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Who Treats Pulmonary Hypertension?

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Dr. Skloven recalls the specialists who can treat patients diagnosed with pulmonary hypertension. Dr. Skloven attended medical school at the University of Maryland School of Medicine and now treats patients at Banner Heart Hospital in Mesa, Arizona.

Dr. Skloven:
Who treats pulmonary hypertension, basically is a function of what does pulmonary hypertension affect in the body? It affects the lungs and the heart, so pulmonary specialists and heart specialists are the doctors primarily treating this disease.

The pulmonary physician manages the oxygen, the lung aspects of the disease. What pulmonary hypertension does to the heart is it causes failure, weakness, and eventually failure of the right heart and that becomes the job of the cardiologist primarily to manage that part of the disease.

So it’s a combined approach with close communication between these two specialties. These patients often see each one of these doctors on a very frequent basis.

About Dr. Z. David Skloven, M.D.:
Dr. Skloven is an Interventional Cardiologist at Banner Heart Hospital in Mesa, Ariz. After graduating from Cornell University with a Bachelor of Arts degree with Honors in Chemistry. Dr. Skloven attended medical school at the University of Maryland School of Medicine, graduating Cum Laude . He did both his internship and first year residency at Cornell University Hospitals in New York City. His second year residency was at the University of California in San Francisco. Dr. Skloven was a Cardiology Fellow under Dr. Eugene Braunwald from 1970 to 1972 in San Diego, California and then spent a year as Director of the La Jolla V.A. Hospital Cardiac Catheterization Lab.

To schedule an appointment with a Women’s Heart Center physician, e-mail jayme.stevens@bannerhealth.com

Conditions: Pulmonary Hypertension, High Blood Pressure, Blod Clots, Heart Failure, Valvular Heart Disease

Related Terms: Pulmonary Embolism, Blood Vessel Abnormality, Sjogren's Syndrome, Connective Tissue Disease, Emphysema, COPD, Bronchitis, Leaky Mitral Valve, Echocardiogram, Heart Catheterization, Fen-Phen

Health Care Provider: Banner Baywood Heart Hospital, Mesa, AZ, Women's Heart Center, Banner Heart Hospital, 6750 E. Baywood Ave., Mesa, AZ 85206

Locations: Mesa, Arizona, Phoenix, Tempe, Scottsdale, Chandler, Gilbert, Queen Creek, Apache Junction, Gold Camp, Paradise Valley, San Tan Valley, Guadalupe, AZ, East Valley, Phoenix Metropolitan Area, Arizona State University, ASU

Expert: Dr. Z. David Skloven, David Skloven, M.D., Doctor Z David Skloven, Heart Expert Dr. Skloven, Women's Heart Health Specialist Z. David Skloven, M.D.

Expertise: Heart Disease Disease, Heart Disease Risks, Heart Disease Management, Heart Disease Prevention, Blood Pressure Testing, Coronary Artery Disease, Interventional Cardiology, Increased Blood Pressure

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