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Provider Earns Heart Rhythm Examiner Certification

Physician Assistant Peter Fox of Samaritan Heart & Vascular Institute’s Heart Rhythm Center has successfully passed the exam for certification by the International Board of Heart Rhythm Examiners.

The certification program is meant to serve as a validation of cardiac pacing and electrophysiology (heart rhythm care) qualifications, recognizing achievement of an international standard that goes beyond the scope of licensure. The exam covers a broad knowledge base and reflects the clinical and technical knowledge necessary to provide safe, optimal care to patients.

“This just confirms what we at Samaritan Heart & Vascular Institute already know – Peter Fox is an excellent physician assistant and resource for our patients and community,” said Cardiologist Tom Marker, MD. “This certification is quite an achievement and reflects the knowledge and training Peter brings to every patient and every encounter. Congratulations, and well-deserved.”

The Heart Rhythm Center provides diagnosis, treatment, heart rhythm devices, monitoring and follow-up care for patients with heart rhythm disorders such as atrial fibrillation, atrial flutter, slow or fast heart rates and other heart rhythm conditions.

Working with Electrophysiologist Jeff Hsing, MD, the health care team of Samaritan’s Heart Rhythm Center is based in Corvallis, with outreach clinics in Albany, Lebanon, Lincoln City and Toledo. For more information, call 541-768-4295 or visit the Heart Rhythm Center webpage.