Kara J. Quan, MD
Cardiologist | Cardiovascular Disease125 E Broad St Suite 305 Elyria OH, 44035
Kara J. Quan, MD, is a board-certified cardiac electrophysiologist currently seeing patients at UH Elyria Medical Center, where she holds the position of Director of Electrophysiology. As a premier health care provider for Lorain and Western Cuyahoga counties, UH Elyria Medical Center offers a full spectrum of medical and clinical services ranging from general medical and surgery to emergency care to their nationally recognized cardiovascular and orthopedic services. Passionate about teaching, Dr. Quan is an Adjunct Associate Professor at the CWRU School of Medicine. As a cardiac electrophysiologist, she focuses on the heart’s timing, or electrical system, and on diagnosing and treating irregular heartbeats or arrhythmias.
Kara J. Quan, MD's Videos
Education and Training
Northeast Ohio Medical University Medical
Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine 1990
Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology - American Board of Internal Medicine
Expert PublicationsData provided by the National Library of Medicine
- Risk of stroke in patients with atrial flutter.
- Preservation of the anterior fat pad paradoxically decreases the incidence of postoperative atrial fibrillation in humans.
- Electrical and hemodynamic function produced by stimulation of atropine sensitive right ventricular nerves in humans.
- Intracardiac alternans compared to surface T-wave alternans as a predictor of ventricular arrhythmias in humans.
- To the editor-response: intracardiac alterans compared to surface T-wave alterans as a predictor of ventricular arrhythmias in humans.
- Implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD) for polymorphic ventricular tachycardia (VT) due to coronary vasospasm.
- Rational patient selection for catheter ablation of atrial fibrillation.
- The future of fellowship training in clinical cardiac electrophysiology: Program directors' perspective 2008.
- In vitro characterization of cardiac radiofrequency ablation lesions using optical coherence tomography.
- Real-time monitoring of cardiac radio-frequency ablation lesion formation using an optical coherence tomography forward-imaging catheter.
- Toward guidance of epicardial cardiac radiofrequency ablation therapy using optical coherence tomography.
- Spontaneous inversion of an implanted defibrillator.
Areas of expertise and specialization
Faculty Titles & Positions
- Director, Electrophysiology UH Elyria Medical Center -
- Adjunct Associate Professor CWRU School of Medicine -
- Heart Disease
- Coronary Artery Disease (cad)
- University Hospitals Of Cleveland Cardiovascular Disease 1996
- University Hospitals Of Cleveland Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology 1998
- University Hospitals Of Cleveland (Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology) (1998)
Kara J. Quan, MD's Practice location
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Get to know Cardiac Electrophysiologist Dr. Kara J. Quan, who serves patients in Elyria and Westlake, Ohio.
A dedicated cardiac electrophysiologist, Dr. Quan is the Director of Electrophysiology at UH Elyria Medical Center. She also serves as an Adjunct Associate Professor at the CWRU School of Medicine.
For more than 100 years, UH Elyria Medical Center has been serving the health care needs of the residents of Lorain County and western Cuyahoga County. Their expert team utilizes state-of-the-art technology and the latest treatments to provide high-quality care for adults and children. Their services include a 24/7 emergency department, heart and vascular care, orthopedic services, and mental health care. The 387-licensed bed hospital includes additional campuses in Amherst, Avon and Sheffield, plus medical offices in North Ridgeville and Westlake.
Pertaining to her educational pursuits, Dr. Quan received her undergraduate degree from the University of Akron in 1986, and earned her medical degree from the Northeast Ohio Medical University in 1990. In order to further her education, she completed a residency in internal medicine at the University Hospitals of Cleveland in 1993, and two consecutive fellowships in cardiovascular disease and clinical cardiac electrophysiology at the same educational venue in 1996 and 1998, respectively.
As a testament of her continued education, the doctor is board-certified in clinical cardiac electrophysiology by the American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM). The ABIM is a physician-led, non-profit, independent evaluation organization driven by doctors who want to achieve higher standards for better care in a rapidly changing world.
Achieving fellowship status, she is a Fellow of the American College of Cardiology (FACC), a Fellow of Heart Rhythm Society (FHRS), and a Fellow of the American College of Physicians (FACP).
Clinical cardiac electrophysiology (also referred to as cardiac electrophysiology, arrhythmia services, or electrophysiology), is a branch of the medical specialty of cardiology and is concerned with the study and treatment of rhythm disorders of the heart. An electrophysiologist is a type of cardiologist. They focus on the heart’s timing, or electrical system, and on diagnosing and treating irregular heartbeats or arrhythmias. They are also qualified to perform special tests of the heart’s electrical system, such as an electrophysiology study or an ablation.
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