Dr. William Scott

Pediatric Cardiology
Dallas, TX
41 years experience male

Locations

Office

Dallas, TX

Address

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

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

2144566154

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Specialties
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Pediatric Cardiology

Pediatrics

Pediatrics - Cardiology

Doctor Q&A

173 Answers
8 Agrees
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Scott
Pediatric Cardiology 41 years experience
Several indications: There are specific consensus guidelines for pacemaker implantation. In general they are used for patients with abnormally low heart rates, particularl... Read More
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A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Scott
Pediatric Cardiology 41 years experience
No: The leading cause of sudden death in athletes is hypertrophic cardiomyopathy.
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Scott
Pediatric Cardiology 41 years experience
Two names: Cardioversion and defibrillation are both terms used for the electric shock to correct abnormal rhythms. Defibrillation is a specific term for the te... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Scott
Pediatric Cardiology 41 years experience
General term: Catheter ablation is a general term referring to elimination of electrical conduction in very specific areas of the heart. Two primary technologies ar... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Scott
Pediatric Cardiology 41 years experience
Electronics/ magnets: Patients with pacemakers are advised to avoid strong magnetic fields. Mri studies are generally contraindicated. Electronic devices such a cell phone... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Scott
Pediatric Cardiology 41 years experience
With a needle.: A needle is introduced into the chest and through the pericardium ( the sac around the heart) into the pericardial space (between the pericardium and... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Scott
Pediatric Cardiology 41 years experience
Usually not: The indications for icd placement indicate it should not be performed if there is are reversible causes. In all of the trials comparing icd therapy to... Read More
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A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Scott
Pediatric Cardiology 41 years experience
Yes: Marijuana smoking has been linked in multiple reports to the development of atrial fibrillation, a rapid heart rate in the upper chamber of the heart ... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. William Scott
Pediatric Cardiology 41 years experience
It is rare: Coarctation occurs in about 1 of every 2000 children. However, among children with congenital heart disease, it is one of the more common defects.
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Scott
Pediatric Cardiology 41 years experience
It is uncertain : A murmur is an extra sound. The causes are many and range from normal sounds to mild defects that do not require treatment, to serious problems that m... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Scott
Pediatric Cardiology 41 years experience
It is not a problem: Sinus arrhythmia is a misleading name as it refers to a normal variation in heart rate and does not represent heart disease. Sinus arrhythmia is more ... Read More
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A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Scott
Pediatric Cardiology 41 years experience
Check the heart rate: The heart rate of a baby with SVT is much faster than a normal heart rate, often as high as 300 beats per minute. This rate is faster than you can cou... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Scott
Pediatric Cardiology 41 years experience
Rarely: Very rarely is aortic stenosis is sufficiently severe to be associated with a heart murmur that is audible without a stethoscope. You would still need... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Scott
Pediatric Cardiology 41 years experience
With a catheter: An electrical study of the heart is first performed using catheters passed from the veins in the legs, arms or neck. This study helps document the wpw... Read More
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A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Scott
Pediatric Cardiology 41 years experience
No: There are proposed beneficial effects of omega 3 fatty acids (fish oil) for the heart, but treatment of svt is not one of these. There is some data to... Read More
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A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Scott
Pediatric Cardiology 41 years experience
Unclear: A PFO can be detected in patients with migraines more often than in the general population; however, there is not conclusive evidence to show that the... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Scott
Pediatric Cardiology 41 years experience
No: There is no medical therapy to close an asd.
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Scott
Pediatric Cardiology 41 years experience
Immediately: Overall the ablation procedure may take 3-4 hours to complete. The goal of the procedure is to eliminate the extra electrical pathway responsible for ... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Scott
Pediatric Cardiology 41 years experience
WPW is a type of SVT: Wpw (wolff-parkinson-white syndrome) is a condition where the ECG is abnormal between episodes of tachycardia. The abnormal findings on the ECG are fr... Read More
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A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Scott
Pediatric Cardiology 41 years experience
Yes: Children may have mitral stenosis. While it is known that there are genes responsible for the direction of cardiac development, mitral stenosis is not... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Scott
Pediatric Cardiology 41 years experience
There are two : Traditionally an ASD is closed with a surgical procedure. The hole can be sutured primarily or may require a patch to be sewn over the hole. Current s... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Scott
Pediatric Cardiology 41 years experience
Yes: Pulmonary hypertension can be diagnosed with echocardiography or heart catheterization as well. Each method supplies different types of additional inf... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Scott
Pediatric Cardiology 41 years experience
1958: The first pacemaker implanted in a human was in 1958 by dr. Senning in sweden. The first implant in the United States was in 1960.
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Scott
Pediatric Cardiology 41 years experience
Absolutely: Many types of cardiomyopathy are inherited. It is very likely that may be the case in your family where two generations are affected. You should know ... Read More
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A 28-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Scott
Pediatric Cardiology 41 years experience
Not necessarily: The heart must pump extra blood to support the growing fetus, particularly later in the pregnancy. The increased blood flow through the heart can caus... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Scott
Pediatric Cardiology 41 years experience
Unclear: The exact cause of pots is not known. One theory is that it occurs after a viral infection, even one that is very minor.
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A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. William Scott
Pediatric Cardiology 41 years experience
It is uncommon: Congestive heart failure can arise at 20 years of age and even much younger as a consequence of congenital heart disease. It may also occur in a previ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Scott
Pediatric Cardiology 41 years experience
No and Yes: There is no natural cure for an arrhythmia. There are some circumstances where an arrhythmia may resolve without treatment, but these are uncommon. Th... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Scott
Pediatric Cardiology 41 years experience
It depends: Cardiomyopathy can range from a very mild to a serious life threatening condition. Mild cases may not progress for many years. It is best to have rout... Read More
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A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. William Scott
Pediatric Cardiology 41 years experience
Medication may help: Unfortunately there is no cure for the cardiomyopathy associated with dmd. Medications used for other heart diseases, particularly a group known as ac... Read More
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A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. William Scott
Pediatric Cardiology 41 years experience
Either: A holter monitor is a long term recording of the heart rhythm, typically 24 hours, but sometimes longer. Often the equipment and preliminary analysis ... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. William Scott
Pediatric Cardiology 41 years experience
Low: There is an ongoing small risk of infection. There is also a small operative risk associated with changing the pacemaker and the wires that attach to ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Scott
Pediatric Cardiology 41 years experience
Multiple: The most common cuase for syncope, or fainting, is a temporary imbalance in the nervous system leading to low heart rate or blood pressure. It is most... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. William Scott
Pediatric Cardiology 41 years experience
Usually OK: Idioventricular rhythm is one that originates from the lower chamber of the heart rather than the upper chamber. It typically occurs at a rate that is... Read More
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A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. William Scott
Pediatric Cardiology 41 years experience
It depends: There are different kinds of cardiomyopathy. Some are secondary to other conditions and some are due to abnormalities of the heart muscle. Beta block... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Scott
Pediatric Cardiology 41 years experience
Autonomic condition: Postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome (pots) is a condition that is characterized by an abnormal heart rate rise (>30 beats per minute) with stand... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Scott
Pediatric Cardiology 41 years experience
Not usually: It depends upon the size and location of the hole as well as the presence of other defects. Many holes are very small and cause no problems and may cl... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. William Scott
Pediatric Cardiology 41 years experience
Too much weight loss: Your current weight is at the lower limits of normal. Losing 6 kg would not be healthy.
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A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Scott
Pediatric Cardiology 41 years experience
It depends: Hypertrophy means the heart muscle is thickened. This can be in response to extra work, such as inicreased blood pressure or a narrowed aortic valve, ... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Scott
Pediatric Cardiology 41 years experience
Not an issue now: No hemodynamically significant stenosis indicates the amount of narrowing is not affecting the heart function. At this time, the condition requires on... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Scott
Pediatric Cardiology 41 years experience
Rhythm recording : While there are symptoms that are very suggestive of an arrhythmia, the condition can only be diagnosed with accuracy with a recording of the rhythm a... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Scott
Pediatric Cardiology 41 years experience
Not long: Recommendations vary and you should discuss with the physican who performs the procedure. Most of my patients are back to full activities in 2 days.
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Scott
Pediatric Cardiology 41 years experience
Arrhythmia treatment: Radiofrequency (rf) ablation is a means to permanently eliminate the cause of some arrhythmias. Rf refers to rapidly alternating electrical current th... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Scott
Pediatric Cardiology 41 years experience
Possibly: It is difficult to know the mechanism when someone feels a rapid heart rate. It is normal to note a more rapid heart rate during exercise, but unusua... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. William Scott
Pediatric Cardiology 41 years experience
Now: There are multiple reasons why a child with these diagnoses might have elevated blood pressure. It is very important to have a complete evaluation by ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Scott
Pediatric Cardiology 41 years experience
Possibly: Ritalin (methylphenidate) and Dexedrine are stimulants which can aggravate pre-existing arrhythmias. The severity of the adverse effect depends upon t... Read More
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. William Scott
Pediatric Cardiology 41 years experience
Yes: It is uncommon, but occasionally abnormal rhythms cannot be reproduced during an electrophysiologic study. Sedation is typically used for these proced... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Scott
Pediatric Cardiology 41 years experience
Several ways: A patient's history and family history often provide clues to the type of cardiomyopathy as does a physical examination. The diagnostic tests that may... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. William Scott
Pediatric Cardiology 41 years experience
Don' be: Mild tricuspid incompetence is very common in the general population. It simple means that some blood is crossing the valve when it should be closed. ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Scott
Pediatric Cardiology 41 years experience
Stimulants: Stimulants increase the heart rate and make the heart more irritable and prone to irregular rhythms that would be perceived as palpitations. In additi... 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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