James Freeman, MD, MPH, MS, is a cardiologist who specializes in treating complex heart arrhythmias. He is known for his expertise in helping to determine if patients would benefit from a pacemaker or other type of implantable device.
Dr. Freeman is a noted researcher, particularly in the field of implantable cardiac devices. “I conduct research on the comparative effectiveness, cost-effectiveness and clinical outcomes associated with different treatments for cardiovascular diseases,” he says. Some of this research has focused on an implantable device called the Watchman, which is being studied for its potential to prevent blood clots in patients with irregular heartbeats, and to eliminate the need for blood thinner medication over time.
Dr. Freeman has served as lead researcher on studies funded by the National Institutes of Health and the American Heart Association. Dr. Freeman is an associate professor of medicine (cardiology) and an assistant clinical professor of nursing at Yale School of Medicine.
Glossary of Surgeon Certifications
www.hrsonline.org Cardiac electrophysiologists focus on the heart's electrical system and on diagnosing and treating irregular heartbeats or arrhythmias. Electrophysiologists are qualified to perform special tests of your heart's electrical system, such as an electrop
www.hrsonline.org The FHRS designation distinguishes qualified Heart Rhythm Society members among health care providers for their specialization in electrophysiology, clarifies the referral process and serves as a credential of quality care for patients, media and gov
www.ibhre.org Physicians earning the CCDS have demonstrated a mastery of competency, knowledge and skills in cardiac pacing. They typically specialize in device therapy and implant pacemakers and ICDs.
These initials refer to the doctor's credentials – they indicate the type of medical school the doctor attended and the licensing exam they took to become a doctor. MD stands for "Medical Doctor," and is the most common type of degree earned by docto
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