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Dr. Ronald C. Hill, M.D.

Cardiothoracic Surgeon

Dr. Ronald Hill is a cardiothoracic surgeon practicing in Asheville, NC. Dr. Hill specializes in surgical procedues of vital organs in the chest such as the heart, lungs, esophagus and more. As a cardiothoracic surgeon, Dr. Hill typically treats conditions like heart disease and lung disease. This class of surgeon can also include cardiac surgeons, cardiovascular surgeons, congenital heart surgeons and general thoracic surgeons.
50 years Experience
Dr. Ronald C. Hill, M.D.
  • Asheville, NC
  • Wv Univ Sch of Med, Morgantown Wv
  • Accepting new patients

Can arrhythmia cause a heart attack?

Yes, by lowering the blood pressure or breaking off small clots that embolise to coronaries.

Does your body warn you before a heart attack?

Usually but there is an entity called a silent heart attack,especially in diabetics.

How does alcohol affect cardiomyopathy?

Yes there’s an entity known alcoholic cardiomyopathy. Go easy on the alcohol

Does heart disease require surgery?

Heart disease requires some type of surgery or intervention by the cardiologist, whether it is by medications or invasive treatment

What causes breathing problems after open heart surgery?

Breathing can be related to the amount of fluid in the lungs, which is related to how long you were on bypass, what medicine you are on,

What are the risks of an open heart surgery for a hypertension patient?

Anesthesia will monitor him carefully. He could have a complication depending what his blood pressure is

Can heart medicines cause headaches?

It may be due to the medication. Talk with your doctor

Why do I feel palpitations and increased heart rate?

Maybe related to other illnesses check with your doctor

My son has a hole in the heart. What is the treatment procedure?

The surgeon will place a patch to seal the hole. It should last a long time