- Company: University of Arizona
- Phone: 843 261 4358
- Cell: 843 261 4358
Specialty 1: Cardiology - Cardiovascular Disease
Specialty Focus: Heart Failure, Heart Attack, Myocardial Infarction, Cardiomyopathy, Heart Transplant, Mechanical Circulatory Support, Left Ventricular Assist Device (LVAD), Atrial Fibrillation, Myocardititis, Sudden Cardiac Death, Pulmonary Edema, Heart Failure with Preserved Ejection Fraction
Years in Practice: 15+
My expertise includes the evidence based diagnosis and treatment of cardiac conditions. As other cardiologists, I see cardiac patients with a variety of heart conditions. The majority of my practice includes patients suffering from heart failure, representing the sickest of cardiac patients. These patients with abnormal heart function face limitations in their quality of life, exercise capability and life expectancy. Few patients in my practice get heart transplants or mechanical circulatory assist devices. What is useful about a specialist in heart failure? If the scenario that you are faced includes a patient with abnormal heart function leading to limitations in physical activity you want expert attention regarding: • Determination of evidence based care (ref1) • Accurate assessment of patient functional status • Expert prediction of mortality risk (ref 2) When working with me you can expect prompt response, articulate written opinions and concise oral testimony. Over 20 years of practice, academic endeavors and clinical teaching provide me with the maturity to help you achieve the best outcome for your client. 1. Bozkurt B, Colvin M, Cook J, et al Current diagnostic and treatment strategies for specific dilated cardiomyopathies: a scientific statement from the American Heart Association Circulation. 2016 Dec 6;134(23):e579-e646. 2. Cook JL Chair, Colvin-Adams M, Francis GS, et al Recommendations for the Use of Mechanical Circulatory Support: Device Strategies and Patient Selection: A Scientific Statement From the American Heart Association. Circulation. 2012 Nov 27;126(22):2648-2667.