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Fermin C. Garcia, MD

Fermin C. Garcia, MD Physician

Director, Electrophysiology Laboratory, Pennsylvania Hospital
Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine

Dr. Garcia is a Penn Medicine employed physician.

About Dr. Fermin C. Garcia

Recognized by Best Doctors in America 2009-2010, 2011-2012

Patient Satisfaction Ratings

Patient Rating Breakdown

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Clinical Specialties

Specialty:

  • Cardiology

Programs & Centers:

Board Certification:

  • Cardiovascular Disease, 2004
  • Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology, 2006

Clinical Expertise:

  • Ablation of Ventricular Tachycardia
  • Biventricular Device Implantation
  • Cardiac Catheter Ablation
  • Complex Arrhythmia
  • Electrophysiology (EP) Testing
  • Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator
  • Left Atrial Appendage Closure
  • Ventricular Tachycardia

Practice Locations and Appointments

Insurance Accepted

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

Education and Training

Medical School: Jose Maria Vargas School of Medicine
Residency: Albert Einstein Medical Center
Fellowship: Albert Einstein Medical Center
Fellowship: Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania

Memberships

American College of Cardiology, National American Heart Association, National American Heart Association, National Heart Rhythm Society, International

Hospital Affiliation

Dr. Garcia is a Penn Medicine employed physician.

Hospital Privileges:

  • Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania: Has privileges to treat patients in the hospital.
  • Penn Presbyterian Medical Center: On the medical staff, but does not have privileges to treat patients in the hospital.
  • Pennsylvania Hospital: Has privileges to treat patients in the hospital.

Research

Selected Publications:

Santangeli Pasquale, Hutchinson Mathew D, Supple Gregory E, Callans David J, Marchlinski Francis E, Garcia Fermin C: Right Atrial Approach for Ablation of Ventricular Arrhythmias Arising From the Left Posterior-Superior Process of the Left Ventricle. Circulation. Arrhythmia and electrophysiology 9 (7): 2016.

Wilkoff Bruce L, Fauchier Laurent, Stiles Martin K, Morillo Carlos A, Al-Khatib Sana M, Almendral Jesœs, Aguinaga Luis, Berger Ronald D, Cuesta Alejandro, Daubert James P, Dubner Sergio, Ellenbogen Kenneth A, Estes N A Mark, Fenelon Guilherme, Garcia Fermin C, Gasparini Maurizio, Haines David E, Healey Jeff S, Hurtwitz Jodie L, Keegan Roberto, Kolb Christof, Kuck Karl-Heinz, Marinskis Germanas, Martinelli Martino, McGuire Mark, Molina Luis G, Okumura Ken, Proclemer Alessandro, Russo Andrea M, Singh Jagmeet : 2015 HRS/EHRA/APHRS/SOLAECE expert consensus statement on optimal implantable cardioverter-defibrillator programming and testing. Journal of arrhythmia 32 (1): 1-28,2016.

Santangeli Pasquale, Zado Erica S, Hutchinson Mathew D, Riley Michael P, Lin David, Frankel David S, Supple Gregory E, Garcia Fermin C, Dixit Sanjay, Callans David J, Marchlinski Francis E: Prevalence and distribution of focal triggers in persistent and long-standing persistent atrial fibrillation. Heart rhythm : the official journal of the Heart Rhythm Society 13 (2): 374-82,2016.

Santangeli Pasquale, Zado Erica S, Supple Gregory E, Haqqani Haris M, Garcia Fermin C, Tschabrunn Cory M, Callans David J, Lin David, Dixit Sanjay, Hutchinson Mathew D, Riley Michael P, Marchlinski Francis E: Long-Term Outcome With Catheter Ablation of Ventricular Tachycardia in Patients With Arrhythmogenic Right Ventricular Cardiomyopathy. Circulation. Arrhythmia and electrophysiology 8 (6): 1413-21,2015.

Mountantonakis Stavros E, Frankel David S, Tschabrunn Cory M, Hutchinson Mathew D, Riley Michael P, Lin David, Bala Rupa, Garcia Fermin C, Dixit Sanjay, Callans David J, Zado Erica S, Marchlinski Francis E: Ventricular arrhythmias from the coronary venous system: Prevalence, mapping, and ablation. Heart rhythm : the official journal of the Heart Rhythm Society 12 (6): 1145-53,2015.

Tzou Wendy S, Frankel David S, Hegeman Timothy, Supple Gregory E, Garcia Fermin C, Santangeli Pasquale, Katz David F, Sauer William H, Marchlinski Francis E: Core isolation of critical arrhythmia elements for treatment of multiple scar-based ventricular tachycardias. Circulation. Arrhythmia and electrophysiology 8 (2): 353-61,2015.

Santangeli Pasquale, Marchlinski Francis E, Zado Erica S, Benhayon Daniel, Hutchinson Mathew D, Lin David, Frankel David S, Riley Michael P, Supple Gregory E, Garcia Fermin C, Bala Rupa, Desjardins Benoit, Callans David J, Dixit Sanjay: Percutaneous epicardial ablation of ventricular arrhythmias arising from the left ventricular summit: outcomes and electrocardiogram correlates of success. Circulation. Arrhythmia and electrophysiology 8 (2): 337-43,2015.

Santangeli Pasquale, Muser Daniele, Zado Erica S, Magnani Silvia, Khetpal Sumun, Hutchinson Mathew D, Supple Gregory, Frankel David S, Garcia Fermin C, Bala Rupa, Riley Michael P, Lin David, Rame J Eduardo, Schaller Robert, Dixit Sanjay, Marchlinski Francis E, Callans David J: Acute hemodynamic decompensation during catheter ablation of scar-related ventricular tachycardia: incidence, predictors, and impact on mortality. Circulation. Arrhythmia and electrophysiology 8 (1): 68-75,2015.

Sadek MM, Benhayon D, Surredi R, Chic W, Supple GE, Hutchinson MD, Bala Ru, Carballeira L, Zado ES, Patel VV, Callans DJ, Marchlinski FE, Garcia FC.: Idiopathic ventricular arrhythmias originating from the moderator band: Electrocardiographic characteristics and treatment by catheter ablation. Heart Rhythm 12 (1): 67-75,2015.

Patel Parin J, D'Souza Benjamin, Saha Paban, Chik William W B, Riley Michael P, Garcia Fermin C: Electroanatomic mapping of the intercaval bundle in atrial fibrillation. Circulation. Arrhythmia and electrophysiology 7 (6): 1262-7,2014.

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Academic Contact Info

Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Department of Cardiology/Electrophysiology
9 Founders - 3400 Spruce Street

Philadelphia, PA 19104
Phone: (215) 662-6006
Fax: (215) 615-5441
Patient appointments: 800-789-PENN (7366)

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