The management of an irregular heartbeat can span months or even years
and include a variety of treatments and procedural interventions.
Lankenau Heart Institute’s integrated approach to care allows
electrophysiologists, cardiac surgeons and advanced practitioners to
work together to provide a personalized treatment plan for each patient.
The cardiac arrhythmia team—which is comprised of
experienced physicians, advanced practitioners and
registered nurses—provides a highly personal and
supportive environment for patients and their families.
The team cares for thousands of patients annually and
performs more than 1,000 cardiac arrhythmia procedures
each year—including over 400 catheter ablation
procedures. Through the collaboration of cardiologists
and heart failure specialists the team ensures that
patients have access to the full spectrum of care.
A nationally recognized leader in the field, Dusan
Kocovic, MD, Chief, Section of Electrophysiology, at
Lankenau has more than 20 years of clinical and research
experience relative to ICDs and radiofrequency ablation
of ventricular tachycardia. He was among the first in
the U.S. to apply ICD technology in the treatment of
patients and headed research efforts that led to the
FDA’s approval of these devices in 2002. To date, Dr.
Kocovic has implanted more than 2,000 ICDs and performed
more than 1,000 complex ablations for atrial
fibrillation (A-Fib) and ventricular tachycardia (VT).
In 2012, Lankenau Heart Institute electrophysiologists
performed more than 400 cardiac ablations and 700 device
implantations, making the program one of the busiest on
the East Coast.
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