Hinsdale – An internationally renowned expert in
the field of electrophysiology is the keynote speaker at an upcoming event
hosted by Adventist Hinsdale and Adventist
La Grange Memorial
Hospitals. Dr. Jasbir
Sra, clinical professor of medicine at Aurora St. Luke’s Medical
Center in Milwaukee,
will present “Emerging Developments in Atrial Fibrillation Ablation” at 6 p.m.
Sept. 24 at the Oak Brook Hills Marriot, 3500 Midwest Road, Oak Brook Hills.
More than 500 doctors have been invited to the
program and limited seats are available. The event is open to physicians
interested in learning more about this growing field. To reserve a seat for the
event please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
or call (630) 856-6102.
The fastest growing segment of cardiology, electrophysiology
is a relatively new subspecialty of interventional cardiology that evaluates,
treats and manages arrhythmias and other heart rate and rhythm disorders. In
order to accommodate a growing number of patients seeking these highly
specialized heart procedures, Adventist
is opening a dedicated electrophysiology laboratory in September.
“Having a dedicated EP lab allows our physicians to
provide a superior patient experience right in our patients’ backyards,” said
Dr. Chad Bonhomme, medical director of the lab.
In addition to his professorship, Sra also serves
as director of the Clinical Electrophysiology Basic Research Laboratory and
Electrophysiology Laboratory at Aurora
Center, affiliated with the University
of Wisconsin Medical School’s clinical campus in Milwaukee. He has the distinction of being
the first U.S.
researcher to implant an atrial defibrillator (in 1996) and is the author of a
groundbreaking study on the cause of syncope, published in the New England
Journal of Medicine. He has been involved in nearly 30 clinical research
protocols and is the author of more than 100 abstracts.
“Bringing Dr. Sra to the Chicago
area for this event underscores our commitment to putting Adventist Hinsdale
Hospital on the map as a
national EP center of excellence,” said Ted Paarlberg, regional executive of the
Adventist Midwest Region Cardiovascular Network. “Very few programs in the country have the state-of-the-art
technology and clinical talent that we have at Adventist
and we are currently ramping up our EP capabilities at Adventist La Grange
as well. This program really rounds out an
already robust menu of cardiology services that we’re able to provide to the
people of our communities.”