New Cardiologist Appointed At Boston Medical Center

in Health & Medicine, News Releases, School of Medicine
October 16th, 2009

Contact: Allison Rubin, 617-638-8491 | afrubin@bu.edu

(Boston)- Robert Helm, MD, has been appointed as an electrophysiologist in the Department of Medicine, Section of Cardiology at Boston Medical Center (BMC) and has been recommended for assistant professor of medicine and radiology at Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM).

Helm, a resident of Milton, Mass., received his medical degree from Loyola University Stritch School of Medicine in Maywood, Il, where he also completed his residency in Internal Medicine.

Helm’s clinical expertise is in the treatment of cardiac arrhythmias including atrial fibrillation, atrial flutter, supraventricular tachycardia (SVT), and ventricular tachycardia (VT). He performs catheter ablation procedures that are curative for most arrhythmias, reducing and often eliminating the need for anti-arrhythmic medications. He also implants pacemakers and implantable cardioverter-defibrillators (ICD) for various cardiac conditions. Finally, he has clinical expertise in removing pacemakers and ICDs. His research interests include cardiac resynchronization therapy, which uses a pacemaker to strengthen the failing heart, and using magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) to improve clinical outcomes.

Prior to his appointment at BMC, Helm completed fellowships in cardiovascular disease and cardiac electrophysiology at The John Hopkins University in Baltimore, MD. He is a member of the American Heart Association, the Heart Rhythm Society and the American College of Cardiology. To schedule an appointment, please call (617) 638-8776.

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