The American College of Cardiology recognized Doylestown Health for its demonstrated expertise and commitment in treating patients who come to an electrophysiology (EP) lab for care.
Doylestown Hospital was awarded Electrophysiology Accreditation in June 2021 based on rigorous onsite evaluation of the staff’s ability to evaluate, diagnose and treat patients who come to the EP lab.
Doylestown Hospital is one of only 23 hospitals in the U.S. to earn this accreditation.
Electrophysiology labs provide care for patients with arrythmias (irregular heartbeats) and may employ treatments such as cardiac ablation and implantable devices such as pacemakers and implantable cardioverter defibrillators.
Doylestown Hospital’s electrophysiology program includes two dedicated EP labs. Since its inception in 2001, the program has grown significantly. The team has grown from three to five physicians and a dedicated staff of 17 with many years of experience. Doylestown Hospital is a high-volume center providing a full complement of procedures, including ablation of atrial fibrillation, ventricular tachycardia and supraventricular tachycardia (SVT). Volumes and outcomes are comparable to major academic centers.
Physicians perform about 500 ablations per year, including cryoablation and radiofrequency ablation to treat atrial fibrillation. Earlier this year, the electrophysiology team were among the first in the United States to test a new type of ablation technology for patients suffering from atrial fibrillation in a clinical trial for Pulsed Field Ablation.
Physicians perform the full range of device implantations including leadless pacemakers, cardiac resynchronization and His bundle pacing, with more than 300 pacemaker/defibrillator procedures each year. Doylestown Hospital physicians perform left atrial appendage (LAA) occlusion with the WATCHMAN device.
Physicians employ innovative technology and participate in clinical trials that help advance the field of EP. Doylestown Hospital is a Medtronic Hospital of Excellence whose physicians train other physicians from around the country.