Dr. Tristram Bahnson, MD

Cardiology •  Male • Age 62
  
Dr. Bahnson
Accepting new patients

Duke University Medical Center

2301 Erwin Rd Durham, NC 27705

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(919) 668-4111

Dr. Tristram Bahnson, MD is a Cardiology Specialist in Durham, NC and has over 36 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Bahnson has more experience with Electrophysiology, Adult Congenital Cardiac Disorders, and Cardiac Care than other specialists in his area. He graduated from University of California School of Medicine - San Francisco medical school in 1984. He is affiliated with Duke University Hospital. He is accepting new patients. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Bahnson to book an appointment.


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Dr. Bahnson accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Anthem
National (BlueCard) PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Open Access Plus
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Humana
Choice Care PPO
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO

Background Check

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Practice Areas

Electrophysiology

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

Typically treats 60% more than their peers

Based on claims data for 6 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Tilt Testing or Cardiac Event Monitors
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Bahnson performs Tilt Testing or Cardiac Event Monitors more than 96% of their peers

Dr. Bahnson performs this procedure more than 96% of their peers

Cardioversion, Elective
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Bahnson performs Cardioversion, Elective more than 86% of their peers

Dr. Bahnson performs this procedure more than 86% of their peers

Cardiac Electrophysiology
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Bahnson performs Cardiac Electrophysiology more than 85% of their peers

Dr. Bahnson performs this procedure more than 85% of their peers

Adult Congenital Cardiac Disorders

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 Cardiac Disorders specialists.

Typically treats 70% more than their peers

Based on claims data for 5 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Atrial Flutter
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Bahnson treats Atrial Flutter more than 98% of their peers

Dr. Bahnson treats this condition more than 98% of their peers

Arrhythmias
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Bahnson treats Arrhythmias more than 91% of their peers

Dr. Bahnson treats this condition more than 91% of their peers

Atrial Fibrillation
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Bahnson treats Atrial Fibrillation more than 89% of their peers

Dr. Bahnson treats this condition more than 89% of their peers

Cardiac Care

Cardiac care specialists diagnose and treat general cardiac conditions such as high blood pressure, angina, and arrhythmias through procedures including cardiovascular stress tests, ablation therapy, and heart valve surgery.Compare with other Cardiac Care specialists.

Typically treats 69% more than their peers

Based on claims data for 15 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Heart Disease
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Bahnson treats Heart Disease more than 96% of their peers

Dr. Bahnson treats this condition more than 96% of their peers

Tilt Testing or Cardiac Event Monitors
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Bahnson performs Tilt Testing or Cardiac Event Monitors more than 96% of their peers

Dr. Bahnson performs this procedure more than 96% of their peers

Heart Palpitations
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Bahnson treats Heart Palpitations more than 92% of their peers

Dr. Bahnson treats this condition more than 92% of their peers

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Dr. Bahnson's conditions and procedures:

  • Ablation for Treatment of Cardiac Arrhythmias
  • Aneurysm
  • Aneurysm of Heart
  • Angina and Acute Coronary Syndrome
  • Aortic Aneurysm
  • Aortic Dissection
  • Aortic Ectasia
  • Aortic Stenosis
  • Aortic Valve Disease
  • Aortic Valve Regurgitation
  • Arrhythmias
  • Atrial Fibrillation
  • Atrial Flutter
  • Automatic Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator (ICD) Implantation
  • Autonomic Disorders
  • Benign Tumor
  • Cardiac Catheterization (incl. Coronary Angiography)
  • Cardiac Electrophysiology
  • Cardiac Imaging
  • Cardiac MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging) of Heart or Chest
  • Cardiac Myocardial Perfusion Imaging
  • Cardiomegaly
  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Cardiovascular Stress Test
  • Cardioversion, Elective
  • Cardioverter-Defibrillator or Pacemaker Insertion, Removal or Repair
  • Carotid Artery Disease
  • Chest CT (incl. Heart and Lungs)
  • Chest Pain
  • 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 Artery Disease (CAD)
  • Ebstein's Anomaly
  • Electrophysiological Study
  • Heart Attack (Acute Myocardial Infarction)
  • Heart Disease
  • Heart Murmur
  • Heart Palpitations
  • Heart Surgery
  • Hyperlipidemia
  • Hypertension
  • Hypertensive Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Hypertensive Heart and Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Hypertensive Heart Disease
  • Hypotension
  • Insertion of Left Ventricular Lead for Pacemaker or Cardioverter and-or Defibrillator
  • Limb Swelling
  • Limb Swelling Caused by Fluid Overload
  • Mitral Valve Disease
  • Mitral Valve Regurgitation
  • Mitral Valve Stenosis
  • Pacemaker Insertion or Replacement
  • Pericardial Disease
  • Peripheral Artery Catheterization
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Pulmonary Edema
  • Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Pulmonary Valve Disease
  • Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy
  • Removal or Revision of Pacemaker or Cardioverter and-or Defibrillator
  • Septal Defect
  • Syncope
  • Thrombosis
  • Tilt Testing or Cardiac Event Monitors
  • Tricuspid Valve Disease
  • Vascular Disease

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I met briefly with Dr. B to discuss a possible catheter ablation. He wanted me to take Eliquis before and after the procedure. I asked about side effects and Dr. Bahnson said I should not go bungee jumping and should not notice any side effects. I did my own research and learned that when you stop taking Eliquis, you have a much higher than normal chance of having a clot or stroke during the 30 days after you stop taking it. The "rebound effect" that occurs with most drugs. Too dangerous.
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My experience with Dr. Bahnson, his staff and Duke have been exceptional. He recently performed my ablation for AF. It is always evident that Dr. Bahnson’s knowledge and experience ranks among the very best. I would highly recommend him and Duke.
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The best of the best. Skilled, experienced, concerned and professional in every respect!
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Biography

Dr. Tristram Bahnson, MD is a Cardiology Specialist in Durham, NC and has over 36 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Bahnson has more experience with Electrophysiology, Adult Congenital Cardiac Disorders, and Cardiac Care than other speci...

Specialties

  • Cardiology
  • Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology

Board Certifications

  • Cardiovascular Disease
  • Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology
  • Internal Medicine

Education

1991
UC San Diego
Fellowship Hospital
1989
Natl Heart-Lung-Blood Inst-NIH
Fellowship Hospital
1987
Natl Heart-Lung-Blood Inst-NIH
Residency Hospital
1986
University of California Davis Medical Center
Residency Hospital
1984
University of California School of Medicine - San Francisco
Medical School

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Duke University Medical Center

Duke University Medical Center2301 Erwin Rd Durham, NC 27705
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Duke University Hospital

Durham, NC

81% Patient experience rating, 12% higher than the national average

  • America’s 50 Best Hospitals for Cardiac Surgery Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)
  • America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Cardiac Care Award™ (2020, 2019)
  • America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Coronary Intervention Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)
  • Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)
  • Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2020)