Dr. Dennis Unks, MD

CardiologyMaleAge 60

Dr. Dennis Unks, MD is a Cardiology Specialist in Asheville, NC and has over 35 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Unks has more experience with Adult Congenital Heart Conditions, Heart Conditions, and Cardiac Electrical System Procedures than other specialists in his area. He graduated from UNIVERSITY OF PITTSBURGH SCHOOL OF MEDICINE medical school in 1987. He is affiliated with medical facilities Blue Ridge Regional Hospital and Mission Hospital. He is accepting new patients. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Unks to book an appointment.

Dr. Unks

Asheville Cardiology Associates

5 VANDERBILT PARK DR Asheville, NC 28803
Accepting new patients

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Frequently Treated by Dr. Unks

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Adult Congenital Heart Conditions

Adult congenital cardiac disorder specialists diagnose and treat heart disorders, such as arrythmias and mitral valve disease, that have been present from birth to adulthood.Compare with other Adult Congenital Heart Conditions specialists.

Dr. Unks is experienced in the area of Adult Congenital Heart Conditions. See the graph below to learn more about his experience.

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Aortic Valve Disease
Atrial Flutter
Mitral Valve Disease
Arrhythmias
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Heart Conditions

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Dr. Unks is experienced in the area of Heart Conditions. See the graph below to learn more about his experience.

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Heart Disease
Hypertension
Sinus Bradycardia
Heart Attack (Acute Myocardial Infarction)
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Cardiac Electrical System Procedures

Electrophysiologists monitor, diagnose and treat abnormal heart rhythms through procedures such as electrocardiograms (EKGs) and pacemaker insertionsCompare with other Cardiac Electrical System Procedures specialists.

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Electrocardiogram (EKG)
Cardioverter-Defibrillator or Pacemaker Insertion, Removal or Repair
Cardiovascular Stress Test
Pacemaker Insertion or Replacement
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High
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Cardiac Implantable Device Procedures

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Dr. Unks is experienced in the area of Cardiac Implantable Device Procedures. See the graph below to learn more about his experience.

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Cardioverter-Defibrillator or Pacemaker Insertion, Removal or Repair
Pacemaker Insertion or Replacement
Removal or Revision of Pacemaker or Cardioverter and-or Defibrillator
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High
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Dr. Unks' conditions and procedures:

  • Ablation for Treatment of Cardiac Arrhythmias
  • Aneurysm
  • Aneurysm of Heart
  • Angina
  • Angina and Acute Coronary Syndrome
  • Aortic Aneurysm
  • Aortic Dissection
  • Aortic Ectasia
  • Aortic Stenosis
  • Aortic Valve Disease
  • Aortic Valve Regurgitation
  • Arrhythmia Screening
  • Arrhythmias
  • Atrial Fibrillation
  • Atrial Flutter
  • Atrial Septal Defect
  • Automatic Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator (ICD) Implantation
  • Cardiac Catheterization (incl. Coronary Angiography)
  • Cardiac Imaging
  • Cardiac MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging) of Heart or Chest
  • Cardiac Myocardial Perfusion Imaging
  • Cardiac Tamponade
  • Cardiomegaly
  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Cardiomyopathy, Dilated
  • Cardiomyopathy, Hypertrophic
  • Cardiovascular Diagnostic Test
  • Cardiovascular Stress Test
  • Cardioversion, Elective
  • Cardioverter-Defibrillator or Pacemaker Insertion, Removal or Repair
  • Carotid Artery Disease
  • Chest CT (incl. Heart and Lungs)
  • Chest Pain
  • Chest Pain Evaluation
  • Cholesterol Screening
  • Chronic Pulmonary Heart Diseases (incl. Pulmonary Hypertension)
  • Coarctation of the Aorta
  • Congenital Aortic Valve Disorders
  • Congenital Heart Defects
  • Congenital Heart Disease
  • Congestive Heart Failure
  • Coronary Angiogram
  • Coronary Angioplasty, Atherectomy and Stent
  • Coronary Artery Aneurysm
  • Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
  • Coronary Artery Dissection
  • Dobutamine Thallium Stress Test
  • Echocardiography
  • Electrocardiogram (EKG)
  • Endocarditis
  • First Degree Heart Block
  • Heart Attack (Acute Myocardial Infarction)
  • Heart Disease
  • Heart Murmur
  • Heart Palpitations
  • Heart Tumors, Benign
  • HeartAware Online Risk Screening
  • Hyperlipidemia
  • Hypertension
  • Hypertensive Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Hypertensive Heart and Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Hypertensive Heart Disease
  • Hypotension
  • Impella Device
  • Insertion of Left Ventricular Lead for Pacemaker or Cardioverter and-or Defibrillator
  • Limb Swelling Caused by Fluid Overload
  • Long QT Syndrome
  • Marfan Syndrome
  • Mitral Valve Disease
  • Mitral Valve Prolapse
  • Mitral Valve Regurgitation
  • Mitral Valve Stenosis
  • Mobitz, Type 2, Heart Block
  • Muscular Dystrophy (MD)
  • Nuclear Stress Testing
  • Pacemaker Insertion or Replacement
  • Patent Foramen Ovale (PFO)
  • Pericardial Disease
  • Pericarditis
  • Peripheral Arterial Disease Screening (PAD)
  • Peripheral Artery Catheterization
  • Pharmacologic Nuclear Stress Test
  • Pharmacologic Stress Test, Adenosine
  • Primary Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Pulmonary Edema
  • Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Pulmonary Valve Disease
  • Removal or Revision of Pacemaker or Cardioverter and-or Defibrillator
  • Rheumatic Aortic Valve Disorders
  • Second Degree Heart Block
  • Septal Defect
  • Sick Sinus Syndrome
  • Sinus Bradycardia
  • Sinus Tachycardia
  • Stress Test
  • Structural Heart Disease Evaluations and Treatment
  • Supraventricular Tachycardia
  • Syncope
  • Systemic Vasculitis
  • TCD Bubble Test
  • Third Degree Heart Block
  • Thoracentesis
  • Thrombolysis
  • Tilt Table Testing
  • Tilt Testing or Cardiac Event Monitors
  • Treadmill Stress Test
  • Tricuspid Valve Disease
  • Unstable Angina
  • Ventricular Fibrillation
  • Ventricular Septal Defect
  • Ventricular Tachycardia (VT)

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Dr. Unks' Reviews

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3.8

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On time and very efficient check-in. Review of progress and medicines, EKG taken and explained. First class experience.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Thomas Rightmyer – Jan 09, 2022
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He has been my cardio Dr. for over 20 years. I highly recommend him.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Biography

Dr. Dennis Unks, MD is a Cardiology Specialist in Asheville, NC and has over 35 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Unks has more experience...Read more

Specialties

  • Cardiology

Board Certifications

Education

1993
Duke University Hospital
Fellowship Hospital
1990
Duke University Hospital
Residency Hospital
1987
UNIVERSITY OF PITTSBURGH SCHOOL OF MEDICINE
Medical School

Languages

  • English
  • Spanish

Awards

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What are Dr. Dennis Unks, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Unks frequently treats Adult Congenital Heart Conditions, Heart Conditions, and Cardiac Electrical System Procedures. See all practice areas where Dr. Unks specializes.

Where is Dr. Dennis Unks, MD's office located?

Dr. Unks' office is located at 5 VANDERBILT PARK DR, Asheville, NC 28803. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

What languages does Dr. Dennis Unks, MD speak?

Dr. Unks speaks Spanish and English. View profile to see all.

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Locations

Asheville Cardiology Associates

Asheville Cardiology Associates5 VANDERBILT PARK DR Asheville, NC 28803
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Affiliated Hospitals

Dr. Unks is affiliated with the following hospitals. Select a hospital below to learn more.

Learn more about how Healthgrades measuresHospital Quality.

Blue Ridge Regional Hospital

Spruce Pine, NC

74% Patient Experience Rating, 5% higher than the national average

5 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2020)

Mission Hospital

Asheville, NC

65% Patient Experience Rating, 4% lower than the national average

30 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Cardiac Care Excellence Award™ (2022)