Heart Rhythm Center opens at Samaritan Heart & Vascular Institute

May 7,2013
Samaritan Heart & Vascular Institute has established the region’s first Heart Rhythm Center, led by Jeff Hsing, MD, a board-certified electrophysiologist. The Heart Rhythm Center provides the most up-to-date and effective management for the diagnosis and treatment of heart rhythm problems.

“Electrophysiology deals basically with fast or slow rhythms of the heart,” said Dr. Hsing. “Over the last 10 years there has been an explosion of knowledge and technology that allows physicians to treat conditions that previously could only be treated in a limited way with ongoing medication.”

Though electrophysiologists treat patients of all ages, treatment for abnormal heart rhythms is increasingly in demand as the population ages. “Rhythm problems are becoming more prevalent,” said Samaritan Heart & Vascular Institute director Kim Montagne, FNP. “Electrophysiology allows physicians to treat these patients in a minimally-invasivefashion and helps them resume normal lives. We are excited to be able to offer such advanced services and we are pleased to welcome someone as skilled as Dr. Hsing to our community.”

A Northwest native, Dr. Hsing earned a bachelor’s degree and medical degree from the University of Washington, and a master’s degree at Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He completed residency training in internal medicine at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation, and fellowships in cardiology and electrophysiology at Stanford University and Harvard University-Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. He is board certified in internal medicine, cardiology and electrophysiology. He entered the field of electrophysiology after working in biomedical and electrical engineering. Prior to joining Samaritan Heart & Vascular Institute, Dr. Hsing worked as an electrophysiologist in Texas. 

Find out more about the Heart Rhythm Center and electrophysiology services.
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