William R. Pitts, M.D., F.A.C.C.

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Education:

Baylor University, B.S.

University of Texas Southwestern Medical School, Doctorate of Medicine

Training:

Residency – Internal Medicine, University of Texas Southwestern Medical School Affiliated Hospitals

Cardiology Fellowship – University of Texas Southwestern Medical School Affiliated Hospitals

Certifications:

Board Certified, American Board of Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Disease

Board Certified, American Board of Internal Medicine, Interventional Cardiology

Fellow, American College of Cardiology

Hospital Affiliations:

Providence Health Center, Waco, Texas

Baylor Scott & White – Hillcrest, Waco, Texas

Coryell Memorial Hospital, Gatesville, Texas

Falls Community Hospital, Marlin, Texas

Hill Regional Hospital, Hillsboro, Texas

Goodall-Witcher Hospital, Clifton, Texas

Parkview Regional Hospital, Mexia, Texas

Freestone Medical Center, Fairfield, Texas

Original Publications:

Preoperative left ventricular peak systolic pressure/end-systolic volume ratio and functional status following valve surgery in patients with mitral regurgitation and enlarged end-systolic volumes.

Pitts WR, Lange RA, Cigarroa JE, Hillis LD.

Am J Cardiol. 1997 Jun 1;79(11):1493-7.

The “open artery hypothesis” in survivors of myocardial infarction.

Pitts WR, Cigarroa JE, Lange RA, Hillis LD.

Clin Cardiol. 1997 Jun;20(6):522-4. Review.

Cocaine-induced myocardial ischemia and infarction: pathophysiology, recognition, and management.

Pitts WR, Lange RA, Cigarroa JE, Hillis LD.

Prog Cardiovasc Dis. 1997 Jul-Aug;40(1):65-76. Review.

Repeat coronary angiography in patients with chest pain and previously normal coronary angiogram.

Pitts WR, Lange RA, Cigarroa JE, Hillis LD.

Am J Cardiol. 1997 Oct 15;80(8):1086-7.

Tricuspid and Pulmonic Valve Disease

Pitts WR, Hillis LD.

In Current Practice of Medicine, Edited by Alpert JS.

Philadelphia: Current Medicine, Inc. 1998: 561-566

Effects of the intracoronary infusion of cocaine on left ventricular systolic and diastolic function in humans.

Pitts WR, Vongpatanasin W, Cigarroa JE, Hillis LD, Lange RA.

Circulation. 1998 Apr 7;97(13):1270-3.

Coronary arterial anatomy in patients with left ventricular systolic dysfunction without chest pain or previous myocardial infarction.

Pitts WR, Lange RA, Hillis LD, Cigarroa JE.

Am J Cardiol. 1998 Dec 15;82(12):1530-1, A7.

Predictive value of prominent right atrial V waves in assessing the presence and severity of tricuspid regurgitation.

Pitts WR, Lange RA, Cigarroa JE, Hillis LD.

Am J Cardiol. 1999 Feb 15;83(4):617-8, A10.

Platelet glycoprotein IIb/IIIa receptor blockade: lessening the risk of coronary interventions.

Pitts WR, Lange RA.

Thromb Haemost. 1999 Sep;82 Suppl 1:136-8. Review.

Valvular Heart Disease

Pitts, WR, Hillis LD.

in Hospital Medicine, edited Wachter, RM, Goldman L, Hollander H.

Philadelphia: Lippincott Williams & Williams 2000: 251-261

Tricuspid and Pulmonic Valve Disease

Pitts WR, Hillis LD.

in Cardiology for the Primary Care Physician, Edition 3. Edited by Alpert JS.

Philadelphia: Current Medicine, Inc. 2001: 223-228


Charles A. Shoultz, Jr., M.D., F.A.C.C.   •   Charles A. Shoultz, III, M.D., F.A.C.C.   •   Rodney A. Brown, M.D., F.A.C.C.
William R. Pitts, M.D., F.A.C.C.   •   Donald S. (Buck) Cross, M.D., F.A.C.C. • Andrew K. Day, M.D., F.A.C.C.
Sherwin F. Attai, M.D., F.A.C.C.   •   Shawn J. Skeen, M.D. F.A.C.C.   •   Harvey R. Chen, M.D. F.A.C.C.
Adam M. Falcone, M.D., F.A.C.C.   •   Brian C. Barnett, M.D., F.A.C.C.

Diplomates, American Board of Internal Medicine,
Cardiovascular Disease, Interventional Cardiology, Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology