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Andrew E. Epstein, MD, FAHA, FACC, FHRS

Andrew E. Epstein, MD, FAHA, FACC, FHRS Physician

Chief, Cardiology Section, Philadelphia VA Medical Center Professor of Medicine at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania and the Veteran's Administration Medical Center

Dr. Epstein is employed by Penn Medicine.

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About Dr. Andrew E. Epstein

Recognized by America's Top Doctors, 2012 - 2018

Recognized by Best Doctors in America 2011, 2012, 2015 - 2018

Recognized in Philadelphia magazine's annual Top Docs issues for 2018 and 2019

Clinical Specialties

Specialty:

  • Cardiology

Programs & Centers:

Board Certification:

  • Cardiovascular Disease, 1983
  • Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology, 1996
  • Internal Medicine, 1980

Clinical Expertise:

  • Ablation for AV Node
  • Ablation for Supraventricular Tachycardia
  • Ablation for Ventricular Tachycardia
  • Ablation of Arrhythmogenic Focus
  • Anomalous Atrioventricular Excitation
  • Arrhythmia
  • Arrhythmia Device Lead Extraction
  • Arrhythmias During Pregnancy
  • Arrhythmias in Adults with Congenital Heart Diseases
  • Atrial Fibrillation (Afib)
  • Atrial Fibrillation Ablation
  • Atrial Fibrillation Cryoablation
  • Atrial Fibrillation Radiofrequency Ablation
  • Atrial Flutter
  • Atrial Tachycardia
  • Atrioventricular Block
  • Atrioventricular Nodal Reentrant Tachycardia
  • Atrioventricular Reentrant Tachycardia
  • Bradycardia
  • Brugada Syndrome
  • Cardiac Ablation
  • Cardiac Arrest
  • Cardiac Channelopathies
  • Cardiac Conduction Defects
  • Cardiac Device Infection
  • Cardiac Device Malfunction
  • Cardiac Devices
  • Cardiac Implantable Device Replacement
  • Cardiac Mapping
  • Cardioversion
  • Catecholaminergic Polymorphic Ventricular Tachycardia
  • Complete Atrioventricular Block
  • Complex Arrhythmia
  • Conduction Defects
  • Convergent Procedure
  • Defibrillator Malfunction
  • Familial Arrhythmias
  • First Degree Heart Block
  • Holter Monitor
  • Imaging of Pacemakers and Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillators (ICDs)
  • Implantable Cardiac Devices
  • Implantable Cardiac Monitor Procedure
  • Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator
  • Intracardiac Catheter Ablation
  • Intravenous Lead Extraction
  • Lariat Procedure
  • Laser Lead Extraction
  • Left Bundle Branch Block
  • Long QT Syndrome
  • Loop Recorder
  • Lown-Ganong-Levine Syndrome
  • Pacemaker
  • Pacemaker Infection
  • Pacemaker Malfunction
  • Pacemaker Placement
  • Palpitations
  • Paroxysmal Supraventricular Tachycardia
  • Paroxysmal Tachycardia
  • Paroxysmal Ventricular Tachycardia
  • Polymorphic Ventricular Tachycardia
  • Postural Tachycardia Syndrome
  • Pre-Excitation Syndrome
  • Premature Beats
  • Premature Ventricular Contractions
  • Remote Cardiac Device Monitoring
  • Replacement of Defibrillator
  • Resynchronization Therapy
  • Right Bundle Branch Block
  • Short QT Syndrome
  • Sick Sinus Syndrome
  • Sinoatrial Node Dysfunction
  • Sinus Node Dysfunction
  • Supraventricular Tachycardia (SVT)
  • Tachycardia
  • Tachycardia-Bradycardia Syndrome
  • Tilt Table Test
  • Transvenous Lead Extraction
  • Trifascicular Block
  • Type 1 Second-Degree Heart Block
  • Type 2 Second-Degree Heart Block
  • Vasovagal Syncope
  • Ventricular Arrhythmia
  • Ventricular Fibrillation
  • Ventricular Tachycardia
  • Wearable Defibrillator
  • Wolff-Parkinson-White Syndrome
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Practice Locations and Appointments

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna US Healthcare
  • Amerihealth Caritas
  • Amerihealth Caritas Medicare
  • Cigna
  • Cigna HealthSpring
  • Clover Health Plan
  • CVS Health
  • Devon Health Services (Americare)
  • eLAP Services
  • Gateway Health Plan
  • Geisinger Health Plan
  • HealthAmerica / HealthAssurance, a Coventry Plan
  • HealthPartners
  • HealthPartners Medicare
  • HealthSmart
  • Highmark Blue Shield
  • Homestead Smart Health Plans
  • Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
  • Humana / Choicecare
  • Independence Blue Cross (Keystone East)
  • Intergroup
  • Keystone First
  • Keystone First Medicare
  • Multiplan
  • NJ Medicaid
  • NJ Qualcare
  • Oscar Health Plan of PA
  • Oxford Health Plan
  • PA Health and Wellness (Centene) Medicare
  • PA Medicaid
  • PA Medicare
  • Preferred Health Care/LGH
  • Provider Partners Health Plan
  • Rail Road Medicare / Palmetto GBA
  • Remedy Partners at Penn Medicine
  • Tricare
  • United Healthcare
  • UnitedHealthcare Community Plan
  • US Family Health Plan
  • Veterans Choice Program

Education and Training

Medical School: University of Rochester School of Medicine
Residency: Barnes-Jewish Hospital - Washington University, St. Louis
Fellowship: University of Alabama Hospital

Memberships

Abbott Medical Cybersecurity Medical Advisory Board, International Abbott, International American College of Cardiology, National American College of Physicians, National American Heart Association, Alabama Affiliate, Local American Heart Association, National Association of University Cardiologists, National Cardiac Electrophysiology Society, National National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute, National National Institutes of Health, National North American Society of Pacing and Electrophysiology / Heart Rhythm Society, National

Hospital Affiliation

Dr. Epstein is employed by Penn Medicine.

Hospital Privileges:

  • Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania: Has privileges to treat patients in the hospital.

Research

Description of Research Expertise:

Defibrillation and cardioversion; devices for the treatment of arrhythmias (implantable cardioverter-defibrillators, pacemakers); Electrophysiology and treatment of atrial and ventricular arrhythmias (interventional electrophysiology/ablation, surgical, pharmacologic); Clinical trials in arrhythmia treatment.

Selected Publications:

Steinberg JS and EPSTEIN AE, eds.: Clinical controversies in device therapy for cardiac arrhythmias. Editor of this book. : 2019.

Healey JS, Gladstone DJ, Swaminathan B, Eckstein J, Mundl H, EPSTEIN AE, Haeusler KG, Mikulik R, Kasner SE, Toni D, Arauz A, Ntaios G, Hankey GJ, Perera K, Pagola J, Shuaib A, Lutsep H, Yang X, Uchiyama S, Endres M, Coutts SB, Karliński M, Czlonkowska A, Molina CA, Santo G, Berkowitz SD, Hart RG, Connolly SJ.: Recurrent stroke with rivaroxaban compared with aspirin according to predictors of Atrial fibrillation: secondary analysis of the NAVIGATE ESUS randomized clinical trial. JAMA Neurol : 2019.

EPSTEIN AE.: Balancing quality of life and life itself. J Am Coll Cardiol EP 5 : 851-853,2019.

Epstein, AE: Balancing quality of life and life itself. J Am Coll Cardiol EP 5 : 851-853,2019.

Arkles JA, EPSTEIN AE.: Leadless pacemakers and the tricuspid valve: Can you believe it? Can this be true? Circ Arrhythm Electrophysiol 12 : 2019;12:e007375.,2019.

Shirai Y, Liang JJ, Santangeli P, Arkles JS, Schaller RD, Supple GE, Lin D, Nazarian S, Dixit S, EPSTEIN AE, Callans DJ, Marchlinski FE, Frankel D.: Long-term outcome and mode of recurrence following noninducibility during noninvasive programmed stimulation after ventricular tachycardia ablation. PACE 42 : 333-340,2019.

Liang JJ, Shirai Y, Briceño DF, Muser D, Enriquez A, Lin A, Hyman MC, Kumareswaran R, Arkles JS, Santangeli P, Schaller RD, Supple GE, Frankel DS, Deo R, EPSTEIN AE, Garcia FS, Riley MP, Nazarian S, Lin D, Callans DJ, Marchlinski FE, Dixit S.: Electrocardiographic and electrophysiologic characteristics of idiopathic ventricular arrhythmias originating from the basal inferoseptal left ventricle. J Am Coll Cardiol EP 5 : 833-842,2019.

Muser D, Hayashi R, Castro SA, Supple GE, Schaller RD, Santangeli P, Arkles J, Kumareswaran R, Nazzarian S, Deo R, Lin D, Dixit S, EPSTEIN AE, Callans DJ, Marchlinski FE, Frankel DS.: Noninvasive programmed ventricular stimulation-guided management following ventricular tachycardia ablation. J Am Coll Cardiol EP 5 : 719-727,2019.

Mendelson TB, Santangeli PM, Frankel DS, Arkles JS, Supple GE, Lin D, Riley MP, Callans DJ, Nazarian S, Hyman MC, Kumareswaran R, EPSTIEN AE, Deo R, Dixit S, Garcia FC, Zado ES, Hutchinson MD, Sadek MM, Cooper JM, Marchlinski FE, Trerotola SO, Schaller RD.: Feasibility of complex trans-femoral electrophysiology procedures in patients with inferior vena cava filters. Heart Rhythm 16 : 873-878,2019.

Liang JJ, Shirai Y, Briceño DF, Muser D, Enriquez A, Lin A, Hyman MC, Kumareswaran R, Arkles JS, Santangeli P, Schaller RD, Supple GE, Frankel DS, Deo R, EPSTEIN AE, Garcia FS, Riley MP, Nazarian S, Lin D, Callans DJ, Marchlinski FE, Dixit S.: Electrocardiographic and electrophysiologic characteristics of idiopathic ventricular arrhythmias originating from the basal inferoseptal left ventricle. J Am Coll Cardiol EP 5 : 833-842,2019.

Academic Contact Info

Electrophysiology Section
Cardiovascular Division
University of Pennsylvania
3400 Spruce Street
9 Founders

Philadelphia, PA 19104
Phone: (215) 615-4332
Patient appointments: 800-789-7366 (PENN)

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