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Dr. Salim F Idriss has the following 2 specialties
- Pediatric Cardiology
Pediatric cardiologists are pediatricians with additional, specialized, training in the heart health of your children. When infants are born with congenital heart disease or abnormal hearts, pediatric cardiologists get involved as soon as possible — sometimes before the child is even born.
Through specific testing, they can diagnose the problem and care for the child throughout their treatment, which could range from medication to surgery and transplants. Other heart conditions they treat include arrhythmias, heart murmurs, holes in the heart and viral infections that affect blood flow.
A pediatrician is a doctor who specializes in the regular care of children, as well as the diagnosis and treatment of illness in children. Young patients are often more complicated to treat because they are still growing and developing.
While pediatricians may sub-specialize in specific therapy areas like oncology, surgery, ophthalmology, and anesthesiology, in general, pediatricians provide services like vaccinations, health exams, and treatment of common ailments and injuries. In addition, pediatricians are trained to handle the complex emotional and behavioral issues faced by children, especially during puberty.
Pediatricians normally see their patients from birth until the age of 18, although some may agree to treat patients into their early 20s, if requested.
- Ventricular Fibrillation
- Sudden Cardiac Death
- Cardiac Arrhythmias
- Congenital Heart Defects
- Cardiac Defibrillator Implant
- Catheter Ablation
- Heart Catheterization
- Fainting (Syncope)
- Pacemaker Implantation
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I have never had such a bad experience with a physician for my children in the 7 years of being a parent. I'm not sure which was worst, not calculating my child's qtc or acknowledging the family history of long qt syndrome (with abnormal T waves on his EKG), not measuring an aortic root on a child with a presumed genetic connective tissue disorder, not appearing to even like children, or not even having a clue the appropriate medication to order which he wasn't going to order anyway until my child began to faint. Needless to say we traveled out of state to find a physician that actually was concerned about the T waves, had great compassion for children, and knew the exact medication to order to help. I would never recommend a single person to this physician.
My 15 year was terrified of surgery for her SVT. Dr. Idriss was patient, thoughtful and understanding. He did not patronize her. He was very straightforward. He validated her feelings and concerns. He encouraged her and she trusted him. We ended up having to have the surgery twice but she is healthy now and her heart reacts normally. We would recommend this doctor.
My daughter has been a patient of Dr. Idriss for the past 5 years and she LOVES him. He has been professional yet personable with her and us. We cannot thank him enough for all he has done to diagnose and fix (cardiac ablation) her SVT problem. We have referred several friends to him and they are pleased with him as well.
This doctor has absolutely no compassion for children. My 6 year old, developmentally disabled son had his 3rd open heart surgery in 2012. This doctor told my son to quit his crying. And was just plan rude and inconsiderate. He should not be working with children in my opinion. Duke Hospital has wonderful doctors but this man is not one of them!
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22 Years Experience
Duke University School Of Medicine
Graduated in 1996
Dr. Salim F Idriss accepts the following insurance providers.
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Locations & DirectionsDuke University Medical Center, 200 Trent Dr, Durham, NC
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