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Dr. Eric Rashba

Cardiology
Stony Brook, NY
30 years experience

Locations

Office

Stony Brook, NY

Address

Stony Brook Heart Institute, HSC T16-080 100 Nicolls Rd, Stony Brook, NY
Directions

About

Bio

Dr. Rashba specializes in clinical cardiac electrophysiology including the diagnosis and management of arrhythmias, pacemaker and ICD implantation, cardiac resynchronization therapy, extraction of chronically implanted pacemaker and defibrillator leads, and radiofrequency ablation for treatment of arrhythmia. He performs ablation to treat complex arrhythmias such as atrial fibrillation and ventricular tachycardia, premature ventricular contractions, and supraventricular tachycardia (SVT). His research focuses on the prediction and prevention of sudden cardiac death, treatment of atrial fibrillation, development of new anti-arrhythmic drugs, and predictors of outcome after ICD placement.

Specialties
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Cardiology

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

8 Answers
0 Agrees
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Rashba
Cardiology 30 years experience
No: Pacemakers just treat slow heart rhythms. Defibrillators can act as a pacemaker but can also treat fast dangerous heart rhythms by speeding up the hea... Read More
A 20-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Rashba
Cardiology 30 years experience
PACs or PVCs: Extra heartbeats that come from outside the heart's normal electrical system can cause a sensation of skipped or strong heartbeats. These can come fr... Read More
A 72-year-old male asked:
Dr. Eric Rashba
Cardiology 30 years experience
Maybe: Ablation for atrial fibrillation (af) sometimes needs to be repeated more than once. Your doctor can help you make this decision by considering multi... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Rashba
Cardiology 30 years experience
Hard to say: Anxiety can cause palpitations in someone who does not have a heart problem. However, abnormal fast heart rhythms can make you anxious. Wearing a he... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Rashba
Cardiology 30 years experience
Maybe: If the sensation is bothersome an ECG should be done. Sometimes a longer recording with a monitor for a day or even a few weeks can be useful to corr... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Rashba
Cardiology 30 years experience
Life saver: An implantable cardioverter defibrillator (icd) system has leads (wires) that are inserted through the veins under the collarbone and threaded to the ... Read More
A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Rashba
Cardiology 30 years experience
Depends: Your doctor would need to review the specific test results. Vasovagal syncope (fainting) can occur even with a negative tilt test. An implanted loop... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Rashba
Cardiology 30 years experience
Noisemakers: Anything that creates electrical noise in the environment- strong magnetic fields, security scanners, cell phones directly over the device, cautery us... Read More

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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Rashba is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
HealthTap member
Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Rashba is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful!

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Yale University School of Medicine, CT
Graduated 1992MD

Awards

Phi Beta Kappa, Columbia College, 1987
Cum Laude, Columbia College, 1987
Passano Foundation Physician Scientist Award, 2001, 2002
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