EP Lab Digest Features Article by Dr. Sumit Verma of Baptist Heart & Vascular Institute


A paper written by electrophysiologist Sumit Verma, M.D., FACC, FHRS, of the Baptist Heart & Vascular Institute’s Heart Rhythm Center, was recently published in EP Lab Digest, a professional journal for cardiologists.

The topic of Dr. Verma’s article, which was chosen as the cover story for the issue, is same-day discharge protocols for atrial fibrillation ablation that help safely discharge patients home on the same day they undergo the procedure.

Atrial fibrillation is an irregular and often very rapid heart rhythm, known as an arrhythmia, that can lead to blood clots in the heart. A-Fib increases the risk of stroke, heart failure and other heart-related complications. A cardiac ablation is a surgical procedure performed to restore a more normal heartbeat.

Co-authors are Dr. Verma’s BHVI colleagues Evaldas Giedrimas, M.D., FHRS; Natalia Hernandez, M.D.; and Thabet Alsheikh, M.D., FHRS. The article can be read at https://www.hmpgloballearningnetwork.com/site/eplab/cover-story/same-day-discharge-ep-procedures-update-baptist-heart-and-vascular-institute.

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