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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

Clinical Specialties

Specialty:

  • Medicine
    • Cardiology

Programs & Centers:

Board Certification:

  • Cardiovascular Disease, 2004
  • Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology, 2006

Clinical Expertise:

  • Biventricular Device Implantation
  • Cardiac Ablation
  • Complex Arrhythmia
  • Electrophysiology
  • Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator
  • Left Atrial Appendage Closure
  • Ventricular Tachycardia
  • Ventricular Tachycardia Ablation

Practice Locations and Appointments

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna US Healthcare
  • Cigna
  • Cigna HealthSpring
  • 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
  • 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:

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 P, D'Souza B, Saha P, Chik W, Riley M, Garcia FC.: Electroanatomic Mapping of the Intercaval Bundle in Atrial Fibrillation. Circ Arrhyth Electrophysiol 7 (6): 1262-7,2014.

Riley MP, Zado E, Hutchinson MD, Lin D, Bala R, Garcia FC, Callans DJ, Cooper JM, Verdino RJ, Dixit S, Marchlinski FE.: Risk of stroke or transient ischemic attack after atrial fibrillation ablation with oral anticoagulant use guided by ECG monitoring and pulse assessment. J Cardiovasc Electrophysiology 6 : 591-6,2014.

Liuba I, Frankel DS, Riley MP, Hutchinson MD, Lin D, Garcia FC, Callans DJ, Supple GE, Dixit S, Bala R, Squara F, Zado ES, Marchlinski FE: Scar progression in patients with nonischemic cardiomyopathy and ventricular arrhythmias. Heart Rhythm 11 (5): 755-62,2014.

Van Herendael H, Zado ES, Haqqani H, Tschabrunn CM, Callans DJ, Frankel DS, Lin D, Garcia F, Hutchinson MD, Riley M, Bala R, Dixit S, Yadava M, Marchlinski FE: Catheter ablation of ventricular fibrillation: importance of left ventricular outflow tract and papillary muscle triggers. Heart Rhythm 11 : 566-73,2014.

Lin Y, Yang B, Garcia FC, Ju W, Zhang F, Chen H, Yu J, Li M, Gu K, Cao K, Callans DJ, Marchlinski FE, Chen M: Comparison of left atrial electrophysiologic abnormalities during sinus rhythm in patients with different type of atrial fibrillation. Journal of Interventional Cardiac Electrophysiology 39 (Issue 1): 57-67,2014.

Lin Y, Yang B, Garcia FC, JU W, Zhang F, Chen H, Yu J, Li M, Gu K, Cao K, Callans DJ, Marchlinski FE, Chen M.: Comparison of left atrial electrophysiologic abnormalities during sinus rhythm in patients with different type of atrial fibrillation. J Interv Card Electrophysiology 39 (1): 57-67,2014.

Garcia, FC, Betensky BP, Kapa S, Desjardins B, Callans DJ, Dixit S, Frankel DS, Hutchinson MD, Supple GE, Zado ES, Marchlinski FE: Characterization of trans-septal activation during septal pacing: criteria for identification of intramural ventricular tachycardia substrate in nonischemic cardiomyopathy. Circ Arrhythm Electrophysiol 6 (6): 1123-30,2013.

Aldhoon B, Tzou WS, Riley MP, Lin D, Callans D, Hutchinson MD, Dixit S, Garcia FC, Zado ES, Marchlinski FE: Nonischemic Cardiomyopathy Substrate and Ventricular Tachycardia in the Setting of Coronary Artery Disease. Heart Rhythm 10 (11): 1622-7,2013.

Aldhoon B, Frankel DS, Hutchinson MD, Callans DJ, Epstein AE, Dixit S, Riley MP, Lin D, Garcia FC, Supple GE, Cooper JM, Bala R, Deo R, Zado ES, Marchlinski FE: Unipolar Voltage Abnormality is Associated with Greater Left Ventricular Dysfunction in Ischemic Cardiomyopathy. J Cardiovasc Electrophysiol J Cardiovasc Electrophysiol : 2013.

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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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