member asked:
Dr. William Scott
Pediatric Cardiology 40 years experience
Usually not : Most pacemaker surgery involves a small skin incision and is not considered major surgery and the recovery is quick. There may be some activity restri... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Scott
Pediatric Cardiology 40 years experience
Sometimes: All types of hypertrophic cardiomyopathy are associated with a higher risk of sudden cardiac arrest. A compete evaluation by a cardiologist can help d... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. William Scott
Pediatric Cardiology 40 years experience
See a specialist: If you are receiving conflicting results, it may be time to see a specialist. Pulmonary hypertension is unusual in this age group, particularly in the... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Scott
Pediatric Cardiology 40 years experience
Yes: Among young individuals, it is one of the leading causes of sudden death. A complete assessment by a cardiologist familiar with the condition can iden... Read More
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. William Scott
Pediatric Cardiology 40 years experience
No: Congenital heart disease of all types is uncommon and has multiple causes, many of which are not fully understood. The development of the heart is ver... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. William Scott
Pediatric Cardiology 40 years experience
A long time: A pacemaker helps ensure you will have as close to a normal heart rhythm as possible. The pacemaker box (known as a generator) and the wires that conn... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. William Scott
Pediatric Cardiology 40 years experience
Abnormal heart beats: Normal heart rhythm is known as sinus rhythm where the electrical impulse originates in the right upper heart chamber and has a normal variation depen... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Scott
Pediatric Cardiology 40 years experience
Usually none: Radiofrequency(rf) ablation usually creates a tiny scar in the heart, only a few millimeters in diameter. It has no effect on the overall heart functi... Read More
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. William Scott
Pediatric Cardiology 40 years experience
Usually not: The pause itself is not dangerous. A compensatory pause usually follows a premature beat. The characteristics of the premature beats may warrant inter... Read More
A 81-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Scott
Pediatric Cardiology 40 years experience
It varies: A heart murmur is simply an extra sound coming from the heart. It does not necessarily mean there is a problem to treat. In fact, most children with h... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. William Scott
Pediatric Cardiology 40 years experience
Depends on Severity: Bradycardia is defined as a heart rate lower than what is expected for age. It is very common and may be seen in the absence of any heart disease, suc... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Scott
Pediatric Cardiology 40 years experience
Complete evaluation: Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy is potentially dangerous, but very manageable. A complete assessment by a physician who is well versed in the condition is... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. William Scott
Pediatric Cardiology 40 years experience
Yes: Magnesium deficiency contributes to several arrhythmias, some of which are life threatening.
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Scott
Pediatric Cardiology 40 years experience
Many are: Many types of arrhythmia are due to microscopic electrical pathways or very small groups of heart cells that cause an abnormal heart rate. These types... Read More
A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Scott
Pediatric Cardiology 40 years experience
Manufacture specific: The companies that manufacture pacemakers design their own batteries to optimize the longevity of the device. The batteries are not replaced when depl... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Scott
Pediatric Cardiology 40 years experience
Arrhythmias: An implantable cardioverter defibrillator (icd) is primarily used to treat abnormally rapid heart rates that are considered to be life threatening. Th... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Scott
Pediatric Cardiology 40 years experience
Yes: While many patients are unaware they have had rheumatic fever, it is the most common cause for mitral stenosis world wide.
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Scott
Pediatric Cardiology 40 years experience
It depends: Mildly decreased heart rates have no effect on longevity. Severe bradycardia can be immediately life threatening.
A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Scott
Pediatric Cardiology 40 years experience
Indefinitely: The pacemaker is a very reliable way to maintain a normal heart rate. The device and the wires that connect it to the heart do require replacement inf... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Scott
Pediatric Cardiology 40 years experience
Risk of death: Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy is the leading cause of death among young athletes. Further, individuals with this condition are at risk for sudden death ... Read More
A 22-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Scott
Pediatric Cardiology 40 years experience
No: A vsd is associated with a heart murmur from the blood that flows through it. That murmur can usually be heard shortly after birth. Rarely the vsd is ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Scott
Pediatric Cardiology 40 years experience
No: A PFO is very common is not associated with any other heart defects in most people.
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Scott
Pediatric Cardiology 40 years experience
Yes: Most commonly an ASD can be distinguished from an innocent murmur by listening alone. There are rare exceptions.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Scott
Pediatric Cardiology 40 years experience
No: The most common scenario is that already oxygenated blood is recirculated through the lungs, which does not cause a decrease in o2 saturation in the b... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Scott
Pediatric Cardiology 40 years experience
Yes: A vsd is almost always associated with a heart murmur from blood flowing through the defect. This murmur is present by the time of the first well chil... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Scott
Pediatric Cardiology 40 years experience
Jatene operation: This procedure is named after the surgeon who pioneered the technique. It is more commonly known as the arterial switch operation, because the transpo... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Scott
Pediatric Cardiology 40 years experience
Yes: Serious complications of vsd repair are very uncommon. They include bleeding, infection, and brain injury. There is also a small risk of damage to the... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Scott
Pediatric Cardiology 40 years experience
No: If a significant vsd is present, it is usually repaired in the first few years of life. Once repaired, there are usually no activity restrictions. A v... Read More
A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Scott
Pediatric Cardiology 40 years experience
No: Less than 1% of individuals with WPW inherit the condition. There are rare genetic mutations where WPW may be inherited.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Scott
Pediatric Cardiology 40 years experience
No: Aspirin usually does not cause any rhythm disturbance, but rarely has been associated with abnormal rapid rhythms. In severe overdose, bradycardia may... Read More
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Scott
Pediatric Cardiology 40 years experience
Multiple causes: The causes of dizziness are quite varied. Most often, there is not a serious underlying condition; however, there are some that are very important to ... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Scott
Pediatric Cardiology 40 years experience
The sinus node: The sinus node is a group of specialized pacemaker cells that is located in the upper right atrium. These cells react to circulating chemicals, such a... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Scott
Pediatric Cardiology 40 years experience
Usually with an ECG: The diagnosis requires 3 conditions: 1. A short pr interval on the ecg 2. Early activation of the ventricles, also known as pre-excitation, that is re... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Scott
Pediatric Cardiology 40 years experience
No: Wolff-parkinson-white (WPW) syndrome describes a condition where there are ECG abnormalities and a predisposition to a rapid heart rate known as supra... Read More
A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Scott
Pediatric Cardiology 40 years experience
Yes: It is very rare, but left untreated a large PDA can lead to heart failure and death.
A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Scott
Pediatric Cardiology 40 years experience
No: Pacemakers are subject to electromagnetic interference, but are not affected by altitude.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Scott
Pediatric Cardiology 40 years experience
No: A patent foramen oval is present in up to 1/3 of the population. Their presence does not cause damage to the heart.
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Scott
Pediatric Cardiology 40 years experience
There are several : Replacement valves can come from several sources. There are specific indications for each. - a homograft is a specially preserved human tissue valve. ... Read More
A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Scott
Pediatric Cardiology 40 years experience
Catheter based: A PFO is usually repaired with a heart catheterization. An occluding device is delivered with a catheter from the leg and placed in the pfo. Closure i... Read More
A 23-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Scott
Pediatric Cardiology 40 years experience
Yes: Ebstein's anomaly may be very mild and cause no symptoms.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Scott
Pediatric Cardiology 40 years experience
It is very rare: Broken heart syndrome, also known as takotsubo cardiomyopathy, is a specific condition where part of the left ventricle develops poor function and app... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Scott
Pediatric Cardiology 40 years experience
Very rarely: ASD surgery is usually very successful. There are some types of ASD that are more challenging, and there is a higher risk of having a small residual d... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Scott
Pediatric Cardiology 40 years experience
Any age: Pacemakers can be implanted at any age including the first few days of life. In babies and small children the wires from the pacemaker attach to the o... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Scott
Pediatric Cardiology 40 years experience
Several: Constrictive pericarditis is a condition where the sac around the heart (the pericardium) becomes scarred and shrinks, which does not allow the heart ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Scott
Pediatric Cardiology 40 years experience
It is uncommon: Most vsd repairs result in complete closure. Defects lower in the more muscular part of the wall are often hard to define and are at higher risk to ha... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Scott
Pediatric Cardiology 40 years experience
Yes: It is not always possible to determine the cause of new onset cardiomyopathy in a teenager, but many are due to viral infections.
A 23-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Scott
Pediatric Cardiology 40 years experience
It can be: There is a rare condition known as situs inversus where all of the internal organs are reversed as in a mirror image, but everything works normally. ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Scott
Pediatric Cardiology 40 years experience
It depends: Most patients undergoing vsd repair are young children who recover very quickly and are typically discharged from the hospital in less than one week w... Read More
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Scott
Pediatric Cardiology 40 years experience
Yes: Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy is frequently inherited in an autosomal dominant pattern meaning that an affected individual has a 50:50 chance of passing... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Scott
Pediatric Cardiology 40 years experience
The right atrium: The primary pacemaker for the heart in known as the sinus node. It is located in the upper part of the right atrium where the superior vena cava enter... Read More

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Nov 9, 2012
Very precise & knowledgeable.
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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Scott is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Scott is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! I need to because lost information to give to my Primary at the time.
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! I had heart problems since 15, Drs said they need to see to diagnose
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Thank you, your answer or tip was very helpful! My son suffered a scd at 13 due to this disorder.

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Indiana University School of Medicine, IN
Graduated 1982MD

Medical/Graduate school

University of Michigan School of Public Health
Graduated 1988MD

Residency

INDIANA UNIVERSITY HEALTH

Awards

Best Doctors in Dallas
Texas Super Doctors
Top Pediatric Cardiologist, First Place, Texas - Winter
2013

Affiliations

UT Southwestern Medical Center
Children's Medical Center
Fellow, American College of Cardiology
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