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Kent Hospital Announces Addition of Cardiac Arrhythmia Service
05/15/2012

Kent Hospital today announced it is enhancing the scope of service for its Cardiology Department with the addition of a cardiac arrhythmia service.

"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," said Kent President and CEO, Sandra L. Coletta. "We must continually assess and enhance our services to ensure access to high quality and high technology treatment options provided by expert clinicians. This announcement serves to further Kent's clinical offerings in an area where this is an ever-growing need."

The cardiac arrhythmia service will strengthen Kent's existing pacemaker service while offering for the first time, defibrillator implantation, cardiac resynchronization therapy, and consultative services for advance management of cardiac arrhythmias.An outpatient Cardiac Arrhythmia Clinic at Kent will also provide consultative services including assessment for catheter ablation for arrhythmias procedures and evaluation and follow-up of pacemakers and implantable defibrillators.

The cardiac arrhythmia service will be directed by Bruce Koplan, MD, MPH, FACC. Dr. Koplan is an assistant professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School and affiliated with Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston. He is also an affiliate member of Affinity Physicians, LLC which is a subsidiary of Kent Hospital.

"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," said Dr. Koplan.

Kent Hospital offers a respected regional resource for the diagnosis and medical management of heart disease. The experienced cardiologists on the hospital medical staff have access to state-of-the-art technology including nuclear medicine, stress testing, echocardiography, holter monitoring and cardiac catheterization in a state-of-the-art cath lab setting.

Kent's cardiac catheterization laboratory opened in February 2009 and performed more than 1,682 procedures safely and effectively since it has been opened. In addition the interventional radiology unit provides angiographic and interventional vascular procedures including aortic stenting using advanced computerized technology.

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..

To make an appointment with the cardiac arrhythmia service at Kent Hospital please call 401-681-4996

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