FMH Outpatient Services Adds Cardiac Device Specialty Services
March 19, 2009Treats those with cardiac pacemakers and internal cardiac defibrillators
Joe Sala, PA-C, CCDS, a member of Central Maine Heart Associates, will be offering monthly cardiac device clinics at Franklin Memorial Hospital starting Monday, March 30, and thereafter on the last Monday of every month.
Sala is proficient in interrogation of cardiac pacemakers and internal cardiac defibrillators (ICD) and trained in device programming. Pacemakers are cardiac devices that stimulate heart contraction; ICDs are devices that attempt to restore normal heart rhythms.
Sala is currently a preceptor for the University of New England Physician Assistant Program mentorship and has previously held teaching positions at The George Washington University and Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington, D.C. He is also a sub-investigator for ongoing research studies at Central Maine Heart Associates.
Sala is board-certified by the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants and is a certified cardiac device specialist after successfully completing the International Board of Heart Rhythm Examiners Competency Exam in Cardiac Pacing and Defibrillation in 2008.
To schedule an appointment, call Outpatient Services at 779-2539.
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