"It is a privilege to be a part of this expansion of cardiac arrhythmia services to the Kent Hospital community and to serve as a link between these services and the resources provided by Brigham and Women's Hospital. Here at Kent Hospital, we are extremely dedicated to providing our patients with the best array of clinical services possible in a setting that is convenient and close to home. We are continually assessing and enhancing our services to ensure access to high-quality and state-of-the-art treatment options provided by expert clinicians. This service serves to further Kent's clinical offerings in an area where this is an ever-growing need." - Dr. Bruce Koplan
The Cardiac Arrhythmia Service is directed by Bruce A. Koplan, MD, MPH, FACC. Dr. Koplan is an assistant professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School and a member of the cardiovascular division at Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston. He is also an affiliate member of Affinity Physicians, LLC, which is a subsidiary of Kent Hospital.
Cardiac arrhythmia is an abnormal rate or rhythm of the heart. It is not an uncommon issue, and with the proper diagnosis and medical treatment, it can be resolved safely and effectively, allowing the patient to get back to a normal routine and way of life.
The arrhythmia services offered at Kent hospital include diagnostic electrophysiology procedures, catheter ablation, cardiac resynchronization therapy, defibrillator and pacemaker implantation. The outpatient service will also provide consultative services, including assessment for catheter ablation procedures for arrhythmias, and evaluation and follow-up of pacemakers and implantable defibrillators.
Cardiac Ablation at Kent Hospital
Kent Hospital's cardiac ablation procedure is used to treat abnormally rapid heart rates (cardiac arrhythmias) and is an excellent option for many patients. Catheter ablation for cardiac arrhythmias involves a minimally invasive approach that utilizes catheters temporarily placed in veins in the leg to gain access to the heart. These catheters can be used to diagnose and treat abnormal heart rhythm problems. At the end of the procedure all of the catheters are removed.
Kent Hospital is a respected regional resource for the diagnosis and medical management of heart disease. The experienced cardiologists on the hospital medical staff have access to the latest technology including nuclear medicine, stress testing, echocardiography, holter monitoring and cardiac catheterization in a state-of-the-art cath lab setting, in addition to the services highlighted above.
Inpatient care is provided in a dedicated, 43-bed cardiac unit equipped with the latest in advanced telemetry monitoring. The unit is staffed by experienced cardiac nurses who work closely with the patient's primary and specialty physicians.