I’m James Hurtig, cardiologist with Cotton O’Neil.
What procedures do you specialize in?
I specialize in that I am a general cardiologist, but I still perform cardiac catheterizations from a diagnostic perspective. I do implant, meaning that I implant pacemakers and defibrillators. I perform transesophageal echos and then read various stress modalities, such as stress nuclear and stress ECHO, and then carry on the regular day-to-day activities of a cardiologist.
How would you describe what a typical patient is experiencing when they first come to you?
While there is wide variety of issues that I feel like I see — and that makes every day interesting from my perspective — I really realize that the biggest issue for me is to realize the impact that a person feels when they think something at issue with their heart.
American Board Internal Medicine (Cardiovascular Disease)
University of Missouri – Kansas City
Kansas City, MO
University of Arizona