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Interventional Cardiologist Dennis Dunning joins KRMC

Dr. Dennis Dunning

Dr. Dennis Dunning

KINGMAN - Kingman Regional Medical Center has added Dr. Dennis Dunning to its medical staff.

As a fellowship-trained interventional cardiologist, Dunning specializes in diagnosing and treating blood flow problems in the heart, peripheral arteries, veins, and carotid arteries.

His expertise also involves treating circulation problems in the arms and legs (peripheral artery disease) for critical limb ischemia. In patients with structural heart disease, Dr. Dunning performs minimally invasive closure of atrial septal defects and patent foramen ovale. He is board-certified in Internal Medicine, Cardiology, and Interventional Cardiology by the American Board of Internal Medicine. He is also board-certified in Endovascular Medicine by the American Board of Vascular Medicine.

Dunning began his career as a veterinarian. He received a doctorate in veterinary medicine from Michigan State University in Lansing, Mich., and was in private veterinary practice for nine years.

He then attended the MSU School of Medicine, where he received a doctorate in medicine.

After completing residency training in internal medicine at Butterworth Hospital in Grand Rapids, he completed a three-year fellowship in Clinical Cardiology at William Beaumont Hospital in Royal Oak. His final year of training was a one-year fellowship in Interventional Cardiology at Borgess Hospital in Kalamazoo.

Prior to coming to Kingman, he practiced as an interventional cardiologist for 10 years in Grand Rapids.

Interventional cardiology often involves checking for narrowing or blockages in blood vessels using a thin tube (catheter) inserted into an artery. Corrective procedures include balloon angioplasty and stents to open a blood vessel and improve blood flow. Most interventional cardiology procedures are considered to be minimally invasive because they do not require major surgery, general anesthesia, or large incisions.

In describing his approach to patient care, Dunning is passionate about the early detection and treatment of cardiovascular disease, saying "I take an active role in educating my patients and the community on how to improve their cardiovascular health. My goal is to help people avoid serious damage to their heart and peripheral arteries, as well as prevent stroke by decreasing risk factors and promoting an active lifestyle."

Dunning began seeing patients in Kingman on May 2. His office is located in suite 217 at the Medical Professional Center on the KRMC campus.

For further information or to schedule an appointment, please call his office at (928) 681-8724.

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